Posts Tagged ‘Free Market

22
Jul
09

Healthcare Solutions

This is going to be a brainstorming post that I will be coming back to from time to time to update with new ideas I have on how to fix the healthcare “Crisis” in the United States without government control.  Free Markets rock, and will be the basis of my ideas.

There will be a poll, so please, tell me which ones you like best

  1. Healthcare Savings Accounts: the widespread use of HSA’s would probablly mean the posting of Healthcare Service Costs in a Doctor’s office, and would make the whole system more competitive, and as I ranted a while ago, Competition is Life, Stagnation is Death.
  2. Insurance Choices: I call this the Progressive Auto Insurance Style of Health Insurance shopping (they really should sponsor me for as often as I mention them in this blog) where, like they show in the commercials, you walk in, tell them what you want to cover and how much you want to pay, and work out a policy that works for you.  Combine with an HSA, and we should be able to bring down the cost of Healthcare for everyone.
  3. Opening Up of State Borders: Let people go shopping.  There are over 300 Health Insurance Companies in the United States of America, yet the average citizen has access to about 2% of them because he lives in the wrong state.  Let us buy whatever policy we want to buy, and supplement it with additional care as we see fit.
  4. Loser Pays Tort Reform: Right now, every time that a malpractice case is filed against your doctor, YOUR Health Insurance Premium goes up.  This is for a VERY simple reason.  As the costs of their Malpractice Insurance Costs increase, so that their Malpractice Insurance Company can pay for their Lawyer, in order for them to stay in business (because, like it or not, For Profit ANYTHING work harder then Not-For Profit) they must pass off the costs into an increase in the cost of service, and like all shit, it rolls down hill onto you and me.  If we create a Loser Pays system, it will create a greater burden of proof on Plaintiffs, and will prevent cases like the John Edwards Cesarean Section case that resulted in 45% of all children being born in needless C-Sections…
  5. Reducing the Corporate Taxes on Pharmaceutical Companies: This forces companies overseas, and adds an increase to their Overhead.  Thanks to these Corporate Taxes, many of our Pharmaceutical companies are moving overseas to Ireland, creating a Shipping Overhead that we have to pay, on top of the Corporate Tax Overhead that already exists because they do business in the United States.  The FairTax would go a ways towards fixing THAT problem.

Those are just a few thoughts.  Vote in the poll to tell me which you think would work best (and feel free to vote for more then one).

22
Jul
09

Free Market Warrior Kicked Out of Mall

A Conservative Kiosk in a mall in North Carolina was kicked out of the mall because the owner of the kiosk sells Conservative Merchandise, in opposition to the Liberal owner of the mall, who kicked the man out after one woman claimed the merchandise “Promoted Slavery.”  I looked at their website, and I saw nothing that promoted slavery, the closest that to it was one that said, “I guess it was easier to vote for Obama then to get a Job.”

The best merchandise they sell on their website is a roll of IRS 1040 Tax Form Toilet Paper, which I will be buying for my apartment as soon as possible.

22
Jul
09

ObamaCare Roundup and LinkFest

Okay, I don’t have time to do the analysis I would like to do with all of this, because there is so fraking much of it.  So, for now, I am going to post the following links, and follow it up with a post this afternoon examining it.

Michelle Malkin:

Congressman laughed at over healthcare bill

The good news is that ObamaCare is suffering a Code Blue, as Michelle Malkin describes in this post.

Which is a good thing, becuase otherwise 83,000,000 would lose their private health care, and be forced to rely on the government.

But, as Michelle also reports, the more they talk, the lower their support falls.  He might just beat out Bush in reaching the skinny digits…

Mere Rhetoric:

Mere Rhetoric also reports that Obama is going after those on the Hill who speak out in opposition to his plan.  Sounds rather Wilsonian to me.  Wonder when he will start jailing them…

Gateway Pundit:

Gateway Pundit has a copy of the President’s Twitter, where he accused us of “Playing Politics with Lives.”

GP also has a video of Roy Blunt (Congressman from across State Line) asking Obama and the Libs why they aren’t going to be on ObamaCare themselves. Healthcare for me, but not for thee.

There is a great video of one of us Unruly Peasents telling the Health Secretary (Again, America, Kansas Apologises for unleashing her upon you) that it will be a “Cold Day In Hell” before she socializes America.  Sebelius looked flabergasted.

