Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Private vs. Public

Once I am elected King, I think I will make several change to the current healthcare law.
  • Every citizen may draw on the total amount of the funds their family has contributed to the public option, to pay their healthcare costs.
  • After the accounts are closed, all access to healthcare will be available, regardless of state lines.  States retain, naturally, the right to oversee commerce within their borders, but The FTC will regulate interstate trade (including healthcare when the company sells policies across state lines.)  
  • People who buy insurance that does not require a physical exam to obtain are assumed, by the insurer, to be 100% healthy and free from physical defect (Caveat venditor.)
  • Likewise, anyone who buys a policy that doesn't cover a condition they already have, or does not cover a condition they have in the future, shall be punished through the law of diminishing returns, and by not having insurance to cover their healthcare. (Caveat emptor.)
  • Anyone who doesn't buy health insurance will make a choice between selling all their stuff to pay their bills, or dying.  Agreeing to pay when you are ill, then not paying when you are well, will result in the hospital being rightfully able to seek damages against you.  Be prepared to demonstrate your ability to pay for procedures that are not immediately life-threatening.
  • Emergency lifesaving measures will be performed at all emergency rooms, regardless of your ability to pay.  However, once you are stable, the hospital may ask to see proof of your ability to pay for continued care.  If you can't pay for continued care, you will be sent home.
  • Emergency room visits for common cold, or any other reason other than emergency medical care, will result in a criminal penalty and fine.  Keep your snotty kids at home and take them to your doctor during regular hours.
  • Insurance companies may not discriminate on who they sell insurance to.  However, this does not mean that they have to sell insurance to everyone at the same price.  Privacy act limits the information you have to tell your insurance company, but don't be surprised when they won't pony up for your new kidney when you failed to mention you were already missing one during the initial history.
  • Bad drivers pay more for car insurance.  Health risks should pay more for health insurance.
  • It is unconstitutional to place limits on the amount a jury can award for pain and suffering.  However, doctors may ask patients to waive or otherwise limit the amounts which they may seek in the case of malpractice or perceived malpractice.  Doctors accused of malpractice will be reviewed by a professional board, and any guilty findings by that board will be sent to a criminal court.  If found guilty of malpractice, Doctors will be jailed.  The victim of malpractice, if living, will be treated, free of charge, by the hospital employing, or granting privileges, to the doctor.  If dead, the family of the victim will be remunerated in the amount equal to 20 times the victim's previous four years' income, as reported to the IRS.  If the victim is a minor, and the doctor is found guilty, the doctor or facility shall be punished in the manner which a jury may direct.  If, however, the doctor or facility is found innocent, the child shall be removed from the care of the parents, permanently, and the parents shall be placed on the national healthcare fraud offender's registry.
  • It is the responsibility of the consumer to purchase goods and services that they deem necessary to their life, liberty, and happiness.  The government is not responsible for ensuring that any aspect of Maslow's hierarchy is provided to an individual.  The government is responsible for ensuring all persons within society are able to access their needs, provided they maintain the ability to pay for said needs.
  • The government is no longer in the business of caring for the elderly--that is the Job of their children. 
  • The government is not in the business of funding charity.  Immediately, food stamps, Medicare, medicaid, social security, and all other forms of government-mandated charity are suspended for one year.  At the end of that year, we will reassess our ability, and need, to further fund these programs.  Persons will be asked  if they are better able to provide for themselves, knowing they don't have a taxpayer-provided safety net to fall (or fail) into.
  • Any member of congress who has not served in the government for 20 years shall not draw any healthcare benefits from the people once they leave government service.
  • Anyone who publicly bitches about the salaries paid to government employees during a recession shall be forced to donate half the difference in their own salary to a government employees during times of economic expansion.
  • The Economic policy of the federal government shall be one of frugality.  The following departments will be closed immediately:
    • The Dept of Energy--enacted in 1977 to end the US dependence on foreign oil--is a failure.  Their roles in control of Atomic energy will be transferred to defense.
    • Dept of State--All you bitches are fired.  We'll hire new diplomats from the ranks of veterans only.  Those who have fought for it, will look out for its best interests.
    • Dept of Veterans Administration--all non-veterans will no longer be employed to run the administration.  Veterans only will be hired to maintain the organization.
    • EPA--CO2 as a dangerous gas?  Really?  You lunatics can all go pound sand in Love Canal.  States are now responsible for their natural resources. If the spoil them, their states will enjoy the same tourism that New Jersey and Delaware enjoy.  If they go overboard, they will enjoy the same business growth currently seen in California.
    • DOD--is back to the Department of War.
    • ATF is now a convenience store.
    • FDA--testing for food and drugs should focus on hygienic conditions for the processing of food, and the safe trial of medicines.  Testing on violent felons and other lifetime convicts is authorized.  Get with the program, or you'll be running a drive-up urinalysis booth.
    • HHS--You are all fired. USAMRID will now keep us apprised of outbreaks and crisis prevention.
    • HUD--You are all fired, and your possessions are right now being moved into the dwellings you've had built.
    • Treasury and Fed--Start calling in debts, and you may only print money to replace that which is currently in circulation.  Stop minting pennies.  Immediately raise interest rates by 2%. The fed will now be nationalized as a public bank.  Suck it, Rothschild!  The richest men in the Country will be asked to run the bank.  Any malfeasance on their part will result in the forfeiture of all their assets.
    • The FBI and CIA are fired.  Effective immediately, the duties of finding criminals and terrorists will belong to the people who collect for Columbia House, Student Alumni Associations, and the GOP and DNC fund-raising committees.  Those people can find anyone, anywhere.
 That's it.  Chux American dream.  Less regulation.  More individual freedom, and the responsibility that goes with that freedom, because the Smallest minority is the individual, and those who will not champion the rights of the individual over oppression from others, cannot espouse the belief in fairness and freedom for minorities.  Indeed, those who place the rights of the many, or even of the few, over the rights of the individual, and the liberties of the individual, are charlatans and liars, and would sooner see the country driven to a perpetual state of economic slavery, provided they themselves retain their rights to life, liberty, and property.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand

Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. - MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. Kim du Toit

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