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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Garbage In, Garbage Out

That cliche from computer programming pretty well applies to the HealthCare bill that Obama and democrats are so joyously celebrating.

I said before that when Obama gave the problem to Nancy and Harry, he could expect trouble, and that is what he got, no matter how much lipstick he tries to put on that pig. I can find only one, so far, thing that the bill does that is good. It will stop insurance companies from canceling your insurance policy if you get sick.

Other than that, everything else of any value is kicked down the road to 2014 or 2018. What a bunch of crap!!

Nevertheless, that is not the big problem with the so-called HealthCare bill. It does absolutely NOTHING to reduce the cost of healthcare in the U.S. Right now, we spend 16%-18% of our Gross Domestic Product on health care. That is at least twice as much as any other developed country in the world spends. And our expenditures are on the way to 25%? 30%? in a few more years. That is money that cannot be spent on education, roads, national defense, etc. etc.

But the worst part of all is that we get lousy results from spending all that money. Our infant mortality rate looks like a third world country. Male and female life spans are significantly shorter than Europeans. The list goes on. If you have a problem with cancer, the U.S. is good place to be, but if you have any other complaint, you really have a big problem.

So now we have this garbage can approach to healthcare reform, and all the wise heads say it will be a generation before the subject is ever approached again. Too bad for us.

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