Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The War Continues, No Matter What Obama Says Tonight

Words to remember:

C[onventional] W[isdom] #4. The public option is the core of the government takeover of health care.

Democratic staff drafted these bills with a belt-and-suspenders. If (when) the public option is removed from the bill, other provisions would still turn health insurance into a public utility. Even without a public option, government employees or people appointed by the government would define standard benefit packages and cost-sharing for all health insurance. The government would regulate relative premiums and redistribute premium revenues among insurers, and have authority to place limits on insurers’ profits. A government-appointed board would define guidelines for quality care and for health care delivery models. Government guidelines labeled “advisory”have a tendency to become de facto standards over time, whether or not they are legally mandated.

Even without a public option, the pending bills would make provision of health insurance largely a governmental function, although run by for-profit firms.

The Government which has done so WELL with Fannie and Freddie, the Postal Service, FHA, and Education.

TEA Parties are not just for healthcare, nor just "Republican Plots and Sedition."

TEA Parties are to tell the Feds "Get the F&^% outta my face!!"

No comments: