111 new agencies or bureaus, each an engine of unintended consequences, each intrinsically engineered to do almost anything to remain a permanent beneficiary of taxes, and each a potential source of corruption, incompetence, and faceless control over our lives.
It is stupefyingly disingenuous of Democrats to say this bill is ready, unless they mean ready to do damage. And it's a terrible thing that they have so many of their supporters telling us this is a good idea, when almost no one can really describe what "it" will become, or even what it is on paper.
Show it to people, and ask the Senators or Congressional staffers you speak with to explain a few of the creations on the list. As a reader or listener of Hugh's program, you may share the frustration of trying to engage friends or co-workers on the underlying issues at play, only to have them talk about balloons and ice cream in a better world, or quote back some talking point about America's being the 23rd/43rd ranked medical system in the world, or how the public option is competition, which the eeeevil health insurance companies should welcome, being capitalist and all. This from people who often couldn't be bothered to make and run a lemonade stand. The LIST should
bring the debate to a halt, as both sides need to slow down and fully appreciate what is looming among those two thousand pages. Ask your friends to explain any of these and what their net effect will be:
1. Retiree Reserve Trust Fund (Section 111(d), p. 61)There are literally a hundred more
2. Grant program for wellness programs to small employers (Section 112, p. 62)
3. Grant program for State health access programs (Section 114, p. 72)
4. Program of administrative simplification (Section 115, p. 76)
5. Health Benefits Advisory Committee (Section 223, p. 111)
6. Health Choices Administration (Section 241, p. 131)
7. Qualified Health Benefits Plan Ombudsman (Section 244, p. 138)
8. Health Insurance Exchange (Section 201, p. 155)
9. Program for technical assistance to employees of small businesses buying Exchange coverage (Section 305(h), p. 191)
10. Mechanism for insurance risk pooling to be established by Health Choices Commissioner (Section 306(b), p. 194)
11. Health Insurance Exchange Trust Fund (Section 307, p. 195)
. So, you know, we have until Friday...
At Powerline, John has posted a list of what will be created - just structurally, and only as the beginning - by the cancerous takeover of the medical system of United States by the government itself.