For Wordless Wednesday, taken in 2010.
We can choose single payer, medicare for all, with overhead of 3-4 percent. That means 96-97 cents out of every dollar goes to HEALTH CARE, not PROFIT.
Or we can choose PROFIT: the current law says that the private insurance companies have to spend 80 cents of every dollar on health care. 20 cents to PROFIT.
The insurance companies’ goal is to earn money, PROFIT, not give health care. They are posting BILLIONS in profit.
The person on the phone who says your medicine or care is not covered? I think the insurance companies say that is health care. They are paying the person to refuse your care. They send us weekly updates on what has changed in the 1300 different insurance companies and I don’t know how many insurance plans because they all have more than one. You ask me, your doctor, if something is covered and I say, “I have no idea. It was covered last month. It should be covered. I don’t know.” The insurance companies pay people to write an individual website for every insurance company: 1300 websites. Can YOU keep track of 1300 log ons and 1300 passwords? And I think the insurance companies say that the money paid to set up the website is health care. I don’t think it’s health care, do you?
I want my health care dollar to go to HEALTH CARE not PROFIT.
Stop the bill. Stop the insanity. Stop putting INSURANCE COMPANY PROFITS in front of HEALTH CARE. We the people of the United States can decide and can tell Congress what we want.
Medicare for all, one set of rules, 3-4% overhead, we are one nation, under God, indivisible.
And we do not put profit first.
Physicians for a National Health Program: http://www.pnhp.org/