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No Viagra For Sex Offenders–Republicans Defend USA!

It increasingly is clear that Republican members of Congress represent the patriotic party of the American people. Instead of wasting time writing boondoggling laws providing health care to Americans, the Republican party has zoned in on real issues such as –NO VIAGRA FOR SEX OFFENDERS! Once such laws are passed this nation will become economically and politically strong. We expect our Republican leaders to shortly follow up the Viagra law with other important bills such as:

Free Prozac pills for loyal Americans like Rush Limbaugh.
No tea served in hospitals receiving federal funds.
Hospitals receiving federal funding will be compelled to only serve American Fries to patients.
One amputation per life. No loyal American needs more than one limb gone.
All hospitals receiving federal funds will be compelled to supply free hot air to anyone who can prove membership in the Republican party.
Illegal immigrants will be compelled to pay a 10% tax on wages for use in creating a Witches Group to handle their medical ailments.
A special “obesity tax” will be levied on those who are members of the Democratic Party in order to pay for stomach operations for Rush, Glenn, Newt and other chubby Republicans.
All hospitals receiving federal funds will be compelled to create wards containing a Cross for those who are Republicans and a Ward containing Cross and Bones for Democrats. If these people need an operation they are directed to the nearest plank to walk.

Which Is More Wasteful-Free Enterprise Or Government?

An underlying assumption in the current debate is that the solution to dealing with the nation’s health care system is dependent upon spending an additional one trillion dollars. A report from Thomson Reuters by Robert Kelley who handles health care issues, suggests there is plenty of money to pay for any changes in health care in the United States if waste could be eliminated. “America’s healthcare system is indeed hemorrhaging billions of dollars and the opportunities to slow the fiscal bleeding are substantial” according to Kelley. “The bad news is that an estimated $700 billion is wasted annually…the good news is that by attacking waste we can reduce healthcare costs without adversely affecting the quality of care or access to care.”

The Thomson Reuters report charges fraudulent claims make up 22 percent of healthcare waste. Unnecessary care such as the overuse of antibiotics and lab tests to protect against malpractice exposure makes up to 37% of healthcare waste. Lack of central data bases make up another substantial portion of waste. “The average US hospital spends one-quarter of its budget on billing and administration, nearly twice the average of Canada.” It goes on, “American physicians spends nearly eight hours per week on paperwork.”

The issues discussed in the report could mainly be overcome by having a national health care system run by the government as presently done by the Veterans Administration or Medicare.