Once again I wasn’t going to do a mini-rant post but with so much out there to choose from I will. Several issues caught my eye this week so at this time I’ll touch on a few.
I have noticed Obama appears to have mellowed a little since he has so much more experience than when he took office. I couldn’t figure out why the health care bill went from a crisis if not passed yesterday to an issue that can wait. Rumors are all over the board as to why and one of them seems to have some merit.
When the stimulus bill was passed there was a provision in it to “Nationalize health care records” to speed up the process and cut cost. Lets take a look.
What if this rider were in the 1,000 page bill-
“$400,000,000 shall be available…to accelerate the development and dissemination of research assessing the comparative effectiveness of health care treatments and strategies, including through efforts that: (1) conduct, support, or synthesize research that compares the clinical outcomes, effectiveness, and appropriateness of items, services, and procedures that are used to prevent, diagnose, or treat diseases, disorders, and other health conditions.”
In other words it gives the government the power to say we can’t have the operation because it costs to much for our age, we’re not important enough, or we’re not healthy enough to have the life-saving procedure. I believe this would affect a large number of people who do need various procedures to improve their quality of life or wish to
continue it and have the insurance to do it.
The stimulus bill mandates electronic healthcare records for every American by 2014 and would “encourage the development and use of clinical registries, clinical data networks, and other forms of electronic health data that can be used to generate or obtain outcomes data.” For whom?
What’s next with these people; a mandatory age when we just line up and jump into the fire? What would happen to babies with birth defects? Would costly research continue, or would it just be used to cure common colds and other inexpensive ailments?
And if this rumor is true what good would health insurance do us if the government won’t let us use the insurance? If true we might just as well quit paying our $900 a month and enjoy what time we have left. As I’ve said these are rumors, but I’ve been a lot more of them. Until it is proven I consider it food for thought.
This reminded me of a joke cruisin the internet right now about how older people could get around all the restrictions if they are put in place-
While discussing the upcoming
Universal Health Care Program with my friend the other day,
I think that we have found the solution. I am sure you have
heard of the ideas that if you are a senior, you need to
suck it up and give up the idea that you need any health
care. A new hip? Unheard of. We simply can not afford to
take care of you anymore. You do not need any medications
for your high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, etc.
Let’s take care of the young people. After all, they will
be ruling the world very soon.
So here is the solution:
When you turn 70, you get a gun
and 4 bullets. You are allowed to shoot 2 senators and 2
representatives (don’t miss!). Of course, you will be
sent to prison where you will get 3 meals a day, a roof over
your head and all the health care you need!!! New teeth,
great!!! Need glasses, no problem. New hip, knee, kidney,
lung, heart? Well, bring it on. And who will be paying for
all of this. The same government that just told you that you
are too old for health care. And, since you are a prisoner,
you do not have to pay any income tax.
Watching a little HLN I heard a story about woman being sued because of something she twittered. She mentioned a mouldy apartment and the owner of the property is suing her for $50,000. In a poll the station run 60% said you shouldn’t be able to sue over something twittered. Even if you agree she stepped over the line with the comment should the owner of the building be given that much money if they sue and win? Somewhere there should be monetary
limits on how much someone’s hurt feelings are worth.
East 15th street between Iowa and Pershing streets will be closed for another lateral repair. That means it could be closed through next week. We seem to have barricades all over the SoLo area because of these lateral breaks and some homeowners can’t afford the repair cost so the barricades stay up and the sinkholes get bigger. Somewhere,
somebody has an answer for this problem.
Comments are always welcome.