… did they even read it?

Modern Healthcare - - Opinions Letters -

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

Bea­con, N.Y.

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