Thursday, July 8, 2010

I hope this research is the first to go.

Not because I don't think it's worthwhile, but because the AIDS research lobby won't rest until the reason the funding was cut gets repealed.

What do I mean?

Well, we recently learned that those with pre-existing conditions will not be covered under mandatory Medicaid, or Obamacare (and yes, I think the smug spoiled child deserves to have his name attached to the piece of shit he passed). We're also pretty sure that employer-provided health care is going to start showing up as income on W2 forms.

Another probable effect that hasn't been mentioned is that, with the government putting caps on what pharmaceutical companies can charge for new drugs and new treatments, funding for research is going to dry up.

And it's going to happen before anything can come of the most recent discovery: a type of antibody that kills 91% of the different strains of HIV/AIDS.

So yes, I hope the research funding for that dries up faster than anything else, so that the gay lobby can be the loud part of the coalition of all the sane people working to get this bad law repealed.

1 comment:

  1. Colorado just funded an 'insurance' that will cover pre-existing conditions.

    There will be a premium and co pays.

    They got 90 million out of the 'stimulus' $$.

    With today's medical costs. a small number of folks with catastrophic conditions could
    wipe out 90 million in a heart beat!

    This pre-existing business is a critical part of the "health plan".

    My sister took out a Blue Cross plan AND THEN was diagnosed
    with Type II diabetes. (Not preexisting)

    She has to stick with this expense plan for 3 more years and then she gets Medicare.

    And the real kicker, Medicare has never had "a pre existing"
    clause.

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