Child Governor Licks Insurance Company Boots
Health care costs are a problem, no? As twisted and backwards as Blunt's response to this issue has been (punish the poor, limit ability for average Joes to sue bad doctors) in his actions is a tacit admission that the problem does exist.
Health insurance costs are skyrocketing beyond the reach of many ordinary Missourians. So what does the governor do to reign in the powerful insurance companies and protect our citizens?
He passes legislation that protects insurance companies from consumers.
What? Wait, ain't that all bass-ackwards again? Yep, he's siding with big business, the kind of folks who lobby for a living (like his brother, sister, stepmom, father[sic], etc.) and zip him around in private jets. Blunt has signed a bill that protects these massive companies from consumer complaints, and it prevents other consumers from finding out when an insurance company has been screwing over other Missouri citizens.
He's making complaints on insurance companies a secret. Here's what Sen. Green had to say:
"It seems to me we continue to try to make it more difficult for the individual that purchases insurance to receive it," said Green, D-St. Louis. "We're not helping the consumers of the state of Missouri, we're helping the industry and that's a shame."Unbelievable.