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    "for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival"..., 2008-03-28 23:23:35 | Main | I don't think PZ Meyers endors..., 2008-03-30 00:58:20

    now i'm going down to emmit's fix-it-shop, to fix emmit:

    Mrs. Clinton said she would like to cap health insurance premiums at 5 percent to 10 percent of income. The average cost of a family policy bought by an individual in 2006 and 2007 was 10 percent of the median family income ... Some policies cost up 16 percent of median income.

    She said it "might be appropriate" to require insurers to spend ... 85 percent of premiums on health care.

    Senator Barack Obama has backed that general concept.

    Uh huh. What ioz said. If that's the plan, why not just slap a flat 5-10% tax on all income, mail out the insurance cards - hell, we might as well use this one, it'd be just another boost for tourism - and spend 99% of it on care, if that's the brilliant plan?

    No more VA, no medicare, no medicaid, no means testing, no levies on our time filling out fucking reams of paperwork to prove to some bureaucrat that we really are sick and poor afterall, no applications, no shopping for a middle man, no enrollment, no legal fees or court costs prosecuting mandate violators, no productivity losses to people fighting it out with private insurers anyway, no underinsuring with cheaper plans and squeezing by the mandate, none of this retarded shit for the simple sake of saving the bacon of the candidates' major campaign contributors.

    With her "easy command" of the system, maybe she could tell us how mandating profit margins and operating budgets higher than any other industrialized country tolerates is a better idea.

:: posted by buermann @ 2008-03-29 13:44:07 CST | link

    go ahead, express that vague notion

    your turing test:

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