Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Americans Want Health Care Reform- NOW! See The polls!
Today The Washington Post-ABC News Poll presented their results from a reliable poll taken over the past few days. This poll mirrors what other reliable polls have recently presented. By an overwhelming majority (66%) AMERICANS WANT HEALTH CARE REFORM! More than 60% now want a 'public option'. Washington is yet to understand this reality.
Recently Anthem-Blue Cross raised their rates in most States any where from 20% to 39%! Some individual payers say their rates have been raised 100%. Such has happened to more than 800,000 California citizens! Kaiser-Permanente recently raised their rates well beyond the inflation rate. In the last quarter of 2009, Anthem Blue Cross posted a profit of 2.4 billion dollars!
At the same time millions of Americans are paying 100's and 1,000's of dollars a month to these insurance companies and getting little in return. And it just got worse. If someone really gets sick they face cancellation from these (for profit) companies.
The bottom line to all this is that there is no logical reason or need to have health care insurance companies at all. There are better, less expensive alternatives. The U.S. Congress knows this and as the electorate begins to understand it, they know it too.
Why would anyone pay Anthem-Blue Cross 30-40-50% profit for their own misery? Yet, 800,000 people in California and millions of others across the nation have been told they're going to do it, or have no health coverage at all.
Single payer health care is the only manageable, logical choice. This means government controlled Health Care.
Do you agree?