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  • Frank Koza January 22, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Here is a very interesting article concerning the way healthcare is provided today. It’s the best I’ve ever seen. Enjoy.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/09/how-american-health-care-killed-my-father/7617/1/

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  • robot January 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Great article, Frank. Very comprehensive. A good hard look at the system as a whole. I don’t agree with all of his assumptions though. For instance, on page two, he says:

    There was nothing natural or inevitable about the way our system developed: employer-based, comprehensive insurance crowded out alternative methods of paying for health-care expenses only because of a poorly considered tax benefit passed half a century ago.

    I would submit that this “poorly considered tax benefit” was planned by the progressives to do just what it did. To move the business of insurance closer to the unions and government. Baby steps toward socialism. The author, I think, is missing the progressive angle because he’s a Democrat, but I won’t hold that against him. He’s the only one Ive read so far that is probing into the causes instead of shouting hyperbole and ad hominem.

    Going back to the article now… Hold on.

    A couple of other notables:

    ‘Medicare is a Ponzi scheme.’ [and] ‘The net effect of the endless layers of health-care regulation is to stifle competition in the classic economic sense. What we have instead is a noncompetitive system where services and reimbursement are negotiated above consumers’ heads by large private and government institutions. And the primary goal of any large noncompetitive institution is not cost control or product innovation or customer service: it’s maintenance of the status quo. ‘

    This guy is a Democrat? At least he says so in the beginning of the article. He and Paul Ryan should run in 2012!

    Whoa! Scratch that:

    First, we should replace our current web of employer- and government-based insurance with a single program of catastrophic insurance open to all Americans—indeed, all Americans should be required to buy it—with fixed premiums based solely on age.

    He had me going for a while there but in the end, those progressive tendencies just won’t go away. It is “The Atlantic” after all.

    It still baffles me how he can argue against government involvement in health insurance and care and in the same article, argue for it as well.

    Over all a great piece. Thanks for the tip, Frank.

    BTW, the HSA and high deductible is already my insurance model even though it’s through my employer.

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