Friday Feedback: Putting Our Lives in Corporate Hands

istock_000001483014xsmall.jpgFridays the LA Progressive features a comment that was particularly noteworthy. This week we are featuring a comment submitted by Rick O’Banion, commenting on Cry, The Beloved Country,” by Charley James.

Here’s Rick’s comment:

Senator John McCain has been quite vocal in his defense of Senator Kennedy as well as President Barak Obama. In as much as I do not like Senator McCain’s ideologies, one must give him credit for keeping the personal attacks and nonsensical rhetoric out of the mix. Senator McCain has consistently been this way and I have the utmost respect for him, as should we all.

And to Charley, thank you for the post. I have been personally insulted by the far right wing funded commercials depicting Canada’s health care system and nothing short of third world grade.

Yet we have a longer life expectancy, lower infant mortality rate and higher satisfaction rate than our American neighbours. We must be doing something right.

I do find it amusing, however, that the right wing wants people to trust insurance companies over government. Insurance companies have been the most incredibly grotesque example of service and loophole digging I have ever witnessed. The idea that my life would be in the hands of a company that exists solely to make profit and who hires people whose compensation is based on finding ways to deny claims, would be incredibly horrifying.

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