Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Unionize the Healthcare!

Mark Mix WSJ: " The current House version of ObamaCare (H.R. 3200) goes much further. Section 225(A) grants Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius tremendous discretionary authority to regulate health-care workers "under the public health insurance option." Monopoly bargaining and compulsory union dues may quickly become a required standard resulting in potentially hundreds of thousands of doctors and nurses across the country being forced into unions.

Ms. Sebelius will be taking her marching orders from the numerous union officials who are guaranteed seats on the various federal panels (such as the personal care panel mentioned above) charged with recommending health-care policies. Big Labor will play a central role in directing federal health-care policy affecting hundreds of thousands of doctors, surgeons and nurses."

Reading this fine column, I went and looked up the provision 225A of HR 3200, and here it is:
"(a) In General- The Secretary shall establish conditions of participation for health care providers under the public health insurance option."

Suddenly, the union participation in the push for ObamaCare makes a lot more sense. The ranks and funds of Labor have been pillars of strength for the Democrat party to rely upon for generations, and it is only natural a Democrat-Fascist president would kick back to the unions. If this public option medical plan takes effect, it will make little economic sense in the short term for medical professionals to avoid being part of it and eliminate a giant swath of customers. Thus, a schism will develop in the industry itself, leading to an ever increasing number of doctors, nurses and other life saving professionals on the leashes of the Government, the Unions, and maybe even the patient.

So this is what we've come to. Obligatory and nigh compulsory Unionization of our health care system, engorging the ranks of the service unions, and turning our system of medical professionals into a collective bargaining system.

If we seek to turn our medical future into the Detroit auto makers of today, this is what we must do.


Solameanie said...

You've got to love those old Soviet propaganda posters. They really do sum it all up.

Workers of the world, unite!

Yeesh, I almost made myself gag.

Palm boy said...

They're pretty good posters, I think. :D