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So Much for Health Care Reform January 10, 2009

Posted by Jim Satterfield in Corruption, Government, Health Care, Health Insurance, Politics.

Tom Daschle is promising that health care reform will be truly bipartisan. If by this he means that he won’t be pushing for anything that the Republicans won’t sign up for then meaningful reform that will help the uninsured in this country is dead. The Republicans in the House and Senate will never go along with anything that doesn’t protect the current profit levels (If not even more.) of the insurance companies, the large publicly held hospital chains and the pharmaceutical industry. Given those limitations you cannot accomplish anything that will really help. All you have to do in order to understand that is read the position expressed by Senator Michael Enzi R-WY. What’s really important? Not the uninsured. Not cost control. Not the health of millions of Americans. It’s the insurance companies.

“Any new insurance coverage must be delivered through private insurance plans,” said Senator Michael B. Enzi, Republican of Wyoming and his party’s ranking member on the Health committee, in prepared comments for the hearing, the panel’s first session of the year.

There’s some real caring and compassion for you. Care for corporations, that is.


This Cheers Me Up January 4, 2009

Posted by Jim Satterfield in Good news.
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This article from the Kansas City Star about a musician going back on tour with his old band just struck me as something great.

His old band from England e-mails him to ask if he can go on tour with them while they’re in the U.S. His boss gets on board, promising him his job will be waiting for him and is even going to put up a web site tracking the whole thing. And when he asks his wife she supports him as well, recognizing that this kind of opportunity is just too much to ask him to pass up on. Good stuff.