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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Now here's an interesting feller...

He's no Thad Wasson, but Mr. Marking's musings are a good read. Check him out. Oh, yeah, and Stephanie Herseth... is she running? You could have fooled me.


Anonymous said...

Looks to me like he's on government health care, but wants to deny it for others.
Other than that blatant inconsistency, may be worth a look.

B. Thomas said...

Hi Anony,

Not quite right. I think everyone residing within our borders should have health insurance at least as good as mine (which, by the way, I pay for every month). The issue is how to secure insurance coverage for those who can't or won't procure it themselves.

Bill Fleming said...

Isn't the issue really good medical care for everyone? I sometimes think we lose focus framing it as an "insurance" issue.

Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the clarification. From the bio it could be interpreted that B Thomas was a retired government employee, with private supplemental insurance. (Which is fine, I'm one.)

Though Fleming is right - the issue is care, not insurance. Insurance gave us the disastrous, uncompetitive system we have today. Reinforcing failure, through more insurance, won't fix it. In order for US companies & workers to be competitive with foreign peers who have national health coverage we need the same. Burdening US companies & workers with more insurance merely continues the status quo and solves little.