21 December 2007

Preserving shareholder value!

What can one say about the death of 17 year old Nataline Sarkisyan? I have no words. She died yesterday after a protracted fight with her insurance company, CIGNA, over a liver transplant. Shortly before she died CIGNA "decided to make an exception in this rare and unusual case" and agreed to pay for the procedure. Unfortunately this happened too late for Ms. Sarkisyan and her family.

I hope that at some point America wakes up and realises that the multi-billion (or is it trillion) dollar health insurance industry adds absolutely no value to the process and deserves no place in the provision of health care to all Americans.

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