WARNING: This post maybe offensive!
From time to time we at Info Ink like to get angry and vent a bit–this is such a case and be warned that some may find the post a bit offensive.
President Obama praised the healthcare industry’s promise to cut $2 trillion in costs over 10 years, but lawmakers and economists questioned how much it really helps in coming up with a solution for the millions of uninsured.
It’s “a watershed event in the long and elusive quest for healthcare reform,” Obama declared at the White House with representatives of the insurance industry, doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and a top labor union at his side.
It is damn funny that after fighting any reform for more than a decade, that these a/holes have seen the light and want to do the right thing. It is all so much horseshit! These dick wads are running sacred and are trying to head off any real reform at the pass.
And why the f*ck is single payer people not represented in the discussion? Reform is the word of the day…..a reform is much more preferable than real change? Why? Reform can be overthrown in the future and it is a short term fix at best.
I am disappointed in the president so far on the health care issue.
Several lawmakers made clear that the industry proposal would do nothing to stave off the outcome health insurers and others are trying to avoid – a new government insurance plan that would be available to middle-income Americans. Health insurers say such a plan would drive them out of business.
“This commitment to cost-cutting is a good-faith gesture by the healthcare industry, but it does not mitigate the need for a public plan option in the upcoming reform bill,” said Senator Charles Schumer, a member of the Senate Finance Committee that’s writing a health reform bill.
How will cutting costs over the next several years make more people insured? Just how goddamn stupid do they think we are?
The top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, called the announcement a “move in the right direction,” but said it would be more significant if the Congressional Budget Office, Washington’s arbiter of what costs or saves money for the government, determined it saved money. This right here should illustrate just how bogus this offer is…..When a dickhead like Grassley says it is a good move, then that should tell everyone that there is nothing new or reforming about the offer.
AS it stands right now, none of this crap is gonna make people more insured…it is still a system of profit that has been in place for way too damn long. The winners will be the industry, the losers, as usual, will be the people.