Thursday, September 23, 2010

That Republican alternative healthcare plan explained

From National Review's account of the House Republican's Pledge to America 2010 election platform dealing with healthcare, with our helpful translation in italics --

expanded health savings accounts
The higher your income, the higher the tax break!

insurance purchase across state lines
Congratulations, New Jersey, some dodgy outfit in Mississippi is your only remaining insurance provider.  Yes, they have e-mail.

state-based high-risk pools
If the legislature funds the program next year, we can pay for the chemo if your cancer comes back. 

tort reform
Don't worry, we'll make the doctor do the surgery right the second time around.

Good luck with that, America.

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