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Cowlesy
08-20-2009, 07:26 AM
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0809/26251.html#commentsform

So Big Pharma sides with the Democrats, and Big Insurers don't --- how do you pressure them to get in line?


House Democrats are probing the nation’s largest insurance companies
for lavish spending, demanding reams of compensation data and schedules of retreats and conferences.


Letters sent to 52 insurance companies by Democratic leaders demand extensive documents for an examination of ‘extensive compensation and other business practices in the health insurance industry.” The letters set a deadline of Sept. 14 for the documents.


Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, signed the three-page letter dated Monday.


An industry source replied when asked for comment: “This is nothing more than a taxpayer-funded fishing expedition designed to silence health plans."



Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0809/26251.html#commentsform#ixzz0OjLRPdfn


What is this, Venezuela? These gangsters can't just demand compensation data from private companies --- what are they smoking?

I hope the Health Insurance companies just say No to these assholes.

IPSecure
08-20-2009, 07:50 AM
Americans are probing the Congress for lavish spending, demanding reams of compensation data and schedules of retreats and conferences.

Letters sent to every member of Congress, except Dr. Paul, by Americans, demand extensive documents for an examination of "extensive compensation and other business practices with the Industrial Complex, and the Federal Reserve.” The letters set a deadline of Sept. 14 for the documents.

Rep. IPSecure (R - Ron Paul Forums), chairman of the Americans Sick Of Bullshit Committee, signed the three-page letter dated Thursday.

An industry source replied when asked for comment: “This is nothing more than transparency demanded by the public as guaranteed by the Constitution."

NewEnd
08-20-2009, 07:50 AM
Oh I feel so sorry for the Health Insurance companies...

:rolleyes:

lay with dogs, you get fleas.

moostraks
08-20-2009, 09:19 AM
Americans are probing the Congress for lavish spending, demanding reams of compensation data and schedules of retreats and conferences.

Letters sent to every member of Congress, except Dr. Paul, by Americans, demand extensive documents for an examination of "extensive compensation and other business practices with the Industrial Complex, and the Federal Reserve.” The letters set a deadline of Sept. 14 for the documents.

Rep. IPSecure (R - Ron Paul Forums), chairman of the Americans Sick Of Bullshit Committee, signed the three-page letter dated Thursday.

An industry source replied when asked for comment: “This is nothing more than transparency demanded by the public as guaranteed by the Constitution."

:D Please, oh please, I want to see this!!!

moostraks
08-20-2009, 09:22 AM
What is this, Venezuela? These gangsters can't just demand compensation data from private companies --- what are they smoking?

I hope the Health Insurance companies just say No to these assholes.

I would like to see this happen as well. I know for a fact my ex-pediatrician's office had two seperate billing scales: one for insured, and one for uninsured. The insurance companies get screwed paying higher payments for services than the uninsured. It is ridiculous...

devil21
08-20-2009, 03:14 PM
Oh I feel so sorry for the Health Insurance companies...

:rolleyes:

lay with dogs, you get fleas.

The problem is that this is the start of a direct attack on insurance companies by the socialist health care supporters. They intend to turn it into "Do you support these evil, overpaid insurance CEOs? Or do you support the sick little children that don't have health care?" False choice but it still works on much of the brain dead populous. It has nothing to do with reigning in insurance companies. If that was the case then why is AIG still around? Why was most of Wall St bailed out with taxpayer money if big profits and CEO pay is so evil? It's just another attempt to demonize those that are in the way of the agenda, whether they deserve it or not. Waxman is quickly working his way toward the top of my hated congressmen list. Not far behind Pelosi and Frank. He was also the spearhead of Cap N Tax.

PaulaGem
08-23-2009, 10:07 AM
I would like to see this happen as well. I know for a fact my ex-pediatrician's office had two seperate billing scales: one for insured, and one for uninsured. The insurance companies get screwed paying higher payments for services than the uninsured. It is ridiculous...

It's usually the other way around - the insurance companies get a discount and they put it to you if you don't have insurance.

It sounds like your ex-pediatrician has a heart.

Liberty Star
08-23-2009, 10:34 AM
Now Israel lobby and its agents have jumped into US health care debate? This can't be good.