Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.): "Republicans want you to die quickly"

Sarah Palin started the “death panels” mania. Now Democratic Representative Alan Grayson from Florida is trying to get even with the likes of Sarah Palin. Does he have a point? Or will he be labelled crazy too?

The truth is that the insurance companies kind of operate that way. Their primary motive is to make a profit. So it is in their best interests to insure those who are not ill, and withdraw insurance from those who are going to make claims. As long as there is a profit motive, any health insurance doesn’t mean anything – and people being denied coverage by their insurance companies when they need it most (ie when they are sick) or where there are pre-existing conditions can be (and is) fatal.

UPDATE: Congressman Alan Grayson has apologized, he says that he apologizes to all those people whose loved ones have died because they had no insurance and that this "holocaust" must stop. He further indicated that according to a Harvard University study 40,000 Americans die every year because they have no insurance. He was also on the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer where he said that Republicans have no plan whatsoever and that they are behaving like "neanderthals" as they are not supporting the proper healthcare reform.

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