Friday, January 29, 2010

Megan and Tom Cruise

Shorter Megan McArdle:

Mental Health Parity for Insurance:
All these "depressed" people need to just stop whining. They are making the deficit worse. Losers.


Dhalgren said...

Megan doesn't seem to understand there is still a lucrative analyst industry. Plenty of wealthy New Yorkers make an awesome living listening to other peoples' complaints.

And Megan is unhappy. Clearly we see this daily.

Susan of Texas said...

Holy crap.

Never has there been a more appropriate tag. She's really outdone herself here.

M. Bouffant said...

Since the moderately unhappy and dissatisfied are much more prevalent than those with serious disorders, that's most of what we'll be paying for: someone to listen to complaints.

Ha ha. Megatron pretends that there's a whole lot of "talk therapy" going on, & that insurers pay for it now, or will pay for it.

As Dhalgren notes, only the wealthy
can indulge themselves in hiring a friend. Perhaps Mlle. is worried that increases in taxes or insurance to pay for sad complainers will force the deserving classes to forego their sessions. The horror!

Most of psychotherapy these days, short of institutionalization, is prescribing Big Pharma's various products, some of which may not be effective in many cases. (Recently released study on SSRI anti-depressants, you could look it up.)

We're sure someone will point this out to McArdle; then she'll have to decide between supporting insurers or drug cos.

Good thing the market of ideas pays so well.

bulbul said...

This, today, is the closest I have ever been to using the c-word to describe Megan. Fuck you, indeed.

Susan of Texas said...

McArdle put her foot in it again. She actually posted on a Saturday to explain herself and double down.

Hopefully there will be many more attempts to justify her actions, because each one always gets funnier and funnier.

Maybe we'll get lucky and she'll have to go on another "vacation."

Susan of Texas said...

Apparently, mental illness gets you all interested in commenting and writing.

Jesus. Sometimes I'm very sorry that there's a line I won't cross. I could be a lot meaner if I wanted to.

Clever Pseudonym said...

The comments on the first post aren't unusually high in number; Megan just had to clarify because so many of them pointed out how wrong she was. And she defends herself by saying she wrote the post in haste at the end of a long week, so that's why we all, once again, misunderstood her argument. What a pro.

She is a truly revolting person.