March 22, 2010

At Some Point After Healthcare Reform Kicks In

Monique Chartier

Not understanding this. Long waits and worsening care. Costs increasing - strange, why didn't price controls take care of that? Looks like we're gonna need to do some more revenue enhancing.

Doctors dropping out. (Huh. Wonder if that's related to the price controls.)

Most doctors have stopped taking Medicare patients? Well, a "universal coverage" addendum ought to take care of that. If doctors don't accept Medicare patients, they won't get any reimbursements from us! That'll fix 'em.

Whoops, fraud and abuse up double digits. That's right, we never did get around to re-deploying those IRS agents.

Unemployment rate creeping up. That's got nothing to do with healthcare reform, though ...

Gee, looks like nobody has access to good healthcare now. ... Well, other than Congress and the very rich, of course. (Color me embarrassed on THAT point!)

Good thing Speaker Kucinich (and how funny is that! but it was the only way to keep his support) has convened a study commission. We'll get to the bottom of this, no matter how many junkets and how long it takes!

Okay, what's on the calendar? This afternoon - hearing to telescope med school and eliminate residency periods. Gotta get more docs pumped out. And tonight - oh, excellent, the trial lawyers' fundraiser. They've been a rock through all of this. Let's see. "Just keep saying no to tort reform!" H'mm ... "Together, we can hold off the scourge of tort reform!" Better! Must remember to hold up clenched fist ...

Your Democrat Congressman

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Yes. Now we are going to have government-paid abortions and back-alley prescriptions.

Talk about Bizarro World.

Posted by: BobN at March 22, 2010 12:16 PM

Speaker Kucinich? Ah, if only.

Never mind that Kucinich had little to do with the bill that passed, other than his 11th hour capitulation. Contrast that to the hundreds of Republican amendments in the bill, but that won't stop the uninformed (or those cynically exploiting them) from pretending this was the bill of the left.

Posted by: Russ at March 22, 2010 3:14 PM

Russ, if you read beyond the Leftist blog talking points, you would realize that 132 of 159 Republican amendments were purely technical in nature, for example typos.

It is not unusual for a blizzard of amendments in major legislation. That does not imply that Republicans were in favor of any of the fundamental ideas in the bill. It is also true that nearly every substantive amendment offered by Republican senators was rejected.

What ever happened to the oft-repeated promise to broadcast all of the negotiations on C-Span? Care to rationalize that hypocrisy for us?

Posted by: BobN at March 22, 2010 4:26 PM

"132 of 159 Republican amendments were purely technical in nature"

Not news to me. And doesn't change what I said above.

Posted by: Russ at March 23, 2010 9:47 AM

No, Russ, I don't expect you to change what you say, because you cling with religious faith to the lies that your Democrat masters tell you to believe.

As the farmer said, "Can't fool them circle-flies, though."

Posted by: BobN at March 23, 2010 10:22 AM

"RUSS" ought to be refined, bottled, and passed out as "essence of idiot bobblehead democrat".

Posted by: Bicycle Bill at March 29, 2010 12:54 PM

We sure 'nuff love them "democrat trial lawyers" though, John "run around Sue" Edwards bein' a PRIME example. Why, they ran thet boy for VICE PRESIDENT.

Posted by: Bicycle Bill at March 29, 2010 12:58 PM