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Conflict of Interest

Americans have received their health insurance from private sources for many years now, although the nature of these private companies has changed dramatically. What once were primary not-for-profit organizations who conducted underwriting and carried individuals policies, are now largely for-profit companies whose primary goal is to generate a profit rather than provide for the health needs of its members. As soon as insurance companies transitioned into the realm of making a profit for stockholders, a dangerous conflict of interest emerged which has led insurance companies to deny claims, refuse coverage to those who are deemed “health risks,” and engage in other practices more aligned with maintaining a profitable business rather than insuring the health and well being of those it covers. Health insurance needs to see a complete change in the structure of how it is delivered and what motives are driving this delivery. What is the right answer for the structure of health care?

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 at 11:20 am and is filed under Florida Health Insurance. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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