stockingfull wrote: Jeff, the "charity of your choice," "thousand points of light" or whatever other phony ruse you guys try to hide behind when you want to duck your responsibilities ain't gonna cut it anymore.
So you are telling me I DIDN'T
donate to Hasbro Children's Hospital and the Tomorrow Fund for cancer? Interesting you know so much about me.
stockingfull wrote: "Stealing from you." What a laugh. The gov't has the right to do this -- and the greed of the insurance industry over the past 20 yrs may just take them out of the final plan. Because, like so many other opportunities which pvt enterprise has, they took something which had the potential to be a valuable public service tool and abused it. No different from the investment banks, Bernie Madoff, Stanford and the rest. You see, in public works, the shareholder is NOT more important than the taxpayer. For every tall tale of of foreign gov't controlled healthcare you can find, there are a dozen Americans who've been screwed by the insurance companies. So, just like in Wall St, the gov't has to intervene to restore order -- and you can be assured it will.
But the part you really don't get as you push all those tired old scare buttons is that, after we take the obscene profits going to Hartford (and the rest of the insurance industry you foolishly think is serving you) out of the equation, it all won't be nearly as expensive as the wing-nuts would have you believe.
In fact, so far the insurance industry seems resigned to it happening. They're not fighting it like they did in 1993-4, they're just maneuvering for a place at the table. So you may get your wish: in the end, there may be a gov't pool competing with the pvt ins co's for the guaranteed, no cherry-picking, no "pre-existing condition"-exclusion coverage which everybody will have when this gets done.
And then we'll see who's more efficient.
NOTHING is more efficient when run by the government. Tell me smart guy. Tell me one thing the government has ever delivered cheaper than private industry.
In public works, the taxpayer isn't important AT ALL
. Why would they be? It's not like they have a choice on where the money goes.
You may enjoy being a slave, but I don't.