Harry Reid's health care bill: 2074 pages of crapulence
Well, folks, the Senate health plan is out. It's 2,074 pages long, and is even more crapulent than the House plan, from what I can tell.
Some of the awesome features:
1) Taxing more expensive plans that employers provide. The meme is that these are "Cadillac" plans, as if the people who are covered by these plans have any say WHATSOEVER in how much the programs cost.
2) Cutting even more from Medicare.
3) Offering an "opt-out" option for the states.
4) Forcing people to buy insurance, then penalizing them if they don't do so.
Oh, wait. You wanted to know about that whole abortion thingy? Don't worry. The Senate has you covered!
Mr. Reid’s bill would not go as far as the House-passed bill in limiting insurance coverage for abortions. Democratic senators said that the bill seeks to extend current law by barring the use of federal money for abortions (emphasis mine). But it would also require that at least one insurance plan that covers abortion and one that does not cover abortion be offered in every state.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?! This is the best our Congresscritters can come up with?!
Ridiculous! Beneath contempt. They're all beneath f*cking contempt.