So we heard that former VP candidate/Alaska governor Sarah Palin had been “Facebooking” about health care again. We’re no technophobes, but we thought it might be smart to get some help from a more experienced social networker to respond. So we recruited my kid sister, Jennifer—and I may be biased, but I think she did an excellent job. (Way to go, Jen!)
What’s up, F. Gov.?
Caught ur latest status update on FB today. Noticed u were H8-ing on people who file lawsuits again. LOL! I never get tired of hearing u say stuff like that—then threatening to file a lawsuit yourself against the press or something…LOL!!!
BTW, couldn’t help but notice that u had a few things to say about medical malpractice—seems like ur stressing that docs may be ordering bogus tests because they’re afraid of being sued or whatever. Well u can chill, cause I Googled it, and every government agency that has taken a look at that whole issue, from the GAO to the CBO, has called it a bad AFool’s joke. And as for those freakishly high numbers u were citing from “Kessler and McClellan” or whoever…I Factcheck.org’em, and I mean, their stuff just got TOTALLY debunked, like years ago! Like even worse than that whole crazy “death panel” thing (no offense).
u also said that thing about AK having certain “caps” (or something) aimed at preventing lawsuits and how that helps keep malpractice insurance rates down(?). Well, I was totally confused (and a little bored), but I Googled it anyway. Turns out, there’s no link between keeping injured patients out of court and med mal insurance rates going up or down. Like for example, it’s true that AK makes it hard for injured people to sue and that med mal insurance rates haven’t budged in the state for the past 5 years. But it’s also true that the state of R.I. does NOT have AK-type lawsuit restrictions, and their med mal insurance rates didn’t budge either.
It’s a little confusing, I know, but do u at least sort of follow? It’s like, it may rain the same day u go aerial wolf hunting or something, but it may also rain when u decide to stay home and write weird things on FB—but neither the rain, nor FB, has anything to do with wolf hunting (or the rain, or whatever).
Anyway, PIR so gotta’ go (my folks r so nosy). I told them I was trying to help Sarah Palin understand health care policy, but of course, they didn’t believe me :( Oh well…TTYS.