[ExI] Why Cities Keep Growing, Corporations and People Always Die, and Life Gets Faster
phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Sat Jun 11 15:00:03 UTC 2011
On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 04:09:02PM +0200, Stefano Vaj wrote:
> On the contrary, I am inclined to believe that Obamacare itself has
> nothing especially "socialist" in any plausible sense of the word. It
> is just "welfarist", but it does not imply any especial change in the
> ownership or planning of the relevant business.
If you define 'socialized' as "central planning", then Obamacare could
be seen as a small step toward socialized health insurance. Certainly
it's more regulated health insurance. The actual health *care* doesn't
change much And conversely, the Exchanges are meant to increase the
competition between health insurers, which is odd for 'socialized'.
Germanys get to choose among 200 "sickness funds", I don't think any
Americans have a tenth of that level of choice in health insurer.
-xx- Damien X-)
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