Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Pirates of the Health Care-ibbean

One last post for "Talk like a Pirate Day": a humorous music video about Healthcare Pirates from the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights.

Who would've thought a sea-shanty called "Go Ahead and Die" could have such a toe-tappin' beat?

From their website: "Half of every dollar spent on health care is wasted on administration, insurance company profits, and overpriced pharmaceuticals." With a total annual U.S. healthcare spending of $1.9 TRILLION in 2004, it sure sounds like there's a whole lot of plundering going on.

And I thought I was just kidding with the pirate bit. Arrgh, indeed.