Big Insurance: Sick of It

The debate in Washington, D.C., about health care reform comes down to this: If the insurance companies win, we lose.   Insurance companies have a total stranglehold over health care. 
They are spending $641,000 a day to oppose reform because they benefit by keeping the system as it is…by denying claims, raising premiums, co-pays and deductibles at will, making health care decisions instead of our doctors, and denying care because of pre-existing conditions.  
It happens even in Vermont, despite the “non-profit” label worn by health insurers here.  Premiums have been going up four times faster than wages.  BCBS of Vermont’s former CEO, William Milnes, walked away with a $7.25 million golden parachute last March. More recently, MVP has filed for a shocking 31.4% increase in costs for Catamount Health – a supposed “affordable” option.
So the question in this debate is who wins – the insurance companies or us?  If they win, we lose.  That’s why hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country are coming together to demand reform.  

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