Submitted By Todd on October 30th at 10:23am
Unionized nurses in Massachusetts are moving toward affiliating with their counterparts in California and more than 20 other states to create the largest nurses union in US history, a 150,000-member powerhouse that would lobby lawmakers for higher staffing levels and an overhaul of the nation’s health care system. California’s union created a national nurses organizing committee that waged successful union campaigns in Illinois, Ohio, Texas, Nevada, and other states. Massachusetts would join with those unions and nurses in 17 other states - who are now represented by another group, United American Nurses - to form the new union.The new health care bill isn't about health care, it is not about empathy. It is about politics, pure and simple. The House bill is a 2,000 page takeover of medicine on the justification of offering insurance to 8% more Americans.
And for those who cry “read the bill,” beware. There are plenty of paragraphs like this one: “(a) Outpatient Hospitals – (1) In General – Section 1833(t)(3)(C)(iv) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395(t)(3)(C)(iv)) is amended – (A) in the first sentence – (i) by inserting “(which is subject to the productivity adjustment described in subclause (II) of such section)” after “1886(b)(3)(B)(iii); and (ii) by inserting “(but not below 0)” after “reduced”; and (B) in the second sentence, by inserting “and which is subject, beginning with 2010 to the productivity adjustment described in section 1886(b)(3)(B)(iii)(II)”.This one paragraph demonstrates how impossible it is for anyone, including those in congress, to know what the bill means in terms of policy. But policy is not their concern.
While the companies that make the products that are the health care system in this country are demonized by the socialists, and the insurers that pay our health care bills are made to seem evil, we must keep in mind that the attacks on them are an expression of the liberal distrust of capitalism. The result of all this capitalism? The best health care system in the world. Which the Democrats now seek to dismantle in favor of state control. Think of the hospital operating like the motor vehicle department.