Daily Wisdom

May 23, 2010

The Health Care Equation

I tried to reduce the new health care situation into a basic equation. There may be some redundancy here (ie, new taxes will pay for new govt. agencies), but I think you get the point...

You can think about the new health care situation as a mathematical equation, where...

Future costs = $F
Existing costs = $E
New patient costs (base) = $NPb
New patient costs (illegals) = $NPi
Pre-existing conditions = $PE
159 New Govt agencies = $USG
Fines & Penalties = $FP
New Taxes = $NT
Lost Tax Deductions = $LTD
Lost Jobs = $LJ
More Medicaid = $MM
Fewer Doctors = $MD
Increased waiting times = $WT
Interest on the debt = $ID
Regulatory Cost Caps = $RCC
Care Rationing = $CR

$F = $E + $NPb + $NPi + $PE + $USG + $FP + $NT + $LTD + $LJ + $MM + $MD + $WT + $ID - $RCC - $CR

In other words, Future costs = Existing costs + the cost of new patients who go onto the health care rolls + the costs of illegals who become new patients when ObamAmensty is passed + the cost to insurance companies for having to accept pre-existing conditions + the cost of 159 new government agencies + the cost of fines and penalties on individuals and organizations that do not comply with the law + the cost of new taxes on individuals (making more than $250,000) and businesses (passed on to the consumers) + the cost of lost tax deductions to businesses + the cost of jobs lost through disincentives + the increased costs of Medicaid + the cost to the economy of fewer doctors going into the system and more doctors quitting (because they can't make ends meet) + the cost of longer waiting times due to more patients and fewer doctors (time is money) + the cost of interest on the debt (when deficit spending and reality kick in) - the cost of insurance premiums (that would have been higher in a free market) due to cost caps imposed by new health regulatory agencies - the costs saved by the rationing of health care.

I seem to note a lot more "+"s than "-"s. And the implication of the "-"s is not very heartening.

14 Comments:

At 5/24/2010 3:34 AM , Blogger camojack said...

+ the Law of Unintended Consequences...

 
At 5/24/2010 7:29 AM , Blogger Beerme said...

Oh, there's plenty of minuses...

 
At 5/24/2010 7:34 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Camo,
Good one!

(:D) Best regards...

 
At 5/24/2010 7:35 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Beerme,
You got THAT right!

(:D) Best regards...

 
At 5/24/2010 11:20 AM , Blogger Nick - The Survival Guru said...

In other words...Screwed again by a donkey's Arse and they rrest of the donkey's asses in Congress.
nicky j.

 
At 5/24/2010 11:28 AM , Blogger Nick - The Survival Guru said...

So the jerks home town(?) in Hawaii voted in a republican. LOL!

"Where he spent his childhood?" Not true he spent it in Indonesia and was adopted and is named Barack Hussien Santero.

Since some American born cleric in Yemani says islam should now kill Americans I think Barack should be the first to volunteer for such an honor if he's truly an American.

nicky j.

 
At 5/24/2010 5:06 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Nick,
Don't hold back now... tell me what you REALLY think.

(:D) Best regards...

 
At 5/24/2010 10:08 PM , Blogger Nick - The Survival Guru said...

1776...2010. It's time for a new Minute Men generation.

I also understand Berrie was given a fat campaign donation by BP and other oil companies. Congress is also oushing two bills that total $250,000,000,000.oo Thats Billion of unfunded money and now I understand the National debt will soon be $50,000,000,000,000.oo That's Trillions. Blame Bush...sure.

Nicky j.

 
At 5/24/2010 10:12 PM , Blogger Nick - The Survival Guru said...

It may say oushing but it should be pushing...then again oushing is most likely a new word meaning gushing oil greases the squeeky
Congress's arse. and Berrie Santero and Rahm and Peelousy and Biden Bites!

 
At 5/24/2010 10:14 PM , Blogger Nick - The Survival Guru said...

How's that Hawkeye?

 
At 5/24/2010 10:37 PM , Blogger Nick - The Survival Guru said...

Now I found out The Jackasses in washington are talking $150,000,000,000 billion to bail out the union pensions!

 
At 5/25/2010 8:03 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Nick,

How's that Hawkeye?...

Excellent as always good sir. Couldn't agree with you more.

(:D) Best regards...

 
At 5/25/2010 7:29 PM , Blogger Pat's Rick© said...

So here's the deal:
Old guys die quickly to allow for the newborn illegals to have health care. The Greatest Generation would be prepared to sacrifice. (I actually had a guy at work suggest that. Of course, he isn't MY age yet.)

 
At 5/25/2010 7:41 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Rick,
Sounds like a typical lib. Why don't YOU, sacrifice for ME? Idjits one and all.

(:D) Best regards...

 

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