5 Things ACA Supporters Don’t Want You To Know About UnitedHealth’s Withdrawal From ObamaCare

D’oh.

In another life I was a property and casualty insurance underwriter. I would assess risk and figure out if premiums for a given area were enough or too much. Was the company too exposed to hurricane damage? What about earthquakes? Balancing risk with premium was the name of the game.

Given my background I have never understood how Obamacare was going to “work.” Obamacare seemed (and is) an adverse selection machine. The sick are more likely to sign up and the healthy have shied from the program for any number of reasons.

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The VA’s Socialist (fool’s) Paradise

Single payer now now!
What’s good enough for our veterans is good enough for everyone else!

There is a small part of the US population which clings to the dream of “single payer,” that is solely taxpayer funded healthcare. The belief is that everyone will be covered without so much as a co-pay (God forbid) and that the quality of care will be equivalent to what one can expect in the United States now. (Which could be much better.) Yes,

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WebMD Pockets Millions (of tax dollars) to Stimulate $1 Trillion in Drug Sales

Dr. Mercola explains why WebMD is not the best source for reliable healthcare information. Between the government promoting Obamacare on the site and the pharmaceutical companies (which in many cases are in partnership with the government) promoting their products on the site, WebMD in many ways constitutes an online infomercial for the health care establishment.

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Fine Whine at the Federal Trough

The folks at the National Institutes for Health are pretty much convinced that the world would stop turning if it was shut down. The medical Brahmans in Bethesda Maryland know that if just enough taxpayer money is thrown at them the world’s ills will disappear eventually. But “eventually” seems to be a very long time.

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Dept of Justice Tries to Turn FedEx and UPS into Cops, Big Pharma Applauds

The Department of Justice and the pharmaceutical industry are not keen on pharmaceutical mail order. According the the DOJ the concern is that people are ordering illegal drugs through the mail from overseas pharmacies. No doubt this is true.

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Is Healthcare Just Like Water?

That is what Alex Marshall suggests below. He says that government provides free water and it is just a matter of time before it is accepted that government will provide free healthcare.

Of course it is never free. But let’s not worry about that. The real problem here is that water is water while healthcare has to be defined by someone. It isn’t brought up from a well. It is an idea which has to be fleshed out to become an actual service.

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