Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Why Arnold shouldn't have a say in Pechanga Compacts

Because he has moronic ideas like the one in the article below. He thinks that giving Pechanga 5,000 more machines is a good thing. Why? When they have cheated their own people? That's like buying coyotes hiking boots so their feet don't hurt bringing illegals over the border.


Some doctors don't like this Medi-Cal prescription
Schwarzenegger's plan would tap physicians to help pay for universal healthcare. The issue has left the medical profession increasingly divided.
By Jordan Rau, Times Staff Writer
May 14, 2007

SACRAMENTO — With an outraged tone, Dr. Samuel Fink dismisses Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to tap physicians to help pay for universal healthcare.

"That makes about as much sense as taxing teachers to provide a better education, or taxing Assembly members or senators to pay for upkeep of the Capitol," said Fink, a Tarzana internist. "We're part of the solution, not the problem."

But Hector Flores, a family physician who practices in East Los Angeles, is in a minority that supports the governor's idea of collecting 2% of physicians' gross income to help pay for a $4-billion increase in Medi-Cal payments that the state makes to doctors who tend to the poor.

"Most of the physicians who complain about this aren't really serving the Medi-Cal or low-income population anyway," said Flores, whose 22-doctor office treats a large number of uninsured and poor patients. "These are the docs who don't mind paying $10,000 to join an exclusive club somewhere."

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