A “Compromise” on Health Care
Here’s that brand new shiny Ferrari I promised you. Actually, we compromised a little. The car doesn’t have an engine, and the body is shaped more like a Nash Rambler.
The Senate has offered a “bipartisan” “compromise” — a new reform bill that has everything Obama asked for. Oh, except that the new bill doesn’t require large employers to provide health coverage for their workers, and there’s no provision for a government-paid insurance option.
But hey, other than that — it’s got everything. Is this progress or what?
Max Baucus said: "We're going to get agreement here. The group of six really wants to get to 'yes.’”
“Yes” on WHAT??? If any insurance company refuses to pay for medical treatment or raises the premiums, a committee might look into it. And if an HMO is found to be repeatedly canceling coverage and/or jacking the premiums sky high, they might get a letter of reprimand. OOOHHH!!!
It sure is a good thing there’s a Democrat in the White House and a Democratic majority in both houses of Congress. What would we do without them?
If this lame-ass toothless “reform” bill is what we get, millions of Democratic voters will “compromise” on the next election day by staying home.
cross-posted at Bring It On!