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When Gov. Dayton spoke at the Democratic National Convention, he issued a threat. He essentially said that, under Hillary Clinton, the government would seize control of insurance companies, saying “It’s time we decided once and for all that the purpose of health insurance is to give Americans the health care they need at prices they can afford, not to pad the profits of corporate America. If they won’t do it, we will, and Hillary Clinton will lead the charge.”

First, the thought that the ACA, aka Obamacare, is making health care more affordable is BS. Tell that to the people who have fewer options, higher premiums and skyrocketing deductibles. In Minnesota, Obamacare actually ruined a good system.’

Further, it’s worrisome that government, not people, should have the right to tell companies how much is the right amount of profit for their companies. This is what happens when elitists and collectivists run government. They think that they know best so they should set prices, not the people.

Third, Gov. Dayton talked out of both sides of his mouth when he said “Thanks to President Obama and the Affordable Care Act, we’ve made a lot of progress getting people covered. But for too many families, out-of-pocket costs are still too high.” Which is it, Gov. Dayton? You can’t say that we’re making progress when “out-of-pocket costs” are skyrocketing out of control.

When insurance companies are opting out of the ACA’s individual markets because their costs are high, that isn’t making progress. That’s going backwards. Going backwards, though, is something that Gov. Dayton is used to. Watch Gov. Dayton’s speech here:

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3 Responses to “Dayton’s speech: we know best”

  • Bob J. says:

    [“It’s time we decided once and for all that the purpose of health insurance is to give Americans the health care they need at prices they can afford, not to pad the profits of corporate America. If they won’t do it, we will, and Hillary Clinton will lead the charge.”]

    Hmm. Dayton called Clinton a literal economic fascist (private ownership of the means of production under government control) and nobody said a word. How utterly unsurprising, on either count.

  • eric z says:

    Bob J. – You mean like Margaret Thatcher, with the British health system?

    Aside from that, Dayton expresses a hope and not a likelihood. The Clintons are Repubican lite. Unless Goldman Sachs wants a change in healthcare provision in the nation, none will happen if the Clinton spouse gets elected.

  • Chad Q says:

    Another rich limousine liberal telling the serfs what we need and how they are going to give it to us whether we like it or not.

    I also don’t think we have more people covered. You can’t kick people off their insurance, force them into Obamacare and say you have more people covered. You’re still not covered if you can’t afford if you can’t afford the deductibles.

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