[quote="jjdrury81, post:12, topic:204594"]
You know that this is absolutely not correct. In fact, it is the same sort of 'rhetoric' that you were just recently speaking out against.
I think that Berwick is extremely qualified and the right man for the job.
And since when is the Republican Party concerned about recess appointments? How short are your memories?
I'm not bellyaching about recess appointment, but the philosophy of the man. If you want someone who will put your illness, age, and cost for improvement through some mathematical formula to make the most people better, then fine. He is definitely the guy to do it. We will redistribute the money for expensive medical care, like a heart transplant, to those who can't afford to get their tonsils out. And that sounds pretty good doesn't it?
Health insurance should be a risk management decision for catastrophies, not a maintenance contract for prepaid everyday care. The fact that patients are isolated from the direct impact of the cost of their care, is what has caused prices and demand to simultaneously increase to unsustainable levels. What we have now is not like an insurance policy for your house burning down, it is a prepaid plan that covers the utilitiy bills. That ain't insurance. That is a free ticket to run your AC at 68 degrees. And now we think everyone should have access to free 68 degree AC. If someone's house burns down and it is expensive to rebuild it, we won't because everyone would have to raise their thermostat to 69. EVEN if the poor person has spent money to have fire insurance on his house for the last 60 years.
The problem with libs, is their quest for equal outcome. They ignore the statistic truth that eliminating "variation" in a system does NOT make the mean or average go up. In fact the elimination of poinst above the mean, is going to make the mean go down, but who cares...we all will get the same thing.
I'd prefer a system where if you have worked hard, saved your money, bought catastrophic insurance, you can buy what you can afford. If health care should be rationed, it should be on the basis of how much you are willing to put into saving your own bacon, not making sure everyone has the same bacon regardless of whether they planned ahead or not. Ditto widescreen TV's, cell phones, and cars.
Health care is not a right...it is a commodity. I may not be politically correct, but I am right. The harder everyone works for themselves... the more they have to spend on everything and the better off everyone is.
The more things are "free", the less incentive there is for anyone to give a flip about themselves or anyone else.