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Health care reform simplified

The Spokesman-Review

Regarding the tons of news coverage and political hot air emanating from health reform legislation, let’s cut out the crap and offer some simple solutions:

For all Democratic politicians who fail to read the fine or any print on the tons of paperwork of the bill, let’s give you the same coverage and insurance premiums as ordinary citizens. No lifetime benefits and special privileges.

For all holier-than-thou socialistic Democrats who want to provide universal health coverage, especially to people with atrocious lifestyles (obesity, smoking, alcohol, drug, criminal issues), let’s give you the box to check off on your tax return whereby YOU donate YOUR money to save the world.

For all government Medicare bureaucrats who capriciously decide the value of medical procedures/drugs, let’s evaluate your performance and decide how much you should be reimbursed.

And finally, for all malpractice lawyers profiting from exorbitant medical claims, let’s have legal reform legislation whereby your fees are controlled externally and your cases are evaluated to the same extreme as doctors.

The majority of Americans are satisfied with their health care/coverage. Give the minority and Congress exit visas to Canada or Europe (and see how slowly they leave).

Joseph Harari

Spokane


 

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