This is why I love PBS, the Public Broadcast System. Last night on public television Bill Moyers had on two doctors. The show was about how the health insurance industry is, brace yourself for a surprise, extorting billions of dollars from the American consumer.
According to these two doctors, the health insurance industry causes 20,000 deaths in the United States a year because the industry has successfully bought enough politicians in Washington to keep primiums and co-payments high in order to keep health insurance from millions of Americans while at the same time the industry weasels out of giving care to the insured when they become sick. These two doctors said they and other doctors spend as much time haggling with the insurance industry as they do treating their patients. The insurance industry makes more money if the doctors don’t give proper treatment.
These two doctors on the show represented an alliance of thousands of doctors, nurses and health care workers who are taking to the streets and domenstrating in an effort to have some input into the Obama health care reform plan. Of course the mainstream media is not covering this grass roots alliance of doctors, nurses and health care workers–the health providers.
According to this alliance of care providers, only the insurance companies are in on the reform plan.
The health insurance industry is the problem.
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