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POLICY/BLOGS: Enthoven coming up on Novack show

Don’t get too used to an unregurgitated Marxist like me saying this, but you should listen to a radio station called 960The Patriot this weekend, as Eric Novack has Alain Enthoven on his show on Sunday from 3-4pm Arizona time. This may be the first time that Eric’s had anyone on who disagrees with him, and I’m looking forward to hearing it. It’ll be in the archives section on Eric’s site later.

Here’s what I wrote about Enthoven and his quarrel with the CDHP crowd.

(I wrote longer wittier stuff in an earlier version of this but Typepad ate it, so I’m giving up for the afternoon. See you Monday!)

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I’d love to find the Enthoven interview, but it does not appear to have been posted.

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I didn’t even get COBRA, because I didn’t know how long I would have to stretch out my undemployment checks. Since it’s been over two years, I made the right choice in terms of conserving rent money. It’s a toss up, though, in terms of my health: no routine medical treatment for my health problems without COBRA, but being homeless would probably exacerbate my health problems.

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It is sad that Kaiser has had tens of thousands of employees get fired or quit. Even Kaiser’s own employees that are too sick to work because of cancer, or problems like you have Gadfly, are herded onto a short over-priced COBRA for insurance termination. I think like you Gadfly that this is murder. It’s simply an elitist thing that Liberal Democrats demand to help Dan the Man from Michigan the CEO of Blue Cross, what a schumck. He is bragging about raising money for Senator Stabenow (D-MI).

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Referring back to your original post, I’m unhappy with the idea that the main problem is the individual’s consciousness of the real cost of services. This implies that such consciousness will lead to behavioral change that will cost less (people most concerned about their pocket book) rather than quality of health care (people may be willing to trade health for pocket book advantage, with effects on productivity of society). I keep waiting for someone who won’t sound paranoid to say, “You’re all trying to kill me! I contribute less to this society than I could have! That’s the moral issue!”… Read more »

Dr. Ricks Pluenneke
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Matthew:
What is John Pluenneke’s email address? He’s a cousin.
Thanks!
Ricks Pluenneke