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Healthcare Ad Spending Exceeds $65 Million in 2019 as Insurance Industry Ramps Up Effort to Kill Medicare for All

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/11/healthcare-ad-spending-exceeds-65-million-2019-insurance-industry-ramps-effort-kill

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They’re not going without a fight, but they’re going–no thanks to O’Bummer and the other corporate Ds.

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On the positive side: Think how much they can save in the future on lobbying cost.

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Shouldn’t they be spending 65 million on Medicine and Doctors. Who is allowing them to spend money on political ads. Probably the same people who let the Bankers and Wall Street Keep their Bonuses in 2009

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Unfortunately their not going unless McConnell is defeated or the Senate flips.
After yesterdays gop win in NC, it doesn’t look good. The people’s votes were stolen by the gop candidate in the reg. election, and the idiots still installed another repug. One person interviewed claimed she was a registered dem, but voted repug. because of 2nd amendment rights. You can’t fix stupid.

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The private health insurance companies are like the fossil fuel corporations of healthcare. They are on their way out but are going dragging and screaming.

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Obama did everything he could to screw us over with Obama care. Our tax dollars given to insurance companies in subsidies, hundreds of millions in increased premiums, 5,000.00 deductibles etc.
Employers also spending about 12,000. Per employee on top of what we pay. Without employer insurance a kaiser plan was 14,000.00 per year in premiums and a 6,000.00 deductible in calif. This is why Biden and the corporate dems are only interested in “fixing Obama care”.
McConnell can’t do anything to stop Medicare for all if passed by Reconciliation process…but you need 51 dems. That will be the killer.
Joe Manchin and at least 14 of those corporate dicks will tank us.

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Even the most out of touch should be able to glean from this insurance “industry” parasite spending that the public would benefit and save untold millions/billions annually that now go to middlemen, not health-care.

The truth is the insurance conglomerate is spending our $65 million ripped-off from the public with the collusion and complicity of corrupt politicians who serve corporate interests and themselves, NOT the public! What a con, rip the people-off and spend the stolen money to continue to screw us!

Universal not-for-profit health coverage to begin with, then dismantling the big-pharma rip-off, corporate health-care as a business, and the collusion between actual health-care-providers and corporate for-profit usury! Increase the number of health care professionals, od all types, by expanding medical education, reduce and subsidize costs and expand teaching not-for-profit teaching hospitals!.

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$69 Million in ADS …

That’s going to buy a lot of support from the TV networks – newspapers, whatever?

Wondering if they can claim them as tax deductions?

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"Kill the Insurance Industry, Not Medicare For All"

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For profit healthcare is killing us financially as well as just how much you can trust your doctor or hospital. I don’t know if anything will get better without the elimination of hedge funds running hospitals.

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Think of all the ADDITIONAL healthcare that they have to DENY in order to pay for that. Think of all the additional pain, suffering, destroyed lives/families because of the Corporate Death Panels that pay for that advertising

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Thank You BERNIE SANDERS for turning up the Heat on these Greedy Monsters.

These For Profit Private Insurance Companies are beginning to feel the BERN.

They have taken advantage of we Americans long enough.

The End is near for these Profit Motivated organizations who reject needed Health Care Procedures in order to Increase their Profits and satisfy their Stock Holders.

Joe Biden is not going to save the callous heartless way you do business.

We know that Biden is taking enormous Bribes/Donations from the Private Health Insurance Blood Suckers, but he is not going to be our next President.

We The American People are Tired of your Greedy Fraudulent Racket, refusing to Pay legitimate Hospital Bills and Rejecting Doctor Prescribed Procedures.

We are Tired of going Bankrupt because our Health Insurance did not cover necessary Health Care Expenses.

Spend all the money you want trying to kill Medicare For All, but the American People will no longer tolerate being Ripped Off by Corporations only interested in Increasing Administrative Costs and Profits by Scamming Your Customers.

BERNIE SANDERS - 2020

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It would be one thing if insurance companies played fair. But they don’t. Ideally, you would pay your premium one way or another and EVERYTHING would be covered 100%.
But they won’t come clean,admit their guilt, ask for redemption, or rehabilitate.
So we have to kill them.

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Between the

  • rigging,
  • eVoting machines flipping votes
  • caging,
  • cheating,
  • hacking,
  • gerrymandering,
  • crosscheck,
  • Voter Purges
  • Electoral College

the “Democrat” Leadership incompetence, indifference, or inability to do anything about it SINCE 2000!!
and, forcing another 3rd Way candidate on us…

I’m not holding much hope

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May the entire industry die, alone in an alley, coughing up blood.

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…Big Pharma and Health Insurance Co’s, all humans out the the buildings 'cause they need to be razed…

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Q: A current presidential candidate complained that pharmaceutical companies receive a tax write-off for their product advertisements on television. Are they really eligible for such a tax break?

A: Companies can often deduct the money they spend on advertising. The cost is considered “ordinary and recurring expenses for carrying on a trade or business.” That’s not to say the billions of dollars pharmaceuticals company spend on TV ads, and the deductions those afford, have not been the subject of considerable debate and controversy. One criticism is that the ads increase the cost of the drugs. Stay tuned as to whether the deduction will remain wholly intact.

So You and I are paying for those ads in more ways than one

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The health scare industry

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