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Sat May 6, 2017, 10:38 PM

When Republicans say nobody should pay for someone else's health care...

They show a fundamental misunderstanding of what health insurance is, and what it's basic reason for existing is.

So, abolish health insurance altogether then. Is that the idea?






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Reply When Republicans say nobody should pay for someone else's health care... (Original post)
Xipe Totec May 2017 OP
Shandris May 2017 #1
Xipe Totec May 2017 #2
C_U_L8R May 2017 #3
Grassy Knoll May 2017 #4
Wounded Bear May 2017 #6
stopwastingmymoney May 2017 #8
Grassy Knoll May 2017 #12
SharonAnn May 2017 #5
Xipe Totec May 2017 #7
Wounded Bear May 2017 #11
kentuck May 2017 #9
Xipe Totec May 2017 #10
gratuitous May 2017 #13
NanceGreggs May 2017 #14
LastLiberal in PalmSprings May 2017 #15

Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:46 PM

1. Preferably.

 

Of course, I'd suggest the government simply pay all doctor salaries, supplement schooling, and all the other fun stuff as a whole, at which point there is no need for insurance, but I'm relative sure they aren't interested in that approach.

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Response to Shandris (Reply #1)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:47 PM

2. Social Darwinists that they are, of course not. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:55 PM

3. Smart, they're not.

About as intelligent as a geoduck.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:56 PM

4. Cons Are Pissed That "ObamaCare" Is Popular...

So They Tweek it enough to call it a RepubliCON Idea, Change It
to "TrumpCare" And Wa-La, Obama bad, Trump Good.

Yeah Team Trump!

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #4)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:59 PM

6. Obamacare WAS a Repub idea...

it was first proposed by the Heritage Foundation. Tweaked to become RomneyCare in Massachusetts. Further tweaked to become Obamacare.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #6)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:03 PM

8. We know that...

But they don't

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #6)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:13 PM

12. Yep, Sure Was, And Cons Claim Rcare Was A Bad Idea..

..Only because Obama Liked It, They Had It In The Palm
Of Their Hands, And Obama Exposed Their Hypocrisy.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:58 PM

5. So I shouldn't pay for house insurance because i don't have a fire?

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #5)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:59 PM

7. Basically, yes. Only buy fire insurance if you expect to have a fire.

Only buy live insurance on the day before you die.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #7)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:05 PM

11. Yeah, IIRC this was a contributor to the Great Chicago fire...

I believe they had private fire companies back then.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:04 PM

9. They don't understand that everyone else is paying for their healthcare...

...or else they would be paying full price out of pocket.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #9)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:05 PM

10. The smallest risk pool is a pool of one

Smallest in size, sure. But largest in risk.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:20 PM

13. It's a stupid idea that sounds brilliant to their supporters

Of course that's sort of their stock in trade. But whenever their supporters can be persuaded that they're paying out something for someone else, they start slavering like Pavlov's dogs after the bell rings.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:25 PM

14. That's because they're idiots.

Anyone who thinks their premium payments to an insurance company are not used to pay for someone else's healthcare needs is an imbecile.

It's no different than any other insurance. If you are accident-free this month, the premium you paid for your car insurance is used to pay for someone else's car accident. If you didn't have a home fire this month, your home insurance premium was used to compensate someone who DID have a fire.

This is beyond fundamental - it's common sense. If you put in an insurance claim to cover the expenses of your appendectomy, you are NOT just getting back the amount of the premiums you've paid in so far - you are getting paid from what's "in the pot" that has been contributed to by all of the people who DIDN'T need an appendectomy.

Jesus Hussein Christ. I realize that Republicans are far from the smartest people on the planet - but shouldn't plain old common sense enter into the picture at least once in a while?

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun May 7, 2017, 05:14 AM

15. My taxes shouldn't pay for insurance for people who live on the beach

I can't remember which Senator it was, but one of them, after Katrina wiped his house off the face of the earth, smiled and said, "It's o.k., my flood insurance will cover it." Coastal flood insurance is provided by the government, if I recall John Stoessel's report correctly.

Living on beachfront property in hurricane country -- talk about a pre-existing condition!

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