Monday, November 23, 2009

ObamaCare rationing


Wait, you're not surprised? Ah, I see. You must be rational, so you understand that this just does have to be part of any national health care scheme:
Page 25, Subsection (h)(2): "If the Secretary estimates for any fiscal year that the aggregate amounts available for payment of expenses of the high-risk pool will be less than the amount of the expenses, the Secretary shall make such adjustments as are necessary to eliminate such deficit including reducing benefits, increasing premiums or establishing wait lists." [emphasis supplied]
Benefit reductions. Premium increases. Waiting lists. We already have these things, but the Democrats want to make them EVEN BETTER!
  • More benefit reductions!
  • Larger premium increases!
  • Longer waiting lists!
That must be what they mean when they say they want to improve the health care system -- because the bills they've proposed won't really change anything related to health care costs. Not just more of the same -- WAY more of the same.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Stimulus vs. Common Sense, Round 3

I didn't notice this.

Primarily because, if Keith Hennessey's right, pretty much no one reported on it.

It's the President's announcement of a 3rd stimulus bill. THIRD!! The first one's been fairly ineffective. The second one promises to be even more so. What good, other than looking like we're addressing the problem (as opposed to actually addressing it), can a third stimulus bill do?

Has Hennessey says, "With the unemployment rate above 10%, near-zero interest rates, enormous budget deficits, and the low-hanging stimulus fruit already plucked, there are few good options. This could get a bit ugly."

Indeed. It already has.