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On Veterans’ Day…

       Mitt Wit

… Mitt Romney suggested that, if he were President, he would move to privatize veterans health care.  Well, why not?  We all know that what a private health care system does is concentrate on providing it’s patients the best possible diagnosis, treatment, and care, right?  We all know that it wouldn’t deteriorate into a system where patients were treated as a means to an end; the end being maximum corporate profit. Right?

Mitt states: “When you work in the private sector and you have a competitor, you know if I don’t treat this customer right, they’re going to leave me and go somewhere else, so I’d better treat them right.”  Hmmm… interesting.  Like a “Health Insurance Exchange”? That thing that would compete  cost-efficiently, and allow the coverage of more people?  (Per Wikipedia: Exchanges are not themselves insurers, so they do not bear risk themselves, but determine which insurance companies are allowed to participate in them. Ideally, a well-designed exchange will promote insurance transparency and accountability, facilitate increased enrollment and the delivery of subsidies, while also playing roles in “spreading risk”, i.e., ensuring that the costs associated with those with high medical needs are shared more broadly across large groups rather than spread across just a few beneficiaries.)  Didn’t the Republicans fight Pres. Obama tooth and nail on that one?

Wow, sorry, went a little deep on that one.  I keep forgetting… its Mitt Romney. That was yesterday.

– L. Morales
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