25 Responses to “John Stossel: Insurance Makes Healthcare Far More Expensive”

  1. safewaysecurity says:

    John Stossel is the …
    John Stossel is the Leviathan

  2. zoticus1 says:

    Guess the guy in …
    Guess the guy in the end forgot about the roads he drives on is payed for and maintained by city taxes?
    But yeah what do you expect to come from a system that rewards greed?

  3. ChallengeDK says:

    41 idiots rejecting …
    41 idiots rejecting the truth as of now…

  4. TombaFanatic says:


    I don’t think he’s so much against insurance than he is against forcing insurance companies to cover more things than necessary.

    Pay into (potentially cheaper) insurance, so if you get a serious condition like cancer or a heart attack, you’re covered.
    However if you have the sniffles, pay for that yourself. Without all the paper work a doctor has to do because of the constant insurance, going to the doctor would be cheaper in the first place.

  5. 1776independent says:

    Is Mr. Stossel …
    Is Mr. Stossel suggesting that people need to go to the doctor as often as they need to eat? Or that a person’s food bill has the potential to reach $10,000/day?

    He makes some reasonably salient points about altering the ‘fee-for-service’ approach in which the insured simply ‘orders up’ treatments in a budget-less format. But, as is his style, he oversimplifies while sounding reasonable.

    Health insurance is, indeed, a necessary thing. Just ask a cancer patient.

  6. quagg4256 says:

    Men like John …
    Men like John Stossle make the world a better place.

  7. AgentOrange04 says:

    everyone wants to …
    everyone wants to talk about high cost of health coverage but noone seems to touch the high medical cost in this country due to govt regulations

  8. andypark999 says:

    The thing to …
    The thing to understand about this is that Stossel is being pretty objective here, he’s talking about a relatively simple economic concept called Moral Hazard. I’m sorry if the truth makes you sad.

  9. libralssuck says:

    @tmoneyproduction …
    @tmoneyproduction Go blow a goat ya argumentative sack of ….nothing in my statement detracted from Stossel ya ignorant ….do you even know who Milton Friedman is……dumb hippy moron….i think stoss is great, hes doing what we should all be doing …learning something new every day–you obviously cant grasp that kind of concept, Milt said that 3rd party healthcare was watered down socialized medicine and not economically viable, years ago- was my point skippy…

  10. tmoneyproduction says:

    @libralssuck …
    @libralssuck off Stossel is the shit!

  11. libralssuck says:

    milton friedman …
    milton friedman said this years ago

  12. HotKebab says:

    John Stossel for …
    John Stossel for president. =D

  13. viperdawg41192 says:

    John Stossel is the …
    John Stossel is the best journalist out there. He is fair and listens to everybody’s side of the story. He presents every aspect of every situation which very easily allows people to decide what is right and wrong.

  14. dodododa says:

    @PresidentRich Not …
    @PresidentRich Not really. Cancer lasts a long time. You can apply for insurance the day of your diagnosis and be accepted no questions asked. Or maybe people will just get the bare minimum insurance in case of emgergency, then get something better if they get a chronic problem. Either way, I don’t think the insurance company’s 2% profit margin is going to hold up. lol.

  15. PresidentRich says:

    @dodododa It’s like …
    @dodododa It’s like waiting for your house to burn down before getting fire insurance, haha. Total madness.

  16. PresidentRich says:

    John Stossel is the …
    John Stossel is the love of my life.

  17. dodododa says:

    Well hardly anyone …
    Well hardly anyone is going to get healthcare now. What’s the point, when you can just take it out no questions asked when you get sick. No more waisting $5000 a year for me.

  18. Jcolinsol says:


    My …

    My tiny, meek, hardworking, incredibly intelligent, talented, and productive roommates have to use food stamps. They have to manage their money extremely carefully just to survive, just to bring in enough to HAVE food. And they often do go without food because they can’t afford it, even with the welfare.

    So, you can drop your ignorant generalizations, they aren’t applicable or enlightening, they are self-gratifying platitudes.

  19. Jcolinsol says:

    John Stossel is …
    John Stossel is such a weiner. He’s been around for a decade or so preaching the gospel of greed. that.

    Right here is suggesting that the people are the ones at fault, for “expecting something for nothing”. that, that is blaming the victim.

  20. DimeLivesInUs says:

    I don’t know about …
    I don’t know about everyone else, but I would take better care of myself if I didn’t have health insurance. I’d be more careful with what I do, what job I choose, what I eat, I’d probably go out and exercise more often too. Why? Because I’d have a reason to, I’d have nothing to fall on.

  21. takadi says:


    Stossel …

    Stossel I believe is on the right path but he is quite the demagogue. You need to be if you want good ratings and to remain on primetime.

  22. MillionthUsername says:

    Legalize freedom!

    Legalize freedom!

    Americans are ignorant of basic economics, and this allows them to be
    conned and suckered time after time. They foolishly believe in the promises
    of self-serving politicians who are also either woefully ignorant or
    cynically corrupt knowing that people will accept whatever is forced upon
    them as long as it comes with some nice words to make them feel

    Nothing is free and gov’t is not here to help you. Only a pure free market
    can reduce costs and increase quality.

  23. Swickity says:

    @loopdawgg …
    @loopdawgg Fortunately no, I’ve never had to experience that. And your comparison makes sense. But comparing health care to grocery insurance, especially in the context he does, is plain stupidity. What he is saying is that because I have insurance I can just go and get a triple bypass, even if I don’t need it, cause someone else is flipping the bill. C’mon

  24. ericgolonghorns says:

    The easiest and …
    The easiest and correct way to reform health care is to A.) Get rid of the FDA’s ability to regulate drugs B.) Get rid of government support for HMO and PPO plans, provide tax incentives to companies that adopt plans like whole foods. C.) Have the supreme court declare this recently passed health care bill as unconstitutional.

  25. loopdawgg says:

    @Swickity ever been …
    @Swickity ever been behind some fatass at the grocery with foodstamps. they usually don’t give a what it costs. same idea.

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