With one stroke of the pen he has essentially taken over the healthcare/insurance industry and the student loan industry. Government will now be calling the shots, coming between the doctor and patient, authorizing or denying treatment. Senior Citizens will be hit the hardest.
I thought we came to a meeting of the minds as well, Denise; that doesn't mean that you get to say this sort of thing without at least a little bit of reality testing thrown in.
Where is you back-up for any of this sort of statement? How has "he" taken over both the health care and the insurance industries? Unless you perhaps think that regulation and take-over are the same thing? That "he" has taken over Denise because there is regulation that forbids her from creatively committing murder in the middle of Market Street , or cleverly liberating funds from her neighbors next door? What an intolerable curtailment of your liberties!
Or of the liberties of the Health Care industry or the insurance industry. Nuts! If they don't want to sell health care, nothing says they have to. The public has a right to say what the conditions are that are acceptable if an industry wants right to a public market. No unnecessary killing or maiming is a good start, which is how we got the pure food and drug laws in the first place. It appears that industry is forcing us to be more and more particular as time goes on. Thus we get, Oh, you mean we have to really really really test Thalidomide before we give it to pregnant women to calm them down. We only thought you meant we sort of had to test it, and that birth defects between friends weren't such an enormous deal.
How about Not dealing in bad faith. You see, to me, not dealing in bad faith is one of those things that shouldn't have to be regulated, but the industry itself seems to have forced the hand of the public. To me, for example, somebody should not have to lose their health insurance because they've, say, been raped; but rape can be "a pre-existing condition," that can get your insurance discontinued. You should have to make an insurance company continue to pay for folks who've been raped, should you? I'd call that bad faith.
Until now, many insurance companies have apparently been calling it good business.
Thalidomide, by the way, is now back in use, but for other purposes only, and its use for pregnant women is not allowed.
So Denise, when your statements sweep like the one's I've quoted, yeah, I call them misinformed or disinformed. More likely disinformed statements, as in, I believe you've been lied to, and you've believed the lies.