noob asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Is Obama demonizing health insurance companies to push?

his own agenda? like when waging war...

"The secret in propaganda is that when you demonize, you dehumanize, when you dehumanize, it allows you to kill your enemy and no longer feel guilty about it..."

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  • 1 decade ago

    Not quite. The Insurers have admitted to everything they are being accused of. Here is their own testimony to Congress.

    The Industry makes profits decisions at the cost of people's lives.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0iIp1LWA3A

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    Canceling policies of good faith leaving the insured person without coverage to die answer is "we regret the necessity"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVSxhjftEso

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    An actual case of a death

    Denied a kidney transplant with the claim that it was "Experimental" then bowed to public pressure to allow the transplant just hours before the 17 year old girl died.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_pValNTeDY

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    The family seeks murder charges for CIGNA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w2NR2gnLus

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    "It’s True! Health Insurers Tell Congress They Cancel Policies of Sick Patients

    Category: Laboratory News, Laboratory Pathology

    Published: July 6 2009

    Rescinding health policies of 20,000 people in past five years saved health insurers $300 million.

    For years, Americans have heard news stories about the sick patient whose health insurance policy was rescinded in the midst of a health crisis. Now comes public acknowledgement—at a Congressional hearing no less—that this business practice exists!

    Executives from three of the nation’s largest health insurers admitted to this practice when testifying at a Congressional investigation recently. Observers believe the surprisingly candid acknowledgement about health insurance recessions pretty much guarantees insurers will be excluded from the health care reform debate. It may even ensure inclusion of a government health insurance plan in the final legislation which passes.

    My preference would be single payer system which is what is used in France with success or Universal Insurance which is used in Germany. Both of these countries appear to have already recovered from the recession.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financevideo/?b...

    However, a public option is a compromise of choice to avoid disrupting the already established for profit health care system. This would keep the for profit Insurers "in check" and lower costs for every one.

    CIGNA Whistleblower

    Yahoo!

    http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/index...

    Without that option there is a chance that the for profit Industry may make reforms only to jack up the costs higher then anyone except the very wealthy can afford.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The premise behind your question is that insurance companies are human. If I can go as far as to say, sure, why not, lets personify a corporation as a human, insurance companies would still be inhumane sacks of human increment.

    No dehumanizing is necessary.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I wouldn't feel sorry for insurance companies, as far as I'm concerned they can all go out off business, oops now where would that leave us all? No, but seriously, they increase prices all the time to the point where families can no longer afford insurance, yet people seem to have some support for them! In my opinion they are like the tax man, out to get you for all your worth and then to make matters worse they drop you like a hot potato if you become serisously ill!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The insurance companies have been dehumanizing us for years. Now it's time for some one to fight back. And I congratulate Obama to have the guts to stand up to them.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No. Telling the truth is not 'demonizing.' Health insurance companies are in business to make money, not necessarily to help people gain access to needed health care.

  • 1 decade ago

    WHEN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS DENY YOU HEALTH CARE EVEN WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR PAYMENTS ON TIME AND BECAUSE YOU HAD ACNE IN THE PAST. JUST SO GREEDY C.E.O.'S CAN MAKE A PROFIT AND PROFIT AND MONEY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN HUMAN LIVES. I THINK THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY DEMONIZED THEMSELVES AND WHEN YOUR RETARDED ENOUGH TO THINK THAT WE DON'T NEED NEW HEALTH CARE POLICIES YOU HAVE TO BE A DEMON YOURSELF OR A REPUBLICAN WHICH IS THE SAME THING. GET SOME BRAINS KID.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He's not demonizing them. He's telling us what is actually happening. Why would any American stand on the side of insurance companies and against their own economic and health interests anyway?

  • 1 decade ago

    I would not feel guilt if a health insurance company went under even before Obama even ran for president.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Would you rather he give them a pat on the back and say ok raise another 50%.

  • MSB
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Not just Obama but many in the House.

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