Sunday, September 20, 2009

Comment at Jason Pye on The Healthcare Insurance Mess

Hey Kids,

I just watched a video clip over at Jason Pye's site with Wolf Blitzer and The Axe man. Sure looks like Wolfie didn't read his copy of the talking points on the single payer mantra. Head over and join the fun, and as always, continue to click on political ads every step of the way!

Greetings All,

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Axemeister wiggle on the hook in the video snippet as he tried to shift the focus away from the simple concept of purchasing your insurance coverage from a provider located in a state with fewer coverage mandates and lower regulatory burdens than your home state.

But why draw the line there? In this electronic age, Switzerland is just as close as Columbus, Georgia and is home to some of the best capitalized insurance companies in the world with all sorts of packaging options. If they could compete in insurance markets in Georgia then perhaps Georgia consumers could get a better deal. As things stand now, we'll never know.

If you'd like to be overwhelmed with a dizzying array of state by state comparisons of the current mess, head over to for a detailed look at things like state required mandates, provider regulatory burdens and my personal favorite, percentage of overweight/obese adults.

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