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Tue., Oct. 6, 2009

Care, profits poor match

Health care should not be delivered by for-profit corporations.

Corporations are under legal obligations to maximize profit for their investors; that’s why they exist.

Boosting profits in health care can only occur by denying coverage. Insurance companies make hundreds of billions of dollars every year, each dollar dependent on saying “no” to someone who has paid into a policy, but is denied compensation for illness.

This is simply not fair.

The linking of health care to the insurance model has been bad for most Americans.

Fred Glienna

Coeur d’Alene

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