Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Obamacare - It's The Thought That Counts

Republicans have figured out how to get a bill through the congress that the Dems don't approve of without having to have a 60 vote majority in the Senate. The bill in question would not repeal Obamacare but would gut it to the point of not mattering much. Full details on Reason.

Of course the big reason no one is squealing much on the left is that a presidential veto is assured, so don't worry about any consequences. Oddly Reason faults the Republicans for not including an alternative scenario to fill in for the law they propose to eliminate. Let me suggest that if you have a cancer and the doctor proposes to surgically excise it, you DON'T ask him what he plans to replace it with.

But since they ask anyway, let me suggest trying free market capitalism. It has worked in the past after all.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"let me suggest trying free market capitalism. It has worked in the past after all."

(1) When and where has "free market capitalism...worked in the past"?

(2) When and where has "free market capitalism...worked in the past" with regards to delivering health care?

Anonymous said...

"When and where has 'free market capitalism...worked in the past'?"

18 months later and still no answer?

Billll said...

There is a lot of information available on the internet. Try it sometime. Here's a piece which answers most of your questions
https://www.thebalance.com/capitalism-characteristics-examples-pros-cons-3305588
although I disagree with some parts of it.

As to capitalism providing health care, it depends on your definition of the word "provide." In a capitalist society there will be plenty of doctors. They will charge the going rate for their services. If you're a pauper, you may find a doctor who does some of his work on a charity basis. It will probably help if you attend the same church he does.