We Definitely Only Oppose Obamacare Because We Hate the Poor.

Friday 1 April 2011 - Filed under Dumbassery + Economy + Government + health care + Legislation

Via The Weekly Standard concerning a new report from The Government Accountability Office (tell me that isn’t a fucking oxymoron) and Medicare fraud:

In a newly released report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimates that, in fiscal year 2010, $48 billion in taxpayer money was squandered on fraudulent or improper Medicare claims. Meanwhile, the nation’s ten largest health insurance companies made combined profits of $12.7 billion in 2010 (according to Fortune 500). In other words, for every $1 made by the nation’s ten largest insurers, Medicare lost nearly $4.

And the terminally libertarded just can’t fathom why so many are so opposed to Obamacare; they simply cannot fathom that it’s NOT because we hate poor people, but because government FUCKS UP EVERYTHING IT TOUCHES. Only government can waste $50 billion and just shrug it off as a market failure.

This is sobering news for the minority of Americans who (for some reason) continue to think that government-run health care is a model of efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

I fucking doubt it.

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