Health insurance June 15, 2011 ~ susie 0 shares Share Tweet Pin Great Carl Hiaasen column on governors who have suddenly become constitutional purists. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Published by susie View all posts by susie
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Carl Hiassen is a treasure. Of course, (to paraphrase Will Rogers), “it’s easy being a humorist when you have the entire Florida State goverment working for you”.
Listens to Laura Nyro and reads Carl Hiassen. Your cohort in Philly must bear an uncanny resemblance to mine in Atlanta.
The difference between insuring cars and houses is that the bank owns them. So I guess if we want health care we need to officially become slaves so the banks will consider us someone’s collateral.
Lots of people own cars free and clear. So why does the state get to force me to buy insurance? Same principle.
I think the argument against mandating purchase of private for-profit insurance has merit, actually.
Social Security is mandatory — but it’s not a for-profit company providing SocSec; it’s a shared government program. Same with Medicare.
Gee, Obama coulda expanded Medicare – Improved and Expanded!- and the Repubs would have had no grounds to go after a requirement that people pay into it. BUT, Obama had deals with the private for-profit health insurers who were seeing their customer base eroding as more and more people could not afford their offerings. These parasites were after mandates as the only way to keep and grow their customer –er, make that, host— base.
And they got the IRS to provide the muscle to make people buy into those private for-profit offerings. So, some people may not pay, finding the IRS penalty easier to bear, but some will buy the catastrophic does-nearly-nothing-for-them plans just to keep off the IRS radar.
Obama’s plan was for health insurance reform and profit protection; it was not for health CARE.
And, from Jon Walker…Big oops for MA Romney/ObamaCare: Private insurers are not holding down costs in MA, even with mandates…and why should they? They’re guaranteed customers. Parasites do what they do.
A report from the MA Division of Health Care Finance and Policy (PDF)
Obama took single payer off the table. Too bad for us. Also, going to be bad for him, I think. Actually, what’s really bad for him is that he simply is not a real Democrat; he’s pure Neolib Corporatist, with strong St. Ronnie yearnings.
i refuse to ever vote again – i completely don’t give a shit any longer since it’s all going to end badly anyway and it doesn’t matter who’s at the wheel when it happens (they won’t be able to do anything about it anyway). Besides that, voting has turned out to be a big sham and the powers that be are now exposed to us as using government to their own ends. So they’re creating a prison country/police state to try to “control” us once the shit hits the fan (food and water scarcity, lack of livable-wage jobs, and millions of guns all put together add up to some really bad times ahead).
Good luck with your future.
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