Why are Dems against interstate competition?

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    From the book Freakonomics - Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner

    If we all know that competition is driving prices down, then why not to allow insurance companies to sell across state lines? Is it worth trying?
     
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    Because they're liars ? ...
     
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    uh because........they'll all go to one or two of the least regulated states and operate out of them. And then what we will have is more like a credit card corporate haven situation.

    And life insurance is an investment vehicle as much as it is insurance, or maybe more so. Car insurance and homeowners is highly regulated.
     
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    Of course what they speak of is the MARKETPLACE. People drive the market...and their acceptance/rejection of it by thier participation.

    Now is this so damned HARD for our Statist bretheren to accept?

    Commerce is something that they choose to strangle by Government manipulation/regulation/control.

    And their way is better? Stifle Liberty by limits? In my view Liberty knows no limits until you step on toes of those practicing it.

    Great thread. I hope that our statist brothers learn from this example. I rather doubt it though. They think Government allow Liberty to happen, rather than PROTECT it.
     
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    "You must spread some Reputaion around...." Ad Nauseum...

    Good thread Americano.
     
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    Why are wingnuts afraid of competition for their precious insurance companies?
     
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    vertias plucked all The T's feathers before the T even posted. That's funny!
     
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    FIRST, because Government is NOT mandated by the Constitution to FRONT "Competition" against the private sector.

    That would supplant the premise that Government is suppoosed to DEFEND Liberty, rather than COMPETE against it for Government PROFIT.

    Government is NOT supposed to PROFIT [in this case their POWER over the PEOPLE].

    I take it YOU aren't a STUDENT of the Constitution, are you?

    Ever read it? The Declaration Of Independence?

    Hollow words?

    Or was the Government supposed to COMPETE for Constituient dollars? Via TAXATION?

    My friend? WHY did you even ASK such a question??
     
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    Did no such thing. But don't let that get in the way of your hollow/vapid "Hero-WORSHIP"
     
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    WHY is it regulated? Your example rings hollow of HEATLTHCARE Insurance. Healthcare Insurance is an individual Obligation, and NOT a right as it is being spewed by Government.

    Neither Healthcare Insurance/Car Insurance, or any other type are compatible by definition.

    Unless you deem something that should be an individul obligation[Healthcare] be a mandate.

    The Constitution would be against you.
     

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