Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Behind Double-Digit Premium Increases

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From: barry levine
Date: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:07 AM
Subject: re: Behind Double-Digit Premium Increases

To the Editor:
    Almost four years ago, president Obama proposed reforming
healthcare in America. Part of his proposal was the "public option"
that would have divorced healthcare (for those who chose it) from the
profits of Insurance Companies.  That was defeated, largely by senator
Joe Lieberman.  In its place, we got the current system which the
Insurance Companies still control, now backed by the coercive power of
federal law.
     Now it's president Obama's second inauguration. It won't be
easy--even with senator Lieberman's departure--but we now get to
legislate the public option that we didn't four years ago. Or quit
feigning surprise that the Insurance Companies are maximizing their
profits rather than the public good.
Barry Haskell Levine

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