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Risky Business

mike1592 Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 12:00 AM
Dr Sowell is wrong again on the issue of insurance increasing costs of covered preventative care. Yes, the paperwork costs increase overall costs, but just about EVERYONE with any sense will incur the costs of regular physicals and routine preventative care. So there is no risk these costs may or may not happen. But the collective power of the insurance payers can negotiate down the cost of these routine medical services, as everyone with medical insurance already knows. A $350 routine blood analysis is paid by insurance at more like $50. Yet the labs are happy to accept, which indicates they are still making money, but not gouging. So the service is provided, at a cost more nearly in conformity with marginal cost = marginal revenue.
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A Powerful Movie

mike1592 Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 10:14 AM
I wonder if Dr. Sowell and I saw the same movie? About the only experience we had in common was, I, too, had to drive 30 miles to find a theater with the balls to show it. It was at a 24-plex, on their smallest screen, with only 4 others in there besides me. Preceding and following showings were similarly empty. I was hugely disappointed, underwhelmed. It was done in a rambling documentary format, DULL, DULL, DULL, mostly covers only stuff long known by anyone that has been a resident of planet earth the last 4 years. Technically, Dr. Sowell is accurate about the content of the movie. But it was an opportunity wasted, D'Souza could have made it a much more powerful and motivational film. Few hearts or minds will be changed.
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All My Exes Live in Texas

mike1592 Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 10:30 AM
His argument boils down to its "...wrong because it violated the laws of God...". I wonder if he is ok with that same argument when the Taliban makes it.
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