Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Health Care Reform Bill

I hate to turn my blog into anything political, but people need to check out the Economic Policy Journal

They've posted exccerts from the Health Care Bill the Govt is trying to pass before their recess in August.

Also, Peter Fleckstein (aka Fleckman) is reading it and has been posting on Twitter his findings. This is from his postings (Note: All comments are Fleckman's)

How about I post a few "choice" line items from Fleckman's posts:

PG 427 Lines 15-24 Govt mandates program 4 orders 4 end of life. The Govt has a say in how ur life ends

Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Govt will have direct access 2 ur banks accts 4 elect. funds transfer

PG 50 Section 152 in HC bill - HC will be provided 2 ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise

Pg 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from indiv. taxes. (Americans will pay)

Pg 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill - Doctors, doesnt matter what specialty u have, you'll all be paid the same

Pg 298 Lines 9-11 Drs, treat a patient during initial admiss that results in a readmiss-Govt will penalize u.

Pg 195 HC Bill -officers & employees of HC Admin (GOVT) will have access 2 ALL Americans finan/pers recs

Pg 317 L 13-20 OMG!! PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Govt tells Drs. what/how much they can own.

Pg 317-318 lines 21-25,1-3 PROHIBITION on expansion- Govt is mandating hospitals cannot expand

Regardless of your party affiliation, does any of this sound like a good idea?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Obama doesn't pitch

I guess that mean's he's a catcher.


Here is Fox's broadcast of the first pitch thrown by the President at the All-Star Game last night.

What the...? What a odd camera angle. I couldn't see where it landed. Strike? Ball?

Here's where it actually landed.

I don't know which is worse (yes, I actually do) the fact that he couldn't get it there, or the fact that Fox, during the broadcast of the game, didn't show where the ball landed.