Archive for August 20th, 2009

A Brave New Day.

Well, I wish I could give you a good news about the neck situation today, but I can’t.  Those first days of relative goodness are kind of gone.  Just plain smarts now.  Badly at times.  But as many have said, and I agree, this too shall pass.

I’ve been fighting the urge to call the doctor for a stronger prescription than the current one (which isn’t giving more than 2 hours relief at a time and even then marginal).  In the morning I say “No.”   By the afternoon I say “Ow.  I’ll call him in the morning if it is still this bad.”   Three days of this vacillation.


Minnesota Gov. Pawlenty had a great interview:

“People are ticked off and scared. You have a situation where a good chunk of the country is waking up to the fact that Obama is proposing things that are out of step with common sense, out of step with the notion that the government isn’t going to run everything,” said Pawlenty, who delivered a health care-oriented speech Friday at the second-annual GOPAC conference in Chicago, a meeting of conservative state legislators and national party leaders.

The Minnesota governor also supports the right to pool insurance risk across state lines, opening up private insurance markets to allow consumers to buy a policy from nearly anywhere, creating an electronic billing and prescription system, the prohibition of coverage denials based on pre-existing conditions, portability guarantees and incentivizing hospitals and patients to reduce the cost of individual visits.

Let’s put it this way – you sell tires.  This one guy comes in and buys tires from you once a week.  Turns out the way he drives, they blow out easy, and it doesn’t matter what brand.  Next thing you know, a law is passed that if a tire blows out in the first month YOU have to replace the tires at YOUR cost.
With that foreknowledge do you really want to do business with this guy anymore?

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