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Monday, May 4, 2009

Say It Isn't So, Ben

If you go to bed with Big Insurance, who knows what social diseases you will catch? Money talks and Nebraska's Bennie Nelson, like a good little yes man, listens to the siren song of de almighty dollah. Sad, sad, sad.

From The Seminal. QUOTE Sen. Ben Nelson said Thursday that he will oppose the creation of a government-run health insurance plan as part of a health care overhaul, contrary to the position held by many of his fellow Democrats.
Nelson, D-Neb., said he may try to assemble a coalition of like-minded centrists opposed to the creation of a public plan, as a counterweight to Democrats pushing for it. He said he does not believe a majority of the Senate supports the idea.


Laura said...

That's one of the only things I've agreed with Nelson on lately. Government run health insurance doesn't really have a good reputation in my book. I've seen far to many arthritic octogenarian friends who I've taken to the doctor have to leave the clinic area and walk across the hall to another area, or down the hall to the lab, because Medicare won't pay for those things if they're done in the "clinic" proper.

Deb Yost said...

The U.S. spends twice as much as other industrialized nations on health care, $7,129 per capita. Yet our system performs poorly in comparison and still leaves 45.7 million without health coverage and millions more inadequately covered.

This is because private insurance bureaucracy and paperwork consume one-third (31 percent) of every health care dollar. Streamlining payment through a single nonprofit payer would save more than $350 billion per year, enough to provide comprehensive, high-quality coverage for all Americans.

We are are only developed nation without basic health care for all our citizens. IMHO it is time to pony up for a better system.

Souce: Physicians for a National Health Program