Regardless of the age, kids don’t understand the importance of healthy eating habits. From early on, and yet today, Thing 1 and Thing 2 are “compartment” eaters. The Things eat all of one item, say their vegetable, then the meat, then the starch. If we sat their dessert on the table along with the rest of their meal, there is no doubt that they would eat that first.
The House Democrats had a plan to reform health care. The Senate Democrats had a plan to reform health care. While the plans varied on some details, we heard vociferous denials and objections from various Democrat leaders, including President Barack Obama, that there was no plan to “take over” health care. They claimed time and again, that they just wanted to repair, fix or reduce the cost of it.
Today President Obama finally announced his plan for reforming health care. Remember that neither the House or Senate plans were his and that every attempt to get him to explain the details of either of those plans was met with some variation of “he hasn’t released his plan.”
President Obama’s plan contains basically one item; price controls. Pay no attention to anything else that he says about incorporating parts of the Senate, House or even Republican plans, they are moot. With the simple act of controlling and dictating prices, President Obama will absorb national health care into the Federal government.
By controlling the pricing structure, President Obama will force all of the other concessions that he wants: Not including pre existing conditions; you won’t get that price increase. Not reducing payments to physicians; you won’t get that price increase. Using procedures that aren’t deemed acceptable; you won’t get that price increase. Paying too much for people that have high cost health care; you won’t get the price increase etc. etc. etc.
When asked about the large loans provided to the auto manufacturers and the subsequent rules imposed on them by their Czar, President Obama claimed “I don’t want to run the auto companies.” Saying that limiting premium increases is not controlling the insurance industry and in turn the medical industry, is just as disingenuous as his statement about the auto industry.
While we’ve taught our boys that they need to work the process, eat a good meal and they get dessert, President Obama has never learned this lesson. Rather than eat a balanced meal, President Obama thinks his political life only exists to eat dessert. I hope he has a good dental plan!