Monday, June 22, 2009

Read It and Weep

This is why capitalism, the blind pursuit of money, is a horrible system when left unchecked:

The claim of deregulators that companies will regulate themselves is proven to be a lie time and again. It is simply more profitable to treat you like shit and still charge you for it. You won't necessarily get what you pay for, but you will pay for everything you get.

Which is why we pay the most per person out of any nation for healthcare, and yet we're ranked 37th in the world in health. We're behind such first-world giants as Monaco, Morocco, Cyprus, and Costa Rica, and we just beat out Slovenia at 38.

Why are we in this mess? It's greed, plain and simple. According to the original linked article, "All three executives politely and firmly refused, when asked by lawmakers to stop canceling coverage[.]" This is called rescission, and is standard industry practice.

I feel like we would rise up in protest, if we weren't so sickly.

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