Friday, August 28, 2009
Kennedy/Kopechne Health Care Bill
I saw that several attempts to insert an ammendment in to Obama's healthcare bill to require members of Congress to participate in a "public option" were killed in committee. Now some of the people sponsoring the bill want to rename the bill, the Kennedy Bill. Given Senator Kennedy's approach to healthcare I think it is appropriate, but should be called the Kennedy/Kopechne Health Care Bill. This way if you are a member of the elite such as a Senator and get an incurable tumor, you can fly by private air ambulalance to a medical center in another state for an expensive surgery and chemotherapy to prolong your life. If you are an average tax paying citizen, you just get driven off a bridge, left to drown and your family notified the next day by some random civil servant.