The Future of Healthcare

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.

About Tom Roland

EE for 25 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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6 Responses to The Future of Healthcare

  1. The Griper says:

    Should it not pass on its own merits?

    no truer words could be said than those words Tom. and those words should apply to all legislation. this would exclude all earmarks. i’ve always considered earmarks as pieces of legislation that could not meet the criteria you used. they wouldn’t pass on its own merit.

  2. Yabu (EOTIS) says:

    I’m downtown with The Griper.

    I don’t think people will take to the streets if this health care fiasco is passed, but it will be the prelude to a disaster.

    If it passes, things will get interesting to say the least. 55% of us oppose it…unless I’m smoking crack, that would be a majority…and a majority usually has the last say.

    People are pissed.

  3. Ken Taylor says:

    Tom, this whole debacle is a nightmare for the country and the people. You stated, “But by then, I’m afraid that the damage could be done, and we would be stuck with the cost of this monstrosity.”

    While I feel confident that November will be a house cleaning for Congress, the damage if this debacle passes will have already been done and it will takes years to get the Constitutional challenges through the courts. Additionally, like any entitlement, the poltical will to repeal will not be there.

    Dems are hell bent on getting this through including shredding the Constitution in doing so by using the Slaughter Solution. When Ryan’s resolution to stop usage of this, “rule,” fell by a 222 – 209 vote, it signaled that 222 Dems were cowardly willing to use this illegal act to pass health care. A very sad day for our Nation and I pray that Sunday will not be a day of distruction for our Republic and this nightmare falls into the ash heap of history as it should.

  4. Joe says:

    If Obamacare DOES pass, it will signal the end of the Great Experiment. Then our only hope will be to start over by whatever means necessary.

    From the Declaration of Independence: “…when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

    God, help us, please!

  5. This Congress is acting as if there’s not going to be a reckoning in November. I simply cannot believe their arrogance!

    We may have reduced costs (but higher taxes), and reduced access to healthcare because doctors can’t pay their bills.


    A lot of us are going to die or live as invalids as a result!

  6. Tom says:

    I’m just not happy with the thought of working all of my life to have the government take it all away to give to someone else while I am barely able to survive. We’ll see what happens…

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