Listening to the Sun God’s bloviations on government run health care some thoughts (other than puking) come to mind.
The Sun God proclaims that there are millions of dollars wasted in health care administration. So what about first applying his efficiency genius to the operation of Medicare, Medicade and other government run health programs. Wouldn’t it be useful and revelatory to see if the “reforms” the Sun God’s minions belch about actually work before applying them to the whole of the health care sector?
Since when has any government program cost less and been more efficient than an equivalent private enterprise? Let the lefty bureaucrats and politicians demonstrate that their methods actually save money and are more efficient using the 45% of the health care sector the government already controls?
When the Sun God talks about paperwork efficiency what comes to mind is Medicare’s byzantine, intricate, confusing coding and payment bureaucracy. Before Medicare things could not have been worse than that, and they might have been better. Let the Sun God fix that first!
Best practices. What best practices? Continual reports emanate from the VA Hospitals about contaminated colonoscopies, mistreatment of helpless patients, incompetent foreign staffers, etc. And these practices persist for months and sometimes years at a time without correction. The Sun God’s mouthpieces echo glowing reports about the efficiency of the VA. I’m eligible for VA care but don’t believe a word they say, so I don’t use it. Let them prove their claims system wide before testing this mess on the whole country.
Hey, Obama, practice makes perfect. You need to practice first. Or better yet, for the good of the country, resign.