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Health-Care Hustle; Allowing The Marketplace To "Regulate" Itself

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Mr. Shaman, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman Well-Known Member

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    I guess health-care-insurance providers (just) need a little-more-time to work-things-out.

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  2. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman Well-Known Member

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    Yep....Republicans are right....the private-sector surely does know how to manage their buck$!!

     
  3. BigRob

    BigRob Well-Known Member

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    Interestingly the HMO is a government mandated entity, and the structure of this government mandate has all but eliminated competition from the health care market.

    As per usual, you are ranting on about things you have no idea about.
     
  4. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman Well-Known Member

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    Gee.....it sounds fairly-competitive, to me!! :rolleyes:

    As per usual, you are ranting on about things you have no idea about.

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  5. Das Tränegras

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    Yes. It sounds very competitive. Don't know what I could do about it, though. I'm just a dude living in San Antonio, TX.

    Well, one thing I could do is start a localized non-profit cooperative with the medical district(San Antonio is #1 in healthcare in the nation, methinks.). It would take a bit of elbow grease at the local level, but it would be much easier for an old bloke like myself to achieve than running for president and making things over from the top down.

    Much, much easier. *o*
     
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    Your little story simply showed the problem with not being able to have insurance companies actually in competition in for anyone's business and all the red tape that has been thrown up.

    Government mandated quasi-monopolies is not competition.​
     
  7. foggedinn

    foggedinn Well-Known Member

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    I've always considered "self-regulated makets" to be an open invitation to con men.
     
  8. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman Well-Known Member

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    If insurance-companies felt entitled to federal-$ub$idie$ (under the old-regime), to remain competitive....along-with boosting their premiums....they're quite-obviously Too Large To Fail = Too Large To EXIST.

    Maybe they should get into the financial-services gig, instead.....like AIG.

    :rolleyes:
     
  9. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

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    You are making our point. No one is "entitled" to subsidies. It's government regulations that are causing the problems in the system. We should not have given a dime to AIG either. OR GM, or Chrysler, or Countrywide, or anyone for that matter. You keep slamming things we are against, and acting like you made a point. It would be humorous if it wasn't so sad that you don't even realize it.
     
  10. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman Well-Known Member

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    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight..........

    :rolleyes:

    What else ya' got, Skippy???

    :p
     
  11. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

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    That proved nothing. Are you implying that just because republicans do something, means that I must support what they do? Don't be stupid. I'm not a democrat like you. I don't support Republicans just because they are not democrats or some such nonsense. I'm against the policy, not the party. It wouldn't matter which party supports the policy, I'm against it. In short, I'm not a bigot like most of the left is.
     
  12. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman Well-Known Member

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    What's bigotry got-to-do with ignorance???

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