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This is what is wrong with for-profit health care.

A quote (from Alison Kosik, business "analyst" for CNN): "...what it also did is institute a situation...where these insurers have to spend more of their premium money on actual medical claims."

Mother fucker. What a terrible state of affairs for insurers.

The entire segment made me profoundly queasy, but that line stood out as annoying. That and the idea that these companies are "...heavily exposed to Medicare...." When did the business you chose to be involved in became your risks to be avoided? I suppose it is only risk when you have to, you know, cover people's medical costs.

(PS: I elided a mid-quote reference to the interviewer's name, nothing else.)