Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Insurance Companies What Are They Good For?

From the Huff Post:

With the White House zeroing in on the insurance-industry practice of discriminating against clients based on pre-existing conditions, administration allies are calling attention to how broadly insurers interpret the term to maximize profits.

It turns out that in eight states, plus the District of Columbia, getting beaten up by your spouse is a pre-existing condition.

Under the cold logic of the insurance industry, it makes perfect sense: If you are in a marriage with someone who has beaten you in the past, you're more likely to get beaten again than the average person and are therefore more expensive to insure.

In human terms, it's a second punishment for a victim of domestic violence.

In 2006, Democrats tried to end the practice. An amendment introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), now a member of leadership, split the Health Education Labor & Pensions Committee 10-10. The tie meant that the measure failed.

All ten no votes were Republicans, including Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming), a member of the "Gang of Six" on the Finance Committee who are hashing out a bipartisan bill. A spokesman for Enzi didn't immediately return a call from Huffington Post.


This should be front page news everwhere, not only for the immoral behavior, but the scum cash guzzling vampire abomination that is our status quo. What kind of company, NAY what kind of person would validate such a policy? Yet we still have mind numbling stupid Senators like Mary Landrieu who drop this tidbit of knowledge on the Morning Talking Heads:

STEPHANOPOULOS: So what's the problem with the public health option?

LANDRIEU: Well, many of us believe, George, that it will undermine the private insurance system.

OHHHH by underminining you mean, stopping the private insurance fucktards with their inflated salaries to continue to deny coverage to women with the pre-existing condition of being Chris Brown'd. Ohhhh by undermining you mean stopping the private insurance douchenuggets from inflating rates and premiums till every middle class American goes flat broke. Ohhh by undermining you mean stopping the private insurance c-words (I won't write that one, but boy do I mean it) from monopolizing a basic human right to healthcare.

There is no reason for me to own a desk anymore. Sen. Landrieu and "pre-existing" conditions just got me to chuck it out of a 10 story building.

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