|North East Area Labor Council|
Big Insurance. Sick of it.
From September 22nd edition of the Labor World
There’s a debate in Washington,DC about health care and it comes down to this: If the insurance companies win, the American people lose. On Tuesday two dozen area residents added their voices to the debate by visiting United Health Group’s OptumHealth in West Duluth asking the corporation to change its practices.
Insurance companies are spending $1.4 million a day to lobby against health care reform because they profit by keeping the system as it is—by denying claims, raising premiums, co-pays and deductibles at will, making business decisions about patient’s health care instead of their doctors.
Countless patients are being denied care because of their pre-existing conditions. While health insurance CEO’s take home $690 billion, health insurance premiums have been going up four times faster than wages. The insurance companies have a total stranglehold over health care. They make record profits, and they’re giving millions in campaign contributions to win reforms that will add billions more to their profits and do nothing for the rest of us. If insurance companies win, we lose. That’s why hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country are demanding reform.
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