I’ve created a new category for the HR3962 review posts, which should make it easier for people looking for information contained in the bill.

This evening I am sitting back, relaxing, catching up on some television shows and watching election results from across the country. It looks like a message is being sent to Barack Obama this evening.

Here are some thoughts to get you through until tomorrow.

Thought #1

Each year we, as taxpayers, lose $60 billion due to Medicare fraud, and the top 10 insurance companies make just $8 billion in profit. Exactly how is government run health care going to save money?

So, the next time someone alleges that government-run health care is cheaper because of “lower administrative costs” — a truly preposterous claim on its surface — these numbers would be good ones to have at the ready: $60 billion in annual Medicare fraud, $8 billion in combined annual profits for America’s ten largest insurance companies.

Thought #2

When Barack Obama was elected, he promised there would be transparency from his administration. He finally got around to making the White House visitor log, which is public information by law, accessible to the public. Wow. It only took nine months to open the logs. What took so long? Were they waiting for them to dry after scrubbing them?

I’m amazed at the number of high powered lobbyist types which appear on the list. Didn’t Obama make some sort of promise about lobbyists too?

Thought #3

This is the 111th Congress of the United States of America. Isn’t it ironic that House Resolution 3962 will create 111 new federal bureaucracies?

1. Retiree Reserve Trust Fund (Section 111(d), p. 61)

2. Grant program for wellness programs to small employers (Section 112, p. 62)

3. Grant program for State health access programs (Section 114, p. 72)

4. Program of administrative simplification (Section 115, p. 76)

5. Health Benefits Advisory Committee (Section 223, p. 111)

6. Health Choices Administration (Section 241, p. 131)

7. Qualified Health Benefits Plan Ombudsman (Section 244, p. 138)

8. Health Insurance Exchange (Section 201, p. 155)

9. Program for technical assistance to employees of small businesses buying Exchange coverage (Section 305(h), p. 191)

10. Mechanism for insurance risk pooling to be established by Health Choices Commissioner (Section 306(b), p. 194)

Make sure you click the link above to read about the remaining 101 entries on that list.

Thought #4

Check out the video of the day from Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN).

 

Tomorrow is a new day, but tonight, I sleep.

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
Mark Twain
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