Why shouldn't insurance companies be forced to compete for our business? Considering that individual states are in collusion with the bank and insurance industry and never seem to hold back insurers from raising rates, its time to roll back and repeal the 1945 McCarron-Ferguson Act that exempted insurance companies from antitrust scrutiny and provided states the authority to regulate them but not regulating their rates.
Look at whom is calling the kettle black? The same elected officials that discuss creating a consumer-driven healthcare industry whereas the average person will have choice. We should have the choice to identify the best medical care based on outcomes for the cheapest price, yet, when it comes to the insurance industry our highly esteemed elected officials pander to the smell of insurance lobbyist dollars.
It's time that people start pressuring their local, state and federal legislators along with their state insurance commissioners to stop limiting the number of health insurance options for their constituents. It's us against them. Think of the absurdity that we spend our days arguing over free-markets, the legalities of what we can and cannot do in an industry that is manipulated and controlled by the powerful insurance lobbyists. Interestingly enough, the government places the onus on the providers for outcomes, yet, when the gatekeeper controls the opening and closing of the gate, the cards will always be stacked against those that provide healthcare.
Stay tuned, because tomorrow will a defining moment for both parties. If both parties cannot come to some resolve and play together in the sandbox defined as the US government, it may be time for us to identify people that will work in the best interest of the common man. TSB wants to know what our readers think?
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