UnitedHealth Group, the parent company of United Healthcare, raked in around $17 billion in profits and “spent about $8 million on lobbying efforts” in 2018
Gee, I wonder how far this $8 million would have gone to provide medical for those they denied coverage to. While $8 million is chump change to United Healthcare, it was more than likely a matter of life and death to a few to which coverage was denied.
Under genuine Socialism – in which the working class people actually own and manage the means of production and then coordinate the distribution of those products and services based on need – you will not see this type of exploitation and oppression of the working class people simply for the need of ever-increasing profits.
This article perfectly illuminates the results when the production of products and services is for profit instead of meeting the actual needs of the people.