Monday, February 04, 2008

Want To Stop Paying For Everyone Else's Healthcare?

Well then, you'd better vote for Clinton.


There, I've typed the word.

As long as Barack H. Obama's health plan allows people to "opt out" of insuring themselves, you taxpayers will still have to foot the bill when those who think they're not going to get sick... um, get sick. Or get hurt. Or hurt someone else.

Do these people understand how foolish it would be to "opt out" of fire, police, or Social Security protection if given the choice?

I guess not. Otherwise, they wouldn't be attacking the only candidate whose plan has a chance of working.

Even Paul Krugman supports Clinton's plan:

You see, the Obama campaign has demonized the idea of mandates — most recently in a scare-tactics mailer sent to voters that bears a striking resemblance to the “Harry and Louise” ads run by the insurance lobby in 1993, ads that helped undermine our last chance at getting universal health care.

If Mr. Obama gets to the White House and tries to achieve universal coverage, he’ll find that it can’t be done without mandates — but if he tries to institute mandates, the enemies of reform will use his own words against him.

If you combine the economic analysis with these political realities, here’s what I think it says: If Mrs. Clinton gets the Democratic nomination, there is some chance — nobody knows how big — that we’ll get universal health care in the next administration. If Mr. Obama gets the nomination, it just won’t happen.

It's your money.

Why do you want to continue giving it away?

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and


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