Letter: Don't listen to GOP on health care reformAfter reading this article, can there be any doubt as to why we need health care reforms? Maybe we should read it again to get the full impact of what health insurance companies are really about.
By: Harold Romsdahl, Butterfield, Worthington Daily Globe
“As the nation struggled last year with rising health care costs and a recession, the five largest health insurance companies racked up combined profits of $12.2 billion, up 56 percent over 2008, according to a new report by liberal health care activists.” (Source: Feb. 12 Free Press of Mankato)
Based on company financial reports for 2009 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the report said insurers WellPoint Inc., United Health Group, Cigna Corp., Aetna and Humana Inc. covered 2.7 million fewer people than they did the year before.
The report also said three of the five insurers cut the proportion of premiums they spent on medical care.
After reading this article, can there be any doubt as to why we need health care reforms? Maybe we should read it again to get the full impact of what health insurance companies are really about.
They dropped an average of 2.7 million people who most likely needed the insurance most and cut the portion of premiums they spent on medical care. It should be a real cold bath, especially to those of us who are on Medicare. And the Great Obstructionist Party, known as the G.O.P., has been able to get one of their poster boys, Scott Brown, elected to the Senate. He has posed nude for some porno magazine, so he fits rather nicely with the morals and the scruples of the obstructionist party.
Wake up, people, and don’t listen to the lies and scare tactics of the G.O.P. who are owned and guided by such money-hungry, lying companies such as insurance groups. Are they looking out for your good and mine? I think not.
Let us all remember to ask Almighty God to give our president and the Congress of our United States the wisdom and cooperation to lead our country out of the wilderness of debt and war, to a promised land of peace and prosperity.