Pelosi Blasts Insurance Companies as “Villians”

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From HuffPo comes the news that Nancy Pelosi is starting to kick ass.  This is what teh presdient must do.  People need a narrative of good guys v. bad guys.  They see it in books, TV, movies, daily life.

 The real “villains” in the fight for health care reform are insurance companies.


They are the villains in this. They have been part of the problem in a major way,” Pelosi said of the insurance industry after her weekly press conference. “It’s almost immoral, what they are doing,” she said, referring to industry lobbying against a public insurance plan option. “Of course, they’ve been immoral all along. They are doing everything in their power to stop a public option from happening, and the public has to know about it.”

The current system works so well for insurers that they don’t even want subsidies, Pelosi claimed. “They’ve had a good thing going for a long time at the expense of the American people and the health of our country,” she said, adding that it will be tough to keep them from getting their way. “This is the fight of our lives.”

Pelosi referred to the health insurance industry’s campaign against reform — specifically, the public option — as “carpet bombing” and “shock and awe” during the press conference.…

I think the President will build on this.  I hope so.  Obama, Pelosi and Reid (yech) must speak with one voice to win.  

Good and evil, right and wrong.  It’s now up to the President, for Nancy has shown a light on the way to success.  He must courageously take the fight to the immoral insurance companies.  No more everyone at the table.  


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    • TomP on July 30, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    telling the truth and callinga  villian a villian.

    Nancy shows courage.  For all her failings, she is the most left leader in the Dem Party.

  1. …is saying the right thing on this by calling the insurance companies on their malfeasance.  But!  But! Let’s not get out too far on the Pelosi rah rah band wagon.  She’s a very duplicitous, opportunistic politician.

    She has done right here, but I will continue to watch her with a suspicious eye.

  2. public option?

    It’s a giveaway to them.

  3. Good words from my rep, Pelosi. I hope she doesn’t compromise too much.

    Still worried that Dem Leadership starts by compromising.

    We need more tough talk, shrewd tactics and the ability to be strong on the things that are important.

    An example of the last one is the CPC’s strong declaration that the a strong, effective, meaningful public option is non-negotiable.  

    • jamess on August 1, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Since Medicare works so well,

    and the VA Health Care works so well,

    with a minimum of Administrative overhead,

    and a maximum of Actual Health Care —

    We need to start asking:


    What DO THEY bring to the Table?

    How DO THEY improve Americans’ Quality of Life?

    If the answer involves the importance of the Private Insurer, as a major Employer of thousands of Claim Specialists,

    Then the the next Question,

    we should be asking is:

    SO we are living (and sometimes dying) —

    just to provide a Profit to the Insurance Industry?

    And again

    What DOES the PRIVATE Insurance Industry bring to the Table?

    What DO WE, OWE THEM?

    No one else in Society, can extort 10-30% increases in Premiums each year — for LESS and LESS Services!

    This is Unsustainable,

    and Unfair, to boot.

    Any other “Industry” like this, would be driven “Out of Business” in short order — but since, THEY can “siphon” directly into our paychecks, well, WHY do they need actual RESULTS?

    Why do they NEED to Improve the Health,

    of the Average American?

    Short answer is, THEY DON’T.

    (Since they also “transfer wealth” directly into Congress too, through their well-paid, and behind-the-scenes Lobbyists.)

    Helluva a “System” we got here!

    The Villains are still, getting away with Murder!

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