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Monday, December 28, 2009

Is everyone talking about the same health care bill?

Apparently John Goodman on one hand and the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians on the other are interpreting the thousand of pages of almost impossible to decipher verbiage in vastly different ways.

Here is what Dr. Goodman thinks is the key "accomplishment" of the bill.See here for his entire posting and consider the reasons he lists as to why the nationalizing of health insurance is what it is all about.

Nationalizing health insurance. For the first time ever, the federal government will tell you what kind of insurance you must buy and (effectively) where you will buy it and what price you will pay. You will not be allowed to buy better, cheaper insurance that is more suitable for your and your family’s needs — even if an insurer is willing in principle to sell it to you.

Don’t underestimate the importance of this accomplishment. Nationalization is the abiding, overriding, everlasting, immutable, unending, permanent, unchanging goal of the political left. There is no other there, there. There is no other beef. All else is sound and fury signifying things that are way down the priority list.

Nationalizing the health insurance industry will also politicize it.With the shameless performance of the Senators and the bribes involved in the health care bill passage fresh on our minds, that is a frightening thought.

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