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"Thnx Mr. President!" Former MSNBC host, Dylan Ratigan, loses insurance plan under Obamacare

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He should consider himself lucky to have his policy cancelled.

Just say no to insurance.

One way to look at the US health care system is that it is a miserable failure. It is not really health care; it is disease care, and that is where the profit is, i.e., the profit comes when lots of people are diseased. And insurance is designed to fuel only the disease care, excluding coverage for alternatives.

The root cause is lack of competition among health professionals and particularly the take over of the system by one philosophy of medical care, that being drug treatments and a complete disregard for the underlying causes of disease. Even if a physician sees the light and offers alternative treatments, he runs a high risk of losing his license because he didn't follow standard of care. This system has become a disfunctional monopoly with very high prices and very poor results. That is what happens when you eliminate competition by government licensing of drugs and medical professionals instead of allowing competition to determine who succeeds in the market place.

If you suffer an accident, I think the current system is competent, but if you have one of the many degenerative diseases, like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, MS, etc., you are not going to find answers with the mainstream medical establishment. The incidence of these diseases could be greatly reduced if people took their health care into their own hands. The medical establishment has little interest in reducing these diseases because this is where the profits are. Yet the answers in many of these cases are simple.

Dietary habits, other lifestyle choices, and exposure to environmental toxins are at the root of these degenerative diseases. What changes you need to make are knows? With the advent of the information age and internet you can find the answers yourself, make the changes, and say goodby to disease, the only exception being if you have allowed your disease to progress to the point that there is no chance of return.

Obamacare is simply a bungling effort to force feed us to the failed medical system so that others can collect monopoly profit.


"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

Nobody deserves to get

Nobody deserves to get Obamacare good and hard as much as the talking heads on MSNBC, the Obama Station.

Ratigan was well intending, but also gloriously ignorant.

I remember liking Ratigan back in the day when he was giving Ron Paul air-time and fair interviews, but his support of the ACA was stupid, as was Dennis Kucinich's support for it. Political idealism can be dangerous when you're wrong about something, and this one came back to bite Dylan something fierce.

Speaking for myself, I haven't lost my insurance yet, but I just got a notice that my premiums jumped up by 33% this month. Thanks for that Obama you lying sack of *%&(.

“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” - G.K. Chesterton

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Weird, doesn't that make your plan uneligible?

I recall reading that if a plan changed more than 5% in a year, that it would be considered a "new plan" and thus uneligible.

Perhaps that only applied to "plans that changed before ACA"?

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Couldn't happen to a nice

Couldn't happen to a nice guy.

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Dylan Ratigan was a big supporter of this

I guess he was happy with it until he got the bill.

According to this tweet, he

According to this tweet, he is not a supporter of centralized health care:

"I have been a long time advocate of catastrophic with a
transparent mkt for routine. Struck me as interesting that that is
illegal now."

— Dylan Ratigan (@DylanRatigan) November 08, 2013

I am sure I don't agree with everything he says, but then again, I don't agree with everything where anyone is concerned. I think he is spot on with the above though.

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It's a bit nuanced, but he basically did, though indirectly.

Dylan Ratigan probably had no idea what was in the ACA law per say, but he was a supporter of the Obama presidency, at least while he was on MSNBC and he tended a bit toward the Alan Grayson/Dennis Kucinich wing of the democratic party, which means he was more a progressive with a few issues in common with Ron Paul than anything else.

I can't recall a single instance where Ratigan actually endorsed the ACA in so many words, but he was often extremely deferential to Obama and gave him a lot more benefit of the doubt than anyone looking at things objectively would have. I think he's come around a bit since then and I think he was most likely deceived, but as the old saying goes "The people have spoken, now they must be punished".

“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” - G.K. Chesterton

Right, he was a big supporter of the democrates early on

Once he started to go rouge and not hold the party line, MSNBC canceled his show.

he supported it before lol?

what an idiot?