Why we can't have nice things: Friend, do you find yourself thinking that Homer may have right all along?
Do you find yourself thinking that we human are toys of the gods? That the gods stage-manage human events for their own amusement?
We considered this possibility when we read Kevin Drum's tough-talking post about health care. His tough-talking headline said this:
"Health Care Systems Are Expensive. Deal With It."
Drum was talking tough. After some back-of-the-envelope calculations, he said we could maybe have a single-payer health care system, but it wouldn't lower health care costs. In closing, he offered this:
"Short of some kind of legislative miracle, there's really no way around this. Health care is expensive."
So true! Health care really is expensive. So are health care systems!
We lunkheads should shut our traps and deal with this. These familiar facts help prove Drum's tough-talking point:
Per capita spending, health care, 2015As you can see, health care systems are expensive! Rather, our health care system is.
United States: $9451
United Kingdom: $4003
South Korea: $2488
We're listing the standard OECD spending figures for the United States and the world's most comparable nations. We're throwing in miraculous Finland for the obvious reason.
In fact, health care systems aren't expensive; our health care system is! Among comparable nations, only Germany spends even half as much per person. But it was decided long ago:
In this nation, we aren't allowed to discuss this matter. We proles are here to get looted and conned.
The gods were laughing on Olympus when they read that recent post. In this earlier post, Drum staged a bit of self-frogmarch, apologizing for what he did, or failed to do, last summer.
Health care systems are expensive! Was a certain blogger placed on earth as a way to amuse the gods?
Ladies and gentlemen, deal with it! Homer was right all along!
Whether it be ad hominem or rancor or sadness or the mucus inside the leaves of the time and sands of crystal glass that fly from the chards of Bob's lips through the screen and into the Maddow-encrusted reflection of the outer porridge and blood and hemoglobin and skin and teeth beyond her or the Chinese men, it is without sorry or pity or sand that I and a whole lot of people here like me forthwith shall cease to shine a light on these bedeviled, greedy flickering lantern back alleys ghetto of thoughts and intellect and take our penchant for masochism to greener savannahs until the Fake Greg eats it alive for it is him who shall not live to be the one naked and unobtained forever eating million legged bugs and ants and unleavened bread etc. Gotta go for now.ReplyDelete
For now. But also, it is sorely to be hoped, forever.Delete
According to exit polls 26% of all voters (sadly, only 26%) are white evangelical or born-again Christians and 81% of them voted for Trump. Without them, the Republican Party would never even come close to winning a national election as demonstrated by the fact that Hillary won the remaining majority of voters by a landslide 24% margin.ReplyDelete
It becomes quite clear then that the sola scriptura white voter is the essential bulwark standing between our God based system of for-profit healthcare and the type of healthcare in found in those heathen nations on Bob’s list. Our healthcare system is a blessing from God.
Neither ACA nor the Republicans version deals with the factors that make health care so expensive, suchReplyDelete
-- defensive medicine because of malpractice
-- heroic efforts to keep premies and dying people alive
-- high income for many medical specialists
-- high prescription drug costs
-- money wasted on "natural" medicines
The second item is a big one, but it's hard to fix. As I understand it, medical ethic requires heroic efforts to keep people alive. Can parents of a premie tell the hospital to let the child die, because they can't afford the cost to try to keep him alive? I don't think so.
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