Thursday, August 13, 2009

Why I refuse to shop at Whole Foods


John Mackey, the right-wingnut co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods wrote a piece that appeared (where else) in the Wall Street Journal in which he outlined eight ideas for reforming health care that would only provide tax-break shelters for him and all his rich friends and continue to deny health care to all those who cannot afford it now. My personal favorite was this: "Repeal government mandates regarding what insurance companies must cover." What a great idea, John! Allow insurance companies to deny coverage in even more cases. Another one of his ideas: Forbid malpractice suits against doctors who butcher their patients. Now I'm worried about the effect of the merchandise they peddle at Whole Foods. It may cause brain rot and, what's worse, under Mackey's ideas, it probably wouldn't be covered by health insurance, unless you're really wealthy and can afford Mackey's $2,500/per year deductible.

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