The latest figures indicate that Congress should come under whatever health care program that the citizens are being forced into. Is 'forced' the correct term? Possibly not, but there are reservations--from physicians, from health care workers, and from citizens, as well as Congress itself.
What are those reservations?
- Ability to keep what some already have.
- Congress being lax in reading the 1000+ pages of the House bill.
- Congress's adamant refusal to come under the provisions of the bill.
- Taxing employer provided health care (didn't they criticize McCain for that proposal?)
- Forcing out the commercial policies.
- Possible federal mandated restricted care (MRIs, CTs, and C-sections are what were touched on. Probably more to come.)
- Exaggeration of the numbers of the uninsured.
- Who is going to pay for it?
- If you are going to limit costs, are you going to enact tort reform (litigation is a major source of medical costs?)
- Limiting treatment to those with terminal diseases...like YOUR parents, or you.
Fewer applications to medical schools might be fortelling the future. One reason is the overwelming amount of paperwork mandated by the federal government. And you think it'll be less???? We've been depending on FMGs (Foreign Medical Graduates) covering the rural and inter-city areas. What happens to their incentive to stay if the Fed gets involved to this extent?