Tuesday, March 17, 2009

On Behalf of a Grateful Nation...

Why aren't more people talking about this!!!!

The Obama Administration announced Thursday a plan to start billing private insurance companies for war and service related injuries of their subscribers who are veterans.


That's great. The economy is bad enough as it is. Veterans have a high enough unemployment rate. Who is going to want to hire them if their insurance premiums are going to be more expensive for employers? Are they going to be in a higher risk pool? If they have to pay for their premiums how are they going to afford it? This is totally unacceptable!

These men and woman sacrificed for their country, the mission of the VA as envisioned by Abraham Lincoln was to provide for those that "bore the brunt of battle"

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Other Guy Started It......

In The Happy Hospitalists blog is an entry about a dentist who is less than thrilled about paying more in taxes if she breaks a certain income threshhold.


To her it appears to be a "tipping point" ,as described by Nurse K, where the effort is no longer worth it. Anyway, what really torqued my lugnuts was a remark by David MD: "Any dentist earning more than $250,000 per year is not doing enough to see the poor that can't afford dental care. "

Weeeeeeeeellllll David , me bucko! Since when did good works and morality get tied to income? Dentists have been smart enough not to get sucked into the managed care mess that afflicts most health care today. A Wall Street Journal article several years ago showed that the average general dentist made about 170K per year. And ya know what Davy? We give a lot of it back to the community. We don't need the government or a bunch of Birkenstock wearing, latte sipping, 10 year old Volvo driving, knee jerk, boo-hoo liberals telling us how to provide for the poor. I have spent the past two decades providing health care in some of the worst hell holes on this planet . I can't wait to retire and start making as much money as I can so I can go back to some of those places and do some more. The less the government takes from me the more I will be able to do good works with!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Lettin' the Fox Guard the Chicken House

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius has accepted President’s Obama’s offer to be his HHS nominee according to news sources including The New York Times.

Mmmmmmmm... She was also once the president of the American Trial Lawyers Association. And guess what? She has never treated a patient in her life. Sounds like a win/win to me!