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An Update! About Time!

"To have a task force make the recommendation that has been made, and to have in this bill the authority that's given to various unelected bureaucrats to make health care decisions, including coverage frequency, in my opinion, is wrong," [Joe] Barton told a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on health.

MSNBC.com - Breast-screening debate splits along party lines
This sort of quote is something I expect from politicians -- "unelected bureaucrats" should not be making health care decisions. Uh, yes, that is a very agreeable statement, if any sort of rational logic were underlying it. But since most health care decisions today are made by unelected insurance companies, that sort of statement is a bit contradictory.