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Thread: Health Care Is A Big Scam!

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    Attn2 Health Care Is A Big Scam!

    This video is about sad stories of people having health care.
    Watch this shocking video below and it might piss you OFF...
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4-ojBfVacE"]YouTube - This Will Piss You OFF![/ame]

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    Re: Health Care Is A Big Scam!

    Health care in general is not a scam - it's an investment in your body that results in greater longevity, greater productivity, and greater enjoyment of life.

    Health insurance is a financial service to smooth out the risk of unexpected medical bills to one steady monthly payment, as per your contractual agreement with the insurer - it's not beneficial for everybody.

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    Re: Health Care Is A Big Scam!

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Libman View Post
    Health care in general is not a scam - it's an investment in your body that results in greater longevity, greater productivity, and greater enjoyment of life.

    Health insurance is a financial service to smooth out the risk of unexpected medical bills to one steady monthly payment, as per your contractual agreement with the insurer - it's not beneficial for everybody.
    sorry about that
    I meant health care insurance
    Last edited by jr602az; 09-18-09 at 04:59 AM.

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    Re: Health Care Is A Big Scam!

    I shut it off after that dumb**** elizabeth edwards started lying her ass off, as it became very obvious that this filmmaker was a retard for not even trying to hide it.

    The CEO made $3.2m - that's nothing in the grand scheme of things. Then, edwards claims that "one out of every $700 spent on health care in this country went to pay his salary."

    That would mean that the entire country spend $2.2b on healthcare in a year.

    Somehow, that seems a little off.
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    Re: Health Care Is A Big Scam!

    Another silly poll started by an illiterate or a conservative.
    No vote..

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    Re: Health Care Is A Big Scam!

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    I shut it off after that dumb**** elizabeth edwards started lying her ass off, as it became very obvious that this filmmaker was a retard for not even trying to hide it.

    The CEO made $3.2m - that's nothing in the grand scheme of things. Then, edwards claims that "one out of every $700 spent on health care in this country went to pay his salary."

    That would mean that the entire country spend $2.2b on healthcare in a year.

    Somehow, that seems a little off.
    [nomedia]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBi2hMK168Y[/nomedia]

    You forgot about the stock options which amounted to about $744,000,000.

    United Health has been notorious for high C.E.O salaries and sleazy practices, for years.

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    Re: Health Care Is A Big Scam!

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Libman View Post
    Health care in general is not a scam - it's an investment in your body that results in greater longevity, greater productivity, and greater enjoyment of life.
    Yes
    Health insurance is a financial service to smooth out the risk of unexpected medical bills to one steady monthly payment, as per your contractual agreement with the insurer - it's not beneficial for everybody.
    Insurance companies have no contractual agreement to "smooth out the risk". They have only one mandate -to make money. They operate like any other self respecting corporation- create a monopoly or something close to it and charge as much as the market will bear. Weed out the old and sick. Agreements? - you mean the 12 month variety?

    Do away with the employer tax benefit and the whole H.C. landscape would change.

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    Re: Health Care Is A Big Scam!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBi2hMK168Y

    You forgot about the stock options which amounted to about $744,000,000.

    United Health has been notorious for high C.E.O salaries and sleazy practices, for years.
    1) That's not how stock options work. Stock options come at the expense of diluted shareholder value, not from customer payments.

    2) Those are the stock options that he accumulated over 14 years as CEO of the company, not his salary in one year.

    3) Approximately $475m worth of stock options were given back due to the SEC's displeasure with the apparent backdating of the options.

    No matter how you look at it, Elizabeth Edwards was just making things up.
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    Re: Health Care Is A Big Scam!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    Insurance companies have no contractual agreement to "smooth out the risk". They have only one mandate -to make money. They operate like any other self respecting corporation- create a monopoly or something close to it and charge as much as the market will bear. Weed out the old and sick.
    If you don't like the terms of a health insurance policy - don't get it.

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    Re: Health Care Is A Big Scam!

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Libman View Post
    If you don't like the terms of a health insurance policy - don't get it.
    It is not about me. You just misrepresented the truth about insurance.

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