Monday, March 08, 2010

Health care fantasies

Here is an excerpt from a letter sent by Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D-FL) to one of her constituents. I point it out because I suspect such sentiment is representative of much of the Democratic caucus's thinking on health care:
Additionally, we should hold insurance companies accountable by preventing them from denying coverage based on preexisting conditions, by eliminating life-time caps on coverage, and by taking steps to lower premiums. However, in the long run, these reforms will be in vain if we don't take significant steps to rein in rising costs, and the House bill did not achieve this goal.
This is rooted in nothing more than rainbows and left-wing pixie dust. Government is going to force insurance companies to accept those with preexisting conditions (akin to mandating that a flood insurance company to accept new policies from those in the path of Hurricane Katrina) and eliminate limits on how much those policies can be worth -- two steps which can't help but raise costs -- and then reduce the amount consumers can be charged? Who is doing the math here?

Simply unbelievable. Is it any wonder the government is running massive deficits?

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