Health Care Reform Based on Lies

By ConcernedConservative on October 28, 2009

“I’m very pleased that [Democratic leaders] will be talking, too, about the immoral profits being made by the insurance industry and how those profits have increased in the Bush years.” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who also welcomed the attention being drawn to insurers’ “obscene profits.”

“Keeping the status quo may be what the insurance industry wants. Their premiums have more than doubled in the last decade and their profits have skyrocketed.” — Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, member of the Democratic leadership.

“Health insurance companies are willing to let the bodies pile up as long as their profits are safe.” — A ad

“They’re making record profits. Their premiums keep going up.” US Senator Robert Mendez.

The Liberals would have us believe that health care insurers are making a ridiculous amount of money at the expense of those they insure.  Liberal politicians want us to be up in arms and ready to fight the insurers because of the atrocity of their earnings.When one takes a step back and actually looks at the facts, these requests become quite humorous.

Last year health insurers posted a 2.2 percent profit margin.  Overall profits grew only 8.8% from 2003 to 2008.

The hard facts give us much more insight into the health care reform.  Health insurers were announced to be 35 on the Fortune 500 list of top industries.  Where are the complaints and policy changes to regulate the other 34 businesses ranked above the insurers?

C’mon liberals! I can’t wait to hear your campaigns against Tupperware, Hershey, Yahoo, Yum Brands or Molson Coors Brewing.  Abiding by the same standards that you have been preaching for the last few months, it would be ABSOLUTELY necessary for all of these evil companies to be called out and publicly ridiculed for being so brutish as to make a profit in a capitalistic society. How dare they!

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