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Monday December 31, 2007
08:13 AM

Freie Marktwirtschaft Über Alles!!!

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  • You seem to have mistyped your link. Was the article supposed to be related to the text of your post?
    • The post is perfectly correct… are you merely confused (presumably because I made an unclear mental leap) or do you disagree with my argument?

      • Probably a bit of both. I read the article as "rich girl with a disease and a publicist dies." Her parents bought her insurance on the free market, and if her parents really wanted the operation, they could have paid for it directly. So I'm confused.
  • Celebrity attorney Mark Geragos is here!

    With a touching press release. 800 mourners, in black, wiping their eyes before the gold and white casket, wearing ribbons of Nataline's favorite color, pink.

    The insurance company, which deemed the surgery experimental, stated it would pay for the procedure "in this rare and unusual case" after loud public protest.

    Is your implication, Herr Freie Marktwirtschaft, that socialist health systems are better adapted to providing for experimental surgery than those bas

    • That the surgery was considered "experimental" was a perspective taken by the insurance company, and may not be shared by all professionals.

      The insurance companies make more profit when they spend less on treating illnesses, including denying coverage for things they can get away with claiming are experimental.

      In socialized medicine, doctors are more able to treat without regard for the patients ability to pay and may receive incentives for improving health, such has helping patients quit smoking.