Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Fatally Naive Americans

The Nov 3 WSJ has an op ed

You Also Can't Keep Your Doctor

I had great cancer doctors and health insurance. My plan was cancelled. Now I worry how long I'll live.

(h/t JWF)

It has as its closing lines
For a cancer patient, medical coverage is a matter of life and death. Take away people's ability to control their medical-coverage choices and they may die. I guess that's a highly effective way to control medical costs. Perhaps that's the point. --emphasis added
Perhaps?  This bespeaks the fatal naivety of all Americans constrained by PC from stating obvious truths. 

What could pass as the Obamacare theme song is now 4 decades old. It has in its frankest of renditions the closing lines: 
"Won't you give it a try? 
Live and let die!"
For several decades I have witnessed and reported upon the fear in so many to speak of the dark side of the Sustainability movement. It is doubly upsetting to see it in those who claim to be God fearing. God fearing implies you accept the premise that all human life is sacred. Turning a blind eye to reports of a mounting threat to that premise (most unsettling to me when I've witnessed it in clergy) is more understandable when the threat seems hypothetical, but not from someone like Ms. Sundby while suffering the repercussions.

Ms Sundby still wants to believe that the machinations to which she is victim are only her imagination. So she writes "perhaps." I guess it makes her feel better. [Or perhaps the addition of perhaps it was required by the WSJ editor. In a world where damned consensus rules are expected to be understood, I doubt the editor needed to make a direct request.]

In a way, this makes Ms Sundby a martyr to Political Correctness. That she in her present circumstances is found still kowtowing to the consensus (to not speak of the Susnuts) ought to be eye opening for the rest of us.  The souls of people who martyred themselves in defense of innocent human life would not be amused.

Please enlighten me how to open the eyes of more while there is still time.


  1. ACA changed the rules governing her policy.

    By those rules the insurance company could close a black hole they could not have closed before ACA.

    This lady is the first of a bunch of policies that fall under those guidelines.

    The ACA will help insurance companies and then kill them. The ACA is the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.

    Prove PT Barnum's quote about a sucker born every second.

    1. Brilliantly encapsulated analysis Paul. Now two of us understand.

  2. I used to work for an Insurance company, not an agency but the company that underwrote the policies, that had a small health company. We had a room full of policies the the policy holder had developed some kind of horrible problem. We could not cancel the policy as long as the premium was being paid. Most of the VP would have loved to stop the red ink that room represented, but could not because of a law.

    Now the ACA comes in and calls the plan they have substandard and allows the insurance company to close the policy.

    I had been hearing the insurance company's where advising on the ACA bill but it did not dawn on me this is one of the things they wanted.

    I guess I am not rapacious enough for that industry.

    1. That clears that up for me. Hadn't heard it explained so well.

    2. If you like your religion, you can keep your religion, period.


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