I thought that health care “reform” was going to decrease costs – except in Harry Reid’s Nevada (D) it will increase them (“Our state cannot afford to shoulder the second highest increase in Medicaid funding,” according to Reid yesterday), – and increase access (except that up to 45% of Doctors may quit according to a poll yesterday). So, health reform is “too expensive” for Nevada, but will cut costs everywhere else? And we have a bridge and some swamp land in Florida to sell you.
All this within hours the latest attempt by Senate Finance Committee chairman Baucus (D-Montana). Government death panels, higher costs, monopoly government control, fewer doctors, fewer freedoms, socialism, care for others subsidized by the young, special plans for the Royal Congress, higher costs (as in 40% higher in Massachusetts’ version of this): sounds like a winner.
WASHINGTON – No sooner than the Senate Finance Committee’s chairman released his long-awaited health care bill today than Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said it’s not good enough for Nevada.
Reid is concerned about the cash-poor state’s inability to boost Medicaid spending as would be required under the bill.
“While this draft bill is a good starting point, it needs improvement before it will work for Nevada,” Reid said in a statement. “During this time of economic crisis, our state cannot afford to shoulder the second highest increase in Medicaid funding.”