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(Fox News)   I once bought a Ford Focus with a stick shift and roll-down windows and that's why there's no such thing as a "substandard" health plan   (foxnews.com) divider line 20
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2171 clicks; posted to Politics » on 08 Nov 2013 at 1:43 PM (23 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-11-08 02:02:33 PM
4 votes:
Well, my sister had a three cylinder Chevy Sprint, automatic.  Thing was built like a tin can, but it got something like 50 miles to the gallon or some shiat.  Anyway, one winter day we were driving around through snow-covered wheat fields, following behind this douchebag in a Black Camaro (cool!) who was poking around doing like, I don't know, 30 miles an hour or something.

Out of the corner of my eye (sitting in the passenger seat) I saw this greyish animal running through the snow.  I just assumed it was someone's German shepherd or something, and I didn't think anything of it as it disappeared behind a snowbank.  Suddenly a mule deer pops into view alongside the Camaro, making head-fakes as if it's going to cross in front of it, and then shying back, and then moving to cross, etc.  After a beat, you can see the thought run through its head "Ah, hell! I can make it!".
The deer zips out into the lane in front of the Camaro, which promptly nails it and the deer flies, spinning like a top, over the car and then lands on its neck in front of us, with trim pieces and the passenger mirror of the Camaro raining down around it.
Miraculously, the deer then gets to its feet and runs across the road into the snowbank and off into the fields.

My point?  Um.  Obamacare is like that deer, or, no, like the Camaro.  Anyway, when we got home we bought beer, so, yay!
It was Stroh's light, so boo.
2013-11-08 01:59:43 PM
2 votes:

UrukHaiGuyz: What's the over/under on how many years we have to wait before "Hands off my Obamacare!" placards at conservative rallies decrying the horrors of single-payer?


They will probably have "Hands off my PPACA plan" and "Keep government out of Healthcare.gov!", but will still say that it was a great thing Obamacare was defeated as it was a terrible idea.
2013-11-08 01:53:21 PM
2 votes:
"I once bought a Ford Focus with a stick shift and roll-down windows"

Wow. Sooooo bootstrappy.

/What a great story!
//The thought of the author thundering down the thoroughfare, rolling windows up and down, shfting gears furiously...
///Gives me goosebumps of raw awe.
2013-11-08 01:47:13 PM
2 votes:
Clearly the guy has never driven a windowless Chevette from a milk crate in the middle of snow storm.
2013-11-08 01:27:34 PM
2 votes:
I'd make the argument that a Ford Focus *with* a stick shift is a vast improvement on one without. As is the case in almost any automobile.
2013-11-08 01:14:56 PM
2 votes:
I have the Cadillac of health plans.

Its a 1983 Cadillac Cimarron!
2013-11-08 06:33:10 PM
1 votes:

syrynxx: Jackpot777: You were led to believe what you had was what you needed. You were lied to. You were made to be a patsy, a fool, and there's nothing you can do about it now.

Kittens are cute.  Who wants a pet pig?


Not a kitten. An alley cat.
2013-11-08 03:08:29 PM
1 votes:

The RIchest Man in Babylon: So your argument, Fox News person, is that routine preventative care is WORSE than waiting until you collapse from what would have been an easily treatable INSERT_CONDITION_HERE if it had been caught months or years earlier?


Sure, because you might die before you get any medical treatment, and then everyone who owns an insurance company wins.
2013-11-08 02:18:57 PM
1 votes:

Mikey1969: Let me guess, this is just a trained monkey on a type...

Edward P. Lazear, a Stanford Graduate School of Business professor and Hoover Institution fellow, was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers from 2006-2009.

Really?


Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers ... for an administration which pissed away a surplus from the prior office-holders, and during the years in which the economy started circling the drain and finally went completely down the shiatter.  It's entirely possible, likely even, that this guy's previous job could have been better carried out by the monkey.
2013-11-08 02:16:11 PM
1 votes:
I_Am_Weasel:

Sing it with me.

Red Wigglers... The Cadillac of plans, the Cadillac of plans...


Not really, they only let you see one doctor...

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2013-11-08 01:58:57 PM
1 votes:
my 2003 ford zx2 has a 5 speed, no power windows, no power door locks, and a cassette player, but will never suck as much as george w. bush
2013-11-08 01:58:03 PM
1 votes:
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2013-11-08 01:52:50 PM
1 votes:
The car had a standard, stick shift transmission, roll-down windows and manual locks. My car was "substandard" compared to the almost all other autos in the White House lot, but it was a fine car that served me well.

That car did what you needed it to do, and it did what it was advertised to you as being able to do.

This lady's plan, on the other hand, cost her $54 a month.  She thought that it would pay all but $50 for a doctor's visit, and all but $15 per prescription.  But in reality, it paid only $50 per visit and $15 per prescription.  That plan did absolutely nothing of what she needed, and was in no way or shape what she thought it was.  Now, if you had been sold what was said to you was a running automobile only to find a block away from the dealership that the engine block was full of ferrets, then you may have a comparison.

Oh, who am I kidding.  You go on to spend the rest of the article arguing that good health insurance is bad for people because they use too much of it.  Which can only lead me to believe that you think people with no health insurance are the healthiest people in the world.
2013-11-08 01:49:44 PM
1 votes:

The RIchest Man in Babylon: Health economists, notably Daniel Kessler at Stanford, have demonstrated that the failure by the consumer to pay for health care on the margin induces high and in many cases over usage.

Plans that have low co-pays, first-dollar coverage, and insure routine predictable health care events are induce [sic] high and excessive use of care.

By contrast, those like catastrophic care plans that do not insure the routine and cover only unpredictable high cost events, induce consumers to behave more efficiently.

So your argument, Fox News person, is that routine preventative care is WORSE than waiting until you collapse from what would have been an easily treatable INSERT_CONDITION_HERE if it had been caught months or years earlier?

Seriously?


The key word is "economist." Meaning, he didn't look at any real data. He made up numbers and assumed what people would do based on his fantasy world.
2013-11-08 01:49:43 PM
1 votes:
2013-11-08 01:29:09 PM
1 votes:

vernonFL: I have the Cadillac of health plans.

Its a 1983 Cadillac Cimarron!


Sing it with me.

Red Wigglers... The Cadillac of plans, the Cadillac of plans...
2013-11-08 01:14:34 PM
1 votes:
Oh my god, just hurry the fark up and get universal health care like the rest of the damn world. This may be the stupidest shiat I've ever seen.
2013-11-08 12:46:59 PM
1 votes:
What's the over/under on how many years we have to wait before "Hands off my Obamacare!" placards at conservative rallies decrying the horrors of single-payer?
2013-11-08 12:42:01 PM
1 votes:
Medical bills are behind more than 60 percent of U.S. personal bankruptcies, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday in a report they said demonstrates that healthcare reform is on the wrong track.

More than 75 percent of these bankrupt families had health insurance but still were overwhelmed by their medical debts, the team at Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School and Ohio University reported in the American Journal of Medicine. Link
2013-11-08 12:38:13 PM
1 votes:
Did the Ford Focus also not have airbags, seatbelts, rearview mirrors, brake systems, child restraints, rear impact protection, or one of the other many minimal safety regulations all cars have to have? Because why is Obamacare forcing you to buy airbags when Jesus is your backseat driver? (As long as it's not Baby Jesus, of course, because then you would need the child restraints)
 
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