A graphic argument regarding health insurance

The original video says that socialized medicine is great:

The rebuttal interlineated video shows all the errors in the argument:

I want to throw two more things into the mix:  First, the fact that, in a head-on comparison, the government is vastly more inefficient, dollar-for-dollar, than private business — and that’s despite the dreaded profits.

Second, in the September 2009 issue of Commentary Magazine (not yet available online, even in bits and pieces), there is a marvelous articulate about the perverse result from too much insurance and government protection:  People take greater risks.  For example, an economic study shows that insurance that is not tied to weight control causes increased obesity in consumers.  Likewise, another study shows that the safer the car, the more reckless the driving.  Universal health, which takes away the natural market tension between the insured and even the most decent insurer, will give people a no harm, no foul approach to their own health management.  As for me, I saw this when I lived in England.  People treated themselves cavalierly, because they knew ever foul thing they did to their body would ultimately be treated, for free, even if they had to wait days, weeks or months for that treatment.

Be Sociable, Share!
  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    They say the military is run well and it’s under the government.

    I say that the military is an autocracy where you do what you are told to do. If that sounds like your cup of tea, go live under martial law but don’t drag me with you.

    The DMV is run by the government, well too, if you ask government tools and lackeys. Same folks for socialized healthcare.

    The polls are run by the government. That turned out smooth with no profit. No profit, of course, doesn’t no corruption.