Here’s a message for the fixer in chief: if medical costs are to come down, services will probably be reduced, limited, restricted and eliminated.
So now we have the question: what kind and how much health “care” can we afford?
Because if we all share one pot of money, “care” and other services must be reduced, limited, restricted and eliminated.
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Doctors sworn to keep us alive shouldn’t and can’t make that determination. You’d basically be asking a doctor, “How much of the national pot can we spend on Mrs. Adams?” What his medical oath dictates is a question more like, “What is the best medical course of action to make Mrs Adams well?”
This jumped into my mind when I read that after meeting with six major health care organizations on Monday, Mr. Obama hailed their cost-cutting promise as historic.
Many in the media and the president himself wanted us to believe that by some magic, the health care “industry” had suddenly found a way to save billions and billion of dollars.
Actually, the New York Times said the promised savings were $2 trillion.
And the president believed this? Because he wanted to believe it. Just as he wanted to close Gitmo and he wanted to eliminate military commissions for detainees.
When is the president going to read the tea leaves instead of smoking them? He needs to stop drinking and recycling the cool aid.
Obama on medical care savings is tilting at windmills, again.
Since our population is aging and the cures are not jumping off the shelf and the Pope hasn’t worked any miracles in a while, why have so few in the media asked how in God’s name can the medical people promise anything about costs? Costs of medical treatment have gone up every year since before blood letting by leaches was proscribed.
Speaking of leaches, how in God’s name can the President of the United States swallow such a promise of magical costs cuts and spread that promise around? Has he been speaking with Nancy Reagan’s psychic?
Monday’s meeting between Obama and the health care “industry” was just another ill- conceived photo op without merit….
Don’t forget, the president rang the alarm bell of crisis and demanded an immediate vote on the stimulus — instead of making a plan on a long range, sustainable jobs program: that would get work done at good wages with benefits and make America more taxpayers. No: he made more debt.
The plan for the stimulus was left to Nancy Pelosi and her House leadership: and they had no time to make a plan. No lawmaker even admitted to reading the bill. Now almost $800 billion is gone and what do we have? A new Boardwalk (planned) for the Delaware beachfront….
Now we are promised health care: and Obama has demanded the money and promised to leave the details to Pelosi and Congress.
And he is ringing the alrm bell of ciris and asking us to believe that the medial industry will save is $2 trillion if we act fast. But, wait, there’s more….
Obanma’s promises are starting to sound like late night TV commercials….
Moday’s meeting between Obama and the heath care gang was a photo op about as good as the HUGE Federal cuts of $100 million cabinet meeting….
Time someone told the White House their photo ops aren’t working….
Was it Joe Biden, Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton that thought up the “reset” button photo op with Russia?
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From the New York Times
Mr. Obama invited health industry leaders to the White House on Monday to trumpet their cost-control commitments. But three days later, confusion swirled in Washington as the companies’ trade associations raced to tamp down angst among members around the country.
After meeting with six major health care organizations, Mr. Obama hailed their cost-cutting promise as historic.
“These groups are voluntarily coming together to make an unprecedented commitment,” Mr. Obama said. “Over the next 10 years, from 2010 to 2019, they are pledging to cut the rate of growth of national health care spending by 1.5 percentage points each year — an amount that’s equal to over $2 trillion.”