Monday, July 27, 2009

Take What You Need

I came up with a catchy slogan for the loan component of the Medical Savings and Loan. It is:

"Take what you need. Repay what you can."

The guaranteed loan in an MS&L covers the gap between savings and high deductible insurance. The loan is funded by a premium charged to all accounts. When a person is debilitated by injury or illness, they will default on the loan. Those that recover repay the loan.

The system is progressive in that it transfers wealth from the healthy to those with debiliting ailments.

The Medical Savings and Loan is conservative in that it restores the direct negotiations between doctor and patient.

It is the type of thinking one would pursue if they are serious in bipartisan reform.


Jason The said...

This of course does nothing to address the issues of affordability and access...

y-intercept said...

This post was about the slogan. I even used the term "catchy slogan" in the first sentence to indicated that I was writing about a slogan.

A slogan is used to provocative copy. A slogan never really does anything in an of itself.

Anyway, Jason The just proved that if a troll randomly slings pat partisan attacks he will occasionally say something remotely relevant to a post.

Jason just pointed out that a slogan is not a deep analysis of an issue.

I've seen hundreds of troll posts by Jason The. This is perhaps the closest he has come to saying something actually relevant to the post he was attacking.

Jason's mom must be so proud.

As for Jason's argument itself, I really don't see any value in a troll pointing out that a slogan is not a substantive argument.

His half witted comment also demonstrates that, once again, he didn't even bother reading the post that he is attacking.

The post talks about how MS&L restores direct negotiations between patient and doctor. A direct negotiation removes the claims adjuster. Removing a third party is a cost savings.

Although there was a small amount of relevance in pointing out that a slogan is not a substantive argument, the partisan troll Jason The proved that he is incapable of actually reading a post.