Posts Tagged ‘health care’

Texas Gov. makes case for US headed to Socialism

November 12, 2009

Gov. Rick Perry, calls it like it is.

“This administration is beyond not caring about Texas, this administration is punishing Texas…”

“I say it’s time to stand up, I say it’s time to make the Tea Parties twice as big.”

“This (health care) plan will devastate our country, this plan will devastate our state”

“You think that’s bad (health care), take a look at that Cap and Trade”




Finally a Blue Dog Taking a Stand.

November 12, 2009

Hey, we finally are getting somewhere.  I am not a fan of my Congressman Matheson, but he finally takes a stand that I can get behind.  I will be calling his office tomorrow, and thanking him.

More importantly, we are making an impact.  The calls, visits, and emails are getting the point across, we don’t want this, and we will vote you out if you support it.

A Very Merry Christmas From Pelosi

November 12, 2009

Pelosi has a Christmas present for America.  It will only cost the working family $3600 annually in regulatory costs, collected as higher costs of goods and services, and direct tax confiscation.  This gift also carries the financial burden of $15,000+ a year, for the cheapest qualifying insurance program.  All together, that is almost $19,000, taken out of your stockings each Christmas.  Pelosi, your gift logic reminds me of another iconic holiday figure,

You’re a mean one, Mrs. Grinch…


Thank you, to my talented wife for the Pelosi-Grinch artwork, you’re the best sweety.

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obama care and the 300 ton kayak

November 11, 2009

As complex as the health care debate has become, health care itself is far more complex.  Government’s solution, is to treat it as a pool of people, indeed an ocean size pool.

Huge numbers get thrown around.  50 million, 30 million and 25 million uninsured, does anyone really know?  Then the cost projections, is it $900 million, $1.2 trillion, or as some claim actually $1.8 trillion.  Past projections have taught us that, which ever guess you believe, it will certainly not cost less, and has the potential to cost, much more.  Next we have the bills, the Senate bill was 1300 pages, the House bill, came in at nearly 2000 pages, with some 800 pages of amendments,  With these gargantuan numbers being bandied about, we forget that this is about individuals, ordinary people like you, and me.

The sheer audacity, and gravitas, that a group, of even the foremost experts in insurance and health care, could centrally plan such a system, is pure folly, and nonsense.  Unfortunately, we have 220 congressional members who, having consulted with a few experts, have decided, that they can legislate inefficiency out of the system.

My doubts in their abilities comes from the knowledge that they have already had their chance, and failed.  Ask anyone who has been involved with VA hospitals, Indian Affairs, and Medicare.  These are horribly wasteful systems, that fail to give the same level of care for dollars spent.  We have also seen the failure of health care in Massachusetts, the model for obama care.  If health care is so easily fixed, that 220 members of the house, can accomplish it with 2000 pages of legislation, why haven’t they fixed what they already control?

The biggest problem with health care is, in the fact, that it is not an ocean.  It is not one giant pool of needs, rather, it is widely varying needs, as individual as the 305 million Americans, whom it serves.  The better analogy to health care is that it is much more akin to thousands of streamlets, coming together into creeks, and forming into rivers, that then flow into an ocean.  Government run health care is a 300 ton behemoth, cargo ship, that at best can get a large number of people moving in one direction.  What if that direction is slightly off, it will take a massive amount of energy, to even change course.  Forget navigating the rivers and streams, because everyone knows you don’t run the rapids in a 300 ton kayak.

obama Approves of Health Care Penalties.

November 10, 2009

obama approves of penalties in the house bill.

obama, “What I think is appropriate is that in the same way that everybody has to get auto insurance and if you don’t, you’re subject to some penalty, that in this situation, if you have the ability to buy insurance, it’s affordable and you choose not to do so, forcing you and me and everybody else to subsidize you, you know, there’s a thousand dollar hidden tax that families all across America are — are burdened by because of the fact that people don’t have health insurance, you know, there’s nothing wrong with a penalty.”

They’re many problems with the Pelosi-obama care bill, here are just a few in association with your assertion;

  1. Where in the Constitution does it say government can force you to purchase a product?  The auto insurance argument is flawed, because it only requires you to purchase insurance to operate a vehicle.  You make the choice to purchase and drive a car, it is not mandated that you own a car.
  2. “if you have the ability to buy insurance, it’s affordable and you”… obama is conveniently leaving out the CBO estimates that the cheapest approved plan in 2016 will cost $15,000+, I think his idea of affordability is much different from the rest of us.
  3. “there’s a thousand dollar hidden tax that families all across America”, OK I will give you 50% credit for this one, since it is half-true.  The truth is that there is a hidden tax because of insurance.  When people only pay a co-payment at the time of care, they are disconnected with the costs, they end up paying more, they end up getting unnecessary tests, they don’t shop for the best deal on services, medication, or equipment.  This aggregate activity has dramatically driven up the cost of health care.  I pay cash and, I get much better prices, sometimes as much as 80% off.
  4. Speaking of hidden taxes, the cost of implementation is still an unknown, however the CBO and Price-Waterhouse have estimated the cost per working family between, $2,000 and $4,000 annually.  That does not included the costs of buying the insurance as noted earlier.  Mr President, It appears to me, that you are already putting penalty enough on families, without adding fines, and jail time to the equation.

These points, do not even begin to illustrate all of the flaws, in this monstrosity, of political leverage, masquerading as a health care bill.