The price tag on universal health care (for California) is in, and it’s bigger than California’s budget

California seems intent on blowing itself up. It’s like it can’t help itself.

I feel for the non Bay Area and LA Californians. The inland part of Cali remains for the most part – sane. It must be tough to see the cities take the state down.

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Socialized Medicine: NHS rationing ‘leaving dying patients to suffer in pain’ report warns

One of the rules in my family growing up was “never go to a European hospital if it could be avoided.” Not that it mattered much because after the earliest part of my life we never went back to Europe.

No doubt things are better now but my parents had some interesting experiences (to say the least) with the British and Italian health care systems.

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Fiscal Reality Comes Knocking in Nordic “Utopia” : Finnish government agrees on health care reform plan

In fairness I don’t think the Finns would use the term “Utopia.” It’s mostly Americans who are enamored with the “Nordic model” who do that.

And really we should give the Finns a break too. Right now it’s basically perpetual night in much of the country.

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8 Million Americans Paid $1.7 Billion For Not Having Obamacare

Obamacare is a dysfunction generating machine. On nearly every level the thing is screwed up. But that is the inherent nature of large government programs.

This is Obama’s legacy? Way to go Mr. President. Be sure to thank the Pharma and health insurance company lobbyists on your way out of the White House. I’m sure they’ll be thanking you.

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Lawmaker wants to force Congress to use VA health care

This will never happen because Congress has GOOD healthcare. They excluded themselves from Obamacare. Do you think they would ever throw themselves into the Veterans Affairs system? Not – a – chance. But it’s good to have them on the record as being hypocrites.

The VA system is a disaster. It does not serve our veterans as it should. Indeed as has been covered many times by many outlets hundreds of thousands of vets have died just waiting for treatment.

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Goodbye ACA: Aetna to exit Obamacare in all but 4 states

That’s 7 in 10 Obamacare policies.

Looks like the Obamacare crony compromise just wasn’t rich enough in the end.

Insurance policies have to underwritten. That is they have to be assessed for risk. Real numbers have to be used.

In places for instance where car thefts are off the charts car insurance premiums are sharply higher. Why? Because the premium from the policies issued, taking into account the investment return possible from insurance reserves,

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