Whoopi Goldberg makes strong health insurance statement on 'The View': It 'really doesn't do much for you'

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Whoopi Goldberg made a surprise return to The View on Thursday as she continues to recover from double pneumonia and sepsis. And along with a big thank you for all the love and support she received, the 63-year-old Oscar winner came with a message about health insurance.” data-reactid=”24″>Whoopi Goldberg made a surprise return to The View on Thursday as she continues to recover from double pneumonia and sepsis. And along with a big thank you for all the love and support she received, the 63-year-old Oscar winner came with a message about health insurance.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="“One of the things that I discovered, and I’m sure many people already know this, is that your insurance really doesn’t do much for you. And the people who are saying ‘no’ to you in insurance are not doctors. They are people who are looking at algorithms and things,” Goldberg said. “And it got me to thinking: ‘Why is it that I’ve been paying insurance for almost 60 years and it hasn’t rolled over, you know what I mean? Who told them they could use that money when I wasn’t using it?’”” data-reactid=”25″>“One of the things that I discovered, and I’m sure many people already know this, is that your insurance really doesn’t do much for you. And the people who are saying ‘no’ to you in insurance are not doctors. They are people who are looking at algorithms and things,” Goldberg said. “And it got me to thinking: ‘Why is it that I’ve been paying insurance for almost 60 years and it hasn’t rolled over, you know what I mean? Who told them they could use that money when I wasn’t using it?’”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The talk show&nbsp;host suggested that this would be a good issue for some of the young politicians who have entered the fray recently to sink their teeth into — because this is an issue that voters can change.” data-reactid=”26″>The talk show host suggested that this would be a good issue for some of the young politicians who have entered the fray recently to sink their teeth into — because this is an issue that voters can change.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="“These are things that we have the power to take care of. This is us,” Goldberg said.” data-reactid=”27″>“These are things that we have the power to take care of. This is us,” Goldberg said.

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="And while the relationship with insurance and doctors is a complicated one, Goldberg offered up at least one place to start.” data-reactid=”30″>And while the relationship with insurance and doctors is a complicated one, Goldberg offered up at least one place to start.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="“I think doctors should not be on insurance boards. That to me is a conflict of interest,” Goldberg said. “Doctor’s job is to do no harm. When insurance denies your child or your mother or your aunt something, they are doing harm. Y’all have to be the advocate for yourself.”” data-reactid=”31″>“I think doctors should not be on insurance boards. That to me is a conflict of interest,” Goldberg said. “Doctor’s job is to do no harm. When insurance denies your child or your mother or your aunt something, they are doing harm. Y’all have to be the advocate for yourself.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Goldberg, who released a video statement last week discussing her near-death medical scare, said the illness was “hard” and “scary” for her and her family, and said she hopes that serves as a cautionary tale for everyone.&nbsp;” data-reactid=”32″>Goldberg, who released a video statement last week discussing her near-death medical scare, said the illness was “hard” and “scary” for her and her family, and said she hopes that serves as a cautionary tale for everyone. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="“You must really take care of yourself, because there’s little tiny stuff out there that will kill you that you never think of,” Goldberg said.” data-reactid=”33″>“You must really take care of yourself, because there’s little tiny stuff out there that will kill you that you never think of,” Goldberg said.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on ABC.” data-reactid=”34″>The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on ABC.

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