Insurance Scam

Insurance Scam
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The insurance policy(ies) made mandatory for the employees of the administration has been scrapped in only about a month’s time since it was made mandatory. Apparently, and on the face of it, the policy was riddled with loopholes, inconsistencies and so on. In short, it was a large fraud and scam. While it is good that the so called policy has been scrapped, the question is why did it happen in the first place? And, why were things allowed to come to this pass? The answer lies in the relationship between some members of the bureaucracy( representing the administration) , the political class and corporations. The nexus that binds these is money. The administration for many is a kitty to be raided by building unholy nexuses and basically rob people. Fortunately, this time, the scam was discovered well in advance; it was not found when people at their vulnerable moments would discover that they actually had no insurance and that they had been deceived. All these are in the nature of general observations but the focus should also be on the particular. That is, those behind the scam, whatever their position in the pecking order must be identified, named, shamed and punished in proportion to the nature of the crime. Nothing less can and should do. But, the administration , till now, has been loath to spell out names. This suggests that powerful and influential people are involved. But, in the public interest , and in the interests of propriety and ethics, naming and punishment must happen. This becomes salient given the nature of the crime and its consequences: what if the scam had not been discovered? Hundreds and thousands of people would have been defrauded of their hard earned savings and money and many would have fallen victim to the crime when they would have been vulnerable. The issue then is not merely skimming of public monies but of breach of trust too. The scam can then cannot and must not be brushed under the carpet. Besides inflicting punishment proportionate to the crime, punishing the perpetrators will also constitute a deterrent to future misdemeanors and crimes like these. It then behooves upon powers that be to immediately identify the perpetrators, the big guns behind it and the people who actually did the hatchet job. Public money and trust are too serious to be trifled and played with!