So it looks like the Obama administration is scrapping any plans for a government-run health insurance plan. Notes Reuters: “Democratic proposals in Congress for a government-run insurance option have sparked intense opposition from Republicans who argue it would unfairly compete with private plans and would cripple the insurance industry.”
Hmmm. These are the very same profits-over-people traitors who claim that only the private sector can do anything right. So what in the fuck are they afraid of? If private-sector health care is so clearly superior to government-run health care, then why in the fuck are the Repugnicans and plutocrats (and their tea-bagging dupes) so opposed to a government-run health care option?
A better question is: Why do we, the people, kowtow to the corporatocrats in the first place? We, the people, should put corporate greed above our own human needs? Clearly, the Repugnican Party wants us to do just that.
Government-run health care would “compete with private plans and would cripple the insurance industry”? Oh, boo fucking hoo! Cry me a fucking river!
The private sector pays lip service to the free-marketplace idea of competition, but when faced with actual competition, the private sector suddenly cries Foul!
I was a nurse in the 1990s, and I can tell you from firsthand experience that private-sector health care doesn’t have health care as its aim — it’s profiteering that is its aim, which is why I call it wealth care.
Let the profiteers profit from the nonessentials, such as cell phones and DVDs and fast food, but when it comes to something as basic a human need as health care, profit — greed — should not be anywhere in the fucking equation.
Let’s call those who wish to profit from their fellow Americans’ pain and suffering, and to exploit for personal profit their fellow Americans’ basic human need for health care — and those who support them, such as the Repugnicans in Congress — what they are: FUCKING TRAITORS.
If the votes aren’t in Congress for a government-run health care insurance option, then let’s definitely go with the other option that the Obama administration has been talking about, co-ops. Notes The Associated Press:
Under a proposal by Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., consumer-owned nonprofit cooperatives would sell insurance in competition with private industry, not unlike the way electric and agriculture co-ops operate, especially in rural states such as his own.
With $3 billion to $4 billion in initial support from the government, the co-ops would operate under a national structure with state affiliates, but independent of the government. They would be required to maintain the type of financial reserves that private companies are required to keep in case of unexpectedly high claims.
But expect the Repugnicans/plutocrats/corporatocrats to fight the establishment of health-care co-ops, too; if these traitors aren’t sucking the lifeblood of the average American, they just can’t sleep at night.
Once enough of the Repugnicans have been voted out of office, we will get the government-run health-care insurance option that we should have had long, long ago.