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THIS should be how we implement legitimate health care….

March 19, 2010

It really is not that complicated, I just don’t understand HOW people don’t grasp the concept of “Free Market”, and why left alone, it WORKS!

People yell about posts being nothing more than links, but she’s spot on in just how simple this all COULD, or better yet, SHOULD be.

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  1. eternalsalvation permalink
    March 19, 2010 10:28 pm

    Excellent comment, Curt, about “Free market” healthcare. It’s not to late to run for governor, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeas! Charlie Baker is a pro-gay, pro Obamacare R.I.N.O. He is the Obama of the republican party. He must be stopped! He supported Romneycare & the Harvard Pilgrim bailout, on the tax-payers dime, then claims this as his greatest achievement. God, please help us I pray!

  2. bloggytater permalink
    March 20, 2010 7:18 am

    Wow. Did you seriously just link me over to an Ann Coulter column?? Good Lord.

  3. superjax permalink
    March 20, 2010 2:06 pm

    Jeepers, what a simple and simplistic solution to the health care issue. Thanks Ann, and thanks Curt for spreading this portal to understanding.

    For those who still don’t understand the benefit of allowing the free market and the insurance companies to be your health care lifeline and fear the rising runaway costs and indifference to public health these entities represent, let me suggest you all just strive to emulate Ann Coulter as best you can. If everyone was more like Ann Coulter, then disease could be stopped in its tracks. Because let’s face it…what self-respecting virus or bacterium could bring itself to invade and try to sustain itself in such a hostile environment of bilious hatred, narrow-minded greed and selfishness of the soul-shriven anorexic husk Ann exemplifies? Disease would commit seppuku in preference to that.

  4. superjax permalink
    March 21, 2010 3:39 am

    I meant to say “soul-shrivelled anorexic husk…”

    superjax

  5. nurtureengine permalink
    March 23, 2010 7:30 am

    America has become a land of taxation despite the fact our great nation was founded to avoid taxation.

    • deskcon permalink
      March 23, 2010 1:27 pm

      Forgetting for a moment settlers came to Jamestown for religious freedom. I get where you are coming from, but our country was actually founded on “no taxation without representation”. Or paying paying taxes for nothing. (Paying taxes to England and getting none of the benefits) Not sure how I feel about this bill, but I am sure health insurance would be classified as “representation”.

      • scottzimm permalink
        March 24, 2010 9:24 am

        Actually “no taxation without representation” was more of a rallying cry than anything else. The issue wasn’ representaton, it was the taxes/the rights they were losing b/c of the taxes. If England would have giving us representation the war still would have been fought. We as a nation have become the very thing the founders fought the revolutionary war for.

  6. apizzi permalink
    March 23, 2010 8:09 am

    Wow, an Ann Coulter sighting!!! I guess Glenn Beck & Sean Hannity must be busy. Once again Mr. Schilling from his perch on high tells us great unwashed rabble how & what to think. Notice how THIS is capitalized because he is imparting is all-knowing wisdom and we better listen.

    Now, my guess is that Mr. Schilling does not even know what is in this bill. But to help him I will ask the following questions: Are you against the following:
    1) covering children with pre-existing conditions;
    2) providing tax credits to small businesses;
    3) Closing the “donut hole” for seniors so they can afford medication;
    4) Having young adults covered on parents plan;
    5) No lifetime caps;
    6) Covering adults with pre-existing conditions;
    7) Having new insurance plans include preventative care;
    8) Ending the practice of insurance companies no longer cutting someone because they get sick;
    9) Transparency in insurance co. to see where their overhead is going;
    10) Customer appeals process;
    11) Medicare expansion to rural areas;
    12) Nutrient content disclosure;
    13) Better coverage for early employees;
    14) Better consumer information on web;
    15) Encouraging investment in new therapies.

    These are components in this bill and the “free market” had the opportunity to provide them and did not.

  7. Chris permalink
    March 23, 2010 8:18 am

    ‘Free Market’ worked so well for banks and investment houses.

  8. deskcon permalink
    March 23, 2010 1:19 pm

    I am still analyzing the bill and at this point I like some of the points and wish I could change some of them. The spirit of the bill is right though. I feel the country with the highest standard of living shouldn’t have 10% of its population uninsured. Something is wrong when the greatest country in the world can’t take care of their own as well as countries like Costa Rica or Canada. This fact illustrates our greed. Then again, at this point I can only speculate on the long term ramifications.

