Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Rush Limbaugh, Inadvertent Socialized Medicine Fan

First Sarah Palin, and now Rush.....

Rush Limbaugh, Inadvertent Socialized Medicine Fan


Kevin Scheunemann said...

What your article writer failed to mention is Rush made an excellent point on his show yesterday...

Why does the largest insurance company...the Federal government, deny medical claims to veterans?

Why does the largest insurance company...the Federal government, deny benefits constantly, under Medicare and Medicaid, to senior citizens and the poor?

The Federal government is by far the #1 insurance company in America denying medical benefits to its "customers", where is the liberal outrage for seasoned citizens, veterans, and the poor over this insurance company's disgusting behavior?

We want more federal government dismal performance of denial of claims and benefits?

Seems to me the Federal government should "walk its talk" before criticizing private insurance over coverage denials.

Kraig said...

Prof - you are better than this, aren't you ? You know the truth about Rush's story. Looks like you are stretching for topics.

Mpeterson said...

Sure. Rush doesn't always explain everything clearly.
Here's the explanation Kevin.

Kevin Scheunemann said...


Yes, I really enjoyed this page on how they collect medical/other debt from veterans...


When the government does this on a much larger scale than private insurance...why do you fail to criticize government run health care, which is clearly, in terms of scale, created far worse behavior than any 1 private insurance company.

Private ins. deserves to be criticized, but anyone who pays homage to a "public option" without the same criticisms of government run insurance is kidding themselves at the alter Cuban style health care socialism.

John Jost said...

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Signing up gets you your own profile and page, and the ability to add blog posts, photos and videos which get lined up in a common stream. Open to all, no moderation. Have at it.

Mpeterson said...

Because government run health care is more efficient by nearly every measure.

Mpeterson said...

Grin. Merci mon ami.

Kevin Scheunemann said...


Goevernment run health care is more efficient by nearly every measure?


Medicare/Medicaid fraud rate: 7.5%+ according to CBO
Private health insurance fraud rate: Less than 1%

Do we want to talk about health care innovation?

Just try and sell me on the idea that government produces innovation in health care on a scale the private sector does...

If you are going to make this argument, why is Cuba not exporting its health care "innovation"...or even Denmark?

I don't know what you are taking this A.M, but maybe I need some!

Mpeterson said...

You should try to get your numbers right at least some of the time.

I guess you missed this one.

DanBack said...


Everyone knows you can't trust the CBO. Right?

Kevin Scheunemann said...

So then why does Federal Government Insurance Inc. deny claims to the old, poor, and veterans?

The Federal Government is the largest denier of medical claims in America.

I'd like to hear that famous line again that we DON'T ration health care under Medicare/Medicaid and Veterans health insurance....

Walk the talk on these programs first, without increasing costs before one pontificates about subjecting the rest of us to Washington DC run health care.

Mpeterson said...

Missing the point again Kev. Dodge away. You'll be first in line when it comes online.

Kevin Scheunemann said...


You seem to be the one that is dodging about government run health care in practice.

The U.S. Government is the biggest "screw the consumer" denier of benefits to the poor, retired and veterans.

I thought you were the smart one...why doesn't government get criticized for being the largest, single denier of health care benefits in the country? Or for allowing a fraud rate of 7.5%+, according to CBO?

I see government run health care is another religion vs. something that makes sense.

I'm going to have to scream "RELIGION!" on this issue.