Free Market and increasing profit margins are teh awesomez

See, this very well illustrates why I feel that turning a necessary service, one that is required for the well-being of a population, into a profit race is not only stupid, but evil.

Karen Tumulty has the goods over at Swampland. Allow me to serve you this Amuse Bouche:

What Robin went through after that was a nightmare, one she tearfully described Tuesday morning in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s oversight and investigations subcommittee. “The sad thing is, Blue Cross gladly took my high premiums, and the first time I filed a claim and was suspected of having cancer, they searched high and low for a reason to cancel me,” said Robin, whose hair is just beginning to grow back in from chemotherapy.

Fuck them. And their enablers. There’s plenty of areas and businesses where there’s nothing wrong with cutting corners to increase your profits. People’s health is not something that should be traded for some extra dough for a shareholder.

Seriously, I can’t wait for some goddamn Socialized Medicine*.

*Yeah, I know, nothing that’s been considered in the U.S. actually qualifies as socialized medicine. But it sounds sexier. Besides, the word socialist makes nutjobs pee their pants. And that’s always funny.

EDIT- Let me see if I can put it succinctly: The way things are right now, Health Insurers exist to make money. They are “regular companies.” Fuck that. Health insurance’s raison d’etre is to give access to health care to people who need it. And they keep proving way past any doubt could remain, that one does not bring the other as a side-effect. It is fuckin’ savage to leave it to greedy ruthless bastards to provide a necessary service. It’s kinda weird how most countries who are able to afford paying for such a system seem to have such little trouble getting it. I mean, except here. I bet it’s their lack of freedoms.

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