It’s rigged, people. Insurance companies and healthcare providers are colluding against you in a systematic way while laughing all the way to the bank.
If you don’t believe me, look at the amazing run insurance companies’ stock prices have had over the past 10 years, or the record revenue nonprofit hospital systems are making these days. Doesn’t it strike anyone as odd that the entity sitting on the largest pile of cash in Oregon is not Nike, an international shoe company, but Providence Health and Services, the Oregon-based not-for-profit health system that had nearly twice as much cash on hand as Nike in 2016?
While what is taking place borders on the unethical, especially with the nonprofit hospitals, the actions of the insurance companies and healthcare providers are just an example of organizations doing that which is in their own self-interest within the parameters of current law and, until called to account, this kind of thing will continue.