Thursday, 10 September 2009
"Sarah Palin" talks about real healthcare reform
Sarah Palin included her ghostwritten WSJ op-ed in her Facebook page, now owned by (or leased to) the big health insurers. These are the main points in their own proposals for healthcare reform:
...let's talk about real health-care reform: market-oriented, patient-centered, and result-driven.
President Obama did address some of their concerns in his speech about the government's proposals for (unreal?) healthcare reform. He called a spade a spade, which irritated her camp:
In his speech the President directly responded to concerns I’ve raised about unelected bureaucrats being given power to make decisions affecting life or death health care matters. He called these concerns “bogus,” “irresponsible,” and “a lie” -- so much for civility.
...after promising to “make sure that no government bureaucrat .... gets between you and the health care you need,” the President repeated his call for an Independent Medicare Advisory Council -- an unelected, largely unaccountable group of bureaucrats charged with containing Medicare costs.
In the op-ed, the idea of death panels was reinforced:
... is it any wonder that many of the sick and elderly are concerned that the Democrats' proposals will ultimately lead to rationing of their health care by—dare I say it—death panels?
The people paying Sarah Palin to be their mouthpiece want us to believe that they act with the best interests of the patients at heart. They're advocating the extinction of Medicare in favour of vouchers so people can purchase policies from their (benevolent, charitable) corporations (that pay each claim without question, that have no interest in making a profit or containing costs). They want to take ALL the money. On top of all the pile of money they already take at the moment, they are salivating over Medicare as well. Next they will target Medicaid.
Yes, give everything to them and they will dispense care to all, no questions asked, not caveats, no small print to invalidate claims. No problem changing plans, no pre-existing conditions will ever be mentioned. If you lose your job, they will treat you free of charge, they will treat your whole family, no problem! Is that what they mean by market driven, patient centered and result driven healthcare?
What are they going to tell their shareholders? "We're not making much profit, because if we contain costs, somebody may get the idea we're running death panels. That would make us look really bad. We're in the healthcare insurance business to serve the people of this country, not to make a profit out of people's healthcare needs."
"the President repeated his call for an Independent Medicare Advisory Council -- an unelected, largely unaccountable group of bureaucrats charged with containing Medicare costs."
Hey, the people who make decisions about costs in the big health insurance companies are all elected and accountable!
My little pigs are still flying...