Thursday, August 14, 2008

Health care too expensive because people get sick.0

Hi everyone,

So this is how The Onion writes those hilarious headlines... they simply quote government officials.

In the "you can't make this stuff up" department: Leah Vukmir can't fix health care in Wisconsin.
Health Care Referendum Headed to Ballot:

"Vukmir says if people were forced to pay for health care using a personal health savings account they wouldn’t abuse the system. She says part of the reason health care is so expensive is because it’s overused."
What she's really saying here is that if people would stop getting sick, then the health care system wouldn't be as expensive.

I'm reminded of librarians who dream about keeping their shelves in perfect order by never letting people borrow and read the books.

The money is going somewhere Ms. Vukmir. All you need to do is follow the crumbs. Blaming the patient for being sick doesn't cure the problem.


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