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You Are Crazy To Think That Private Industry Will Do The Right Thing Unless Forced To Do So

I’m sitting here in Ohio watching reports on MSNBC about the 39% increase in health insurance rates in California and about the fact that Toyota worked to delay safety regulations and recalls.

All I can say is that folks are crazy to count on private business to do the right thing unless they are forced to do so by average people and by government.

February 22, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,


  1. Neil, buddy, while I agree that private industry cares more about itself than it does its customers, it’s quite a leap to assume that government can force us to do anything. Take a look at the Caja in Costa Rica or the Canadian system and then riddle me this:

    Why is it that anyone who can afford to comes to America for health care?

    I know the answer. You obviously don’t. I hope you’re man enough to get out of your comfort zone and figure it out. Your bleeding heart is making a mess all over my computer screen.

    Comment by Jon | February 22, 2010

  2. Government forces you to pay taxes and buy car insurance.

    If you think the number of hard working average folks without access to health insurance is okay—I would suggest that you are mistaken. I don’t know how any hard working person in our society would be okay with that.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | February 23, 2010

  3. People seem to forget that private companies exist to make money either for their shareholders or their owners. This goal will sometimes come into conflict with consumer safety, national security, clean air and water, etc. We need the government to represent these goals because companies will not do it if it conflicts with their primary goal of making as much money as possible.

    Like you, I am genuinely puzzled at the blind faith many people seem to put in private corporations.

    Comment by Brendan | February 23, 2010

  4. Jon, I’d like to suggest that you’re asking the wrong question. Of course, the people who can afford quality health care aren’t unhappy. The problem is that there are hard-working people who do not have insurance and are either denied care, must seek care through the ER rather than a clinc visit (more expensive), or are unable to pay the bills. The system cannot continue this way.

    Comment by Sarah V. | February 24, 2010

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