AFFORDABLE ATTORNEY ACT!
The recent article I posted, “THE AFFORDABLE BOAT ACT”, resulted in over 1000 people who I hope realized how ridiculous Congress and Obama’s vision is for America’s future. Obama and his band of Progressive-Liberal Democrats, have created more need for an “Affordable Gun Act” as their scare tactics have armed Americans for a war with each other. The increased price of guns and ammunition has far our paced healthcare. Can you imagine a government subsidy for poor people and illegal aliens to buy guns and ammo to steal more wealth from the people who create jobs and saved for their retirement?
The “ObamaScare Act” was just another illusion designed to nationalize and control this huge portion of our economy. This has been another step in nationalizing anything the Progressives desire. They are not in a hurry as we watch them intensify the destruction of the finance industry. Makes you wonder what comes next after they allow 13 million aliens to become American citizens.
Do you honestly believe that we would have the current healthcare debacle if Doctors, instead of Lawyers and bureaucrats, were allowed to improve our healthcare system? Lawyers can’t even agree on what the current law actually implies or how it is applied and controlled. We have nine Supreme Court Justices, all law school graduates, who can’t even read our Constitution the same way. Lawyers and members of Congress are required by law to be honest and ethical but look who evaluates their performance? Lawyers and members of Congress, not business men, Doctors, plumbers or even the jury system unless they kill someone.
Lawyers and members of congress should be required to buy malpractice insurance as they destroy the lives of more Americans that all of the doctors in the world. Listening and reading about the reduced coverage for seniors and the unrealistic cost increases for working Americans to have insurance coverage is unbelievable. ObamaScare was enacted 100% by the Progressive-Liberal Democrats to wreck the healthcare insurance industry and to eventually enact “HillaryCare” they tried to force on Americans 20 years ago. These demented leaders will never be satisfied until the government can finally eliminate all “States Rights” and control every aspect of our lives from Washington D.C.
Hang on to your seatbelt and prepare yourself for 100% government control of every aspect of healthcare from cradle to grave. You will receive whatever coverage some bureaucrat decides is best for the government. All doctors will be paid the same amount for every procedure from a snotty nose to organ transplants. The incentive for young people to become a doctor will be nothing as they will continue to be paid less than a plumber as they are today.
I was advised last week that reimbursement for my annual PSA test will no longer be paid for by Medicare. It appears that most preventive tests for people over 75 will be part of the cuts in our coverage. I am 83, blessed in rather good health, and my mother lived to 94. Prostate cancer is inevitable for every man if he lives long enough. The local fee for the PSA test is $156.00. Can you imagine how much it will cost if I get cancer. I suppose the bureaucrats pray it will be fatal rather than lingering as it certainly will not be cheaper if I receive medical treatment. Would my doctor or accountant agree? No.
I still correspond with a doctor that saved my life a few years ago, long before Obamacare. He shared with me some of the unnecessary and expensive paper work required to treat seniors like me under Medicare. About five years ago he closed his practice and became a “Hospitalist Doctor” in another State. He was sick of the paperwork, reporting requirements, waiting months to be paid for his work and spending more time with paperwork than “doctoring” actual people. He sent me a message one day telling me he experienced a stopped up toilet and it costs $150 an hour to get a plumber to fix it. A few days later his computer went berserk and he had to pay the “Geek Squad” $125 an hour to find and eliminate the little gremlins running wild inside the box. The point he made was that he was paid $96 an hour to save people’s lives which seemed an inequity. He finally gave up Doctoring and is now working in the financial industry that is more rewarding as the Lawyers don’t know how to totally screw them up, yet. They are trying and Congress has enacted some laws to attempt to control them closer. The only losers are those of us who depend on savings to enjoy retirement. They will eventually enact enough new laws to destroy the free enterprise system which is also a Progressive-Liberal long-term goal.
I gathered some very interesting statistics I wish to share. We currently have 100 Senators and 60 of them are Lawyers. We have 435 members in the House of Representatives, 162 of them are Lawyers. That computes to the fact that 43% of Congress members are Lawyers. To let you see the balance we have 33 doctors in Congress.
Those statistics did not surprise me but when I dug a little deeper I now understand why we are in deep dodo. These figures coupled with common sense certainly justify the need to enact the “Affordable Attorney Act” (AAA), and fast. The latest numbers I could find were for 2008, this was no surprise. In 2008 we had 303,824,640 people in the United States. We had 1,128,729 Lawyers and 661,400 Doctors and that blew my socks off. We have two Lawyers for every Doctor.
The last time I needed legal help I was quoted a fee of $400 an hour. The last hour I spent with my Doctor, Medicare was billed for $110 probably paid $60. The Doctor helped me and the Lawyer fee made me sick. Poor people are screwed if they need legal help but Congress is hell-bent on punishing Doctors by reducing and controlling what they can be paid.
Congress has totally screwed up healthcare. It is now time for the “AAA” but never fear it will never happen. We should nationalize all of the nation’s law schools and standardize exactly what a Lawyer can do and how much he can charge. Why not cap the payments for Lawyers like we do for Doctors. Allow them to charge $500 for a divorce, $200 for a will, $2,000 to defend a murderer and no more for an hour of their time than a Doctor can charge. The only ones who will scream about this are Lawyers and the Lawyers in Congress who can’t make a living chasing ambulances and become career politicians. Progressive-Liberal Democrats have about as much common sense as a drunk monkey. Unfortunately if they nominated a drunk monkey for our next President, too many women, most young folks, all welfare receivers, all aliens and enough dead people will elect “It”. I used the term “it” on purpose as it appears our next President will be Hillary.
Demand that we allow Doctors to control the best healthcare system in the world before the Lawyers completely destroy it. Let the insurance companies cross State lines, eliminate frivolous law suits and force all Lawyers to face the same malpractice exposure when they take a case and lose it.
How do you feel??????????????????
There is absolutely nothing I can add to these truths you have messaged! I most certainly agree with all of it and am fearful for my spouse who is a three time cancer survivor as these have taken their toll on her overall general health! As for myself, I’m relatively healthy except for COPD but will muster through as long as I can draw a breath to fight this idiocy!
Tom, thank you for taking the time to comment. It has been quite an experience over my 83 years in watching what was a ethical and honest legal profession sink to an esteem level lower than a used car salesman. It makes me sick watching the exploding number of TV ads begging people to sue everything in the healthcare industry. Here in east Texas we have more ambulance chasing Lawyers on TV seeking people to sue everybody than we have doctors. My main concern is my 40 kids, grand kids and great grand kids not having the freedoms I have enjoyed and having to pay for our government gone wild.
I agree with everything you’ve written– It’s hard to be optimistic about the future for the next generation – –Personally I don’t recall a President that I consider so inept, unqualified and dishonest as the one that occupies the whitehouse today.. He has done so much damage to our healthcare system as well as destroyed our prestige abroad, that I’m not sure it can ever be restored…(not in my life time for sure)…I f eel like I’m living on the “NO HOPE RANCH” located on hwy 6 in Louisiana…Maybe things will improve.. wk