The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

No Insurance Company Left Behind

Aug 3, 2009

With the economic crisis, private health insurance companies are losing business. Workers lose their jobs and their insurance. People who buy their own insurance face pay cuts and have to drop their policies.

But the government is coming to the rescue–of the insurance companies! No matter which health “reform” plan is finally adopted, the insurance companies stand to get more business and profits. All the plans being considered require everyone to have an insurance policy–without finding a way for the government or companies to pay for it.

The coming “reform” won’t improve most people’s health care and will impoverish many of us. But it clearly will improve the profits of the health insurance companies.