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Live Free -- And Uninsured

Frank93 Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 6:24 PM
Insurance for pre-existing conditions is not insurance. It's welfare. We need to call a spade a spade. If you could buy "insurance" for your burning house, THAT would be welfare, too. You're not "insuring" against a potential're paying a token amount for a bailout by someone else.
inkling_revival Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 6:31 PM

I had to explain to some liberal the other day that insurance is not an infinite resource. He actually thought it was.

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare"), NPR's "Talk of the Nation" held a seminar of sorts at the Aspen Institute's legendarily pretentious Ideas Festival. Someone in the audience asked NPR health policy correspondent Julie Rovner this question: "Today's decision is a positive decision for the estimated 50 million uninsured Americans. Who are the losers today?"

Rovner seemed to struggle to find losers. She came up with insurance companies that want the so-called individual mandate -- now a punitive tax, according to the Supreme Court -- to be much more punitive. After thinking...