Gateway Pundit reports that there are going to be Racial preferences in the system.  Great, just great.  This is going to suck hard.

Senator DeMint went after Obama and the Libs over Obamacare and 10% unemployment.  Nice job man.

Atlas Shrugs:

Atlas has a great post which looks at all of the hidden snags and snare. READ IT.  LEARN IT.  SAY IT.  THIS is our most important tool.  Speak truth, and shame the devil.

Hot Air:

Obama told a woman that her mother might have been better off if she had gotten painkillers instead of a pacemaker.  God, it’s like the NHS in there…

Hot Air also shows that in Obama’s view, there are the unwashed masses and The Elites.  And that we must “Stop Clining” to the healthcare system 81% are okay with…

Pirate Cove:

The Pirates are reporting that Obama doesn’t even know what is in H.R. 3200, and that he hasn’t read it.  Why am I not surprised.

RedState:

RS is reporting that there is no concensus among Democrats in the House on ObamaCare. KEEP UP THE PRESSURE.  They broke to many arms to pass Crap & Tax, they don’t have much power left for this one.

RedState does a good job in comparing the ObamaCare plan to Britain’s NHS.

Sweetness and Light:

S&L reports that H.R. 3200 has been postponed over concerns from Blue Dogs. Now if only we could get them to throw their support behind the F-22 projects…

Heritage Foundation:

Obama is raising taxes on the Poor to pay for ObamaCare.

With the threats of ObamaCare, The Foundry looks at whether or not the Government should be in charge of determining the value of an American Life.

This Policy Paper goes even more indepth into the same.

The Other McCain:

Stacy over at The Other McCain is also reporting that Obama’s pushing of H.R. 3200 is killing his approval ratings.

17
Jul
09

ObamaCare Link Fest Update: Changed size of Picture

Well, this was going to be an anylsis on ObamaCare, but it has, for the most part, become a Link Fest.

healthcare map

Gateway Pundit:

Gateway Pundit examines an Investors Business Daily article on the program.

“Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day” of the year the legislation becomes law.

So, in other words, if we go looking for new coverage after the bill comes into effect, we are stuck on Government Healthcare.  Yeah!  Not.

Gateway Pundit also declares the Good News that the public is turning on ObamaCare.

Michelle Malkin:

Michelle Malking also discusses the IBD article.

Michelle also highlighted several casualties of ObamaCare.

Her column in the papers today goes even deeper, and is a must read.

Kansas Meadowlark:

The Meadowlark has his own analysis of the plan, as well as several videos about the upcoming ObamaCare plan.

Hot Air:

Apparently, President Hopey One Obama is urging us to hurry and pass the bill before anyone reads it.

Jawa Report:

Even the Jawas are getting in on the examinations of the IBD article.

Pirate’s Cove:

The Pirates are highlighting the fact that even SEX will get more expensive under ObamaCare.

Red State:

According to Red State, Senator Snowe is sayign that Obama is wrong, we need to slow the train, not speed it up.

cl healthcareH/t: RedState for the above cartoon

Sweetness and Light:

According to S&L, ObamaCare will kill New Yorkers.

Heritage Foundation:

-The Foundry:

The Foundry presents my preferred solution to the “Health Care Crisis.”

Also, According to The Foundry, the ObamaCare Bill will allow the Government to send Government Employees into your house to determine whether or not you are raising your childer the “Correct Way.”

The Foundry also reports that the ObamaCare bill is FULL of bad ideas.

-Insider Online:

On a bit of a Tangent, The Heritage Foundation reports that Cap and Tax will bring the cost of Health Care up higher to pay for the electricity needed to use MRI’s and X-Ray’s.

16
Jul
09

The Crime of Nationalized Healthcare: Incoming

Well, here it comes, the WORST idea the federal government has ever had in the long, sad history of bad ideas.  To give you an idea of what we are in for, here is a comparison of Georgia and Massachusetts, special thanks to Kansas Meadowlark for the video.

Michelle Malkin is wondering whether or not the Blue Dog Democrats have been kicked around enough to the point where they are willing to break away from their Far-Left leadership.

Okie is wondering if the Science Czar is going to have any control over this health-care plan.  A worrying thought, seeing as the man is a EUGENECIST!

