Sunday, 6 September 2009
Looking into Sarah Palin's soul
More than one of every five requests for medical claims for insured patients, even when recommended by a patient’s physician, are rejected by California’s largest private insurers, according to data released today by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee.
“With all the dishonest claims made by some politicians about alleged ‘death panels’ in proposed national legislation, the reality for patients today is a daily, cold-hearted rejection of desperately needed medical care by the nation’s biggest and wealthiest insurance companies simply because they don’t want to pay for it,” said Deborah Burger, RN, CNA/NNOC co-president.
“Every claim that is denied represents a real patient enduring pain and suffering. Every denial has real, sometimes fatal consequences,” said Burger.
Rejection of care is a very lucrative business for the insurance giants. The top 18 insurance giants racked up $15.9 billion in profits last year.
“The United States remains the only country in the industrialized world where human lives are sacrificed for private profit, a national disgrace that seems on the verge of perpetuation,” she said.
These are snippets from an article which appeared on "Sarah Palin Truth Squad" and refer to the real death panels in California. I'm sure the big insurers in the rest of the country adopt the same "caring" policies.
In my opinion, paranoid Sarah Palin received some inducement from the insurance giants to let them use her Facebook page to disseminate their vicious and dishonest propaganda.
Sarah Palin doesn't have the intelligence to put forward any arguments regarding the healthcare reform. Like her ignorant followers, she's just following the insurers cue. The difference is that her fans protest the reforms out of the fear instilled in them by their muse, she does it for the money and to divide public opinion.
Sarah Palin and Fox News managed to convince the people who disrupted town hall meetings that a system where care is rationed for profit, a system that costs them a fortune in premiums is preferable to a more equitable system where decisions about care would be made by doctors, where patients would have a say in their treatments, where everybody would receive the best possible care because health is considered a basic right, not because they can purchase a policy with strings attached.
As entertaining as Sarah Palin is from time to time, the fact remains that she's one of the most cynical, dishonest and callous figures to (dis)grace the American political scene.
I don't know how she managed to sell her soul to the devil.
Sarah Palin doesn't have a soul...