Re: any comments about Obama's healthcare proposal
(Login Nafana) Forum Owner Posted Jun 17, 2009 7:31 PM
I'd say Obama has caved to for-profit insurance industry. During his campaign- and for years before- he said a single-payer system was the way to go but now he says its "political unworkable"- meaning that the for-profit insurance industry owns congress with millions of dollars of "campaign contributions" (a euphemism for bribe-money) to ensure that nothing threatens their gravy train. This is why advocates of single-payer were not even allowed to speak at Senate healthcare reform hearings. In fact when some doctors and nurses in the audience asked to be heard Committee Chairman Max Baucus- who has received $413,000 from drug and health insurance lobbyists- had them arrested and carted off to jail. So much for democracy. Even a "public insurance option" will be difficult to get through Congress- and it's not really going to save much money because doctors and hospitals will still have to contend with multiple insurance suppliers each with different forms, rules and procedures.