I think they were thinking : "Gee - what would we have to do to get everybody and their dog pissed off??<quoted text>
Honestly, I can't figure out exactly what the "architects" were thinking that threw this mess together.
FINALLY: A JOBS PLAN.<quoted text>
It doesn't contain costs, it doesn't guarantee medical attention for the poor, and it doesn't prevent the very real threat of illness induced bankruptcy and/or poverty. What it does do is grow the insurance industry, the managed care industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and last but not least the government. Yikes! A failure on every level.
(yeah, I went there)
We'll wind up with 67% of the populace "not paying taxes" instead of 47%. Let's think about this....<quoted text>
The present medical structure needs to be dismantled completeley. And de-centralized. There should be no monetary incentive, particularly from the government, for becoming a behemoth where medical treatment is involved. It's immoral. Just the opposite should be our goal. Provide incentives for the one-room family doctor, the local clinic, the independant practice. Not in monetary payments, but in tax breaks.
Why not Big AG's arm, since the bioengineering companies are producing the majority of our produce these days...how healthy can it be to bypass years of evolution, and eat grains in the first place, much less the ones we ourselves designed to KILL things...???<quoted text>
These people are public servants, cut them a little slack. Or a lot, they deserve it. If the government feels they MUST get involved, they can use their weight to twist big-pharma's arm.
Pun intended?<quoted text>
Break it if they want, those guys bug me.
Good gig for arbiters.<quoted text>
Get the lawyers off the doctor's back. Send disputes to arbitration, no blood suckers allowed.
(cutting it short again...)