Readers of this blog will know that I have been critical of Nancy Pelosi in the past. But I have to say that in this case she is right on.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday ramped up her criticism of insurance companies, accusing them of unethical behavior and working to kill a plan to create a new government-run health plan.
"It's almost immoral what they are doing," Pelosi said to reporters, referring to insurance companies. "Of course they've been immoral all along in how they have treated the people that they insure," she said, adding, "They are the villains. They have been part of the problem in a major way. They are doing everything in their power to stop a public option from happening."
Those health insurance companies are out for nobody but themselves. They charge you an arm and a leg for their insurance policies, but if you ever get sick and have a claim then they try to come up with some excuse not to pay up. It's just wrong.
If you are even a day late making an insurance premium payment, you sure hear from them about it. They will charge you a hefty late fee or they might cancel you on the spot. But then if you have to use the insurance, it takes them virtually forever to pay up if they do at all.
Who are the greedy bastards who run those companies, and why are they allowed to get away with such highway robbery? Well, for one thing I'll bet you that most of them are Republicans. No wonder that the Republicans in Congress are fighting tooth and nail to stop President Obama's health care reforms.
I wonder how many Americans have died because of the immoral practices of the insurance companies. If we knew that figure we would be shocked. My people, the insurance companies and their Republican friends have got to be stopped.
There is nothing more important than our health. It's just crazy that this country pays more money for health care than just about any other country, yet at the same time the average American is struggling to get decent health care. Someone is making a bundle off from health care in this country, and we know who that is. It's the health insurance companies and the pharmaceutical companies and their Republican friends. It's a total outrage, huh.
Health care is a human right. Everyone deserves quality accessible health care regardless of their ability to pay for it. It's time that everyone got the health care that they deserve. It shouldn't just be for rich people.
Please write your representatives and senators in Congress and let them know that we need health care reform, and we need it now. Quit beating around the bush and get it done or you might not be reelected next time.