When I got a (doomed from the get-go) job one major company sent a rep down to present the healthcare plans to us. Most of us from management were in that first meeting.
I added up the premiums and the deductibles in my head rather quickly. I repeated the numbers back to her.
$5000 per year in premiums and $12,000 in deductibles.
So I’m out $17,000 before anything starts to be covered? Correct?
She said, yes, you are correct.
Great job, liberals. Really great job. Tell us once again how smart you are. Tell us again how you’re smarter than the rest of us.
“Tell us once again how smart you are. “
Well, actually, they were pretty smart. It was never about insurance. There were several ways to insure the uninsured without taking over and upending one fifth of the nation’s economy. It was about control. I read some of the original documentation on O. care and one of the provisos, just like in Canada and the UK, was that people could have their coverage cancelled by name, as individuals, by the government. Notice that there are few people who speak out about how terrible care is in Canada and the UK. If that’s not a control mechanism that could be used to stop anybody criticizing the government, then I don’t know what is.
On the good side, it was one of the dramatic overreaches that gave us President Trump. We’d probably never have had Nixon without LBJ, or Reagan without Carter. We almost certainly wouldn’t have had Trump without Obama. Our politics swings like a pendulum from one extreme to another. It must drive our allies crazy. Hopefully, we’ll have 16 years of conservative anti-regulatory government.
Also on the good side, I suspect that a combination of abysmal education will result in a revolution of AI led, internet based, education at home. That will be a nail in liberalism’s coffin.
Hey, you gotta pay for all those fatazzez who developed diabetes and the opioid/drug users, crime-inflicted injuries, illegal aliens and their brats, HIV/STD/AIDS “victims” and other self inflicted/lifestyle ‘insureds”