Prediction for the Health Care Bill: Pain

19 Mar

As Obama and Democrats are creeping closer to passing the health care bill, the House leadership recently released their 153 page bill to “fix” the Senate bill, which the Heritage Foundation claims will only make things worse.

It includes more spending, raising taxes on Americans for all income brackets, undercutting job creation and the economy, moving backward on entitlement reform, taking power away from the states, and provides for taxpayer funded abortions.

This health care bill is so bad that even the AP (Associated Press…a.k.a. “Absolutely Pathetic”) ran a story stating that premiums would rise under Obama plan.

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2 Responses to “Prediction for the Health Care Bill: Pain”

  1. cassius clay March 20, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    An interesting perspective on the origin of the “pain”…

    A young physician by the name of Dr. Starner Jones. His short two-paragraph letter to the White House accurately puts the blame on a “Culture Crisis” instead of a “Health Care Crisis”. It’s worth a quick read:

    Dear Mr. President:
    During my shift in the Emergency Room last night, I had the pleasure of evaluating a patient whose smile revealed an expensive shiny gold tooth, whose body was adorned with a wide assortment of elaborate and costly tattoos, who wore a very expensive brand of tennis shoes and who chatted on a new cellular telephone equipped with a popular R&B ringtone. While glancing over her patient chart, I happened to notice that her payer status was listed as “Medicaid”! During my examination of her, the patient informed me that she smokes more than one costly pack of cigarettes every day and somehow still has money to buy pretzels and beer.
    You and our Congress expect me to pay for this woman’s health care? I contend that our nation’s “health care crisis” is not the result of a shortage of quality hospitals, doctors or nurses. Rather, it is the result of a “crisis of culture,” a culture in which it is perfectly acceptable to spend money on luxuries and vices while refusing to take care of one’s self, or, heaven forbid, purchase health insurance. It is a culture based in the irresponsible credo that “I can do whatever I want to because someone else will always take care of me”.
    Once you fix this “culture crisis” that rewards irresponsibility and dependency, you’ll be amazed at how quickly our nation’s health care difficulties will disappear.
    Respectfully,
    STARNER JONES, MD

  2. cdawkins March 20, 2010 at 12:12 pm #

    That same story could be told by physicians in almost every city in America. People think that “their” money is for spending on luxury items, while the money they get from the gov’t (us) is for necessities (food, health care, rent , etc.)

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