Tuesday, October 12, 2010

PolitiFact Rates Mary Squires Statements about Georgia Insurance Mandates as 1/2 true

They're more generous than I am.

The big story in the insurance commissioner's race from last week was democrat Mary Squires accusing republican Ralph Hudgens of trying to prevent every woman in Georgia from getting any access to any form of health care. You all remember the buzz last Monday after Mary's press conference at the capitol the preceding Thursday and the the little video that got a lot of play. 

Now it's back in the cycle courtesy of the fine folks over at PolitiFact. They rate Mary's political stunt as 1/2 true. Which half? In a fairly enlightening story the intrepid reporters at PolitiFact revealed that there is indeed an insurance Cabal at work down to the state house. It sure looks like the vaunted Womens Caucus is the organization responsible for inflicting the Health Insurance Mandate System on all Georgians.  If they were able to handily defeat a senior senator who chaired the Senate Insurance Committee like Ralph Hudgens at every turn they must have some Mo-Jo. Or perhaps Ralph is a little deficient in the Mo-Jo department.

I also noticed that the intrepid reporters at PolitiFact suffer "Invisible Libertarian Syndrome" (ILS) because nobody got in touch with me to see what the Libertarian approach to the issue was. Such is the life of a third party candidate. Just to be clear, our 45 state mandates on health insurance totally fail the Libertarian Litmus Test. State mandates do not increase your freedom, they diminish freedom, state mandates to not lower costs, they increase costs, state mandates do not reduce the size and scope of government, they increase it.

I am totally opposed to our current mandate system and if elected I will use the bully pulpit of the Office of the  Commissioner of Insurance to educate Georgian's on just how bad they're getting skinned. Add auto insurance into that as well as the freakin' Insurance premium tax. We'll get to nightmare of ObamaCare at a later date.

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