Monday, November 2, 2009

The Inevitable American Socialized Heath Plan (circa 2009)

As this is being written there is a huge sense of relief. Relief that my impending surgery this week was scheduled in the time frame of my choice. I was able to schedule the surgery with the surgeon I chose. And I am more than willing to pick up any residual cost remaining as a result of my ability to retain choice. Choice all the way around, 100%.

Of course there are those who will tell you that the soon to become reality National Health Care will allow you the same. Before you believe it read the bill. Better yet call some Canadians, Cubans, or  any other totally socialized country and check into the efficiency of their heath care system. You may be quite surprised.

Glad my upcoming surgery proceeds the Pelosi, Reid, Baucs, Obama socialized health care bill. Will continue to remain so  until the sunset year when the bill no longer will allow for private insurance selection. Until then I will pay whatever the additional cost may be to insure choice is mine. When there is no longer choice? Well, I guess a blanket under a tree in the middle of winter is an option. One of choice once again.

Having had my rant the New York (Socialist) Times today published an article obviously in support of the Anointed One and his minions National  Health Care Plan. Following are a few excepts from the article;

White House officials are sounding increasingly confident that Mr. Obama will sign legislation overhauling the nation’s health care system..

“a sense of inevitability, the sense that, yes, we’re going to pass health reform.”

“You don’t see any shimmying in the end zone,” said Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff. “No spiking the ball on the 20-yard line here.”

In the House, where leaders have vowed to pass a bill by Nov. 11, a fight over abortion coverage could still imperil the legislation, and Mr. Obama could lose some votes from liberals upset that the bill includes a weakened “public option,”

“It felt like it was getting out of control at the end of July and in the beginning of August,” said John D. Podesta, a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton who informally advises the Obama White House. “People were getting nervous that it was going every which way.” Mr. Podesta said the president risked “giving too much rope to a Congress that is liked a lot less than he is.”

Nancy Pelosi of California, acknowledged at a rally last week, when she thanked Mr. Obama for “the intellectual contributions” he had made to the legislation.

Ms. Shalala said “He’s been carrying a lot of water,” she said. “I would suggest that he really has put his first term on the line for health reform.”

Indeed, that is exactly what White House officials were trying to do. They described their legislative strategy as a very step-by-step process, in which they kept intensely focused on the next specific goal: passing a bill out of this or that committee, resolving the doubts of particular lawmakers, like the liberals who met with Mr. Obama on Thursday.

Yet White House officials have shown little interest in Republicans, with the exception of Senator Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, whom they have wooed assiduously, and one or two others.

It sure sound to a rational mind like this heath care fiasco is being railroaded through congress without regards to anyones concerns other than the socialist/satatist liberal left.

Read the complete
New York (Socialist) Times article here.

New York Times


  1. Agreed, if I'm going into surgery, I'd want the best paid staff available, not a bunch of disgruntled practitioners waiting for their tightly managed government paycheck.

  2. C GEN,

    I fear health care as we have always enjoyed it will be lost soon. Very soon. So unfortunate and sad.


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