How Progressives and Liberals Can Hand the Nation's Public Health Care System Over to the Private Insurance Industry
Fourteen easy steps, requiring little or no effort
1) Never mention that private insurers have motive and duty to charge as much money as possible, indefinitely, and to deliver the least level of services as possible, indefinitely.
2) Ignore the fact that top for-profit insurers invest billions of what was ostensibly our health care money into the top health-damaging industries on Wall Street, including cigarette manufacturing, easily the most popularly-despised industry. Do not mention that those in certain income brackets, even anti smokers, may be compelled to provide insurers with revenues for insurers to invest in cigarette manufacturers and even tobacco pesticide suppliers.
3) Ignore that those insurers also invest billions
environmentally-destructive industries such as logging, oil, natural
fracking, mountaintop removal coal mining, pesticides, genetically
crops, and so forth. Proper broadcasting of this info would
inconveniently bring environmentalists and toxics activists and the like into
Single Payer activism.
4) Remain Silent about for-profit insurers' massive investments in military contractors across the board---Lockheed, Boeing, GE, Halliburton"you name it. After all, if that info got out there, next thing you know, anti-war peace activists would join the move against Private Insurers and for Single Payer. Can't have that.
5) Refuse to address the matter of private insurer's huge contributions of what was supposedly our health care money to political candidates that we may oppose. Though this use of premium money undermines voting, election, and democracy principles, and possibly existing law, progressives and liberals must remain silent on this matter for the sake of insurance profits.
6) Do Not address the matter of private insurers providing massive funding, of what was supposed to be our health care money, to lobbying---for legislation we may oppose.
7) Never criticize or expose the health-care-for-all or universal health care groups that are all too happy to give all citizens no option but "affordable" private insurance health coverage. The thought that income-tax-funded health coverage is automatically affordable to all, not to mention less expensive by miles, is not to be tolerated.