Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Duckbilled Platitude

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Despite the president's repeated promises that healthcare reform would reduce the price of insurance, a new study shows that the Baucus plan will actually raise the cost of the average family's insurance by $4000 a year while increasing their out-of-pocket medical costs. Plus, millions of people will still have no insurance at all. Which is why the Dems are rushing to vote on their bill today before these numbers can get to the public.

It all goes to remind us that when the government applies its combined wisdom, integrity, and vision to any problem, no matter how complicated and challenging, they can make it a lot worse.


Stilton Jarlsberg said...
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Buzz Bannister said...

Funny thing, my wife was let go along with 300 other people that were (oddly) over 50. We have been paying our own premium for some not so hot insurance with a higher premium because we are over 50 and it is just enough to be taxable. So here we are with my business basically vanashed around me, my wife submits 25 or more applications a week, we are living off of the hard earned savings and now they want to tax me because I am over 50.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Suzy & Buzz, in the end it's all about redistribution of wealth. The government can't create money in any real sense...it can only take it from one person and give it to another.

And the only people you can take it from are the people with assets (which is not necessarily the same as "income" these days, as a lot of us "over 50's" are finding out the hard way).

So when the government plans to fine us for having too much insurance, too little insurance, or the wrong insurance, it becomes clear that the issue isn't really insurance (let alone health) at all...it's simply another cash grab.

Gabriel said...

What did the duck say to the medicare doctor? Put it on my bill. Yes, yes, I AM funny.

Maybe I should leave the jokes to you, Stilton!