Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Going Postal On Health Care

So President Obama was addressing a town hall and in trying to address claims that a government plan will drive private insurers out of the market he admitted that the government doesn't do things as well as private industry. Specifically he said that UPS and FedEx do a better job than the USPS.

Here is my question. If the government plan isn't going to be subsidized by tax money, as he appears to be claiming here, how is it going to provide health insurance to people who can't afford it now? That is the whole point of this thing isn't it? To provide health insurance to people who can't afford it? The money has to come from somewhere. If not from the people being insured and not from taxes, where is the money going to come from? Surely they aren't going to charge other people astronomically high premiums to subsidize those who can't pay. That would make the government plan a lot more expensive than any private insurance and so destroy it's competitiveness.

There's only one way the government can come up with the money to provide insurance to the 47 million uninsured. They've got to use taxes to subsidize the insurance. There's no other place for the government to get the money. The second the government plan is subsidized by tax dollars there will be no way for private insurers to compete. Private insurers have to make a profit or they will go bankrupt and out of business. The government doesn't have to make a profit because they can just seize the money they need through taxes. Which means the government can seriously undercut private insurers prices driving them out of business.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I'm a Night Elf Mohawk!

I was talking with a friend this weekend and it came out that he hadn't seen Mr. T's World of Warcraft commercial so I thought I'd post it here along with some of their other celebrity spots.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Civilized Debate

An unemployed man goes to a health care town hall meeting to try and make an honest buck selling "Don't Tread On Me" flags while learning something about the issue. Want to guess which side's supporters assaulted him?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wisdom from the Village Elders

Seems an AARP meeting to promote Obama's health care plan didn't go quite the way the organizers planned...

Monday, August 3, 2009

Government Health Care Story of the Day

Here's a heart warming tale of government health care. A woman in Oregon was informed that the state health care plan won't pay for her chemotherapy but they will pay for her physician assisted suicide.

Here is an inconvenient difference between private and public health care providers. For a private health care provider, a dead patient is a lost revenue stream. For a public health care provider, a dead patient is a cost savings.