"Clearly, this mangy and murderous health insurance industry is one sick puppy that needs to be taken out back and shot like the rabid dog it is."
-Single Payer Saves Hundreds of Billions of Dollars-
U.S. Health Insurance Mafia: Murdering 45,000 Americans Annually
Cambridge, MA -- This is sickening. Why isn't Obama declaring a National Health Emergency?
First, greedy politicians used American white collar jobs as bargaining chips under the greatest lie ever told of an American skilled technology and nursing labor shortage in order to enrich themselves via the importation and abuse of cheap H-1B visa and green card holders. The bleeding of U.S. citizens' white collar jobs to imported and outsourced workers is ongoing today. Where are the “progressives” to protest? Chicago's James Carlini provides excellent analysis into the U.S. labor shortage myth in his article entitled Financial Collapse: Student Loans, Hospitals and Cars.
But this isn't enough for these greedy bipartisan corporate and beltway insiders. Now, they don't even try to hide the fact that they are picking off Americans (as in murder) and everyone else they invite through the front and back doors to take U.S. jobs and drive down wages while denying them access to health care. To them, its all one big, 24/7 global philanthropy free-for -all where American citizens are their bargaining chips who foot the bill for them. Isn't it high time we started focusing on domestic affairs by taking care of our own citizenry for a change?
This Harvard study concludes that nearly 45,000 U.S. deaths each year are linked to a lack of access to quality health care. In the United States, deaths associated with lack of “health insurance” now exceed those caused by many common killers such as kidney disease, according to this new study available on line “Health Insurance and Mortality in U.S. Adults.”
Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, study co-author, is a professor of medicine at Harvard and a primary care physician in Cambridge, MA. She noted:
“Historically, every other developed nation has achieved universal health care through some form of nonprofit national health insurance. Our failure to do so means that all Americans pay higher health care costs, and 45,000 pay with their lives.”
She added: “Even the most liberal version of the House bill would have left 17 million uninsured, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The whittled down Senate bill will be worse – leaving tens of millions uninsured, and tens of thousands dying because of lack of care. Without the administrative savings only attainable through a Medicare-for-all, single-payer reform – real universal coverage will remain unaffordable. Politicians are protecting insurance industry profits by sacrificing American lives.”
Note that these articles use the terminology “health insurance” instead of “health care” when in fact, the for-profit, monopolistic health insurance industry is in the business of profiteering from sickness and death of those who pay their obscenely overpriced and unaffordable premiums. Clearly, this mangy and murderous health insurance industry is one sick puppy that needs to be taken out back and shot like the rabid dog it is.
If the Insurance death industry disappeared tomorrow, what would happen to all of those horribly officious claims processors who deny coverage and those self-important, insufferable Insurance Commissioners if Single Payer were enacted? Are there not decent and noble professions that can actually help our families and neighbors for them to shift to?
There will be no change unless American citizens demand oversight of these corporate sociopaths who are killing our white collar jobs and our families and neighbors. Yes, the health insurance mafia is killing American jobs and its citizens by awarding their insider group of corporate and beltway sponsors with blood money.