Health insurance is not an essential service. One doesn't need insurance to get health care. I'm sure that arguments could also be made that certain functions of health care aren't essential either.

I don't know what Stormy's point was, but mine was simply to highlight the fact that in comparison to some of the "industries" mentioned in Stormy's post, the health insurers aren't making "fat" profits as the current administration has stated. The CEO salaries of those organizations, while hefty, are definitely not out of line with other big businesses/corporations.

Now whether health insurers should be for-profit entities is another area of discussion.
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