Friday, 25 September 2009

In Passing

“Would you prefer to be hanged or shot?”

Mickey Kaus:

Stupidest question on the latest CBS/NYT poll:

23.  Which comes closest to your view?
  1. The U.S. needs to fix its health care system now as part of fixing the overall economy.
  2. Because of the state of the economy, the U.S. cannot afford to fix its health care system right now.
What if you just think it’s something we should do and that we can afford to pay for?
Or if you think that the adminstration proposals for “fixing healthcare” won’t accomplish one whit when it comes to “fixing the overall economy?”

When they got to the end, 47% of the poll’s respondents said they’d rather be living in Philadelphia, thanks (although with the death panels that may not be an available option).

Via:  DP

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1 These choices are similar to the question, "Have you stopped beating your wife?" No answer is really acceptable because no answer will make you look good.

The real answer is that there is no need to reform healthcare other than Tort Reform. Missouri and several other states have already proceeded in that direction. Missouri implemented a cap on medical malpractice awards and BINGO! the number of suits have dropped over 60%. The same act added "loser pays" and also put a cap, although higher, on punitive awards as well.

That option works. ObamaCare, in all its flavors will not. Of course, it wasn't intended to work because healthcare is not the real target. Government control is.

Posted by: Crucis at 09/25/09 20:26:01 (rt5ZX)

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