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… Why is ObamaCrapCare unafffordable …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 17th,2014

.. this is taking a riff from an article a friend of mine wrote on TAS on Monday . His name is David Catron …

.. [h/t — theAmerican Spectator]..
.. [link] to the aritlce …

.. why do i think that this stinker [ObamaCrapCare] is unaffordable :

[-] lack of tort reform — doctors et al will do a great deal of defensive medicine in order to cover their backsides . It becomes even more prevalent with specialists , where  the liability for medical malpractice has been pushed into the stratosphere .

[-] The legal system has become far too lenient with lawsuits and legal actions , just for lawyers to force a settlement . Those legal actions are most of  the time frivilous and unnecessary , driving up the costs for all of us …

[-] the Essential Benefits package — mandates were bad enough in the old days as  it was . The system could  have been adjusted for things like banning preexisting conditions without causing such a mess ….. But nooooooo . Now we have mandates upon mandates squared , with all of these unnecessary ” essential benefits . ” You only need to mandate a few basic ones , really simply , without causing such a mess , and jacking the costs up into the stratosphere …

[-]  guaranteed issue — this stinker allows people to game the system . They canwait  to get insurance until they get sick , then they know that they can get it no matter what the circumstances . This turns the economics and finances of traditional insurance , much less health insurance , inside out . The insurance system cannot withstand this game – playing …

[-] community rating — this one changes the cost curve into a politically correct one . Like with guaranteed issue , it turns the economics and finances of insurance inside out . Women and men ,  young and old do different things for different reasons . Community rating brings one part of the cost curve down , and  the other one too far up ; Ergo , it gets flattened . There are better ways to cover this than a P.C. cost curve , folks …

[-] penalties are too low — it is a similar problem for the individual mandate as it is for the employer mandate . The penalties for non – compliance are far too low . Given also the sky  – high insurance premiums with O.C.C. , it will accelerate the trend of people paying the penalty , and businesses dumping their employees onto the exchanges , instead of providiing health insurance …

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… Basically , the Shippers [Bleeped] Up …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,December 26th,2013

.. why did the packages that were sent via U.P.S. and FedEx end up being late ?

.. what do I think ? I think that FedEx and U.P.S. and the others got caught with their pants down . They misunderestimated both the amount of packages that would be ordered this Christmas season . As it turns out , I think that the total was up . Not waaaay up , but up a fair bit . It was not just that , however .

.. They goofed on the timing . Goofing on both elements means that they did not have the human capital [people] that they needed when they were needed . They also did not have the physical capital [planes , pipeline space] that was substantial enough . Because of it , they got caught with excess shipping in the pipeplines at the wrong time . Guess what the result was ?

.. Some stuff was late . It happens . It was a business mistake . People will have to answer for it , to be sure . It is not a legal action [a tort] which would leave them vulnernable to lawsuits .

.. Some idiots will file , though . They will be dismissed , evetually , but not after the companies incur some legal bills as a result . Oh , Well . That is why we need tort reform …

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… POTUS , It is You Who are Wrong …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,September 18th,2013

.. I am still amazed at POTUS and his hubris and his degree of arrogance . He is the supreme narcissist . He thinks that he is the smartest person “on the block,” and that he is right , and that we , the American People are wrong on ObamaCrapCare …

.. We are right on ObamaCrapCare . We were sold a fraudulent bill of goods , when the DemoCraps said that we would actually

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the...

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

like this “piece of crap.” When you add mandates , it is simple , from the law of supply and demand . You add many more consumers , and desensitize people from the cost of what they are paying for . What could POTUS and the DemoCraps have been thinking ??

.. Now , the ObamaCrap supporters realize that they have been had . The employers are getting hammered , so they are cutting working hours . We are becoming more and more of a part – time economy , and many union workers and members are getting hit as a result . The union workers are screaming bloody murder , not realizing the bill that they championed had consequences . Those consequences have come back to bite them in the butt , and very , very badly .

 

.. The doctors and the hospitals realize that they were had . They were fairly big supporters of ObamaCrapCare , from the start . POTUS and the DemoCraps needed their support to even have a chance of passing their bill . The docs and the hospitals were promised a payment “fix” to help them out of their revenue predicament . And guess what ? They were lied to . There was no “doctor fix” in ObamaCrapCare at all . The doctors and the hospitals are in the same reimbursement fix that they have always been in , except now things are worse , and political control has diffused . After what they did passing O.C.C. , the G.O.P. is in no mood to help the doctors and the hospitals , unless they are able to get something politically in exchange . And , it will cost them big .

.. Tort reform is coming . Whether POTUS and his trial – lawyer bar buddies like it or not . Too many businesses and industries have been hurt by the blackmail and extortion tactics of the plaintiff ‘ s bar . The doctors , in particular , have learned a savage lesson from getting into bed with the trial lawyers on O.C.C. . Not again . This time , they will help the good guys and good gals in fighting back . The plaintiffs bar extortionists will eventually be brought to heel . The medical malpractice bar has also , in particular , cost our economy far too much money , and has hurt far too many people . They also need to be brought back into line .

.. POTUS , it is YOU who are wrong ..
[link] [h/t–RealClearPolitics]

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