We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I won't be sending links to this around to anyone. It does, however, raise a point I hadn't considered and haven't seen raised.
The claims are that ObamaCare is somehow going to magically reduce costs of healthcare for all Americans (and our erstwhile illegal immigrants). How do we go about reducing costs while adding 20, or 30, or 40, or everhowmany tens of millions of people to the insurance rolls?
What's the plan for increasing the numbers of doctors and nurses and respiratory therapists and physicians assistants and all the other professionals involved?
Cutting payments to healthcare delivery professionals will drive them away. They are not unintelligent people and they will find other ways to make a less stressful and physically damaging living.
The plans being run through Congress make no mention of tort reform to control Greedy Lawyers (has anyone else noticed that the only people not being vilified by the Obamabots in this "debate" are the freakin' ambulance chasers?). They also make no mention of how to increase the supply of healthcare delivery (more highly trained and certified professionals operating using more very expensive facilities).
These are costs that are not being acknowledged let alone discussed.