The Healthcare Paradox

Senate Republicans have decided that eggnog trumps politics, so the final-final (but not final-final-final) vote on the healthcare bill is now scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday.

Action then moves to the conference committee, where plenty of mischief still awaits:

As the Senate prepares to vote on health care reform, American voters “mostly disapprove” of the plan 53 – 36 percent and disapprove 56 – 38 percent of President Barack Obama’s handling of the health care issue, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today…

While voters oppose the health care plan, they back two options cut from the Senate bill, supporting 56 – 38 percent giving people the option of coverage by a government health insurance plan and backing 64 – 30 percent allowing younger people to buy into Medicare.

So Americans support the provisions that Douchebag Joe undermined, but Douchebag Joe won’t support the provisions Americans want, so the only way to get a successful healthcare bill is to embrace failure, and does somebody smell smoke?

U.S. Voters Oppose Health Care Plan By Wide Margin, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Say 3-1, Plan Should Not Pay For Abortions [Quinnipiac University]

He misses you when you go away, Nojo. It’s kinda cute, really.

I was wondering what the hell the publicans thought they were doing with the grinch stuff.
making poor ole feeble Byrd roll in and out at all hours.
I always thought making them stay and vote on Xmas eve was like a present.

@Capt Howdy: Yeah like none of us ever worked Xmas eve to get the transformation to work from Aladdin’s cave to the palace. Or had to get Dick’s Pussy back in the boots. Right. That never happened.

Where is noje? Wait. It’s that revival of Joseph and his Multiculti Dreamboat Bitchez starring the Jonas Bros! He’s gone to that! I feel better.

@Benedick is Danny Tanner: Did he get parked in again? In San Diego, you can get parked in by an aircraft carrier.

Not that I like the Senate bill much, but I also suspect a bit of “I want this shit for myself but I don’t want it for others” going on in a lot of the poll responses, too.

Speaking of socialized medicine and death panels, I just got a free swine flu shot courtesy of the City & County of Ess Eff Health Department. No lines, no wait, shockingly efficient health department workers and volunteers with signage in six languages. Luckily I got out of the Bill Graham Auditorium before Nancy Pelosi’s Ghey Death Panel could get to me.

I could get used to this universal health care the furriners have.

@Dodgerblue: Thanks. Not feeling so young today, and it hit me at the gym when I had to type a new age into the treadmill.

@Tommmcatt is hunkered down in the trenches: I’m surprised he hasn’t j’accused me for my Fantasticks reference.

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