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Obamacare will be worse than this…

As with everything about this administrations, people were rewarded for mismanagement while we had rampant abuse of power, I mean frightening abuses like this one, and of course, delays in care correctly pointed out as death panels.

The left is desperate to pretend that this is a preview of Obamacare. Yeah sure. That’s because the bureaucrats that will run Obamacare are not the same low rent, power hungry, delusions of grandeur having dirt bags that now run the VA and screw over vets. “I told you so” is very appropriate at this time, but the profit haters that think government should run healthcare won’t care as long as their envy of other people making money is satisfied. After all, profits are evil and healthcare is a right. These people will make excuses for the most horrible dysfunctional system possible as long as it allows them to avoid having to submit themselves to the laws of economics and human nature. Of course, their delusion can only be maintained for so long as countless fortresses of lefty belief are finding out these days when they run out of other people’s money to spend.

The best thing that can come from Obamacare is that we roll it back and learn for at least a few generations that collectivism is a disease best avoided.

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  1. CM says:

    ….it allows them to avoid having to submit themselves to the laws of economics and human nature. Of course, their delusion can only be maintained for so long as countless fortresses of lefty belief are finding out these days when they run out of other people’s money to spend.

    Here we have an excellent public health system. It doesn’t break any “laws of economics” or human nature. And we aren’t running out of other people’s money to spend. So, again, your premise is flawed, as proven by this example. It doesn’t matter how often you repeat it.

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  2. Seattle Outcast says:

    That’s because you’re too stupid to actually know what is going on, CM.

    Particularly on the other side of the planet in a country where any state national guard could conquer your little island in a week or less (including travel time).

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  3. Seattle Outcast says:

    The funny thing is, I was contemplating a “CM will now protest that the exact opposite is true” – because that’s how fucking stupid and predictable your puny little intellect is.

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  4. CM says:

    The funny thing is, I was contemplating a “CM will now protest that the exact opposite is true” – because that’s how fucking stupid and predictable your puny little intellect is.

    I was thinking it had been a while since my leg was humped in that particular fashion.

    Particularly on the other side of the planet in a country where any state national guard could conquer your little island in a week or less (including travel time).

    Please don’t get your big shiny gun out mister…..! You’re just SOOOO big and strong…..

    That’s because you’re too stupid to actually know what is going on, CM.

    As always, Alex is using it to make a much larger point. But, as usual, he fails with that larger point. I’m sorry you missed that (and also confused it with invasions). Leg humping anticipation can be distracting huh. Don’t forget to clean up when you’re done.

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  5. Hal_10000 says:

    CM, you’re talking about the Australian system? The model I would like to see for the US would be something like that. A very basic insurance is provided, you can buy additional coverage and the bills are paid by the *consumer*, not the insurance companies. A significant amount of what we pay for “healthcare” is in fact paid to administrators who exist entirely to game the system. My preference would be a little difference — something along the lines of what David Goldhill suggested four years ago — that the standard insurance have a high deductible with a voucher for poor people. It would be a darn sight cheaper and better than Medicaid.

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  6. CM says:

    Well I’m in NZ but yes it’s also a ‘mixed’ system. The full range of healthcare is provided by the state, but not through an insurance model. People can opt to pay more via private insurers though. Southern Cross Health Insurance, a non-profit-scheme, is the largest of these at about 60% of the health insurance market and covered almost a quarter of all New Zealanders in 2007, even operating its own chain of hospitals.

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  7. Hal_10000 says:

    Ah, I always get mixed up on that. I was in NZ back in …. 2004. What I most remember is how good the lamb was. You guys keep the best stuff for yourselves.

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  8. CM says:

    Not quite….only the other week it was you who linked to a piece about carbon miles which used Brits eating NZ lamb as a prime example ;-)
    Also, we exported Russell Crowe. Way too much carbon coming out of that guy.

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  9. Xetrov says:

    They exported Lucy Lawless. Which was damn fine of them. As well as a few other very beautiful actresses.

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  10. AlexInCT says:

    I have repeatedly said that the ideal healthcare system would be one where everyone pays for a catastrophic system that kicks in when they exceed a certain amount/percentage of income related to a drastic illness, maybe even government run, and then they are left on their won for their other medical provisions. You buy from whomever you want, and you also buy what you want. No more of this one size fits all government mandated shit that makes me pay for pregnancy/menopausal coverage when i don’t need it. You can even opt to buy nothing and pay cash. Keep government as fuckign far away from it as possiblle. In fact, pass a law that allows any politicians trying to tamper with the system to benefit one special interest or another, to be quartered in public.

    The industries where medical costs have repeatedly gone down rather than up, are Lasik and plastic surgery, both fields that rarely are covered by any kind of insurance, and where competition and innovation have resulted in great and affordable success stories. Yeah, both are elective surgeries, but the inescapable fact is that if people were allowed to shop for other medical procedures, that stuff would come down in price too. When you have choices they affect the bottom line.

    The left in this country will never opt for a system like this however, because the plan from the start was to give government control over healthcare, and hence, over the sheeple. It’s all part of the slow march to the communist/fascist hell these envious and greedy class warrior scumbags live for. Look at the ACA for proof.

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  11. AlexInCT says:

    They also have a whole hobbit movie industry in NZ….

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  12. Dave D says:

    (Thankfully?) the last. The hobbit trilogy is HORRIBLE so far, iimo. I’m a HUGE Tolkein fan, but the over-the-top action in the first two movies has left me shaking my head. The Hobbit is a nice little story set apart from LOTR by simplicity and quantness of the characters. Peter Jackson has turned it into an over-the-top continuous CGI gorefest so far.

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  13. AlexInCT says:

    (Thankfully?) the last. The hobbit trilogy is HORRIBLE so far, iimo. I’m a HUGE Tolkein fan, but the over-the-top action in the first two movies has left me shaking my head. The Hobbit is a nice little story set apart from LOTR by simplicity and quantness of the characters. Peter Jackson has turned it into an over-the-top continuous CGI gorefest so far.

    And he seems to be riding it all the way to the bank too..

    More power to him. I am with you. I couldn’t imagine dragging on the Hobbit into a 3 part movie epic, but it is being done. Over the top CGI, but my kid and his generation of buddies, whom never read any of the books it seems, all love the thing. There just was not supposed to be that much material there to work with, but Jackson is milking it for all it is worth. The Kiwis sure are enjoying the boon all this is bring them, I hope though.

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  14. CM says:

    Totally agree Dave D. Really disappointing. Just wasn’t necessary.

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  15. CM says:

    BTW we only got it (filmed here) because the Govt changed the law at the behest of Warner Brothers.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10868032

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  16. Xetrov says:

    I fail to see why this would be such news now -

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/30/analysts-predict-most-employer-provided-insurance-will-disappear-as-obamacare/

    Across the political spectrum, analysts now say that 80 to 90 percent of employer-provided insurance, the mainstay of American health coverage for decades, will disappear as ObamaCare takes hold.

    The research firm S&P IQ predicts less than 10 percent of those who get insurance at work will still get it there ten years from now.

    Any analyst just now saying this needs to be fired. I said it when Obamacare was passed. It’s not rocket science to realize a $2,000 fine (sorry, “tax”) sounds much better to a large corporation than paying upwards of $15,000 per employee for health insurance. Obamacare was designed to destroy the Employer-provided healthcare model that has existed in this country. All it will take is one major corporation to do it, and then it will fall like dominoes.

    Then due to regulations on private health insurance, which will prevent insurance companies from remaining solvent, and Ta-Da: Single-payer.

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