Sunday, 8 November 2009

That's them fucked then

I see the yanks have succumbed to the Obamacare bollocks. That's their health care fucked for the next twenty years, I reckon ... pork-barrel politics at its very finest!


Dick Puddlecote said...

Only 20?

Mitch said...

They will now find out just how expensive "free" health care can be....oh well we listened to blair and look what happened.

sobers said...

Let me predict what will happen when this is enacted:

1) The premiums for the govt option will be set deliberately low to encourage people to move from private to State provision.

2) Slowly the State option will crowd out the private insurers.

3) The State option will run into cost over-runs fairly rapidly, and rather than raise premiums, will cut back on provision - imposing rationing and longer waiting times for operations.

4) Eventually the State insurer will be the only game in town, and the quality of provision will be similar to what we have here in the UK, ie waiting lists to get on the waiting list, drugs not available due to costs, etc etc. The general population will not be able to afford the private insurance, just as in the UK, and have to put up with whatever the State option provides.

Timeframe: about 10 years for the pathway to become clear, 20 for it to be completed.

James Higham said...

Brains in their bums.

Anonymous said...

Because extending health coverage to 96% of the population is so much less important than your anti-state prejudices. Cock.

Anonymous said...

The Senate has already announced it will probably be the first of the year before their version of health care reform is ready. They are also going to wait and see how the public reacts to this.

The House passed Cap and Trade earlier this year and it is still stuck in the Senate.

It ain't law until the same bill is passed through both houses.

Anonymous said...

Passed by both Houses and signed by El Presidente, that is.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Bucket: thanks for identifying yourself as an uncritical swallower of Obama's propaganda.