Posted On: Saturday - April 1st 2017 8:12PM MST
In Topics:   Pundits  Liberty/Libertarianism
This is a 2nd column about the wonders of a free market, in particular with respect to healthcare by the now-excellent writer Ann Coulter: A Health Care Plan So Simple, Even A Republican Can Understand!.
This is the previous one, as published at VDare and the PeakStupidity take on it.
Read this column and the previous one all the way through. You'll enjoy them even if you don't agree.
Miss Coulter writes specifically in this column about the laws preventing just anyone for starting an insurance company with his own plans.
It’s always impossible to repeal laws that require Ann to pay for greedy people, because the greedy run out on the streets wailing that the Republicans are Republicans then.Later in the article, Ann compares health insurance, most of which is not really insurance by definition but some kind of plan to spread out arbitrary costs to many parties, to auto insurance, a good contrast that has been made before.
Obamacare is uniquely awful because the free stuff isn’t paid for through income taxes: It’s paid for through MY health insurance premiums. This is unfortunate because I wanted to buy health insurance.
Perhaps you’re not aware—SINCE YOU EXEMPTED YOURSELVES FROM OBAMACARE, CONGRESS—but buying or selling health insurance is illegal in America.
Right now, there’s no free market because insurance is insanely regulated not only by Obamacare, but also by the most corrupt organizations in America: state insurance commissions. (I’m talking to you, New York!)
Federal and state laws make it illegal to sell health insurance that doesn’t cover a laughable array of supposedly vital services based on bureaucrats’ medical opinions of which providers have the best lobbyists.
As a result, it’s illegal to sell health insurance that covers any of the medical problems I’d like to insure against. Why can’t the GOP keep Obamacare for the greedy—but make it legal for Ann to buy health insurance?
I haven't seen a column by Ann Coulter that I haven't agreed with 99% in 5 years or more. If I weren't married and she wasn't so tall, who knows what would have happened.
Again, Ann Coulter nails it, and I'd like to na.. [Post terminated - THIS!POST!IS!OVER! - Editor]