View Poll Results: Should the American Citizen be forced to bail out the Insurance Companies?

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  • Yes, the U.S. citizenry should be made to bail out the insurance companies

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  • No, health insurance companies have made their bed.

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Thread: Should We Bail Out the Health Insurance Companies?

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    Should We Bail Out the Health Insurance Companies?

    Given that the numbers of people signing up feature sick than anticipated, more elderly than anticipated, fewer young invincibles than anticipated, etc, the Health Insurance Companies are facing the possibility of a death spiral - in which case the Obama administration will almost certainly try to bail them out.


    Should the U.S. Taxpayer be forced to bail out the very health insurance companies that are charging them ever-higher prices for health insurance and spending millions on politicians to make sure that we do so?

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    Re: Should We Bail Out the Health Insurance Companies?

    Bailouts are bad.
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    Re: Should We Bail Out the Health Insurance Companies?

    Nope.

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    Re: Should We Bail Out the Health Insurance Companies?

    I would say no we should not bail them out. but I think the consiquences for not bailing them out with be much more dire... but then again i'm really unsure

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    Re: Should We Bail Out the Health Insurance Companies?

    The insurance companies are the one's that wanted all this going through them, so they made their bed. IF and when they are found to be failing, single payer will become the only reasonable alternative, which is where we should've and would've if it hadn't been for the insurance lobbyists.
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    Re: Should We Bail Out the Health Insurance Companies?

    If the government is making them insure people they wouldn't ordinarily then yes, the government must bail them out if they have trouble from it. This is yet another consequence of the blindingly stupid Obamacare.

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    Re: Should We Bail Out the Health Insurance Companies?

    From what I can tell the ACA is just the first step, in total socialized medicine.
    The Insurance companies will become gatekeepers and administrators.
    Many will close, some will become Government contractors.

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    Re: Should We Bail Out the Health Insurance Companies?

    Sure. Liberal stupidity began this foolishness. Liberal stupidity may as well see it to its ugly and inevitable result.

    Morons can't sit there and vote for Obama twice and then shirk responsibility when their fruits come to bare. Sometimes the foolish little child needs to burn his fingers before he learns not to touch a hot stove.

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    Re: Should We Bail Out the Health Insurance Companies?

    I'd say 'loan' not 'give' and not enough to make them totally whole.

    They have bare some of the burden.

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    Re: Should We Bail Out the Health Insurance Companies?

    We should not bail them out but PPACA, the law of the land, says that we will. The insurance companies were guaranteed a three year "adjustment" period, during which they get a taxpayer funded bail out if the "expected" risk pool does not materialize.

    Hidden Insurance Company Bailout Exposed in Health Care Law | Americans for Prosperity
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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