Friday, October 30, 2009

Healthcare Insurance, Baseball and Antitrust Laws.

The insurance industry has everything to lose from real health care reform, that is, reforming the health care industry to serve we, the people, in the most efficient and effective way. The reason is obvious: profit. The better our health care system facilitates and benefits the health of we, the people, the less the insurance industry gains.

Americans United for Change, a grassroots organization working to return America to the "traditional progressive values that have defined America – economic fairness, opportunity, national and economic security and democratic leadership" released a TV ad airing on cable stations in Washington, D.C. noting that Major League Baseball (MLB) and health insurance companies are two of the few organizations exempted from antitrust laws.

"When baseball players fix the games, they get in trouble. When health insurance executives fix the game, they get … rich."


Affordable Health Insurance 05:09  

I don't know which is worse the insurance companies or the Government?

My guess is the Government. They seem to make things worse! I doubt coverage will be cheaper with a publice option.

Roth's stepchild 01:13  

Well, I think it all comes down to whether or not you believe health care is a basic right in a nation as wealthy as our nation is.

The problem is that the for-profit health care model itself is the problem. It decreases the availability of health care for "unprofitable" patients...the sick people, the ones the health care system is designed to service.

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