Another Dumb Obamacare Deal

1 10 2009

This little snippet below is from The Wall Street Journal. It sounds like it’s good news, and get’s the reader to believe that the Clowns in D.C. can actually get something done. That may be what the normal person might take away from this snippet, but as you all know by now, I’m NOT normal!

abribeRead the very first paragraph, then the second paragraph, then stop. This seems a little like one of those un-funded mandates Washington is famous for. But none of that matters. What really stood out for me was the lack of any discussion of the ‘Carrot and the Stick’ approach. Everyone with an IQ over 90 knows by now that one of the best ways to lower health insurance is to promote competition. If the Clowns in D.C. were smart (LOL) they would have worded the amendment so the States could take advantage of Federal funds ONLY if they promoted competition by allowing all 1,300 Health Insurance companies (that exist in the USA), to compete for customers in all States. For the States that still want to have their crooked politicians get payoffs by a few Insurance companies, then they get to keep their old system of graft and corruption, and get NO HELP from the Federal gov. 

The people we send to Washington shame us on a daily basis, so when we vote their rear-ends out of office, let’s make sure that we loudly, and proudly proclaim “Shame on you”!

Gio-

US Sen Panel Approves State Health Insurance Plan Measure

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The Senate Finance Committee approved an amendment to health-care legislation Thursday that would allow states to use federal funds to set up public health insurance plans for lower-income and middle-income people.

The amendment, offered by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., would allow states to steer funds from the government from the health-care measure to set up plans for those whose income puts them between 133% and 200% of the poverty line. The state plans would then contract with private insurers to provide the coverage.

Cantwell referred to it as “a public plan, but negotiated with the private sector…

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1 10 2009
littlemissmuffin

Two things:

1. Income redistribution

2. If it uses federal funds, it IS a government option

At least, that’s the way I read it.

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