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You Gotta Love the Bureaucrats

Here's part of the flow chart for our new ObamaCare.

I can just see it now. 

  • Bureaucrat A tries to figure out from Bureaucrat B if I am eligible for care.
  • Bureaucrat B contacts Bureaucrat C for approval. 
  • Bureaucrat C must check with Bureaucrats D-F, but Bureaucrat E is on vacation.
  • Bureaucrat B contacts the supervisor (Bureaucrat G) and asks what to do. 
  • Bureaucrat G tells Bureaucrat C to wait for E to return.
  • Meanwhile, I contact A, to learn the outcome. 
  • A directs me to customer service Bureaucrat H.
  • H tells me to contact appeals Bureaucrat I to expedite the matter. 
  • Bureaucrat I tells me to go back to B.
  • B tries again to contact C, but now C is out on pet bereavement leave. 
  • Meanwhile E has returned and contacts C, who has lost the paperwork.
  • C contacts B (but B is now on vacation)
  • Upon return, B contacts A.
  • A calls me to inform me that I must contact appeals panel (bureaucrats J-M)
  • C finds the paperwork, but sees the appeal is underway and files it away . . . somewhere.

I could go on and on.  You get the point. 

I guess my baldness treatments will have to wait.

Reader Comments (13)

Where is the source for the image?
August 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdslachut
Looks a little like a Larkin chart. "let's see. Jesus returns <i>for</i> his church here, then..."
August 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
It's even scarier than I though.
August 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRandy Gill
Unfortunately you should take a look a little closer at the source (bottom right hand corner). While there is an expected increase in the federal government, this chart is both wildly exaggerated and serves just as a fearmonger.
August 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShipsa01
Far from fearmongering, I find it quite plausible, that in 2014, this will be quite the norm - or worse! We keep finding out more and more - now that they're actually reading the darned mess - that will find all of us, including physicians, at our wits end.

I find it even more interesting that the model for socialized health care, the UK, is now implementing changes to their "perfect" system. Go figure.
August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhb
I think its a marvel of PowerPoint engineering. I also think its ironic that "Patients" show up as a splat in the lower RH corner.
August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Barr
From this morning's Arizona Republic: "Missouri became the first state to test the popularity of President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul."

"With about 70 percent of the vote counted, nearly three-quarters of voters threw their support behind a ballot measure that probibits the government from requiring people to have health insurance or from penalizing them for paying for their own health care."

"Legislatures in Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana and Virginia have passed similar statutes, and voters in Arizona and Oklahoma will vote on such measures as state constitutional amemdments in November."

Of course, this is nothing new for Obama-he jams a healthcare program against the will of the people, and also he is against enforing the federal immigration laws.

Another four years of Obama, Pelosi, and the likes of Barbara Boxer, and maybe we'll see states like Arizona and Texas secede from the union.
August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
Now we see the California ban on same sex marriage overturned by another activist judge attempting to legislate from the bench against the will of the American people.

Same thing happend by an activist judge in striking down major portions of the Ariziona immigration law (which mirrors the federal immigration law). Our case will be heard next by the liberal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, (which will also hear the California same sex marriage appeal).

Ironically, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is based in San Francisco, the home of activist judges.
August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
it looks like a chart for all the possible punchlines to the joke: a patient walks into a medical clinic in 2014 and.........
August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeanMrMustard
Lloyd, all the talk about Judge Walker's decision strikiing down Prop 8 is dorm room chatter until the fat lady (Justice Kennedy) sings. I think there is an even chance that Justice Kennedy will swing in favor of Prop 8. But he's unpredictable.
August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCVanDyke

I think that both the California ban on same sex marriage and the Arizona immigration law will lose at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but will have excellent chances to win at the U.S. Supreme Court level.

However, to see another liberal activist getting confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court is troubling.
August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle

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