Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bit of a not-so-level playing field..., Nancy?

The U.S. House of Representatives expects to present the first draft of a legislative plan designed to overhaul the nation’s health care system, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said during remarks at the Wortham Center Friday night.
In line with President Barack Obama’s agenda, Pelosi said the plan will include a government-sponsored “public” health care plan that will compete with the private insurers.

Government-sponsored health plan to compete with the private insurers. Yeah, I'm so sure. Anybody wanna bet this bunch isn't in the process of creating a byzantine set of rules and regulations to put on the private insurers? And then there's the fact that the government has a much bigger chunk of money to play with. Big selling point: "The private insurers won't cover that, but WE will!" Yep, and considering Americans' sense of entitlement, how exactly is that going to work out? You know the answer to that as well as I do.