Friday, June 29, 2012

"A Fine by Any Other Name Stinks as Bad," You Gowned Clown

Becky Akers tells it straight:
I’ve never bought medical insurance. The only time a policy has covered me was when it came incidental to a job. The Lord has blessed me with disgustingly good health; then, too, when I was 18, my mother died of a brain tumor that had escaped diagnosis for six years despite excruciating headaches and other symptoms a professor of nursing later described as “classic.”
If I were bleeding and unconscious, I might wind up in the clutches of the medical establishment, but never of my own volition. 
So I deeply and personally resent Roberts’ little parlor-trick of a word-game. Forcing me to buy medical insurance is unconstitutional if we call it a “fine” but perfectly OK if it’s a “tax.”
I should think even the sponges out there dancing for joy that the Feds have nationalized yet another industry would despise this craven cretin’s insult to simple logic and our intelligence.


  1. This little blurb perfectly illustrates why the government wants the mandate...Mrs. Akers points out she might end up in the clutches of medicine if she were seriously injured...

    So bravo Becky, you essentially will perpetuate a major healthcare issue - people who don't get insurance then require, and expect, lots of expensive medical care. Unless you follow that sentence with "i would only allow medical services I could pay for in cash" or "i would refuse any and all medical treatment" your as much to blame for obamacare as the liberals.

    1. It's not her fault that the provision of insurance has been stifled by massive regulatory barriers, and thus you can't buy health insurance only for accidents rather than for both accidents and regular visits.

      If I could buy insurance just for accidents where I am necessarily sent to the hospital, I would jump on it immediately. Of course, now with Obamacare, where individuals can choose to pay a fine rather than buy insurance, and insurance companies can no longer deny based on pre-existing conditions, insurance costs will continue to rise as individuals wait to buy insurance till something happens to them, and new insurance companies will not have a chance to compete. We have been on the road to completely socialized health care for a long time, and this is certainly just another step on that road.

  2. I <3 Becky Akers.