Here is a health care proposal this old man conservative could support:
• Slam the bill full of lefty dreams come true: single-payer system, coverage for illegal immigrants, coverage for abortions, employer sanctions, penalties for seeking treatment outside the system and any other goody that will make Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Harry Reid, Rep. Frank Barney and President Obama scream hallelujah.
• The bill is to be a pilot program for three years.
• Mandatory participation will be required of every registered Democrat as of Jan. 1, 2010.
• Everyone else would have to opt in if they wanted to participate in this pilot program.
All the above would allow the American people to view in stark contrast the overwhelming efficiency, compassion, service and cost savings of the government system as it competes side by side with the current system. After the three-year pilot program, there would be ample evidence as to what road to take next.
Competition is what you lefties are so infatuated with when it comes to health care reform. And only health care reform.
What say you? Step up, step out and lead! Show us the way as you lead with your feet, legs, arms, back, hips, shoulders and any other parts of the temple of your spirit that might need attention during those three years. What an example you would truly be for the all of America!
This is health care reform I would love to champion! And boy, would it ever be bipartisan. I suspect the minority party would vote overwhelmingly in support. Just what we are told the party in power would like — a bipartisan bill.