What’s in the healthcare bill? Even Senators aren’t sure.

I have a bet going with myself about the healthcare bill that will be voted on by the assholes in the Senate bright and early this morning.

I bet that those jerkwads, for the most part, haven’t read the complete bill and have even less of an understanding of what’s in the damn thing and how it will work.

Who thinks I am wrong? Anyone? Then, I read the McClatchy writeup and felt vindicated. From McClatchy:

Will health insurance premiums go up or down under House of Representatives and Senate health-care plans?

It’s hard to say, and it depends on who you are.

Will the plans “bend the cost curve,” as Democrats so badly want? Maybe, but again, there’s no easy answer.

The health-care legislation scheduled for a Senate vote early Thursday is a 2,000-page plus grab-bag of ideas and strategies, and a lot of senators are as confused about its potential impact as the general public is.

“It has to be complicated,” said Timothy Jost, a law professor at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va., because it overhauls a complex system that involves one-sixth of the American economy.

However, Jost added, “It’s probably more complicated than it has to be.” Constituents are puzzled.

If the idiots that ram this through can’t explain wtf is going to happen..then who can?

My guess is The Insurance Companies. The AHIP press release can be read here. Five will get ya ten they helped craft the fucker. The lobbyists always do, you know.

Then the secretive and wholly partisan blending of the House and Senate bills will commence. Of course that won’t begin until after New Years. Hell, probably not until after The Big O’s State of the Union speechifying.

I will be watching the…cough..historic vote that will take place in a few hours. Afterwards..all the bigwig’s will gather on the Senate steps and wax dramatic about what they have just accomplished.They will invoke Teddy Kennedy’s name as well. Bank on it.

And what will they have accomplished? A big, fat corporate welfare check of a bill for the greedy bastards in the insurance game.

Oh, and Barry..you are now a lying sack of sheepshit dude. Because your candy ass did campaign for the public option and against the mandate. A mandate that does little to stem the tide of money flowing into the coffers of big insurance, while it leaves at least 20 million Americans still without health insurance.

Taxing union members because they negotiated a contract that gave up salary hikes to get great healthcare benefits..don’t you just love that part of it? I understand that section completely.

Check out the McClatchy link..there IS one person that seems to understand the bill and it’s intended and unintended consequences. Linda Blumberg, an economist and a senior fellow at Washington’s nonpartisan Urban Institute.

I won’t spoil the ending..but she does give us a dose of bad news in her examination of ‘the bill’.

Ah..don’t you just love the smell of health insurance reform in the morning? Just don’t breathe in too deep.

About Dusty, hells most vocal bitch

I am a..brown Cali bitch that is quite the opinionated,political, pain-in-the-ass, in your face kinda girl that also loves baseball and music to a fault. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.--Albert Einstein-*

Posted on December 24, 2009, in healthcare reform my ass. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Screw the senate – it's the house that can and should be the main player here. Of course Obama could kick some whitey ass all over but he won't!

    Best to you and your family Dusty and may 010 be better than ever.

  2. i suspect the the industry got what they paid for…according to the Center for Responsive Politics and Bloomberg, over $600 million was spent in the lobbying effort…

  3. OF, big hugs and stay warm ok? Enjoy your family and friends during this silliest of seasons! 😉

    As for 'da bill', At least we won't have to listen to the media about it for 10 days or so. I am sick of hearing about it at this point.

  4. Is that all rjs? 😛 Think of the people that could of been receiving health insurance with that money, or they could of lowered premiums …fucking carpetbaggers.

  5. Actually Dusty I'm leaving soon and will spend the night in Fruita an which is just past Grand Junction and on Friday driving to Phoenix to spend the next week in Arizona. Camperrunamok is flying in from Portland. Hope my shitbox trailer don't freeze up as it's going to be pretty cold.
    Outta the Cornfield
    One Fly,

  6. Hey!  Merry fucking Christmas!! 

    I'm making sure my kids have a great day just hanging out, eating, and being together!  Hope yours as fun and wonderful as we plan ours to be.

  7. Healthcare Reform has More Corporate Sponsors than NASCAR – If politicians were required to display their sponsorships like NASCAR drivers, we’d have a much easier time understanding exactly who they represent…(see pic)

  8. Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas to all you cool cats and pretty kitties! And have a purrrfect New Year!

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