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Saturday, July 20, 2024

Why health insurance coops may not work.

In recent weeks people at all levels have been talking about the wonderful things health coops can do. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, a health coop is in reality an insurance company owned by the policy holders. See the wiki article on health insurance cooperative for a short and fairly unbiased exposition of this concept.

Sounds good, right? On the surface, yes, but when one dips below the surface one finds some troubling things, not unexpected to anyone who knows anything at all about insurance theory.

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Obama’s school speech: What the president can learn from me

(Columnist’s caution This contains unabashed self-promotion. HB) President Obama might have thought an innocuous back-to-school speech aimed at school children wouldn’t cause a furor among his enemies. Florida Republican Party chairman said "as the father of four children, I am absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama’s socialist ideology.” 

Obama has moved into the old George W. Bush bubble if he was surprised by this. His experience with virtually everything else he’s done has led to a hue and cry of outrage and insults from those who would attack him for wearing mismatched socks. I’m quite used to this because I have become a lightening rod for vitriolic rude and sometimes crude online attacks in my hometown.

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Yes, Democrats are in trouble…big trouble

Yes, we got trouble right here in Potomac River City.

That starts with "T" and that rhymes with "D" and that stands for "Democrats."

As President Barack Obama’s once seemingly-unassailable popularity wanes and public anger grows over the failing economy and issues like health care "reform," the party of the jackass sees trouble with voters on the horizon.

Democrats aren’t paranoid. Voters are out to get them. The same voters who threw the bums out in 2006 and 2008 now consider Obamacons the bums and they want change.

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