Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The Huntsman's Pack

I got a solution, Ambassador

I admire Congressman Paul Ryan's honest attempt to save Medicare. Those who disagree with his approach incur a moral responsibility to propose reforms that would ensure Medicare's ability to meet its responsibilities to retirees without imposing an unaffordable tax burden on future generations of Americans.

OK, you've laid the gauntlet down. Here's my solution. It will guarantee the solvency of Medicare in perpetuity and will actually lower medical costs for everyone.

I'll go slowly, so even a yahoo like yourself can keep up with me, K?

Expand. It. To. Cover. E.V.E.R.Y.B.O.D.Y!

You like apples? How do you like those apples?

Seriously, these half-hearted efforts to reform health insurance are both ludicrous and leave us the laughingstock of the civilized world. Let's get to single-payer insurance, lift the ban on Medicare's ability to negotiate costs, and make the insurance companies compete in a free market.

That's all, John. You may resume your demagoguery.