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http://news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/3299874
The Blue Dogs and the Republicans aren't fighting health care reform out of concern for your health.  

Date: 2009-08-27 04:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eqfe.livejournal.com
Those are pretty small contributions, it costs a lot more than that to buy a congressmen.

Date: 2009-08-29 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyapple27.livejournal.com
Knowing the true value of the merchandise, the congressmen sold their souls cheap.

Date: 2009-08-27 04:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] logiphage.livejournal.com
Rofl you really should to pay more attention to the bouncing dollar

This health care 'reform' does nothing to make more health care available, and will disincentivize the people who provide it and make it's delivery less efficient by mandating coverage people don't need (hint, they will use it if they have it, that's how we got here in the first place)

Less supply, less efficiently used. It will kill people.

Date: 2009-08-29 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyapple27.livejournal.com
The Huffington Post article illustrates how good ideas go astray via political deals. Thanks for the link.

I'm against any health care plan that offers everything to everybody. Many treatments that do absolutely no good are used every day in this country. However, I'd like to see coverage for basic health care and chronic illnesses.

Opponents of health care reform scream that the government is going to ration care, then whine that there'll be a lack of doctors if universal health care becomes available. They fail to see the contradiction between those scenarios.

It's far more likely that the government will add health care goodies to appease the loudest lobbies than cut benefits. Those without money or a spot on the news are going to lose. Also, any plan that covers everything on the AARP's wish list will bankrupt this country.

Date: 2009-08-31 06:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] logiphage.livejournal.com
The Huffington Post article illustrates how good ideas go astray via political deals.

I think the ideals are being met perfectly by all parties concerned. The ideal is to secure power and money, hence HR3200.

However, I'd like to see coverage for basic health care and chronic illnesses.

For people that can afford it on their own??

Opponents of health care reform scream that the government is going to ration care, then whine that there'll be a lack of doctors if universal health care becomes available. They fail to see the contradiction between those scenarios.

So do I. What is the contradiction?

The 'Health Care Reform' bill is rationing. It will mandate coverage for everyone and then decide what everyone will have covered. Rationing is bad because it misallocates resources.. and that is a huge part of what caused the problem in the first place.

People will use the coverage they have if they don't experience any reason not to. That's the problem now. Special interest groups get government to mandate coverage for crap they would not otherwise use. So people use it. They get tax breaks and subsidies to insurance for their groups. So people use it.

Federal insurance mandates is the exactly the worst possible thing we could do. Prices will go up more and we will thus kill people that would otherwise live.

Any managed market will always misallocate resources. It's not possible for it not to. The current bills will make things much worse, while making a lot of money for politicians and business cartels.

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