Meade wrote:kurt_w wrote:If I were to develop diabetes, you want to have some kind of panel that would scrutinize my behavior and lifestyle, and if that panel decided I'd eaten too much unhealthy food, or been too sedentary, my insurance company could refuse to pay for my medical care?
Yes. A government panel. Scrutinizing your diet and exercise habits.
This is where the "bait and switch" comes in. Note that we've suddenly gone from discussing whether private insurance companies should be allowed to deny coverage, to whether "government" panels should be allowed to deny coverage.
Meade, essentially, wants to get you all riled up about government interference in the insurance market ... but he's quite unconcerned about "death panels", as long as they're private-sector "death panels".