Monday, August 10, 2009

The Power Line take on health care:

John Hinderaker, opining on the results of a Rasmussen (!) poll: (emp ad)
... today's Rasmussen survey asked likely voters an interesting question: when it comes to health care decisions, which do you fear more--insurance companies, or the government?

By a 51-41 percent margin, respondents said they fear the federal government more. This seems right to me; I really don't understand why anyone would be afraid of an insurance company. The breakdown is interesting, too. People who actually have health insurance are much more afraid of the government, but people who don't have health insurance fear insurers more than the government. Could that be why they don't have insurance?
Yeah, it's not affordability or denial of coverage that explains why some folks don't have health insurance, it's merely "fear".


Or perhaps they are liberals, who naturally trust the government more than they trust private industry,

They don't have health insurance because they haven't been able to leverage their Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Sociology degree into the sort of job that includes you health insurance -- a totally different reason.

See! Pulling theories out of your ass is easy and fun!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/10/2009 8:19 PM  

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