Theodore's World: 'Undead Zombie Option' Resurrected in Congress

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August 01, 2010

'Undead Zombie Option' Resurrected in Congress

'Undead Zombie Option' resurrected in Congress

Can anything permanently slay monster Americans don't want?


Like the gauze-wrapped creatures who just won't stay dead in those late-night movies you're too tired to turn off, the "public option" has returned to Washington.

An analysis by Investor's Business Daily, which called it the "Zombie Option," said the idea – rejected in debate over the health-care plan signed into law earlier this year – is being promoted yet again as a way to save the government money.

Democratic Reps. Lynn Woolsey and Pete Stark of California and Jan Schakowsky of Illinois have joined to put together the newest proposal, called the "public option act."

It was only a few days ago when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told a Las Vegas convention, "We're going to have a public option. It's' a question of when," according to IBD.

The plan by that time already was propsed on paper, and it now has 128 House Democratic Party co-sponsors, the report said.

The proposal states: "For years beginning with 2014, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (in this subtitle referred to as the 'Secretary') shall provide for the offering through Exchanges established under this title of a health benefits plan (in this Act referred to as the 'public health insurance option') that ensures choice, competition, and stability of affordable, high-quality coverage throughout the United States in accordance with this section. In designing the option, the Secretary's primary responsibility is to create a low-cost plan without compromising quality or access to care."

IBD's commentary said Schakowsky claims it would be a cost-saving measure, just like Medicare.

"Is that the same Medicare that in 1966 was only supposed to cost $3 billion, and that the House Ways and Means Committee once assured the country would only cost $12 billion by 1990? Is it the same program that really ended up costing $600 billion by 2008," the IBD commentary wondered.

IBD noted Obamacare itself is a "stepping stone" to the format of a public option.

"As Kathryn Nix of the Heritage Foundation's Center for Health Policy Studies noted Wednesday, the Office of Personnel Management will be authorized to administer health plans," the commentary said. "'OPM would set benefits, premiums and medical-loss ratios for these plans, and there's nothing on the books to stop the agency from modeling the plans after a public option. Worse yet,' she adds, ObamaCare 'says nothing about any solvency requirements for the OPM-run plans.'"


Wild Thing's comment.......

Massive non-compliance is about to hit all these schemes. Democrats believe you just make a law and things happen the way they think they are so much smarter than we are. Well, they are counting on the stupidity and gullibility of the voting public. They have been right-on so far.

We are headed for a massive train wreck.

They’re establishing the structure for the coming socialist America in every 2,000-page bill enacted in Congress.

Wasn’t it one of their mass-murdering heroes, Mao, who said something to the effect of “Three steps forward, one step back...”

They do indeed know what they’re doing...the same thing socialists the world over have always done...Wrecking an established, functioning society. They are driven, determined, well-funded, and basically insane.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at August 1, 2010 05:48 AM


WT your comments are right on the money.

We are in perilous times here. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are being trashed and shredded as at no other time in our history.

We have a self appointed Elite ruling class of legislators running our government at every level.

The amount of graft and corruption is staggeering. People like Waters and Rangel are only two of many. Why do you think they get such light disciplinary actions? Their fellow legislators want to close that door as soon as possible, before they themselves are exposed.

If you look at the history of men like George Soros, you find that this is a recurring pattern. All he has to do is find a charismatic person to serve as his leader, in this case Obama, and he can sit back and let it happen.

He doesn't do it for just idealogical reasons, eventually he will step forward and be in control of operations that put money in his pocket.

Shadow Power, I believe it is called.

Posted by: Sean at August 1, 2010 12:39 PM

You got a point Sean, obummer is a puppet and soros and Strong are pulling the strings. obama could never think of half of this stuff on his own. I don't believe he's as smart as everyone claims either. He threatens well and that keeps the moderate democrats in line. As he told one democrat,"Don't think we are not keeping score." obama's a first class thug.

Posted by: Mark at August 1, 2010 08:45 PM

Sean, thank you so much for all you added to this. All of it so very true. Very concerning and very scary too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 2, 2010 12:30 AM

Mark, I agree so much. I don't think Obama is that smart, he is a thug and they needed that, he has a chip on his shoulder and filled with hate and resentment and that keeps feeding his agenda, his upbringing, his communist training and he took it as his gospel and agrees with it. So many things all coming together like a perfect storm to destroy our country.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 2, 2010 12:33 AM