Ok, Let’s Fix Healthcare
I’m just going to assume that this will totally piss off the neighbors with the title alone. Screw you if you are thinking that right now, and you might as well just click the fuck past this. If not, read on, because I’m pissed the hell off. Why? Because I honestly am concerned about the future of our great nation. Especially when it comes to the relative level of Socialism we tolerate inside our democratic society. That and I don’t want to wind up the subject of a death panel nor do I wish to be told what the fuck to buy. I’d be assed up even if Congress told me to buy bacon. It’s the principle of the thing, not the bacon.
That said, I was pissed off when Clinton tried this shit, and went to a latrine to vomit after seeing Nancy-Skeletor-Pelosi grinning her deathmask grin behind Obama as he signed this death notice to liberty into law. For the record, it was full of bile and quite bitter.
However, as an intelligent citizen who was born at night, but not last night, I’ve given this shit some thought and have arrived at what I think is a pretty reasonable solution to the problem:
One: we force a nationwide referendum through for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution. Okay, this has nothing to do with healthcare, but what the fuck? At a minimum, this ought to create enough time on the floors of the House and Senate to actually work on important shit that we need done, instead of posture like demagogues before the mainstream media whores and spout partisan bullshit… wow, that just was out loud, wasn’t it?
Two: we insist on legislation that limits small claims and tort reform. Such a law would impose penalties on those who file suit for damages against .. well, anyone to be completely fair here… should they bring suit against another party and lose. These penalties would include a stipulation that the suing party be subject to pay all court and ALL legal fees of the entire proceeding subject to the case being lost by the petitioner. Also, the lawyer representing the plaintiff would be required to suffer loss of his bar certification for two years. Last, there would be a $200,000 cap on damages imposed, and a limit of 5% of awards that the plaintiff’s lawyer can collect.
Third: We ensure that the government imposes strict regulation on the insurance industry, just like it did on airlines. To my mind, this would go on for at least ten years so we can all enjoy reasonable rates and recover all the deducibles we’ve had sodomized out of us in the past. Maybe someone a lot smarter than me can come up with language in this measure that somehow uses human greed, pride, and Darwinism to ensure that only well-intentioned and morally-correct people are made the incoming CEO’s of the big insurance firms. And obviously no bailouts would be forthcoming here because if you can’t survive on your own, then maybe you ought to be dead. Right? Right – Darwin Fucking Rocks.
I think I came up with another good idea here. It’s not bill-ready, but if you want to, hit print and mail it to your favorite assfuck Congressman or -woman to give them a clear heads-up. In the meantime, I’ll be waiting for an unfavorable judgement from the Death Panel.