December 22, 2007 | Filed Under Elections
Insurance companies are getting away with murder. John Edwards is right to call them out on this and I’m glad that he is working his kind of magic to go after this enemy. We’re so concerned with terrorists from overseas, that we can’t see the great amount of terrorism that is happening at home. Forget about fascism, fear-driven policies and threats that our own government poses to society, we have a major problem with corporations that choose profits over American lives.
John Edwards is looking to take up the fight against Insurance companies
Nataline Sarkysian died last night at UCLA Medical Center after complications arose from a bone marrow transplant to treat her leukemia. Her insurance provider, CIGNA Healthcare, first denied the potentially lifesaving transplant, but relented after a loud public protest and outrage. By that time, though, Sarkysian passed away before the procedure could be performed.
“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.”
Edwards also told the audience of about a hundred people at the Score Pavillion in Nevada, Iowa, that it will take a fighter (i.e. him) – and not a negotiator (ii.e. Obama) – to take on large insurance companies like CIGNA.
This is familiar grounds for John Edwards, he’s been doing this kind of thing all his life. He receives a lot of hell for advocating the rights of the poor despite having great wealth, but I find this trait most admirable. Who is selfless enough to take up the cause of the less fortunate when they don’t have to? Men like this should be admired for caring about people rather than turning his back on people so he could enjoy his own money and engage in selfish activities that other rich lawyers might tend towards.
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