August 20, 2010
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David in Qatar
I'd vote for her.
I will second your Hell Yes! Thanks man.
This woman is obviously a radical subversive that has COMPLETELY lost touch with reality and who is in DESPERATE need of reprogra...err uhh... a substantial attitude adjustment.
Let the silent majority SPEAK!
Thanks David, +1
Catherine is mistaken on both points.
Tort reform has not lowered the cost of health insurance to the good citizens of Texas despite being enacted in 2002 (?). More than one third of States have enacted what most people refer to as "tort" reform - pain and suffering caps - without helping.
Every insurer in the world is welcome to compete in Ca if they will meet the requirements that Ca sets for them. They choose not to, and the Federal gov't should allow them not to.
devoish, I lived in Texas, and my health insurance costs were half of what they were in Ohio. They were about 1/3 rd of what were in Pennsylvania, and a little more than 1/4 th of what they were in CA.
In all 4 states, I worked for the same company and they had a hell of an HR person that got a much better deal for us than we should have got for a company our size. She got the best deal in every state and I was the same person applying every time.
The only thing that changed were the private companies that we could deal with in each state and the political bribes that the states passed on to the healthcare consumer.
California is not the worst state for insurance, but it is high on the list. It can't come anywhere close to the price in Mass, and is also below your beloved state of New York as far as price.
Most CA doctors significantly suck though. After experiencing the typical CA doctor, I drove to Nevada for most care that involved more than an aspirin. If you need plastic surgery, they are good. With detox, they are good. Psychiatric help? They are good. This is because those fields are subsidized privately by actors, musicians and talk show hosts.
When you hear about sick patients being driven by ambulance and abandoned in the hood though, that happens in CA and NY.
As far as those great standards that CA sets and the totally open competition that it allows....
Here's an example
Here's where it will go next.
I'm not sure how the government will force Fluffy to pay, but I am sure that they will figure out a way.
Excellent video, David.
Nuclear? I thought she was going to pull a Bobby Knight or something. She handled herself very well. Good for her!
Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did. That was a much deserved standing ovation for a courageous woman. Real cool to see her husband (I'm guessing) standing right next to her and giving the big hug at the end. When I think about the kind of country I want to live in, it's a place where people like that have their freedoms respected, not trampled. She is rightfully indignant, furious, etc. People like her are being exploited by the parasitic Ruling Class. She handled herself fabulously, with class and courage.
I agree. I think the title is misleading. It's the reaction to this video that is going to be nuclear. (Just like the people who witnessed it.)
Most CA doctors significantly suck though. After experiencing the typical CA doctor, I drove to Nevada for most care that involved more than an aspirin. If you need plastic surgery, they are good. With detox, they are good. Psychiatric help? They are good. This is because those fields are subsidized privately by actors, musicians and talk show hosts. - pure ignorance
The only thing that changed were the private companies that we could deal with in each state and the political bribes that the states passed on to the healthcare consumer. - ChrisGraley
You know better than that.
The Texas tort reform in 1995 has been estimated to have saved $10 billion in 2000. $2.5 billion directly benefited consumers.
And since tort reform, the number of doctors, specifically specialists, has increased in Texas.
Malpractice premiums have also dropped.
The 1995 tort reform could not have been too much of a success because the Texas tort reform I was referring to happened in 2003 :-). And since tort reform, - 2003 not 1995 - the number of doctors, specifically specialists, has increased in Texas. Since that time - 2003 - Health insurance policy costs in Texas have risen faster than most States, as has the percentage of citizens with no insurance. Even if there was substantial savings from tort reform, which is not substantiated, it did not get passed on to policy holders.
Another facet you might consider is that insurance companies are in the business of making money. They due this obviously through premiums however, they also generate revenue through investments. If you haven't noticed lately the markets aren't all that great. Guess who makes up the shortfall? That's right, it's you. They have no need or desire to cut salaries or bonuses. Just a thought.