Archive for August, 2009

Unintended Consequences…

August 20, 2009

Let’s assume for the moment that President Obama and the current Democrat led circus get their wish and pass the National Health Care fiasco. EVERYONE will be able to go to the doctor and all of the ills will be cured…..for a “reasonable cost”. Whew, everything is perfect now.

Only to get to the “reasonable cost”, the government is setting price controls on Doctors, Hospitals, Pharmaceuticals, etc.  Do you think that these groups will LOBBY the people that make those decisions??  You know, kinda like the Pharmaceutical companies are planning on spending $180 MILLION just for advertising FOR the National Health Care plan currently proposed.  They will try and convince whoever is making the decisions about “reasonable cost” that their “costs” are more “reasonable than another groups “costs”.

Pretty soon, the government is going to “CAP” doctor pay.  Think they can’t??  Ask the banks or wall street firms or car manufacturers or insurance companies that were just told what they could pay someone.  Or just ask the Pay CZAR.  OK, so what if they “CAP” doctors pay?? you say.

I see ALL of the best doctors moving their practice OFFSHORE.  Do you think that these doctors, who have plenty of money, won’t move, to say….Bermuda (or someplace similar), to set up a practice for the people that can afford the best care?  The weather is great, there are no income taxes, costs are much less, and they would not have to deal with the government of the USA!!!!  The rich will STILL go to them for the BEST care and might complain about the cost.  Then again they might not complain.

I will not blame the doctors that discover offshoring.  If any doctor reading this needs help moving, please, send a comment.  I’m sure we can work something out.

National Health Care

August 11, 2009

If you support the current (Democrats) governments push for a National Health Care system, will you please DEMAND one (1) thing??

DEMAND that ALL politicians, from the time this passes, can ONLY use the public option!!!!  What say you Chris Dodd???

Just like we should DEMAND that ALL politicians kids attend PUBLIC school!!!!  What say you, OBAMA???  Oh I forgot the Washington D.C. school system is NOT good enough for your girls.

P.S. In case you were unaware, Chris Dodd is a Democrat Senator that was just diagnosed with Cancer.  Let us all hope for a speedy successful recovery in the currently BEST medical system in the WORLD.  But should he truly believe that a public system will be better, let him be the first to sign up, or he could go to Canada or England and try theirs for a test.

Cost of Government Day

August 11, 2009

This year (2009) is the LATEST cost of Government day EVER. It occurs on August 12th.  It beats the previous longest year by 23 days.  That is MORE than 3 weeks, that every American (you know, those of us who work) had to work, to PAY for the Government.

How does that make you feel???

Do not worry, the rest of the year you can work for yourself and your family.  The Government will not be back UNTIL the New Year.

P.S.  This date does NOT include any of the costs of Cap and Trade and it does NOT include any of the costs for National Health Care!!!!

National Health Care

August 3, 2009

I have a question for ANYONE that feels that the “Government” should be invoved in Health Care in this country. 

I will ask it in a moment, but first I want to clarify some things.  Currently, the Obama administration, the Democrats in congress and the Democrats in the Senate are telling us that the public is clamoring for a solution, and that their solution (National Health Care) is the ONLY way to solve the problem.  They are ignoring the polls where some 80% of the public is happy with their coverage, or the FACT that the United States has the BEST medical care in the WORLD.

I am NOT saying that the system should not be improved.  I feel that there is too much inefficiency and costs are out of control.  But, I also feel that the involvement of the government WILL make the system worse and COST way too much.  Probably more than the $1 Trillion that has been thrown around.  If someone can show me ONE government program that has not gone over budget, I WILL show many that have.  For example, Social Security (projected to bankrupt in my lifetime), Medicare (I have NEVER heard anyone complain about this program…NOT), Medicaid (I have NEVER heard anyone complain about this program…NOT) and how about Cash-for-Clunkers (that budget, from the administration, did NOT last two weeks), there are many others.  So, now WE are supposed to trust them on this one.  I am SORRY, I cannot.

The question……

If the National Health Care system gets enacted, are you going to like the National Health Care system when Republicans get to make the decisions about coverage???

Please do not believe that the Democrats will forever run the White House, Congress, and the Senate.  And do not think that the coverages will NOT change with each change in party.  Let me make some observations.  Abortions – depends who makes the decision (Pro-life or Pro-choice).  Stem Cell therapies – depends who makes the decision (It was only 7 months ago that these were frowned upon).  Cancer treatments – maybe the patient does not have a good probability of survival, why spend the money?  I do not want a bureaucrat making those decisions for anyone in MY family!!

Will Chris Dodd (just diagnosed with Prostate Cancer) let ME decide what treatment he should get??  I will BET anyone, any amount of money that he will NOT.  I do not want HIM to make that decision for ME, or anyone in my family, either!!!!