Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The UHC Battle is Really about Insurance Profits
Instead of Funding Universal Healthcare, Dollars Become Insurance Company Profits
Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Submitted by Melinda Gibson
January 14th, 2008
* Health Care for Al
"We’re already paying for universal coverage. We’re just not getting it. We’re pouring a large portion of every health care dollar into the waste of the private insurance companies, their executive salaries and stock options, their lobbying and advertising. [Universal health care] would remove that waste by making the government the single payer for health care…It is time to take the profit out of health care coverage, time to provide for the American people, not for the insurance companies…Privately delivered health care, publicly financed—has worked well in other countries, none of which spend as much per capita on health care as the United States."