Health Insurers Seek More Money Every Year

Here is the title of the article in a recent WSJ : “Health Insurers Seek Big Premium Increases”.   Why do they seek this money?  Because why not?  Another WSJ article on the same day is called “Health Care is This Year’s Surprise Winner”.  Don’t you get it?  They always win.  They always gouge us.  They always seek reasons to raise their rates and no one can stop them. Don’t believe me?  When I googled the first WSJ to get the link I found these:

  1. HEALTH INSURERS SEEK BIG INCREASES IN THEIR PREMIUMS …(2016)
  2. More Health-Care Insurers Seek Big Premium Increases – WSJ (2015)
  3. Health Insurers Threaten To Increase Premiums, Even As Profits Soar (2013)
  4. Health insurance costs rise again | Star Tribune (2012)
  5. Health Insurers Seek Higher Premiums – The New York Times (2011)
  6. Health insurers seek rate hikes, citing new reform law – The Denver Post (2010)

And you can keep going as far back as the internet takes you:

  1. HEALTH INSURERS SEEK BIG INCREASES IN THEIR PREMIUMS … (1998)

Nothing changes. It’s a scam. The insurers cry and we give in.  They ARE the problem.  They are the middlemen.  We need catastrophic, cheap plans only with a safety net for people with chronic diseases.  The rest of the plans suck and they, with the insurers who sell them, need to go away.

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