These insurance companies are monsters. They put profit above human life, and that lead to the death of Nataline. This is also the reason why I support John Edwards. He is the only Presidential candidate who has the balls to go out there and take them on:
“Are you telling me that we’re gonna sit at a table and negotiate with those people?” asked a visibly angered Edwards, challenging the health care companies. “We’re gonna take their power away and we’re not gonna have this kind of problem again.”
What I find interesting is the eerie silence from the right on this whole issue. The people who brought us Terri Schiavo and are the supposed champions of “right to life” have not said a peep on the horrible tragedy of Nataline. Now isn’t that interesting? My only guess is that they are torn between the issues of corporate greed and right to life. Amazing how those two issues can blend together in totally opposite ways as we now see, and the sensible people have warned and talked about for years.
We need legislation and strong regulation of the insurance companies. Your doctor no longer makes decisions of your health care – some monkey answering a phone at an insurance company does. This is the great healthcare George Bush talks about. So we need to come up with legislation for cases like Nataline. If their inactions leads to the death of a person, then the heads of that company should be tried for murder. Let the CEO of Cigna face murder charges and see how quick the insurance companies start reevaluating their policies
If that isn’t enough then perhaps we should classify insurance companies as terrorist organizations. They kill through their greed. I can somewhat swallow killing for religious beliefs, even though I don’t agree with it, but killing for greed – that’s something that can not be stomached.