Thursday, January 8, 2009

Headline: If You Think Healthcare Costs are High Now, Wait until They Are FREE!!

First saw this thought a couple of weeks ago and today read a piece about how Medicaid really supplies rationed and inferior care, which I guess we always knew, but the worst part of this is that with all this money being included in deficit spending and conjecture has it that $100 billion will be added to Medicaid without any changes in procedures for service, care or streamlining paperwork.

So why would Obama want to build on a system with poor outcomes? And what is the Daschle position? And why to they think he will do much better than Hillary did? Is it because he knows the legislators better and can get things through? To what end?

Will there be exceptions for states who do a better job than the feds or will it will be another case of playing to the lowest common denominator? And I wonder if AARP will figure they were just ahead of the game 14 years ago and their time has come? Guess we'll just have to wait and see............

One other thing--as mentioned before Obama is still in campaign mode and gave a rousing speech today on how bad off we are and how it's going to take longer than we could ever imagine to get through this. But I don't get it. There was still not one concrete idea as to how to get started or whether there will be transparency on the biggest boondoggle ever and even had the Fox news guy gushing. Never thought I'd see the day.

As long as I've been working for various volunteer organizations the most important lesson I've learned is that if you're going to ask for money, or intend to spend money already given by donors, you need to tell them exactly what is going to be done with it. Then the next time you come asking, they will know they can trust in your record. Blank checks scare me to death!

See ya...

1 comment: said...

You're forgetting the real important question... what are all of the Canadians who desperately need surgery going to do when they can't come to the United States to get it anymore?