Monday, May 14, 2007

Universal Healthcare

One of the pet projects of the "progressive" spend thrift populists, universal healthcare took a very public spanking in Illinois. In a healthcare measure which would have taxed the piss out of Illinois businesses, Illinois Governor Blagojevich has taken a beating. He eventually pulled his own support for the bill he had pushed. It was voted down unanimously.

http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110010071

Nevertheless, nationally the Democrats still consider this a holy grail. Mr. Edwards, the trial lawyer who got rich quick suing the pants of Obstetricians, even has the gaul to approach the subject.

1 comment:

Winston said...

Universal Healthcare (socialized medicine) does not work, agreed. But what is the answer?

The first thing that needs to be done is monetize what a malpractice award is....what is an arm worth, what is paralysis worth? EG: tort reform......but that leads down the slippery slope of what is a treatment worth? What is a surgery worth.......and then the enevitable when does a doctor get suspended for taxing the federal malpractice insurance that wold be required to take another profit center out of the equation?

I am truly preplexed......I see only free-market or not.....I can't figure out how we get half pregnant?