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Clinton healthcare called “gigantic subsidy” for insurance industry

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“America doesn’t need ‘mandatory’ coverage, America needs guaranteed health care,” said Linda Manning Myatt, Michigan Green and spokesperson for the National Women’s Caucus.

Ms. Clinton has been Congress’s top recipient of money from the insurance industry [source: Center for Responsive Politics, <http://www.opensecrets.org>%5D

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Is this just a little creepy? Does the price of caring for all of us have to be bankrolling a fabulously rich industry, thus giving it even more power?


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Written by Monte

October 11, 2007 at 6:12 pm

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  1. very interesting, but I don’t agree with you
    Idetrorce

    Idetrorce

    December 15, 2007 at 8:10 am

  2. Yes it is simply ridiculous.

    agronom

    October 12, 2007 at 9:12 am

  3. I heard a story abuot a guy from Philidelphia who is part of a group of people who instead of paying big health insurance companies decided to pool their money together and to use this pool as their health insurance. I liked this idea, and someday I’d like to start somethign like this somewhere, especially if the current trend in lack of health coverage continues.
    There’s so many areas where I don’t know what to do about big bad corporations except to just stop using their services, because there is a sickness in a system where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

    Monte Says: “…there is a sickness in a system where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer” – thank you, DarthBen – not many Christian Americans can see this, for some reason. Perhaps we have simply drunk the wine of doctrinaire capitalism so long that it’s jaded our sense of justice. How radical would the Jubilee system seem to us, where everyone goes back to equal access to the means of wealth-production every 50 years!

    darthben

    October 11, 2007 at 9:59 pm


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