I can see right through your liberal whining.
A kidney stone is a pre-existing condition, you should get no coverage at all because you will cost money to cover. If you were in the same insurance pool as me you would be costing the entire pool money, therefore cutting into the profits of the health insurance industry, which will cause them to raise my premiums 6% a year like they have been. I own my own business and I am sick of the increasing costs, I have been consistently seeing a 6% a year increase in premiums since I started offering my employees insurance.
I also bought some health care stocks, and if the price of my shares is going to go up people like you will have to be denied. I need the money, I drive a Mercedes, do you know how much parts cost for this thing? Having you deal with a few kidney stones is a small price to pay for me to be able to afford synthetic oil.
You know, I lived in Canada four years, you know what health care was like there? I got shingles and had to go to the Dr. I called that morning and was there by lunch. I had no wait to see the Dr. and I did not have to pay a penny. What a dumb socialist system! A real American calls their insurance company, finds an in-network Dr., sits in the waiting room filling out piles of paperwork and then pays a office visit co-pay plus 20%. That is health care for you, none of this socialist crap I got in Canada.
Because I am American I did not qualify for prescription drug coverage in Canada, I had to pay out of pocket. Thanks to their strict laws controlling price they made me pay less for my drugs than the insurance deductible and co-pay I pay here in the US. That's right they forced me to pay ridiculously low prices for drugs.
At the time I was shocked, I was living with a guy from the UK and one from Japan and they told me it was the same way in their countries. Apparently we are the only industrialised nation that does not have price controls. Well then the rest of the world must be wrong because our system is great here in the US.
In Canada I had to pay higher taxes. They put high taxes on alcohol and tobacco can you believe it! Well I avoided those darn socialist taxes by not buying those things, I showed them. Then, when I calculated how much money I spend on health care in the US and realised that I was spending less overall in Canada despite the tax burden I was so upset. This has to hurt Canada's Yacht industry. If we do not have rich health insurance execs buying boats how are those yacht makers going to feed their kids?
And in Canada it was ridiculous for private Drs. Yeah, they are all private there so they have to pay for their own expenses. I house sat for a Dr. and we became good friends. He told me the craziest thing. He said that because they have a single payer system when his clinic bills a dollar, they got a dollar. He made a great living doing this. They do not have to fight an insurance company for payment or anything. My wife and I stayed with friends this summer here in the US who worked in a clinic and they got 60 cents for every dollar they billed, now THAT is how business is done. Drs. should not get every dollar they bill, they should hire people full time to deal with multiple insurance companies and fight for every dollar. It creates jobs, isn't that American.
So last year when I had chest pains and had to go to the hospital I am glad that my health insurance provider refused to pay half of my bills, do you know how much money they saved by denying me? $6600 to be exact. That is a LOT of money to save, the CEO of my health insurance company could use that money to upgrade to AMG wheels if he wanted to, good for him.
So stop your whining, I'll have none of it. Nazis invaded sovereign nations, set up secret prisons, called anyone who opposed them un-patriotic, used terrorist attacks (burning of the Reichstag) to seize extraordinary power and may have once talked about health care some time. So I bet you are a Nazi sir, a communist Nazi! Wait, Nazis hated communists? They blamed communism for the attack on the Reichstag? Good, then if those communists attacked those socialists then I am a commie too! Wait, that didn't come out right. Well you drive a Mercedes and so did Hitler you Nazi! Ignore my Mercedes in my driveway.
Now let me go fight the Public Option because the last thing I want is competition for my health insurance company. Their basically state wide monopoly has been great for their business and I don't want that to change.