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“Have They Lost Their Minds?!” Republican Health Bill As Politically- Assisted Suicide

"Sen. Mitch McConnell has called off a vote this week on the Senate Republican health-care bill. That’s a good thing. Because if Republicans want to confirm every liberal caricature of conservatism in a single piece of legislation, they could do no better than vote on the GOP bill in its current form."

"Sen. Mitch McConnell has called off a vote this week on the Senate Republican health-care bill. That’s a good thing. Because if Republicans want to confirm every liberal caricature of conservatism in a single piece of legislation, they could do no better than vote on the GOP bill in its current form."
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5 comments on ““Have They Lost Their Minds?!” Republican Health Bill As Politically- Assisted Suicide

  1. The Real Alex Jones

    Peter’s Schiff analogy with the Lasik Eye Surgery is dead on. It’s cost has plummetted since 1997. This is because it is not under insurance. Repeal Obama care & soon to be Obama-lite.

    • Yep, medical technology has greatly advanced. Unfortunately primary health care has not. Basic preventive medicine apparently is not that attractive to a profit oriented health care systme.

    • Lasik is completely elective surgery for which there are highly effective and inexpensive non-surgical options which include putting some soft plastic in your eye daily or just putting on some nose furniture. If instead of treating diabetes with with insulin you could simply wear a toe ring made of nickel that moderated your blood sugar level then sure, prices would come down without insurance. Unfortunately unlike your dinner menu substitutions in health care are far more limited as is the effect of competition as a price control.

  2. PsychoPink

    Good point Real Alex! Because as everyone knows, our health care “system” was perfect before the Black Muslim from Kenya ruined it. That is, unless it bothers you that:

    -Medical bills were the #1 reason Americans declared bankruptcy.
    -That health care costs increased at multiples of the rate of inflation every year.
    -That 40-50 million of our fellow citizens didn’t have health care coverage.
    -That health care consumes nearly twice our nation’s GDP than any other developed nation in the world.
    -That you could be denied health insurance due to “pre-existing” conditions.

    But other than that, it was like PERFECT before the ACA, so why would any reasonable person want to change it?

  3. Spunky McGregor

    Lasik is a single example of a procedure that has improved greatly, but it isn’t because it is not covered by insurance. You could probably write a paper on the economics that have driven costs down, but I doubt that insurance would play a major roll. Peter Schiff is a very bright man, but this argument lacks attention to detail. A counterexample off of the top of my head is my car insurance; it has gone up for the last four years straight for me, despite the fact that I drive a relatively new automobile and have essentially a perfect driving record (you get to take my word on that last part). The reason? Other people, according to my insurance.
    Yeah it is expensive, and consumes roughly 30% more this year than the first year I insured the vehicle, but that is the trade I make because I want to have the option of driving as opposed to light rail. Lasik is a ridiculous example, and I think you know it. Insurance is spreading risk across the whole pool of people. I don’t know if this is hard to understand or just hard to accept.

    Maybe the solution is to give everyone the option when they turn 18 of ‘buying in’ to insurance. If you really think you’d be better off, tell your kids to forgo it! I’m sure they will greatly appreciate being free of the financial burden until they fall in a well or something.

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