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October 28

Health Insurance Companies Are The Enemy

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In a poll asking Americans who is to blame for the rising costs of health care, the majority of fingers pointed to the health insurance companies. 41% of adults polled feel that they companies are the enemy, while far fewer blamed the drug companies, government, hospitals, and physisians. Also demonstrated in the findings, was that more people favor Obama’s proposed plan to improve the situation. While the majority of people seem to be in favor of a universal health care system, they don’t seem to understand that neither candidate’s plan would achieve this as they’ve stated. However, Obama’s ideas still seem to resound more favorably among the people polled. What makes people think that insurance companies are the ones to blame? What would it take to implement the type of universal healthcare system people are asking for? Is that something in the near future of the country, or just a pipe dream?

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5 Responses to “Health Insurance Companies Are The Enemy”

  1. Ryan on October 28th, 2008 at 11:52 am

    i think the polls definitely reflect what America is feeling right now. People are sick of the way it is!

  2. Bud L on October 28th, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    A pipe dream. The high cost of health insurance is systemically due to unhealthy lifestyles (health claims have soared) just as the credit crisis is due to bad financial decisions on the part of individuals. Call it rampant consumerism. Many of the world economies depend on our buying habits.

    For instance, today we heard that the financial crisis has undercut the consumer confidence index to 38 in October from 61.4 in September. One result: Israel stocks were humming along as much as 2.7% higher on Tuesday in the wake of a quarter-point rate cut by the Bank of Israel — and then the U.S. consumer-confidence report hit, helping send the benchmark index into the red.

    When the lifestyles of Americans improve health premiums will come down. Insurance companies are not in a not-for-profit business. And, of course, many many companies depend on that lifestyle for their profits (read Twinkies, Starbucks, etc,)

  3. Daveaux on October 28th, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    I would like to see what some of the health insurance companies ceo’s walked away with last year. Unless you get rid of fast food the American lifestyle is status quo. Now go get your free taco!!!!!

  4. Daveaux on October 28th, 2008 at 1:05 pm <— free taco today 2-6 incase you didn’t know. There goes those premiums!!!

  5. Dan on October 28th, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    As all costs go up worldwide, of course physicians, hospitals, insurance companies are going to have to charge more. Pack the pipe and smoke it.

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