Although not linguistically accurate, it is a blend of the noun trick, and the suffix -tion which translates as "the act of being tricked". Mike Tyson knows of what I speak. Back in '95 he claimed to be a victim of trickeration.
Well it is becoming more and more evident that Team-Obama and Tom Daschle are about to pull their own version of a trickeration on all of us vis-a-vis Team-Obama's sweeping health care initiatives.
Tony Blankley writes an outstanding piece over at Townhall, on this very issue - and, to use some Brit slang: It's bloody scary!
Blankley took the time, thank God someone did, to read Daschle's book Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.
As the Left loves to create a crisis in order to etch away our individual freedoms, and install their Big State power-grabs, they've created another pantomime horse under the auspice of a crisis in healthcare.
In Dashle's own words, he wants to set up a politburo type of "Health Care Committee" that will allocate (read: ration!) resources to you and me.
From the article:
|He proposes setting up a board to establish standards for health care delivery in the United States that would be modeled on how the Federal Reserve Board and Securities and Exchange Commission oversee banks and corporations. Technically, it only would oversee the public health systems (Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Health Administration, etc.), which provide about 32 percent of health care nationwide.On Page 179, he writes, "The Federal Health Board wouldn't be a regulatory agency, but its recommendations would have teeth because all federal health programs would have to abide by them." But here is the kicker: Although his board technically would have no say on the 68 percent of health care that is provided through the private sector, at the bottom of Page 179, Daschle modestly adds: "Congress could opt to go further with the Board's recommendations. It could, for example, link the tax exclusion for health insurance to insurance that complies with the Board's recommendation."Those last 19 words would spell the end of independent private-sector health care in America. Obviously, no health insurance would be sold if it were denied the tax deduction. Thus, every policy, every standard decided by this board would be the law of the land for every drug company, every hospital, every doctor and every health insurance company.Indeed, 20 pages later, in the section in which he identifies "losers" under his plan, Daschle is admirably candid. Among the explicit "losers, he includes: "Doctors and patients might resent any encroachment on their ability to choose certain treatments, even if they are expensive or ineffectual compared to alternatives. Some insurers might object to new rules that restrict their coverage decisions. And the health-care industry would have to reconsider its business plan (emphasis added)." That is to say, they can stay in business and deliver their services, but only as the government bureaucrats say they may. They no longer would be genuinely independent.|
Dashle also suggests that Obama push through a vague legislative package on healthcare so that, basically, the people won't have any say-so in the matter. He says that Obama should do it quickly while his popularity is still intact. Then - and here's the kicker - Dashle suggests that a healthcare committee be appointed in order to create specific regulations for medical allocations.
The reason they're doing this is to minimize opposition to the program.
If this goes through, we're going to see extreme limits on what services and drugs you can get. Just look at what Dashle says about angioplasties - that in his opinion one third of them are unnecessary. Well who is he to say whether or not they are - is he a cardiologist? This is Big Government playing God. They're going to cry that people in their 80's and 90's should be denied care "because they're going to die anyway."
As I wrote in an earlier post, Nationalized Healthcare is NOT working in Europe, Britain and Canada. Cost cutting and rationing are the rule - not the exception. Drugs that could save your life, are being denied to cancer patients with the explanation that "there is a fixed amount of funds and we cannot cover everyone." Exactly!
US drug companies released 64 new cancer drugs last year - and only 44 made it to Europe. Why? Because European governments deemed the drugs too expensive.
I strongly suggest the you send an email or letter to your senator telling them to take this Nationalized Health care scam and stick it where the sun don't shine! The same with all these ridiculous bailouts. Enough already!