|HOW FITTING IS IT THAT THE MOTTO FOR THE AMERICAN TALIBAN IS A "SNAKE IN THE GRASS"!|
We are set to post a series of blogs targeting the radical candidate for Virginia's next Governor, Virginia's current Attorney General Ken "Cooch" Cuccinelli
During a policy breakfast for the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce last August, Virginia state attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli (R-VA) compared health care coverage to car insurance, and argued that insurance plans shouldn't cover routine care such as doctors’ visits.
According to an account of the meeting in the Ashburn Patch, Cuccinelli claimed that insurance was “never intended” to cover services like doctor visits and was meant to be limited to catastrophic illnesses. To illustrate his logic, Cuccinelli pointed out that car insurance doesn't pay for routine maintenance such as oil changes.
Many conservatives have pushed catastrophic care as a way of dealing with rising costs. But these types of plans force consumers who have anything other than a devastating illness or accident to pay for all of their care out-of-pocket or forgo it entirely. Doctors’ visits and regular preventative care, on the other hand, can prevent many of the conditions that may cause a catastrophic condition to form in the first place.
Really "Cooch"? What a horrible analogy. My car insurance doesn't cover the costs when I have a catastrophic mechanical problem, either, but it will help cover the towing costs to get it to a mechanic, but that's about it. But then by that logic, my health insurance would only help cover the cost of a ride in an ambulance. Never mind that an oil change is far cheaper than even a regular doctors' visit. Unless there's an actual plan in place to address the outrageous (and inconsistent) cost of even visiting the doctor, this is little more than a non-starter and a slab of red meat from a guy who's no fan of health care benefiting the consumer in the first place. Yet another reason why this man is unfit to be Virginia's governor.
Is this how you envision your healthcare?