    Regardless of your place on the political spectrum you have to realize associating yourself with Ann Coulter is sheer folly. She uses divisive inaccurate language to garner interest. This kind commentary isn’t useful to us. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, just know if your opinions aren’t founded on reality, educated people will not take them seriously.

    I offer this as evidence:

    Coulter states:

    “We can’t have a free market in health insurance until Congress eliminates the antitrust exemption protecting health insurance companies from competition. If Democrats really wanted to punish insurance companies, which they manifestly do not, they’d make insurers compete. ”

    This is extremely strange consider nearly one month ago the house voted to repeal health insurance’s antitrust exemption. The vote was 406 in favor and 19 opposed. Every single one of the 19 in opposition was Republican. With this in mind you can tell her diatribe isn’t founded in reality, but ignorance.

    You can Google the subject, here is a link though:

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/02/24/house-votes-to-repeal-antitrust-exemption-for-health-insurers/?fbid=krEe2JMxY2u

    Once she started talking about deregulation I had to stop. While they are two different industries, the recent economic trouble illustrated large powerful private organizations cannot be left to their own devises as we’ll all suffer in the long run.

    I am not sure the recently signed bill is the solution. I am not sure it won’t be bad for us. I am not sure it will be good for us. I am sure, Ann Coulter and her ilk aren’t the solution. I fervently believe being dissident is an integral part of our system, that is the very reason free speech exist. I applaud Republicans, Democrats and Independents for voicing their concerns. This is our checks and balances. Never let anyone call you unpatriotic or treasonous for questioning what the government is doing. As citizens of this great country that is our job. However if we ever want productive compromises, our dissidence needs to be founded on rational conversation based on fact. Speculation/Insinuation based on inaccurate information is a cancer in our system. I am saddened that this is being used as a medium to spread this illness.

    Thats my two cents. If I have disrespected anyone (other than Coulter), I truly apologize. I did my best to stay even.

    Josh

  9. March 24, 2010 2:11 pm

    I would add that we should be able to deduct all of our health care expenses from our taxable income. I believe in health savings accounts. Maybe even allow us to give money to other people to help them pay their bills and be able to deduct that as well.

    No system will solve every problem. But the free market would allow us to reduce costs, get the best care and, by leaving more money in our own pockets, help people out who truly need it.

    And about Ann Coulter — you may not like her — but that doesn’t always make her wrong.

    • bloggytater permalink
      March 28, 2010 7:04 am

      No, it doesn’t always make her wrong. However if you have a point to get across, using a vitriolic extremist person as an example is a very poor way to do that. You aren’t likely to have reasonable people listen, even if she is right.

      Which she isn’t.

  10. justautilityinfielder permalink
    March 26, 2010 6:37 pm

    I couldn’t find anything about this issue from the link listed. But the free market won’t solve the problem. The insurance companies will fight over the healthy people leaving everyone else out in the cold. If John McCain wanted to buy insurance he’d be turned away.

    What we should do is end Medicare. Why are we spending so much money on people that are going to live, what, 5 more years? If you had two cars that needed the same repairs, one was a 1988 ford and the other a 2005 ford, which would you spend the money on?

  11. superjax permalink
    March 28, 2010 11:10 am

    Yeah, that’s good thinking there justautilityinfielder. Maybe Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter can come up with a nice compassionate conservative GOP plan to reflect your philosophy. Like putting the old sick folks on ice floes like the Eskimos used to, and let ‘em sail off to the horizon as polar bear or orca chow. Or what the heck, there’s always Soylent Green, right?

  12. cassius10000 permalink
    April 3, 2010 6:21 pm

    Why weren’t you advocating for free market principles when you were making millions in a public subsidized industry that has been granted special exemptions from anti-trust laws?

  13. compsports permalink
    April 16, 2010 5:36 am

    Curt,

    If the free market worked for health insurance, then I should have been able to obtain health insurance in 2008 after my cobra policy expired. I couldn’t due to having a psych med history even though I was tapering off of them.

    Someone in my situation could have obtained insurance in my state but the policy would have been around $1,200 per month which I couldn’t afford. I don’t know too many people who would have been able to.

    If you had done some research with an open mind instead of looking at this as a conservative vs. liberal issue, I think you would have discovered that there are many people like me in similar situations.

    By the way, if your son with AS was born to a family in which the parents were unemployed like I was, that family might not be able to get health insurance due to AS being a psychiatric diagnosis and in the DSM.

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