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Why America Needs Health Care Reform

Updated on August 25, 2012

Corporations for profit are deciding your treatment every day!

Private Insurance and Pharmaceutical Companies are the TRUE Problem

STOP THE MADNESS!!!  Profiting off of the most vulnerable citizens - the ill!

The insurance industry represents a significant lobbying group in the United States.  In 2008, insurance was #8 among industries in political contributions to members of Congress, giving $28,654,121.  The leading contributor from the insurance industry was AFLAC, Inc., which contributed $907,150 in 2007.

Working Americans are spending a huge part of their earnings to big insurance companies.  Those corporations are the ones who are deciding if your problem can be covered... and they are deciding and telling the doctors how much they are worth.   The Pharmaceutical companies are spending YOUR money on slick marketing - they lavish doctors with many gifts to entice them to write prescriptions for their latest drug.  They offer the doctors prime tickets to sporting events, expensive gifts, cash for lecturing, and all of their senseless fluff - notepads,pens, toys, etc. to brand themselves to all of us walking through the clinic doors.  You see the long tv commercials that are on during primetime - who pays for all of this? 

Have you ever been given a prescription for one of these new medications without having health insurance?  It's absolutely abominable when you can't treat your child's asthma because the inhalers and treatment are more expensive than letting your child get get bronchitis every 3 months, and then taking them to the pediatrician for antibiotics.   True story.

My husband applied for private health insurance a few years back.  They turned him down due to his high cholesterol (hereditary), but they approved me and my son for coverage.  My young son was denied coverage for his asthma - the sole need he had at the time! 

I now have health insurance through my employer.  This is the only reason we have insurance, and group insurance costs more because it covers the pre-existing conditions.  It really bites that the extra money I work for goes straight into the pockets of big insurance companies.  It is a tragedy that America is a country of greed and profit before humanity. 

What is your experience with healthcare, insurance and pharmaceutical companies?  I would like to hear your point of view. 

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I agree for us to be such a profound nation in everything else, it's quite ridiculous healthcare hasn't been solved. I don't think Obama's plan is comprehensive enough but he's making progress by getting the legislation signed.

      I've had to get prescriptions with no insurance and I totally agree it's completely ridiculous. Great hub!

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      Freddy 7 years ago

      America as a nation would so greatly liberated by removing the health care debate from its society.

      After all as it likes to remind us it it the most advanced nation on the planet. Why does it not show it my implementing health coverage outside of the money grabbing coorporate ranks and actually start to care for its citizens

      this is embarrassing

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      stars439 8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      I have had so many mixed feelings about Health Care. I do believe it is important for people to be able to get good quality care. It should not be so expensive to have it, but it is. When costs are too high it hurts everyone who needs it and cannot afford it. God Bless

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      stars439 8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Outstanding article. God Bless You and your wonderful family.

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      my daily dish 8 years ago from Beverly Hills, Florida

      I haven't read HR3200, but I am definitely interested... have you looked at it? Any merits?

      The biggest issue we face is the cost of insurance and the cost of drugs. Whoever has the most money wins! The lobbyists are the middle men with OUR money, buying THEIR interests.

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      jiberish 8 years ago from florida

      There needs to be reform, unfortunatly this is not going to be the way to go. Sorry to hear about you husband, we do need reform for pre existing. Just curious have you had a chance to read HR3200 or any other plans on the floor?

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