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Re: cpklapper - Re: My troubles are with people in power proselytizing health

Hopefully, you have direct health care, uncorrupted by insurance. In this country, such is not the case.

For some time now and at several points in my past, I have not had health "coverage". I am currently boycotting health insurance and have repeatedly called for its abolition. There is no fear involved.

There is, however, resentment about the cause of the "rising costs" you cite being allowed to operate with impunity, indeed being considered a "benefit" by its sanctimonious advocates. Perhaps "proselytizing" is too delicate a word to use about the actions of those advocates. Certainly, with the individual mandate of Obamacare, something akin to "ramming a scam down our throats" would be more accurate.

You may object to the use of the moniker "Obamacare" for the monstrous legislation with which we have lately been assaulted. Its given name, however,  "The Affordable Care Act" is none of those things. It should be called "The Complete Corruption of Medical Service into a Pecuniary Operation Run By Bean Counters Act" or "The Maximization of Leveraged Inflation of Medical Fees By Requiring Insurance For Every Sniffle Act".

I presented a more complete description of the deleterious effects of health insurance in this column. My reform does not end, though, with striking dead the health insurance dragon. To solve the actual problem of public health, I propose a system of direct medical care provided to the public without charge and based upon locally operated municipal medical departments, with mandatory staff and facilities funded by the federal government.

posted by cpklapper on May 2, 2012 at 10:48 AM | link to this | reply

Re: Kabu - Re: You done good, perhaps as we get older we get better at . .

posted by Kabu on March 29, 2012 at 3:57 PM | link to this | reply

cpklapper - Re: My troubles are with people in power proselytizing health

As a citizen of a country where universal health care is my birthright, I have never understood the underlying sentiment of your comment. From your comment I assume that you yourself have adequate health care coverage and the fear of the unknown inherent in all current reform proposals has you without realizing it, rallying against your own self interest. That is of course, unless you are okay with the rising costs of past years continuing on the same trajectory.

I would bet that those without health coverage do not refer to those advocating health care reform as "proselytizing"

 

posted by gomedome on March 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM | link to this | reply

Katray2 - Re: Seems an escape from zealotry frees a person to enjoy life

Sadly for some it is not an easy thing to do. I can't even imagine a sense of being trapped by most persons born, indoctrinated, brainwashed and living their entire lives in an oppressive cult. They would not have anything to compare it to.

posted by gomedome on March 29, 2012 at 10:13 AM | link to this | reply

Kabu - Re: You done good, perhaps as we get older we get better at . .

That is it exactly.

posted by gomedome on March 29, 2012 at 10:08 AM | link to this | reply

My troubles are with people in power proselytizing health insurance

Sad to say, I cannot simply avoid them.

posted by cpklapper on March 29, 2012 at 3:38 AM | link to this | reply

Seems an escape from zealotry frees a person to enjoy life again

I've noticed that too. You're getting closer to your freedom..:)

posted by Katray2 on March 28, 2012 at 4:56 PM | link to this | reply

You done good, perhaps as we get older we get better at dodging

what we don't want to get involved in, perhaps they are sick of it all too, have given up, perhaps wifey told them to let it go. whatever the lady had a send off to please her bones.

posted by Kabu on March 28, 2012 at 9:28 AM | link to this | reply

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