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    Pelosi slams insurers as "immoral" villains

    Pelosi slams insurers as "immoral" villains - Glenn Thrush - POLITICO.com

    "The public option -- that's where the insurance companies are making their attacks -- it's almost immoral what they are doing, " said Pelosi, addressing reporters outside of her office a few minutes ago.

    "Of course, they've been immoral all along," she added. "They are the villains in this, 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 and the public has to know.. They have had a good thing going for a long time at the expense of the American people and the health of our country."

    A fact check: The Center for Responsive Politics reports that the health care industry spent a whopping $133 million in lobbying during the second quarter of '09. But seven of the top ten spenders were actually drug and biotech companies - which are nominally supportive of the Democrats -- spending an aggregate of $25 million.

    Blue Cross was the only insurer to crack the top ten, shelling out about $5.2 million.
    How is Queen Nancy's fact-challenged barbs at the health insurance industry helpful? If they are as influential as a good many folk assert, pissing them off by calling them "immoral" strikes me as a good way to incent them to campaign even harder against the public option.

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    Re: Pelosi slams insurers as "immoral" villains

    If I had to guess, I'd submit that her insurer doesn't cover face lifts after a certain number of square feet of skin have been removed from the face.
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    Re: Pelosi slams insurers as "immoral" villains

    The nerve of all those evil companies going out there an actually making a profit. Who in the hell do they think they are doing that?!?
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    Re: Pelosi slams insurers as "immoral" villains

    Insurance companies ARE immoral villans. For once I actually agree with Pelosi.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Pelosi slams insurers as "immoral" villains

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The nerve of all those evil companies going out there an actually making a profit. Who in the hell do they think they are doing that?!?

    Its not about making a profit. Its about making obscene profits by denying coverage, finding any loophole to deny coverage and cancelling coverage when people become ill.

    Thats why the whole "for profit" healthcare system makes absolutely ZERO sense.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Pelosi slams insurers as "immoral" villains

    Pelosi is dead on with this one folks. Go get um Dems!
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    If I had to guess, I'd submit that her insurer doesn't cover face lifts after a certain number of square feet of skin have been removed from the face.
    Or when the number of botox injections reaches the point where the physician could be accused of stockpiling chemical weapons.

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    Re: Pelosi slams insurers as "immoral" villains

    lol @ pelosi talking about morality! xD

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    Re: Pelosi slams insurers as "immoral" villains

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    lol @ pelosi talking about morality! xD
    Yeah....because the GOP is in such a great position to talk about morality itself.
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    Re: Pelosi slams insurers as "immoral" villains

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    lol @ pelosi talking about morality! xD
    That's like Bill Clinton teaching a course on sexual ethics, or Ted Kennedy teaching Drivers' Ed.

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