Here’s a news item buried in the back pages:
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts dentist is accused of placing paper clips instead of stainless steel posts inside the teeth of root canal patients while billing Medicaid for the more expensive parts.
I’ve also heard a poll that states that if the current healthcare legislation passes, 46% of currently practicing physicians will give up their practice because they believe that they would no longer be able to stay in business. This is definitely not good… We may have reduced costs (but higher taxes), and reduced access to healthcare because doctors can’t pay their bills.
The Democrats and Obama are going all out to pass health care reform legislation. Arm-twisting, back-room deals, and potentially illegal procedures (i.e., the Slaughter Solution) will be used to try and get enough votes to pass the 2,400 page bill. I have also heard that a comment was made, possibly by Obama, that the legislation wasn’t perfect, but we have to start somewhere. I now have two questions:
1 – If the legislation is so important and necessary, why does it take “deals” such as the popularly termed Louisiana Purchase and the Cornhusker Kickback to get enough votes to pass? Should it not pass on its own merits?
2 – If the legislation is not perfect, then why should the American people be expected to accept it? After all, we have employed the legislators through our votes to pass nothing but perfect laws without loopholes or favoritism. And this legislation is definitely neither of these.
The American People will have the final vote – a “yes” or “no” vote – on health care next November. But by then, I’m afraid that the damage could be done, and we would be stuck with the cost of this monstrosity.