Saturday, December 19, 2009

Torinus Is Right. So What?

The sad part about this is that Torinus is right.

Wisconsin Democratic Sens. Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold are almost never in the headlines on health care reform. Hands over eyes and ears, they are marching forward in lockstep...committed to some reform concoction, despite alarm bells ringing and red flags flying at home on government-managed health plans.

The public doesn't like ObamaCare (55+% opposed). And the public is not stupid. The numbers just do not add up.

Here's a simple example of how the Democratic proposals don't compute. The Obama administration has put the price of covering 30 million more Americans at $848 billion over 10 years. Yet in Wisconsin, one of the best public plans costs about $6,000 per life. Multiply that out and you get a price tag of $1.8 trillion over 10 years.

That is to say, the "real-world" cost is more than 200% of the ObamaGuess.

Torinus' recommendations?

...consumer-driven plans, ...putting primary care back to center stage, [and] centers of value where lean disciplines have been brought to bear should be rewarded rather than penalized.

As John probably knows, ObamaCare has NOTHING to do with cost, efficacy, or efficiency. Those arguments, while valid and compelling, will not be considered by Kohl, Feingold, or any of the other 58 Democrat Senators--nor by any Democrats in the House.

The objective of ObamaCare is the same as the objective of CO2 control.


Too bad, John. Excellent points, nicely-written, easy to understand.

And totally irrelevant.


Billiam said...

What much of the media, as well as the Democrats are trying to hide, is that the taxes for Obammercare start immediately, while the plan doesn't go into effect until(conveniently) after the 2012 elcetion. The cost skyrockets in the 2nd 10 year period. Amazing how many whores are in Congress.

neomom said...

F-ing bastards