Perhaps designed to let lobbyists know more directly which politicians they need to BUY!
February 17, 2016 ...
State to seek bids on self-insurance for state workers
@#$%^&* -> October 15/2015 ... Legislature note ... evidently considering dramatically changing the structure of the Wisconsin Group Insurance Board to allow more direct "political interference" in coverage and rate setting for state employees and retirees ... need to find out more!!!??? There was a quick brief note on WPR this morning.
This seems to be the latest ....
Oct 15, 4:32 PM EDT Budget committee to consider bill giving panel oversight of state health insurance decisions BY TODD RICHMOND Associated Press
WRS ... this is where/how #HiddenAgenda Walker will strike next ? WI Retirees be alert!
Market Economy versus Market Society: Inequality and Civic Decisions - TED - Michael Sandel
Here's a question we need to rethink together: What should be the role of money and markets in our societies?
He makes the very important distinctions between Market Economy and Market Society!
Over the past three decades, we have lived through a quiet revolution. We've drifted almost without realizing it from having a market economy to becoming market societies. The difference is this: A market economy is a tool, a valuable and effective tool, for organizing productive activity, but a market society is a place where almost everything is up for sale. It's a way of life, in which market thinking and market values begin to dominate every aspect of life: personal relations, family life, health, education, politics, law, civic life. (bolding added)
Sandel gives two reasons for being worried about letting a Market Society come about. I agree with him that we have been letting this happen. One reason has to do with "inequality", e.g., a small group of people have a lot more money or wealth than most, by far the majority, of the people. ...
Step #1 - Privatize HealthCare #2 Eliminate Heath Coverage as too expensive # 3 Everyone loses
Step #1 - Privatize HealthCare #2 Eliminate Heath Coverage as too expensive # 3 Everyone loses & #Inequality rises
WI 1848 Forward" #Political Interference" in #Health Coverage & Rate Setting for State Employees & #WRS #Retirees