GOP more concerned with insurance industry than consumers

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    by Chris in Paris on 6/05/2009 06:15:00 AM
    But since when did they ever care about consumers? Their arguments about driving private insurance out of business is laughable and so far from reality. I know Republicans don't like to travel beyond their little world, but they might look into a little provincial company called AXA that somehow survives with operations throughout Europe where national health care systems exist. The little venture somehow - who knows how - managed to buy a US insurer despite being headquartered in France. How a business could prosper in socialist central and then manage to expand and buy into a capitalist market is a mystery because we all know that only brave, hot dog and apple-pie eating American capitalists can build world business empires. The plucky little upstart has also managed to be the 15th largest company in the world. Go figure.

    Maybe before the Republicans start crying about their friends going out of business they ought to look around and see what is happening in the real world. They are being drama queens when they make such silly statements about driving the insurance business out of business. This is going to be a brutal confrontation and it's clear the GOP will stop at nothing to block reform and change. Telling lies is all they have so more will come but their starting point is completely false and typical scare-mongering.

    Opponents say private insurers could not compete with a public plan that didn't have to make a profit. They argue that private health plans would end up going out of business, leaving only an entirely government-run health care system.

    There appears to be little room for compromise, with Republicans contending that no matter how a public plan is designed, it would inevitably balloon and crush the private market.

    "It's kind of a litmus test sort of thing," Grassley said. "It's just very, very difficult, but I suppose that somewhere out there there's something that's politically realistic that's not a public option that satisfies Republicans and Democrats. But it isn't a government-run system," Grassley said.

    What exactly is so difficult about improving health care for Americans? Maybe Grassley and the GOP can temporarily give up their health care program while working through this problem and see what a great system is out there for everyone else.
     
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    AMERICAblog News| A great nation deserves the truth: GOP more concerned with insurance industry than consumers
     
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    Grassley and Harkin belong to Iowa, the proclaimed insurance capital of the world. It is the bread and butter here for many.

    State operated WC Ins. in Idaho is great. If the legislators really cared about the people they would design programs that cannot be abuse by insurance or health care industries so people can get the care they need.
     
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    Government takeover of healthcare would be a failure and should be defeated at any cost.
     
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    a failure...just like this company mentioned in the blog...that is the 15th largest in the world....AND bought a US company DESPITE being in a socialist world over there in France...


    I know Republicans don't like to travel beyond their little world, but they might look into a little provincial company called AXA that somehow survives with operations throughout Europe where national health care systems exist. The little venture somehow - who knows how - managed to buy a US insurer despite being headquartered in France. How a business could prosper in socialist central and then manage to expand and buy into a capitalist market is a mystery because we all know that only brave, hot dog and apple-pie eating American capitalists can build world business empires. The plucky little upstart has also managed to be the 15th largest company in the world. Go figure.

    yeah thats a huge emense failure alright!
     
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    where did leetle cinco go??
     
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    Democrats want to get his done fast, because the more people learn the details, the less they like.

    It's not the place of government to target legal bussinesses for extinction.
     
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    How is it putting businesses OUT of business? you didnt read any of that blog did you?
     
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    The intent is to create a new public health insurance benefit private health insurance cannot compete with.
     
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    just as the blogger states...typical scare mongering which I dont buy into at all, if it works elsewhere...WHICH it does as proven by this company..it can work here!
     

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