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The Scam of Health Care Reform

November 9, 2009

Congressman Dennis Kucinich explains why the Health Care Bill passed by the House of Representatives  is nothing but a benefit to private insurance companies.

On Saturday November 7, 2009 the U.S. House of Representative perpetrated a fraud on the American people. The House passed a legislation that was marketed as the most profound legislation on Health Care Reform passed in modern history.  According to the New York Times:

“House narrowly approved a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s health care system on Saturday night, advancing legislation that Democrats said could stand as their defining social policy achievement.”

In reality what the House did was pass a bill that forces Americans to be slaves to a private insurance based system that further enriches the institutions that have fought meaningful Health Care Reform in this country for decades.

In the video above Congressman Kucinich explains how the Obama administration has been complicit in this scam on the American people. Instead of being a progressive agent of  “Change We Can Believe In,” Obama is guaranteeing the Health Insurance Companies and Wall Street they will receive “Profits they Can Count On.” Once again people of this country will get fleeced while the  nation further gives up it soul to the Corporate Machine.

Its so good to know we have people in government that look out for the little guys. (Sarcasm)

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  1. November 12, 2009 9:12 pm

    I notice that you have a number of Blacks’ blogs on your bloglist. Congratulations! Some blogs don’t have a single Black blog on their bloglists.

    I also noticed that you have DailyKos on your bloglist. Considering that the owner of DailyKos says he was training to be a secret agent for the CIA from 2001 until the end of 2003, and considering that he started DailyKos in 2002, when he was training with the CIA, don’t you think you should either remove that blog from your bloglist or warn readers that it is owned by a blogger who started the blog while in training at the CIA?

    Don’t take my word for it. Listen to the audiotape of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas’ speech to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on June 2, 2006.

    Did you know that Moulitsas held his honeymoon festivities at a family hotel in El Salvador the manager of which is a listed participant in a right-wing “pressure group”? The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)

  2. November 12, 2009 9:21 pm

    The health insurance thing is a lot like automobile insurance. The Government obliges us to insure our cars and thereby delivers us directly into the crushing embrace of private automobile insurance companies.

    The motive for this is at least somewhat in the public interest: to make sure that when accidents happen there is access to medical care and other compensation for those who purchased the insurance and for anyone else involved in the accident.

    It’s a shame that the USA is a capitalist country that almost always has some degree of “free market” ideology capitalism in its solutions to problems. But some of the problems are so serious that even expanded capitalism is a price worth paying in order to have SOME way to achieve the goal. The infant mortality rate in the US South is over 17%, compared to six percent in Cuba and 6.7% in the United States overall.

    If this rip-off of an insurance company scam enables more Black people to access health care, paid for by higher taxes from the rich, then it will all have been worth it. It really doesn’t matter much if Obama taxes the rich in order to give their money to insurance companies so that the middle class and poor can receive health insurance. The point is that, at least to some degree, the rich will be paying for the health care of the poor. In the USA, that’s revolutionary no matter how it is accomplished.

  3. Shannon permalink
    November 22, 2009 6:38 pm

    1) I would have been more impressed at your humanitarianism had you said “If this rip-off of an insurance company scam enables more People (not just Black) to access health care, paid for by higher taxes from the rich, then it will all have been worth it.
    2) As you appear to be wealthy wouldn’t it be great if you could pick and choose a family or person to sponsor and pay for their insurance coverage?
    3)Open insuance availability across state lines. Allow the formation of independent healthcare co-ops and find away that those who do receive entitlements are not allowed to abuse those gifts. And if you don’t work for it, then it is a Gift… plain and simple, no way around it.
    4)I am at or below poverty level by standards, but ask for nothing. I give to the charities and people of my choosing, because THAT is my RIGHT.

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