The Health Care Racket
Is the health insurance business a racket? Yes, literally-or so say two New York hospitals, which have filed a racketeering lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group and several of its affiliates.
I don't know how the case will turn out. But whatever happens in court, the lawsuit illustrates perfectly the dysfunctional nature of our health insurance system, a system in which resources that could have been used to pay for medical care are instead wasted in a zero-sum struggle over who ends up with the bill...
Feb 21, '07
Quote from Franksters
Insurance companies and drug companies rule health care. The drug companies charge exhorbitant amounts of money for their product while the insurance companies refuse to pay for the needed treatment.
Boy, ain't THAT the truth. That goes for hospital employees as well as the general public. The insurance company used by our hospital will not authorize certain medications required by my husband and the doctors he goes to are frustrated beyond belief. It's hard enough to get this man to see a doctor and when he does, he's kicked to the curb by the insurance company. He's so 'down' on the health care system that now he probably will not return to see the doctor again. He only says "whats the use".
Last edit by HuggyPuglet on Feb 21, '07
: Reason: grammar