Monday, November 29, 2010

Presenting Ezra the (Not So) Magnificent!

Once again, Ezra the Disingenuous demonstrates his inability to prove an argument. Last time out, he tried to (re)sell the snake oil that is RomneyCare, only to be taken to the woodshed by Bob. This time, he wants us to believe that the federally implemented national health care system known as Medicare is just hunky dory, and actually better than insurance companies at controlling health care expenses.

Here's his "evidence:"

And here's his interpretation of said "evidence:"

"One of the dirty little secrets of the health-care system is that Medicare has done a much better job controlling costs than private health insurers." [emphasis added]


Medicare, owing to the power that is the Federal Government, can control expenses in a way that no insurer can, simply because the law says that it can. Not the marketplace, not the free and unencumbered exchange of goods and services: simply, The Law. Which Law, by the by, means that the costs aren't gone or even lower, they're just shifted to thee and me.

So again, Ezra, you're certainly entitled to your own (wrongheaded and disingenuous) opinions, but you are not entitled to your own facts.

[Hat Tip: FoIB Holly R]

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