Smartest Guy In Room Is Dumbest Guy In Room

Is it Guns v Butter, or Cellphones v Healthcare?

It was all over the internet yesterday, but in case you missed it: Paul Ryan flubs the basic idea behind insurance

“The fatal conceit of Obamacare is that we’re just gonna make everybody buy our health insurance at the federal-government level, young and healthy people are going to go into the market and pay for the older, sicker people. So, the young healthy person is going to be made to buy health care, and they’re going to pay for the person, you know, gets breast cancer in her 40s or who gets heart disease in his 50s. […]

“The whole idea of Obamacare is … the people who are healthy pay for the people who are sick. ”

Insurance 101: we pay premiums, the money goes into a pool, funds from that pool pay for care.

Is it really that exotic that  ZEGS, a man of incredible inherited wealth who has spent his entire career as a public servant, has never dealt with actuarial tables or even the concept of herd immunity while drafting legislation?

Or maybe he’s just another moran.

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6 Responses to Smartest Guy In Room Is Dumbest Guy In Room

  1. Karla says:



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  3. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    It’s amazing how people who worship the market don’t know how it works.


  4. w3ski says:

    Ignorance in government seems to be rampant. We need a basic societal education test for public office I think. As well as a drug test.


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