I’ve been trying to think of anything comparable that has ever been attempted by conservatives - where they knew that what they wanted to accomplish was politically impossible and deliberately substituted an intermediate process that would eventually achieve what they wished, all the while denying that the slippery slope outlined by opponents would come to pass.
Here Rick, Let me get that one for you:
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But, demonizing the private carriers, driving them out of business and replacing them with a government run options is not it.
Why not? Driving companies out of business that fail their customers so completely is about as American as you can get.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 18.08.2009 @ 15:29
Your implication is that a federally run government medical coverage plan would decrease the amount of time you had to waste on the phone? It’s comical to think a government run system on that scale would perform better or even come close in terms of customer satisfaction.
No, my implication is that the private system is horrible, and has failed me and my family on numerous occasions. I reeealy love BEGGING some company that I pay a ridiculous amount of money to do everything in their power to NOT provide the service I'm paying them to provide.
Oh, what? It's the private system, why not just switch insurance companies? Well, I have, and the grass is just as brown and dead on the other side of the fence.
Considering my experience with the system, it's very difficult for me to believe that a government system could possibly be worse.
You guys have almost managed to terrify me into thinking that it might, though. You're all incredibly adept at making people scared shitless. Well played, right wing.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 18.08.2009 @ 08:20
The future is grim and unless we can find someway to expand the health care pie without growing government or giving bureaucrats control over our health care system, these issues that are already on a slippery slope will slide us into choices that are unpalatable and would represent a loss of freedom.
I like how you use the word bureaucrat as a scare tactic. The actual definition of the word is slightly less evil than your context would have us believe. In fact, it applies to people who work at insurance corporations as well.
Let me see if I've got this technique down:
"It enrages me when some insurance company bureaucrat denies coverage for a test that my doctor says my child needs."
Yeah, that feels about right. Now, let me go get on the phone for three hours with these insurance company bureaucrats and explain to them that their excellent private system seems to be having a bit of a problem in regards to not giving a shit about my kid.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 17.08.2009 @ 09:50
Ambiguity problem solved!
The Democrats are cowards and foolish cowards at that!
You said 'finally' twice.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 14.08.2009 @ 12:24
Mark in Boston,
Please stop making sense. We must embrace the 'free market' insurance industry and make sure that it prospers at all costs - to us.
Let's forget that employer based insurance is one of the greatest money making scams ever pulled on the American people. Non only does it stifle entrepreneurship, personal freedom, and individual growth and self betterment, but it also has the added benefit of being able to drop your sick ass on technicalities and fine print when the going gets rough.
It works great when you're not sick though! Best of luck with finding a job.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 13.08.2009 @ 09:28
Sell the dream and deliver the turd.
Shit. I just fell for eight years of that from you guys. You're telling me I'm falling for it again from the other guys now? Thanks for the heartfelt warning man, much appreciated.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 12.08.2009 @ 00:19
Public health insurance will unleash a massive wave of entrepreneurship and progress throughout the country.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 11.08.2009 @ 15:22
Congratulations Reynolds, you broke Rick's blog.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 10.08.2009 @ 13:19
the finger of blame will have a hard time finding a permanent place to rest.
No it won't.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 7.08.2009 @ 16:20