Can you imagine the level of failure you’d feel on the night of November 8, 2016, when it’s clear that you’re not winning your Secretary of State race, and that after you raised and spent tens of thousands of dollars? Well, she should have known that for some time.
How the hell is Lindeen going to win her race when most of the state turns against her?
The only way Monica Lindeen is going to become Montana’s next Secretary of State is through a shit-ton of dark money, insurance company donations (bribes) and negative press against her opponents as she can buy.
I mean, why else would Montanans vote for her? She’s going to raise your insurance rates!
How do you justify this, and at a time when insurance exec pay is going up? Well, it’s just a symptom of the country that’s been stolen from us by the oligarchs, the high-class businessmen, bankers, and insurance execs. They force people like Lindeen to raise these rates so they can continue to live in their world or rich excess.
Lindeen does nothing in the face of this, just bends over and takes it, doing as they ask, raising your rates so they can have more cream on their cake. She could ask why costs are so high, and what people are getting for that, but she doesn’t. For if she did that, they’d withhold support (money) from her in 2016.
You might remember the talk at the end of May about Health insurers report big losses on Montana 'marketplace' policies; rate hikes likely. That was the title of the Missoulian article that said:
“Blue Cross’ parent company, Health Care Service Corp., reported losses of $282 million for 2014 – almost $1 billion less than its $684 million net gain for the previous year.
The Montana Health Co-op, a new nonprofit insurer, lost about $4 million last year on $30 million worth of business, Dworak said. The co-op insures about 25,000 people in Montana and another 19,000 in Idaho.
Doran said Blue Cross in Montana expanded its customer base last year to about 255,000, up from 236,000 the previous year, and expects the market to stabilize over time.”
- First, insurance companies are losing money hand over fist with Obamacare, and instead of eating that loss, they’ll pass it onto consumers in the form of higher monthly insurance costs.
- Next, insurance companies are increasing customers.
Wow, if you just got 19,000 more customers and the income that brings, what’s the problem, insurance man? Oh yeah…profits, golden parachutes, and snazzy benefits packages.
But still your profits go down. Get used to it. Get fucking used to it you insurance company dogs.
My God, you thank your lucky stars you senseless pricks, you thank your lucky stars that cardboard cutout Lindeen is in office right now. She’ll hand you those rate hikes on a silver platter, holding out her other hand for your campaign donations (bribes).
You thank your lucky stars you have someone like that in office, for one day you won’t. One day a leader will be there, one that tells you to go jump in the lake. I wouldn’t put it that nicely myself, and I wouldn’t even try to give you a swift kick in the ass as I shooed you out of my office, what with our lawyer-friendly assault laws. You need it though, you insurance company scum, you need it bad.
What a shame we’ve allowed ourselves to be bamboozled so, our health held over the fire, used as a way to make us jump when we’re told. I feel so lucky that I don’t have insurance, because it means I’m not a slave. It means a lot more, however.
- First, there’s nothing wrong with me so I’m not going to let the insurance companies fool me into paying $250 a month or more for care I don’t need and don’t seek. Our healthcare system is designed to make healthy people sick and keep sick people dependent on care.
- Next, I know that if I did go to the doctor they’d try to get me on as many drugs as they could, while signing me up for as many other expensive procedures as possible, as this is how they make their money. The more hooked I can get on their services, the better. My health doesn’t enter into it, except for as much as it can be abused.
- Finally, if I do get sick, I’ll just go to the ER and demand service, decrying my poverty-level state until they sign me up for permanent Social Security disability. Then I’ve got it made – the New American Dream come true. That’s great for insurance and hospitals, too – Uncle Sam will pay all the bills, and on time, thank God.
As you can see, this country’s healthcare system is a joke, and so is Montana’s. The insurance you pay for each month isn’t worth much to begin with – remember, you don’t need it, you’ve only been led to believe you do – and then it’s going to go up in price.
It’s been more than two months now, and still we have heard nothing from Monica Lindeen about those rate hikes. I wish I could sit around and not do my job for two months and get paid, and I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot of GOP PAC ads saying just that. Fine by me.
There’s absolutely no reason to support Monica Lindeen for Secretary of State.
What has she done for you lately…besides take more money out of your pocket?
Most people can’t afford it, it’s too expensive. And really…what are you getting? Hundreds of dollars a month for some peace of mind? I suppose that’s worth something when care is tens of thousands of dollars, even for the simplest of procedures.
I don’t worry about these things, because I know that Greed is one of the Seven Deadly Sins, and those that practice it will pay. I know you might laugh at that, but then I’m not worrying about my coastal home washing away, my forest cabin burning, or the entirely of my investments going up in smoke as the world does the same.
We’re at a reckoning in the world, and many of the rich are hoarding as much as they can, the better to build and then stock their underground bunkers. It’s coming.
So I don’t worry about insurance. Many do, however, and they pay hundreds of dollars a month for it. My parents, state retirees, will see their guaranteed retirement payments go down as their insurance goes up. They, and many others like them, have no money for other things in the economy, and their lives never improve. Welcome to slavery in America, 21st-century-style.
Monica Lindeen could stand up to insurance companies. She chooses not to. Don’t vote for her.