Madam Speaker is having a hard time answering a question.
Madam Speaker has a hard time with a lot of things these days. Like for example, she continues to have a hard time representing women, as exemplified by her thrilling decision, which she seems rather proud of, to bring the Stupak Amendment to the floor while ignoring the ERA bill that was submitted to her in July.
Madam Speaker is also having a hard time endorsing women because she prefers to kick the ladder out from under herself and avoid any competition from girlz. The slots are so few, no sense of increasing the number of women in power. Then she would have to work much harder to be the Only Woman At The Top. Thus she did all she could to skewer Hillary. Currently, in a Hillary Rerun, her endorsement of the male opponent of the perfectly competent Martha Coakley comes to mind, but nevermind. The idea is to grow the number of women in Congress, but apparently that is not Madam Speaker’s goal.
Madam Speaker, I shed a tear when you were installed. And you have never failed to disappoint me in your rejection of and rather cavalier attitude toward the needs of other women. Apparently, you are the Only Woman in America.
Here’s Madam speaker, having a hard time. Again.
“Madam Speaker, do you think it’s fair that people who don’t buy health care go to jail?”
I was just thinking that since health insurers suspiciously seem to all be raising their rates by 33%, millions more won’t be able to afford health insurance. I got my premium increase letter last week. In addition to that, my health insurer pretty much said, using euphemisms of course, that actually USING my health insurance could mean rate increases again. The odd thing here is since I received my letter, others have told me that, coincidentally, their insurance premiums are going to rise in January by the same percentage.
Gee what a coincidence! That can’t be price fixing or anything. This can’t be like what credit card companies are doing before the “Reform” kicks in. You know about the Credit Card Reform our congress “helped” us with, right? They gave those thieves 9 months to hatch rate increases up to 30% and tack on fees, holding your FICO score hostage because you can’t cancel their card without lowering that score. And Congress made this all legal while pretending they think what is being done is simply “awful”. Not that they intend to do a thing about it, mind you. But then again, so many of them are so heavily invested in companies like Bank of America, who could resist? See? See again? Contributions to campaigns, notwithstanding. (Note: Useless IE may not bring up second link. Use Firefox!)
With friends like Congress, who needs enemies.
Well now we have Congress about to “Help” us again — Health Care Reform. And all of this is not lost on the health insurance industry, let me tell you. They understand that a bill will be pushed through, even if women’s needs are ignored. Thanks Nancy! You’re a real prize. Like I said, I shed a tear the day you were installed. Now I shed tears daily because you are there and I know you don’t give a rat’s ass about me or any other woman in America.
The insurers are are cranking up those rates all they can before the law kicks in. That’s why I got my shocking 33% premium increase, effective January 1. By the time they are done, the cost of a health insurance policy will break people financially, but why should that matter? The law will make buying insurance mandatory and with rates cranked up good and high, the health insurance industry stands to gain a huge windfall in profits, even greater than the credit card companies’ windfall. I guess Congress must be heavily invested in Health Insurance companies too. They like Big Pharma too, so don’t expect drug prices to go down anytime soon. Or ever. See? Contributions to campaigns, notwithstanding.
The fun part is that, while millions couldn’t afford health insurance BEFORE the companies cranked the rates, and they SURELY won’t be able to afford it after the “Reform,” when “Reform” kicks in, these same people will will be fined for not being able to afford it.
There is no way on this earth that the Federal “Subsidy” on buying insurance for middle class families is going to be adequate, even if they rounded up all the seniors, killed them all and confiscated everyone’s medicare contributions that they haven’t already stolen, which seems to be an unspoken desire on the part of this morally bankrupt bunch. This is going to financially bankrupt people who will be forced to buy single pay policies from private insurers. Their monthly insurance premium will be higher than their mortgages in very many cases. Quite frankly, that’s the way it is right now in New York. Come to New York and try to buy a single pay HMO for your family and expect to pay well over $2,000 a month for it. And that’s Before this anticipated 33% rate increase. And Harry is going to give New York (and YOUR state) the chance to Opt Out from the Public Option. Without a Public Option, where exactly is the incentive for these thieving health insurance bastards to reduce rates? This means that once the insurance industry greases the palms in the state legislature, there will be NO Public Option and there are going to be plenty more New Yorkers without insurance than there are now. Look for this to happen in your state too.
America, we are about to be so screwed by the health insurance industry with the blessings of Congress, that they surely must be taking delivery on the champagne as we speak, just waiting for the Senate to pass this bill. The rest of you are screwed. They’ve done even better in the Screwing Of Americans Program than the Credit Card Companies are doing under “Credit Card Reform”. At least while you are getting screwed by Capital One, you won’t be fined for not using their card. At least not yet.
But that’s not all. In addition to being fined for not buying insurance at what is about to be even more outrageously priced, Americans can go to jail if they don’t buy the insurance.
Yes that’s right. Jail. Madam Secretary is so ashamed of what she is doing to you that she couldn’t even admit it on camera. She knows that you are about to go broke or go to jail. You have got to question what country you are living in when your government can tell you that you have no alternative but to give an outrageous Price-Fixed sum monthly to the stockholders of a publically traded company that holds a monopoly in your region-or you will go to jail. Just saying. And if you are a woman, you will have to also pay extra to cover services men don’t need. I see the Supreme Court dealing with this bill in the future, but not before the health insurance industry empties our wallets.
But don’t despair. In jail, health care is free.
So, now we understand that there really WILL be a Public Option: Jail.
And always remember: When you get out of jail, the health insurance companies will be waiting for you.
This bill is truly trash. Just like Congress. If anybody deserves jail, it’s most of them.