Saturday, March 06, 2010

One Percent, Day Ten: What the Plan Would Do, One.

Obama's slightly-revised plan, the one he called for lawmakers to pass in a few weeks using streamlined procedures that are used all the time, isn't getting much discussion about the details; if you google Obama Health Plan Details you get links to article after article about Republicans who oppose the plan.

What's in the plan? Step-by-step, I'll look it over. Here's the first part: Obama adopted a Republican idea, that the Government should focus on searching for waste and fraud in Medicare and Medicaid providers.

What's controversial about that? Granted, you have to make sure you don't spend more on the investigation than you uncover in fraud -- or it's a net loss: if you have $1,000,000 in fraud and spend $1.5 million rooting it out, you've come out behind. And granted, the GOP's not pressing for investigation of TARP fraud, and nobody's talking about the 9/11 Victim Fund fraudsters... but, certainly government fraud should be rooted out. I'm sure the GOP will begin investigations into all the fraud, as soon as they're done opposing health care reform.

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