Monday, October 19, 2009
This Might Be About Health Care
Pat at And So It Goes In Shreveport has a link where you can download a PDF of the 1500 plus pages of the Baucus bill. I did NOT go looking for awkward and undescernable, this is the first paragraph I landed on at random:
" 1 ‘‘(i) IN GENERAL.—Subject to clause
2 (ii) and subparagraphs (C) and (D), the
3 service area for an MA local plan in an
4 urban area shall be the Core Based Statis5
tical Area (in this paragraph referred to as
6 a ‘CBSA’) or, if applicable, a conceptually
7 similar alternative classification, as defined
8 by the Director of the Office of Manage9
ment and Budget"
Near as I can tell the plain English translation is: "If your Senator wants your kidney, he can have it. And if you don't like it, your only court of appeal is a death panel." Or it might mean that Fox will now be 24/7 Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod doing the actual gay t.b. thing to ex news and opinion guys. Or it could mean that in the interest of longevity the Surgeon General is going to collect all guns in America. Or maybe it is just there so Max Baucus can win the Nobel Prize for Literature next year. Who knows? It has been a trying and confusing nine months.