… did they even read it?
What an abomination. This is a total destruction of our health process if this ever becomes law. My first question is: How many of these “brilliant” senators who voted for this bill ever read it?
I understand the “real cost” of this was grossly understated by the Congressional Budget Office. How much “pork” is in this bill? Quite a few senators got some great deals for their states—several millions of dollars that could have been spent for “real” healthcare.
How do you “reform” healthcare and not include tort reform? Get the greedy trial lawyers out of the system, and you’ll see how quickly the cost will go down.
A message for all the jackasses, oops, I mean donkeys who voted for this: Wait until the next election; they will be outside looking in. Remember 61% of the country said they didn’t want this bill. A huge majority of people are sick and tired of these politicians not listening to what they say.
I have no ax to grind since I am retired from medical practice and function as an administrator.
I am paid a weekly salary by the state of New York, but I still teach medical students and hold a faculty appointment. I truly feel sorry for the new physicians being burdened with huge schooling costs and shackled with this healthcare menace. Get the insurance companies and government out of the physician-patient relationship. Let the patients negotiate fees they are willing to pay and have insurance companies provide only catastrophic care. No forms, no paperwork, no government!
Ed Sottile Medical director Fishkill Correctional Facility