Thursday, December 09, 2010

At this point, I think Rep. Pelosi(National Socialist Dem-CA) should be hanged

so she can find out what was in the order after it's signed; why not, since she thinks it's just great to pass a law 'so we can find out what's in it'?
Nancy Pelosi told us that we needed to pass the ObamaCare bill to find out what was in it, but apparently we needed to pass it to find out what wasn’t in it as well. Thanks to one of the 2800 pages that apparently no one in Congress read before voting on the bill, the new law has drug manufacturers canceling discounts to childrens’ hospitals that helped provide medicine to children suffering from rare diseases. The change will cost these hospitals hundreds of millions of dollars, and will almost certainly curtail access to critical care for children:
...It didn’t end up in the bill as a “mistake in drafting”; the tradeoff is rather transparent. Congress wanted to expand a mandate on drug manufacturers to sell their most expensive products at steep discounts to rural hospitals as well as the community centers and clinics, and the drug manufacturers balked at eroding even more of their revenue, much of which goes to development of new medications and therapies. Congress therefore cut out the children’s hospitals to strike a balance.

There’s no mistake in the drafting here, nor is this an unintended consequence, as the New York Times calls it. There was a mistake in the priorities of Congress, and a big mistake in voting for a 2800-page bill without actually reading it. But otherwise, this is precisely the kind of rationing that Congress intended to impose on the American health-care system. And it’s the children who get to pay for it first

Also on the subject of Obamacare, we have this crap:
As my colleague Michael Cannon pointed out to me, the new health care law kicks congressmen out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. (The current FEHB is no different from the health coverage provided by any private employer -– federal employees choose from a series of private plan options (none of which is run by the government), and receive a subsidy from the federal government acting in its role as an employer.)

My first reaction to hearing this was: Good — if the rest of us lose our health care freedom, so should those who forced this new atrocity on us. But apparently this result was not intended, so the Obama administration
has decided to ignore that part of the law.
Lampposts, ropes, politicians...

And, pointed to by Insty, the wonderfulness of the Canadian system the bastards want to shove down our throats:
Emergency room waits for people with serious conditions sometimes reached 12 hours or more, the report said. That is far greater than the province’s 8-hour wait time target, the report found.

And for emergency patients who need a hospital bed, they waited on average for about 10 hours but some waited 26 hours or more, according to the 2010 Annual Report.

“Our audit found that wait times for patients with less serious ailments have been reduced somewhat,” McCarter said. “However, there has been only minimal progress in reducing wait times for patients with more serious conditions.

Got that? Their target for improvement is not waiting more than 8 bloody hours. Wonderful, isn't it?


Mattexian said...

From what I've heard, our best hope for getting rid of this disaster is another omission; in that they forgot a clause to keep one portion of the law from ruled unconstitutional and thus the whole thing is also unconstitutional. Usually they include such a clause that states that if one portion of a law is ruled against, the rest of it will still stand unless those portions are individually ruled against.

Firehand said...

Read something about that not long ago. ANY tool that helps get rid of the mess is good