Thursday, August 13, 2009

Headlines 8/13/09

=Reading a Bill 101

=Healthy examples: Plenty of countries get healthcare right.
Of course, our pols are on record saying the "public option" should evolve into single-payer.

Still, this is worth talking about. Not every country's health care system is the train wreck that Canada's is. What can we borrow from them?

=The Truth About Health Insurance
"If you develop an expensive condition such as cancer or heart disease, and then get fired or divorced or your employer goes out of business—then individual insurance is going to be very expensive if it's available. But what the President and Democrats won't tell you is that these problems are the result mainly of government intervention."
( with so many things.)

=The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare: Eight things we can do to improve health care without adding to the deficit.

So much good stuff here, but I want to highlight this:
"Although Canada has a population smaller than California, 830,000 Canadians are currently waiting to be admitted to a hospital or to get treatment, according to a report last month in Investor's Business Daily. In England, the waiting list is 1.8 million.

"At Whole Foods we allow our team members to vote on what benefits they most want the company to fund. Our Canadian and British employees express their benefit preferences very clearly—they want supplemental health-care dollars that they can control and spend themselves without permission from their governments."
Apparently they don't think the government is the best source for their health care.


Shane Vander Hart said...

Thanks for the link!

Vinny said...

One thing we might learn from the countries who have health care that works is that it cannot be accomplished without a public option.

Is anyone really foolish enough to believe that it is anything other than the profit motive that that causes insurance companies to avoid covering seriously ill people?

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