Humpday Humor

by RJ Matsen

by RJ Matson

Tuesday with the Council on Foundations, Sebelius made her first public address since she was confirmed and quickly installed as the administration’s Secretary for Health and Human services last week.  To highlight the urgency of the crisis, she states, “Approximately 30 cents of every health care dollar [is] spent on billing, overhead and administration. Spending on the uninsured and the health care bureaucracy takes up nearly one half of every health care dollar and results in a system where we all pay more and get worse results.”  The new Secretary went even further to say,  [T]he old opponents of reform have joined our effort to change the status quo. Groups and organizations that were once fierce enemies have come to the table and embraced the call for real health care reform.”

Indeed, there is great momentum (as so deftly illustrated by Matson above) for this issue right now and many conservative stakeholders are attempting to be proactive in their approach to stay ahead of that momentum.  Yet, to say old opponents have joined the effort could be an overstatement.  It leads me to say skeptically, “We shall see…”  Tell me what you think?  Will there be work and consensus building to get health reform out of committees by June?  Will the democrats simply be forced to rely on their numbers as they did in passing the Recovery Act?

Source:

Healthcare Reform Is Top US Priority – Sebelius.  Reuters Health Information via Medscape Today. Cited on May 6, 2009.  Available at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/702385.

Advertisements

What do you say?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Preview The Book

    Visit the website for the book III GIFTS.

  • In The News

    The Herald-Sun presented a large feature of III Gifts poems and photographs to kick off National Donate Life Month. It included the articles, A Living Tribute and Love of Arts... providing a comprehensive and personal perspective of organ donation. Cliff Bellamy, Book & Entertainment Editor described the book as "very insightful." Click through the links and be sure to check them out.

%d bloggers like this: