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ThisThreadIsSatire Donating Member (697 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:51 PM
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Thanksgiving Weekend Telethon for Health Insurers
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Extravaganza to Air Thanksgiving Weekend

By Pedro Nussbaum,
September 17, 2009

Internet website The Desperate Blogger today announced plans to sponsor a telethon which will benefit the nations private health insurers.

The insurers truly want a competitive marketplace, according to site publisher Lloyd Woltz, Theyre looking neither for an easy way to avoid restrictive regulations nor a means of making it nearly impossible for the average consumer to challenge their denial of claims, its just that the alternative is too expensive. To incorporate in the as many as 49 states plus the District of Columbia in which they currently are not incorporated could cost many close to $8500. Thats more of a burden than they should be asked to bear, and once the public is made aware, Im confident theyll want to help.

According to Woltz only a handful of truly visionary politicians, such as Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, truly understand the advantage of allowing private health insurers to go national, as opposed to having a public insurance option where there is currently little or no competition.

Pawlenty is so committed to the people of his state, and sees the evils of the public option so clearly, that he would be willing not only to invoke the Tenth Amendment to block a public option from being allowed in his state, but would also be willing to let in private insurers, incorporated elsewhere, which his state cannot regulate and from which they cant collect taxes. Does that sound like a presidential candidate to you? No sir, thats what I call a governor.

If the telethon is the success he expects, Woltz believes that no other governor will be forced to show Pawlentys courage. With enough support, its really possible that everyone can have what they want. The insurers can compete on a state by state basis, bound by each states individual laws, regulations, and consumer protection mechanisms, and the states themselves wont have to sacrifice tax revenues in order to bring a choice of quality insurance products to their citizens. Everyone will be happy.

The telethon is tentatively scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend to coincide with the American tradition of families coming together to give thanks for the blessings in their lives, not the least of which, according to Mr. Woltz, is their health insurance industry.

The Desperate Blogger is currently seeking co-sponsors for the event, as well as media outlets and entertainers. Any parties interested in participating or contributing in any way are urged to contact telethon@TheDesperateBlogger.com .
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blueworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:55 PM
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1. I'll donate my turkey giblets...n/t
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ThisThreadIsSatire Donating Member (697 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:44 PM
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2. I bet they'll take them... n/t
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