Sweetness and Light reports that the New York Times is calling for Healthcare Rationing.

Investors Business Daily has a rather scary editorial on some portions of the bill that have been heavily buried, and will force all those in the country to eventually wind up on Government Healthcare.

Put those last three together, and a rather scary picture starts to come into focus.

I am not one for Conspiracy Theories, but there are times, when I see how people come to believe in them.

Michelle Malkin has one good idea on how to stop this.

If you live in the Kansas City Area, please, go to the Health Care Protest tomorrow in front of Emanuel Cleaver’s office.  Information can be found here. This is so important to me, that I am ditching an Elder’s Concert for it.  Are you willing to go the distance to protect your right to control your own destiny?

08
Jul
09

Not Another Stimulus Bill!

It seems like a bad Horror story, surpassed only by the Amnesty attempts.  The Stimulus is back, and iwth more Pork then ever. This despite the fact that the government has spent, at most, EIGHT PERCENT of the previous alotment.  8%.  What happened to the “THE WORLD IS BURNING AND THE STIMULUS IS THE SOLUTION!” running-around-like-a-chicken-with-its-head-cut-off Chicken Little act the government was putting on not even a year ago?  Seriously, what happened to it?  And why where the first jobs (and about 70% of the spent funds) used to grow government?

Washington’s Reputation is burning to the ground, and Obama is calling out the tune for the Pyromaniacs to dance too.

As Gateway Pundit has shown, Obama’s approval index is at -5! And Consumer Confidence is down to -52! And the government wants ANOTHER stimulus bill!? (And they WONDER why we feel disenfranchised…)

Whatever happened to the Free Market?  America is the modern Atlas, and the foundation upon which he stands is Capitalism.  His dias is built upon gold and silver.  And yet they seek to tear that pillar down, and send the Earth crashign down.

The only good thing about the Stimulus is that it convinced Conservatives that our, “Don’t F****** Tread On Me!” ideal doesn’t work in a world that seeks to brand us as racists and members of the National Socialist German Worker’s Party. (Seriously, Socialist and Worker in one party name, how did the people of Germany NOT see this one comming?  He broadcast it for God’s sake!)  We are being forced to put away the Rhetorical rapiers and take up Rhetorical XM307’s.  (Hey, Pentagon, thank you for eliminating that Weapon’s system by the way.  It’s not like it was the best Platoon Level Support Weapon’s System in development or anything.  Oh wait…)  And it is about time too.  We are dealing with people so wrapped up in fantasy, that reality doesn’t reach them, and Rapiers will bounce off of them.

But, enough with my gripes towards the Pentagon.

Onwards with the Stimulus debate.

Michelle Malkin quoted a great memo from the GOP dealing with the failures of Porkulus.

Included among the abuses of funds are

  1. Spending to preserve current jobs, without attempts to create new jobs
  2. Transportation and Education Bureaucrats spending the money on themselves
  3. The creation of a “Job” for the sole purpose of filling out Grants for other Stimulus Jobs
  4. The creation of support jobs for the above
  5. Spending money on Propaganda Signs to promote the Stimulus

Ain’t it a great system?

At least this is hurting Obama’s chances of re-election, and pointing towards a Conservative Revolution in the House and Senate.

The Heritage Foundation has a great article on the Subject.

29
Jun
09

Healthcare: The Progressive Insurance Solution

I was watching TV, when I saw the following commercials for Progressive Auto Insurance.

Progressive Insurance sells Home, Automative, Motorcycle, Truck, RV, Boat, and even Segway Insurance.  And so, I wonder, why not Life and Health Insurance?

The whole policy of Progressive Insurance is that you name your price, or you choose your own services, and build your own insurance.  If you live in a desert, you don’t need to worry about a tree falling on your home.  Similarly, I don’t need pregnancy insurance in my Health Insurance, because I am an unmarried male.

And yet, the State and Federal Government mandates that I must have Pregnancy Insurance in my Health Insurance.  It makes no sense.  Let me buy what I want, and ignore the rest.

McCain suggested this, and the idea was destroyed through media savy Democratic Operatives who refused to understand what exactly he was suggesting.

Let the Free Market fidn the solution.  Remove the chains upon the Invisible Hand.  It will work out.

But that would mean lifting the chains off the shoulders of the People, and that is something that the Government can not allow.  After all, we might vote them out.




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