It is socialized medicine. It is socialized through insurance........
novanglus (Registered; 12675)
Posted on: 03-25-2014 16:29.
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...if everyone has to carry insurance, and some people don't have to pay for their insurance, or receive it at a subsidized rate, then it is fully socialized. Just because the government doesn't own the insurance companies doesn't mean the costs aren't socialized.
It just happens that this program enriches insurance companies because the government ahs immunized them from the risk, just like they did with the student loans.
But lefty/libs still support because conservatives oppose and something better than nothing.
Fantastic line of thinking. Or, it was supposed to fail so we could go to single payer.
Whichever bullshit you believe.
-----To translate it into UNIX system administration terms (Randy’s fundamental metaphor for just about everything), the post-modern politically correct atheists were like people who had found themselves in charge of a big and unfathomably complex computer system (viz. society) with no documentation or instructions of any kind, and so whose only way to keep the thing running was to invent and enforce certain rules with a kind of neo-Puritanical rigor, because they were at a loss to deal with any kind of deviations from what they saw as the norm. Whereas people who were wired into a church were like UNIX system administrators who, while they might not understand everything, at least had some documentation, some FAQs and How-tos and README files, providing some guidance on what to do when things got out of whack. -Neil Stephenson, Cyrptonomicon
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