“Proposed law: “Notwithstanding any other provision of federal or state law, it shall be lawful to purchase or sell any health insurance product in the United States of America.”
Skip the repeal—so there’s nothing for leftist ruffians to protest—and just give the rest of us the option of escaping Obamacare to buy health insurance the same way we buy everything else. Only a free market can guarantee good products at good prices.”
“Instead of throwing off the shackles of these commissions and giving us a nationwide free market in health insurance, Obamacare imposed one enormous federal shackle.
As a result, “health insurance” under Obamacare isn’t insurance at all—it’s the government forcing us to pay for other people’s health care through ghastly insurance premiums, deductibles and co-pays in exchange for highly limited health insurance for ourselves.
Trump ought to be using the flaming wreckage of Obamacare to illustrate what’s wrong with all Soviet five-year plans. It could be as iconic as Reagan’s Berlin Wall speech. Teenagers would vote Republican for the next 70 years—80 or 90 years, if they could finally buy decent health insurance.” Here….
Hopes have been shot to hell of ever being able to afford regular health insurance, health reforms will never fix the mess the government has created.
“Likewise, requiring insurers to cover a wide range of conditions against which some subscribers do not wish to insure – indeed, against certain contingencies that cannot apply to them in any event (e.g., costs associated with pregnancy for male subscribers) – turns the insurance system into a complex system of overcharges and cross-subsidies, that is, turns the system into a legally prescribed welfare system rather than an insurance system.
Stop Calling It ‘Insurance’
Legislators will be reluctant to buck continued subsidies and privileges no matter how irrational these interventionist distortions are.
The federal government and the state governments have intervened haphazardly in the health-care insurance business so pervasively and for so long that by now the whole setup is nothing but a gigantic mess that flies in the face of the insurance principle and dictates a host of requirements that make no sense except as answers to the prayers of special-interest groups and rent seekers.
Once a net benefit has been created, however, each beneficiary group will scream to the heavens if reforms should threaten to remove its privilege, and legislators will be reluctant to buck such organized political insistence on continued subsidies and privileges no matter how irrational these interventionist distortions are as components of an insurance system.” here.…via Maggies Farm
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That’s why reforming health care has become an impossibility. As soon as anyone makes any noises about fixing the system, the army of lobbyists, hired by every vested interest, shows up to bury the reformers. If they are not able to kill the idea of reform entirely, they set about corrupting it into another grift that their clients can use to get a free shot at your wallet. The only people not represented in these efforts are the voters. They get no say. here…..
“I had nothing to do with that.”_ Obama regarding health insurance skyrocketing premiums
It was a flat out lie and he had everything to do with it. You don’t get to wash your hands of your signature law when it fails. These people face zero consequences for their actions, he will be out of office in a few months living off of his pension, speeches, with all of his healthcare paid for the rest of his life, along with his family.
The average Joe who doesn’t get coverage from his employer but makes over fifty grand can’t afford private insurance or Obamacare and gets penalized for not having it.
Now the asshat designer of Obamacare says their is nothing wrong with the law, they just need to make the penalties stiffer to force people to buy Obamacare regardless of the costs.
On Wednesday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” MIT Economics Professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber argued that “The law is working as designed. However, it could work better. And I think probably the most important thing experts would agree on is that, we need a larger mandate penalty.”
I can’t repeat this enough. A short rope and a tall tree will stop 100% of these idiots playing with our lives.by jeffli6 with 4 comments
I have been a little under the weather the last few days and posts have been kind of slow. I made it to work but don’t have a lot of energy after, and that is when I usually post. I have a bunch of stuff in the Rule 5 category, but after the terrorist attacks in Brussels, it just doesn’t seem appropriate for some reason.
We will see what tomorrow brings.by jeffli6 with 8 comments
“Every human being has either XX or XY chromosomes embedded in every cell of his or her body. That makes each of us biologically male or female, no matter how we feel about that fact. To believe otherwise is essentially a psychiatric disorder.” keep reading
My sentiments exactly.by jeffli6 with no comments yet
by jeffli6 with no comments yet“I do not believe it’s proper to put the situation in the terms that it’s industrialists versus government. On the contrary, one of the reasons why I am in favor of less government is because when you have more government, industrialists take it over, and the two together form a coalition against the ordinary worker and the ordinary consumer. I think business is a wonderful institution, provided it has to face competition in the marketplace and can’t get away with something except by producing a better something at a lower cost, and that’s why I don’t want government to step in and help the business community.“
— Milton Friedman
Seems so easy and simple to me, why wouldn’t this be a standard test for everyone over 30? Could save so many lives.
Medical Test Uses Fingers To Predict Heart Disease – Blood flow in fingers shows years ahead
There’s now a new test that can predict a heart attack years — as many as seven years — before the patient has one.
Doctors don’t even look at your heart to conduct this test. They look at your fingers.
KCAL9′s Juan Fernandez spoke to Dr. Chris Renna of LifeSpan Medicine in Santa Monica to find out how the test works. “Endothelial function is the bomb. That’s the money,” he says. Dr. Renna says blood vessel health can be easily checked with the EndoPat test.
He showed Fernandez various charts showing patients with varying results. “You can see endothelial dysfunction in 30 year olds, you can prevent a potential lifetime of distress and misery by correcting that.”
Ed Murphy is being treated by another doctor. While he doesn’t have any heart disease symptoms, he did want to know if he was headed down the wrong path. “I think it’s time to keep an eye on things because after 50 everything goes down hill,” says Murphy.
During Murphy’s EndoPat test, doctors place blood flow sensors on one finger on each hand. Then a blood pressure cuff was inflated to stop blood flow to one hand. After five minutes, the cuff is deflated and the sensors then measure recovering blood flow.
In a normal patient, you see blood flow stop with the inflated cuff and then a rebound surge in blood flow. In an abnormal test, blood flow only recovers to what it was before the stoppage. This signals potential trouble in the heart.
“If the results are not normal you have to do lifestyle modifications lifestyle changes are in orders, to make them normal,” says Dr. Renna.
Simple changes in weight, diet, exercise and perhaps medication can hopefully restore normal blood vessel function and prevent possible heart attacks or strokes.
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