Tuesday, April 19, 2016

They should have bought life insurance.

So I heard on the news that UnitedHealthcare has lost so much money on Obamacare patients that it is aiming to leave the health exchanges by next year. As it turns out, UHC is not even one of the biggest players in the field. Humana, Aetna, Anthem, and Blue Cross are more heavily invested and are suffering more and greater losses.

"My Heart Bleeds for You"
I hope all the insurance companies wind up begging for money, begging to be released from their commitments, because they could have stopped this thing. They may eventually realize that the plan was always for them to become wards of the state, eventually incorporated into the Department of Health & Human Services as part of US National Healthcare, but by then it may be too late. The greedy suckers only saw millions of people being forced by government's lethal power to buy their products, and they fell in line. Well, that bayonet points at everyone eventually, smart guys.

Will it be worth it to completely wreck what's left of our healthcare just to see the unindicted co-conspirators go down with the ship? No, but it will be a bit of consolation. Like enjoying the band as the Titanic takes us under.

I still have some hope that good, streamlined law could replace the bad, unwieldy law, something that perhaps doesn't require a million bureaucrats, arbitrary rulemaking, or brutal punishment for people who work for a living. I tried to do my bit toward that this morning, at the polls, but it's a long shot regardless of the outcome. We shall have to see.

In the meantime -- young and healthy people, keep sticking it to the Man by not buying health insurance, even if they make you pay a penalty. It's not a tax, no matter what the cursed and wicked Supreme Court says, so you do what you have to do to avoid it. That will bring the phony baloney structure down around their ears.

Meanwhile, my ears will be busy listening to the violin above playing for our friends in the insurance game.
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