Wednesday, September 30, 2009
A Modest Proposal:
Well, it looks like even a middle-of-the-road public option in health insurance reform is dead, thanks to Democrats Max Baucus, Kent Conrad and Blanche Lincoln. Chairman Baucus said that he didn't think a public option would pass the Senate, which is why he voted against Schumer's amendment.
That's like saying, "No publisher will buy this novel, so I just won't send it out."
So, I have a suggestion, one that will make sure the health insurance industry will regulate itself.
Every time an insurance company rescinds a person's coverage based on some bullshit pre-existing condition, like acne, that the person forgot to include on the application, that person gets to kick the insurance company CEO in the balls.
Every time an insurance company dumps a patient or raises her premiums because she gets sick, that person gets to kick the CEO in the balls.
Every time an insurance company puts the enrollment office in a 4th floor walk-up, guaranteeing only the healthiest people could sign up; every time an insurance company automatically denies payment to a physician's office as standard practice; every time an insurance company scams people with their co-pay, those insurance company CEOs get a swift kick to the jimmies.
And for every Democrat who votes so a few get rich at the expense of the many; Republicans who hold their party's interests ahead of their country's; and the mob of teabaggers and town howlers who couldn't tell a socialist from a flatulist, let alone explain the difference between our health care system and France's, I have something for them, too.
Just a suggestion.