Who said anything about profit?
One can imagine the following spoken from the vantage point of our dear leaders in Washington: “Those greedy insurance companies,” (“Insurers challenge medical-loss tax limits,” ModernHealthcare.com, Aug. 16).
There is no reason why the government should not mandate that 85% of the premium dollars go to healthcare providers of one sort of another, with a maximum of 15% left over for general, sales and administrative costs and taxes. Profit? Who said they should be allowed to make a profit? Taxes? An issue that’s between them and their state. Impossible for them to survive, you say? We never said we intended that they should survive. That’s why we have single-payer healthcare waiting in the wings.
Carey Allison Vice president of healthcare delivery and
chief medical officer Health Plus of Louisiana