September 7, 2009

Stop the [Health Care] Insanity!

aftermath2.jpgIf you, like me, are subject to spontaneous head detonations when you hear those doleful words "health care," you'll find A Goy and his Blog's "Tilting At Mass Hysteria" soothing. But you'll have to put in some time....


Go get a soda and stop in the restroom on the way back. This is going to take a few minutes.

You know you live in a world where 2 2 = 5 when fact is ridiculed and fantasy is validated.

Welcome to America, 2009.

We have come to conflate health care and health care insurance so blindly that we can no longer conceive of getting health care without having insurance “coverage” for it.

This is part of the mass hysteria that must be cured if we’re ever to get health care costs back under control.

The irrational misconception that health care and insurance for it are one and the same is, ironically, the biggest part of the health care problem. Why? Because it derails every substantive discussion on the topic and sends it off into the weeds where it has nothing to do with getting health care costs back under control. In the health care “debate”, everyone’s arguing over “how to cover the rising costs” or the availability and unfathomable actuarial and economic complexities of “coverage”, when the goal here is something completely different and far simpler. The goal is to get back what we once had: a health care market that supports affordable routine health care.

Follow on HERE. And yes, there are the helpful graphs.

Posted by Vanderleun at September 7, 2009 11:47 AM
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Thanks, G!


p.s. yeah, sorry about the length - it could probably use a good editor, but overall it's not something one can do justice with 800 words. I didn't even get into Medicare and the extortion DHHS uses to force retirees stay in the plan, eliminating ANY chance that the private sector will develop competing health plans.

Posted by: goy at September 8, 2009 6:39 AM

Mighty uuesfl. Make no mistake, I appreciate it.

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Mighty uuesfl. Make no mistake, I appreciate it.

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