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Raging Pencils by Mike "Public Option" Stanfill

Single payer health insurance.

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sick joke Here's the way health insurance currently works in this America:

You pay your health insurance premium to the insurance company. They then proceed to do everything in their power to deny you coverage while simultaneously employing a huge wad of your money to bribe congressmen to write laws in their favor.

That's not a sick joke, that's exactly how it works. We actually pay the insurance companies to make us sicker.

Why don't we simply give all of our money to insurance company executives and then shoot ourselves in the head? It'd save a stamp.

The answer is single-payer insurance.

With single-payer there are no executives gaming the system. Your premium payment goes to the government, along with everyone else's, and when you see the doctor the government writes them a check.

With single-payer we can all afford to see the doctor on a regular basis, whereupon they can practice lifelong preventive medicine rather than end-of-life emergency care.

With single-payer insurance parents won't lay awake at night worrying about the cost of health care for their kids. Result: Kids grow up healthier. Parents sleep better.

With single-payer you'll never worry about medical costs bankrupting your family. Medical costs are the number one cause of bankruptcies in this country.

With single-payer insurance companies no longer have to directly foot the bill for usurious health coverage, meaning the cost of American products, like cars, can be competitive in the world again. Result: More jobs.

With single-payer insurance America becomes healthier, happier and more productive.

The insurance companies and the drug companies are fighting the implementation of a single-payer system tooth-and-nail. (In fact, according to a recent report by Common Cause the healthcare industry is spending $1.4 million a day on lobbyists. That's about $600 million a year.) This opportunity may never come again so call your congressman's office and just tell the nice clerk on the other end of the line that you want single-payer health insurance , thank you very much. They'll listen.


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How HMO's went wrong. From Michael Moore's "Sicko".

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