Thursday, May 28, 2009

I Guess Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna and UHC Aren't Too Big To Fail

In discussion around the Obama healthcare plan and why it is the perfect solution to all of the world's problems, a statement was made this morning that we would "get rid of" the insurance companies. That was one of the main ways that the cost of health care would come down. I'm not saying that insurance isn't contributing to the cost in some ways, but it's also working to control it. To say we will "get rid of" the insurance companies is a pretty bold statement.

I've been searching the net but can't find a definitive count of how many people the medical insurance industry employees, but I'm guessing it's a pretty hefty number. So it's OK for these healthy companies to fail due to a government program, but it's not OK for unsuccessful companies to fail because of their own bad decisions.

This is the new fairness being instituted by our current administration

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