Outrageous Healthcare Costs and Obscene “Non Profit” Hospital Profits
Never mind that I personally can’t possibly afford decent health care for any reasonable amount of money due to pre-existing conditions, and since I’m only working part time—that’s not even the most pressing issue. Have you seen the recent Time magazine article exposing the obscene profits by supposedly “non profit” hospitals right here in Central Florida? We have 2 hospitals in the top 10! Please understand, I don’t begrudge any company from making a healthy profit but when it’s at the expense of the rest of us I have to throw a flag. The only way for us to get a handle on healthcare costs (with or without Obamacare) is to start at the root of the problem: HOSPITALS AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS ARE CHARGING TOO MUCH, and they are getting away with it. Just because it may be “the standard industry charge” doesn’t justify or make it right. Of course the medical industry has a lot of friends in government and a huge and powerful lobby but what they are doing to us is outrageous and has to stop. This is not like the telecommunications industry or the retail industry. The medical industry is essential to life itself and should be treated as such.