Here we go again. The health insurance industry is saying they will “phase out” charging higher premiums for sick people if everyone in America is required to get health insurance. Don’t be fooled by this “olive branch.” First, this is something that any moral individual (or company) should have done back when the practice began. Suddenly, now they have a change of heart? Don’t be fooled into believing they are doing this out of the generosity of their heart. Second, this plan will only result in a windfall for insurance companies. If everyone is required to pay for health insurance, guess who benefits from that? That’s right. They’re doing this to get more of our cash.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: we should not be paying health insurance companies. Period. We should be paying doctors. Every individual should have a fund, just like unemployment, just like medicare, that is taken out of our paychecks each week which goes into an interest-bearing account. When we get sick, money is drawn from this account to pay doctors directly. No middle men. No crooks masquerading as doves. Let’s reward the people who do the work, not the fucking bureaucratic middle-men who insert themselves in the middle and eat away like maggots, who prevent people from getting well in order to maximize profits. What’s truly sick is that we’ve allowed this to go on for so long.