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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Govt Will Cut Cost of Health Care.....

...Not in my world.

Let's see. Today, the govt annoounced it would cost $1 Trillion over the next ten years to cover those without insurance. When asked about this, the new HHS Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius,, estimated however that would only cover about 15,000,000 of the estimated 45,000,000 million who are currently uninsured.

Hmm is Sebelius innumerate? Is the entire Obama administration innumerate? Cause where I come from this $1 Trillion cost is $100 Billion per year. If it covers 15 million people, that translates to a cost per person per year of $6,667!!! [ or more than $26,000 per year for a family of four].

Christ - why don' t they just request a quote from a bunch of insurance companies to provide insurance? Do we really need some big, new govt bureaucracy? If the numbers are accurate, we now have the dumbest presidential group in history. If the numbers are not accurate, why didn't Sebelius correct them when asked?

Rendell Misled Us ....Once More

In January, Fat Eddie Rendell said he would not increase taxes.

Today, he announced a 16% increase in the personal income tax rate. The tax rate will increase from 3.07% to 3.57%. That represents a tax increase during a recession of about $2 Billion per year!

During his six years in office, Fat Eddie has increased state spending by an average of 7% per year or a total of 42% over the six years.

Question for Pennsylvania taxpayers: Did your pay increase by 42% in the last six years?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Universal Health Insurance

Thought for the day.

I hear the proposed universal health care plan may require every American to buy their own healthcare. Of course, there will be huge taxpayer funded subsidies for those who can't afford to buy it.

I wonder how they will find and identify every American ? Afterall, most politicians are oposed to a national ID card syetem and the Obama administartion has put the kubosh on the employer E-verify system.

So how the heck will the guvmint even determine who is an American? and who has purchased and who hasn't purchased the required insurance?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hoosier Daddy Explains Health Care Debate

I copied the paragraphs below from a comment by Hoosier Daddy on the Althouse blog. He nails the crux of the problem is how some folks view health insurance. Read it because it is close to brilliant and a clear, crisp analysis!

"The problem with health insurance is that it isn’t treated as insurance like life or property and casualty insurance. You don’t file a claim with your car insurance for your oil changes, tire rotations or tune ups. You don’t file (or should not) file a claim for basic home maintenance like replacing the furnace, air condition, water heater, re-roofing. With health insurance people expect to pay a $10 or $20 co-pay every time they walk into the physician’s office and that’s it. If auto or homeowner's insurance worked in the same manner as health insurance, they would be unaffordable.

If Medicare or private health insurance scaled back to simply providing catastrophic care and left the basic ‘maintenance’ up to the consumer, you’d see insurance costs plummet and probably physician costs come down as well. But they won't because most people refuse to pay for care that they 'expect' a third party to cover."

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Bugs Bunny Chuckle

Click on the post to see a funny you-tube Bugs Bunny video.

Hattip to MCG, a commenter at Althouse.