Skip to comments.President Obama attacks insurance companies in bid for public support on health overhaul
Posted on 03/08/2010 8:37:03 AM PST by cajuncow
WASHINGTON (Associated Press) -- President Barack Obama ratcheted up his attacks against insurance companies Monday in a last-ditch attempt to get a reluctant public and skittish Democrats behind his health overhaul legislation.
Obama contended that insurers have calculated that they'll make more money by denying coverage to some and jacking up rates on others.
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What’s really interesting about all this: WHERE ARE THE REBUTTALS FROM THE INSURANCE EXECUTIVES? Why isn’t anyone interviewing them??????????????????????????????????????? Or is there some kind of “gag-me order”?
“Obama contended that insurers have calculated that they’ll make more money by denying coverage to some and jacking up rates on others.”
“So, in order to make insurance coverage available with more competition, we want to offer the same, only have OUR say over your premiums and denial of coverage!” Barry Soetero
nobody is listening to you anymore zero.
The media doesn’t want to hear their rebuttals, and the insurance companies might be afraid of the repercussions should this health care bill pass.
So is this what this whole year has been about: insurance regulations? Why does that take 2700 pages of a bill?
Insurance companies have been really quite about Obama. Oh that's right... Obama is giving them 30 million mandated new customers.
I’ve been wondering if the insurance companies actually want this bill? The individual mandate means millions more new customers who are (for the most part) young and healthy.
If insurance companies are so evil, why bail them out ?
Recently Kaiser-Permanente, a big player in guiding the aim of the new legislation, raised its individual premiums 20%.
They are a non-profit. So why did they raise individual premiums? They didn't raise group premiums! Actually, looking at my paystub it looks like they DROPPED Kaiser rates for government employees and retirees.
You can imagine what would happen if the federales all discovered that THEIR policies are going up as soon as Obama strips the individual policy people out of the business.
That's going to happen because those individual policy holders will go somewhere and will not be paying extortionate rates to Kaiser and other non-profits.
The revenue loss will then be made up on the backs of the retirees!
34 percent of immigrants lack health insurance, compared to 13 percent of natives. Immigrants and their U.S.-born children account for 71 percent of the increase in the uninsured since 1989.
Attacking insurance companies? Who could have guessed he would go there? Funny, attacking insurance companies is all he knows how to do; that and banks. If you were an “intrepid reporter” you might ask why he keeps attacking companies who have already agreed to the deal? But that would be expecting honesty from ivy leaguer reporters. That too is funny.
So when did he become the expert in insurance coverage?
Insurance is all about difference.
0 and his band of merry-morons need to understand what they are trying to change.
I’d trust an insurance company before I’d trust the government.
Just as effective you idiot
What a plan !
AS it stands right now, the insurance companies stand to benefit from this bill. In the short term they are counting on the bill forcing us to buy insurance from them. They stand to make billions till the govt. finally takes over. By that time they will have made their money and run.
i’d rather deal with an insurance company any day instead of dealing with the federal government.
Yeah! I received a Robo Call Saturday bashing Insurance Co
I Enjoyed the way my Doctor treated me like a human Being
I enjoyed not having a hassle Getting the drugs i need for my heart and my Diabetes that i can no longer get
I Cherished being able to go to the doctor and paying just a copay Knowing my job and my pay took care of the rest of the bill
I do not enjoy having to ask a government agency to feed my family and to find out im only eligible to feed them for 2 months then i have to fend for myself
I enjoyed paying my mortgage " No realy i did !" because i thought i was safe and secure in my own home and my family was safe and secure with a place to lay their heads Now things aren't so secure because of YOU mr Obama i was 1 of 32 who recently was laid off permanently from their jobs
This isn't the company fault Mr Obama the blame lays squarely on your shoulders and on the shoulders of your governing body it also lies somewhat on the shoulders on the uneducated people who voted for skin color and not Intent of Purpose for not doing homework instead thinking with their feelings instead of knowledge...
I could go on but I've cried enough I'm tired of seeing my country go to hell over touchy feely Government and the Enslavement mentality of a Governing body who cares less about it's people and more about it's pocket book...
They are actually bought and paid for by Obama. He is operating in typical fascist style. Demonize them and promise them survival as long as they see things his way.
Concept is sick, but he already has a model we can use, the banks. And don’t forget Big Pharma.
Are you kidding me??? They want this!! This bill says that every single human in the United States is required by law to either purchase a policy or their employer purchase a policy for them! This is a golden egg for the insurance industry!
Since the rats get all anecdotal about health care I wish to add my own story. I have had Kaiser Permanente coverage for the last 8 years and in that time have developed a heart problem that has resulted in some fairly hefty bills. Kaiser has never once denied coverage or failed to pay the bills as they have come due. They provided a long list of providers in my area from which I was free to choose. They granted prescription coverage for a drug not listed on their formulary thus saving me about $1200 a year. I can truly say that Kaiser’s coverage has been key in making service available to successfully treat a serious condition. They have been helpful, courteous and honerable in their dealings with me.
Who will step out and tell this sob he is lying?
Where is someone with the guts and standing to say “You are a liar!”
Everyone except NObama and the Dimorats is a target for their actions.
34 percent of immigrants lack health insurance, compared to 13 percent of natives. Immigrants and their U.S.-born children account for 71 percent of the increase in the uninsured since 1989. “
That is information that needs to be spread far & wide.
Obama attacks insurance companies in order to pass a bill that forces you to buy insurance from.....
At least you can sue an insurance company easier than the government.
The “insurance regulation” is the “Third Rail” of this scam.
Remember everyone, 2/3 thirds of Obamacare has already passed int eh stimulus bill.
which totally undercuts the quiet deal he has cut with them...put on another batch of popcorn
The battle is NOW. If this horrendous thing passes, it'll be too late.
Call, fax, email TODAY, tell them to vote NO to socialized Obamacare in America!
The big insurance companies are quite vocally opposed to this:
They could be more vocal, in my opinion, but then again, PR is not their line of business.
You know, we should start a habit of pointing out which of Alinsky’s rules the Democrats are using. Once you have read the book, it becomes pretty transparent what they are doing. If we point it out enough times even the general public will catch on.
RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.
In other words, demonize a person and run against them. That’s what Obama is doing here. Instead of arguing facts, he is trying to create an “us vs. them” situation. Everything we do is good, and everything they do is bad.
Part of this strategy is to totally ignore any facts and instead play to raw emotion. The idea is to get people to STOP thinking, and to instead get angry (at the group being demonized).
It fails to work, though, when it’s Obama himself people are already angry at.
This guy is a classless punk
First, whip the inner city mobs into an anti-business frenzy.
Then makes threats of “I am the only thing standing between you (Mr. Insurance executive) and the pitchforks.” This is how he got control of AIG (now owned by the government).
Well, things are different now. By his actions he has shown time and again he is NOT the smartest person in the room.
Bad mouthing business will drive down the stock prices of these companies, causing more layoffs, and the businesses will pass less in taxes.
Every action he is taking seems designed to further weaken the American financial sector.
The American public is not stupid.