Monday, August 24, 2009

The Senate Finance Committee has no shame, no scruples, and no soul

To the Senate Finance health care bill.

It's a disaster waiting to happen. It screws over the American people and enriches the insurance companies.

From slinkerwink:
The Senate Finance Bill Forces You To Pay 35% of The Bill!
This is precisely why we need the public option as a cost containment in the final bill product, and why we MUST work hard to influence the final conference report! According to the Los Angeles Times, the Senate Finance Bill is a "bonanza" for private insurers because without a public option to lower premium costs and provide competition, what insurance companies get are 47 million new captive customers with big fat government subsidies (i.e. bailouts) that are forced to buy junk insurance plans.


And you know what's egregiously bad about this? Private insurance companies currently pay about 80% of insurance policy claims, and in the Senate Finance Bill, the requirement for them will be lowered to 65%! That means you'd be required to pick up 35% of your medical bills. See? You get covered, but you're forced to pay 35% of your bills.

You have been warned.

Keep pressuring your senators.

--the BB


it's margaret said...

I am outraged... this really, really sucks.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

A very right wing pro German author and discoverer of the Loop Noor and such places, once said the same:

Committées, which have no Body I may kick, and no Soul the Devil may take...

But that was before the Democratic break through of 1920...