nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Health Care Reform Update: Gov't Handing Out Waivers To The Law's Requirements

The U.S. is sticking to its one-step-forward-one-step-back approach to health care reform.

As of this date, the federal government's overseer of health care reform, the Dept of Health and Human Services, has issued 111 waivers to the new law's requirements, affecting about 1.2 million people, in order to stem the avalanche of insurance cancellations and premium increases the new law is producing.

At this rate we'll have a fully implemented universal health care law by 2014 that nobody has to adhere to.

Sounds a lot like where we were before.

Of course, proponents say that the new insurance offering that will come available in three years will solve all these problems.  I'm scratching my head to see how, since the services needed will cost the same if not more by then.

This sounds like a "lick and a promise" leaning toward a "pig in a poke."

Doc D

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