At Some Point After Healthcare Reform Kicks In
Not understanding this. Long waits and worsening care. Costs increasing – strange, why didn’t price controls take care of that? Looks like we’re gonna need to do some more revenue enhancing.
Doctors dropping out. (Huh. Wonder if that’s related to the price controls.)
Most doctors have stopped taking Medicare patients? Well, a “universal coverage” addendum ought to take care of that. If doctors don’t accept Medicare patients, they won’t get any reimbursements from us! That’ll fix ’em.
Whoops, fraud and abuse up double digits. That’s right, we never did get around to re-deploying those IRS agents.
Unemployment rate creeping up. That’s got nothing to do with healthcare reform, though …
Gee, looks like nobody has access to good healthcare now. … Well, other than Congress and the very rich, of course. (Color me embarrassed on THAT point!)
Good thing Speaker Kucinich (and how funny is that! but it was the only way to keep his support) has convened a study commission. We’ll get to the bottom of this, no matter how many junkets and how long it takes!
Okay, what’s on the calendar? This afternoon – hearing to telescope med school and eliminate residency periods. Gotta get more docs pumped out. And tonight – oh, excellent, the trial lawyers’ fundraiser. They’ve been a rock through all of this. Let’s see. “Just keep saying no to tort reform!” H’mm … “Together, we can hold off the scourge of tort reform!” Better! Must remember to hold up clenched fist …
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