Why American Healthcare Costs Are Rising

American Taxpayers are being ripped off, robbed blind and with their approval. Both  political parties are culpable. Obama gave a real nice fat paycheck to big pharma with Obamacare. With the mandatory insurance the insurance companies also get a ton of new customers. Of course it’s explained away that it was a necessary evil to get us closer to single payer healthcare and to get more people covered who would normally be denied coverage… (There are some very good things that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act accomplished that can’t be denied however hard certain factions try.)

But then there are the Republicans who want to privatize Medicare and Medicaid. Is it because privatization will save taxpayers money? Is it because it will be more efficient?

Hell no! It’s because they can’t really make any money at it. After all, government is non-profit, unless you are a politician or you are selling to it.

Let’s take a look at what is really going on. There are a few key points to consider.

The health insurance industry does not have a patient’s best interests at heart. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a moron. It’s a business and patients affect the bottom line. Their profits are number one.

For a primary example ladies and gentlemen of the jury, let’s look at the following evidence:

Outgoing Wellpoint Inc CEO Angela Braly even though shares in Wellpoint slid, when she resigned and she over $20M with her. Nice. (For her.)

Now look at how it was reported:

An industry publication:  Outgoing WellPoint CEO made over $20M last year
A media publication: Outgoing WellPoint CEO made over $20M last year (basically same AP story)

Now Fox Business news take: WellPoint Former CEO Braly’s Pay Up 55% in 2012 And whose house is Fox?

Now after reading the previous stories do you get the motivation why they are trying so hard to privatize Medicare?
Because there is no money to be made in Medicare. Medicare and Medicaid are non-profit.
When private industry gets it’s claws into taxpayer pockets we all lose.

Now look at this response from Governor Rick Scott‘s office when I wrote them about accepting Obamacare for Medicaid.

As you read it remember that Rick Scott was an insider and has Medicare Fraud in his background. You get what you vote for.

Thank you for contacting Governor Rick Scott regarding expansion of
Florida’s Medicaid program. The Governor asked that I respond on his
behalf.

On February 20, Governor Scott announced that he would support a three
year expansion of Medicaid under the President’s healthcare law. On
this same day, the state received notification from the Federal Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid services of approval of a waiver, permitting
the state to implement Statewide Medicaid Managed Care. This approval
gives the state flexibility to modify the existing Medicaid program and
to move the majority of Medicaid beneficiaries from a government-run
program into privately-run managed care plans.

Governor Scott believes that expanding access to Medicaid services for
three years is a compassionate, common sense step forward in improving
healthcare. Of course, any changes need to pass the Legislature and be
approved by the Governor before they can be implemented. Governor Scott
is confident that the Legislature will do the right thing and will find
a way to protect taxpayers and the uninsured in our state while the new
healthcare law provides 100 percent federal funding.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact Governor Scott. For more
information about the Governor’s administration and initiatives, please
visit http://www.flgov.com and http://www.floridafamiliesfirst.com.

Sincerely,

Warren Davis
Office of Citizen Services
Executive Office of the Governor

They are stealing from taxpayers, openly with a nod and a wink. Maybe a nudge-nudge.

If you seriously think that private insurers will save taxpayers money read the above links again.

Any questions????????

 

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