Saturday, August 01, 2009

Health Care Plan, Too Big To Grasp 

According to this article in Politico, our esteemed DC politicians are having a problem grasping what is in that monster of a healt care bill. Democrats cannot deliver specifics because they have not settled on a plan themselves. This is a multi-trillion dollar solution ($n,000,000,000,000) to a problem not yet defined.

MN's Collin Peterson (D) admits frankly, "The members don't even understand what's in it [the health care bill]."

Americans are getting very nervous about this bill. Has any Congressman read it? When the Republicans attempted to mail this diagram of the Rube Goldberg monstrosity being proposed, the Democrats stopped it. Why? The Democrats didn't correct the diagram, they just refused to release the funds to mail it (funds available for all Congressional mailings). Maybe it's accurate!

Capitol Briefing

So what's the real problem? Too much, too fast, too complex. Having worked with software development, I've learned that when a project is simply too big, it won't work. This convoluted boondoggle of an idea won't work and we shouldn't have to pay for it. It's time to go back to the drawing board.
Far too many questions remain:
1 - If this is such a good solution to an unspecified problem, why don't members of Congress agree to participate?
2 - Can someone sue the government for malpractice under the government plan?
3 - Why haven't any versions of the bill addressed the problem of malpractice insurance and frivolous lawsuits? (Could it be that the trial lawyers are the #2 fundraiser for Democrats - will the trial lawyers turn around and sue the federal government for malpractice?)
4 - Just when has the federal government ever improved anything? (Military excluded)
5 - Just how will you cut costs without denying treatment to people?
Seems to me the Democrat "Leadership" in Congress cannot explain where we're going but has no intention of stopping this - they are out to spent OPM (other people's money) and figure we're just too ignorant to object.

Other resources: Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute, Citizens Council on Health Care

Wake-up time - contact your legislator today. 202.224.3121

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