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May 17, 2014

One reason America has such a dysfunctional health care system

is we have convinced ourselves it is not a business.
We think health care is this weird fusion of mystical religion, government service and natural resource. It is none of those things. It certainly should never be any of those things. Europeans made it a government service for the proletariat. It’s cheap and does the basics, but there’s a reason their elites don’t use the system. Africans and many Asians still treat medicine as a religion. The natural resource angle is an American invention. Our lunatics truly think health care is a magical well held hostage by insurance companies.
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Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 17, 2014 8:46 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I believe health care is hostage to insurance companies

Posted by: bgarrett at May 18, 2014 6:13 AM

It seems adversarial but I don't think it is. Follow the money, they are all in it together.

Posted by: chasmatic at May 18, 2014 6:52 AM

Who gave the power to the insurance companies?

They don't want your money, they want your obedience.

Posted by: ghostsniper at May 18, 2014 7:41 AM

Who gave the power, unfortunately, is the population who have been brainwashed into believing they'll die tomorrow without the medical industry.

Sure, there are those with life-threatening situations, but that's not who we're talking about. The millions upon millions who "feel better after going to the doctor" are the natural victims of the unholy triumvirate comprised of the A.M.A., the drug industry, and the insurance racket.

And now they've got the Government on their side to force everybody to buy this snake oil. Madness.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at May 18, 2014 8:28 AM

The trouble with health insurance is that it is not insurance. It is managed care. I have had actual insurance all my life, and managed my own care. It is a different and better world, but a world gone by.

When banks refused to approve mortgages to bad credit risks, the ruling class declared it red lining and twisted the choke chain, which is their access to the money window. After a time the banks became good at it, writing shit, packaging it as bread, and selling it to others. When it all fell apart the ruling class blamed the banks and the public believed them. It's a winning formula.

Posted by: james wilson at May 18, 2014 11:08 AM

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