Tuesday, May 25, 2010

In the Government, Does the Right Hand Ever Talk to the Left?

Pardon my cynicism, but with our health budgets looking a bit over-extended with the new health care reform bill that just passed, it is interesting that the Federal HOUSING Administration is approving HOSPITAL construction loans to the tune of $292 million:
"FHA is helping to build state-of-the-art health care facilities like this all across the country," said FHA Commissioner David Stevens. "By helping to make these projects possible, FHA also contributes to the financial well-being of communities by creating jobs and helping to stimulate local economies."
Hey, if it's not billions or trillions, I guess nobody minds, eh?

I guess in the government's eyes, it's still better to stimulate the economy now so the youth of America can suck it up later.

After all, as the President said before:
"... we must also address the crushing cost of health care. This is a cost that now causes a bankruptcy in America every thirty seconds. By the end of the year, it could cause 1.5 million Americans to lose their homes."
Maybe those same people who are losing homes can now take up residence in our new FHA-funded hospitals.

-Wes

4 comments:

consultdoc said...

Great take as always, Wes. I enjoy reading your blog daily. Keep up the good work.

-Mark

Health Train Express said...

Who said the government has hands, or a brain for that matter??

Jodi said...

But, it's okay because it's not real money, right?

Jodi said...

But, it's okay because it's not real money, right?