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Obamacare: Democrats, the party of lawyers, screws the public in favor of the lawyers …

If anyone cares to read the 1990-page Pelosi draft of Obamacare, they may want to read page 1431 to 1433 …

BigGovernment.com is reporting …

“Section 2531, entitled ‘Medical Liability Alternatives,’ establishes an incentive program for states to adopt and implement alternatives to medical liability litigation. [But]…… a state is not eligible for the incentive payments if that state puts a law on the books that limits attorneys’ fees or imposes caps on damages.”

“So, you can’t try to seek alternatives to lawsuits if you’ve actually done something to implement alternatives to lawsuits. Brilliant! The trial lawyers must be very happy today!”

Obamacare is not about healthcare, it’s about political control of the system …

If the Obama Administration were anything but the far-left radical ideologues and political whores they seem to be, we would see legislative initiatives to implement tort reform, remove state barriers on insurance coverage to enhance competition and produce wider insurance risk pools by allowing anyone to purchased pooled insurance, regardless of their employer.

Consider the legislative folly of the COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) insurance plan which almost guarantees that sick employees or those who have pre-existing conditions will knuckle under and pay outrageously expensive insurance premiums, if the can afford them, to continue their medical coverage when they are terminated by their employer. This adverse selection policy insures that an overwhelming number of unhealthy individuals are placed in smaller insurance pools while the healthier people simply accept their dropped coverage as they look for other employment. If insurance were nationwide and not dependent on employment, these higher risk people could be comfortably accommodated in larger insurance pools to spread the risks. Everyone wins – except the insurance company faces smaller profits due to the inability to jack up rates for small business employers and increased competition. An example of self-serving politicians working for the benefit of special interests to secure campaign funding, voter support and jobs for their friends. 

Bottom line …

The democrat party, now run by far-left radicals and activists reward their traditional supporters, the lawyers, lobbyists and special interests, with a continual windfall of fees from often outrageous medical malpractice lawsuits – suits which are sometimes settled, even when no malpractice has occured, in order to avoid time and expense of a trial – not to mention the possibility of an outrageously inappropriate jury award.

We, the people, should be demanding tort reform and a cap on those outrageous attorneys fees. Instead we get Obamacare that insures that big paydays for attorneys and the malpractice insurance industry will continue to drive up costs.

Be well, be safe and take care of yourself and your family first.

-- steve

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