Thursday, January 10, 2013

Oh everything is fine

No health care reform (or gun control) necessary at all...

Americans ranked last (or first, depending on how you look at it) in infant mortality, injury and homicide rates, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, drug abuse, obesity and diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, and disabilities. But don't worry, we managed all this while spending $8,600 a year per person on healthcare, which is more than twice as much Britain, France and Sweden, "even with their universal healthcare systems."

It is always amazing to me that the health care debate came from such ignorance, I suppose it shouldn't.   But all those folks under 65 complaining about their taxes, don't seem to have any desire to notice that their health insurance premiums are disgusting.  Maybe, just maybe, in return for paying say $3,000 a year more in taxes, you pay $5,000 less a year in health insurance premiums AND get better care.

But noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.


pansypoo said...

but that would require americans to be RATIONAL.

Yastreblyansky said...

They never look at their pay stubs, you know, and wouldn't know what to look for. (I just looked at mine and the insurance hike dwarfed the restored FICA tax, and I'm a little pissed off.) They're dumb. Of course David Koch's taxes must have gone up a lot more than his insurance premiums, huh? I sure hope so.