Thursday, March 25, 2010

So, Social Democrat Dimwits: if Health Care's a Right, What's Your Service-Level Agreement (SLA)?

Leftists and their beanie-brained supporters like to proclaim that health care is a right.

Never mind that health care is just a set of economic services and products, controlled by a complex web of voluntary human interactions. Just ignore the fact that the founders would have dismissed the idea that any such interaction could be a "right". And don't even consider that -- to grant someone a right like health care -- you will have to force someone else to provide that service, whether they want to or not.

Those bullet points are far too complicated for your average Social Democrat to contemplate (note to liberals: "contemplate" means "think about").

So the question you've got to ask these mental midgets is a follow-up: if health care's a right, what's the service level agreement (or "SLA") offered by ObamaCare?

A service level agreement... is a part of a service contract where the level of service is formally defined. In practice, the term SLA is sometimes used to refer to the contracted delivery time (of the service) or performance... The SLA records a common understanding about services, priorities, responsibilities, guarantees, and warranties. Each area of service scope should have the "level of service" defined. The SLA may specify the levels of availability, serviceability, performance, operation, or other attributes of the service.

If I want my guaranteed health care, how quickly will I receive it? What good is it if I don't know what my SLA is?

What services are covered? Face-lifts? Gastric bypasses? Tummy tucks?

What drugs are provided? What quality of care am I guaranteed? What kind of specialists will I get to see -- and how long will it take to get a referral?

The thousands of pages of DemCare create a hundred new offices, agencies and bureaucracies, but omit any mention of SLAs. Democrats don't want you to think about waiting in lines, the poor quality of care, or the disastrous policy decisions by bureaucrats in Washington, even though those will be the inevitable results of their doomed central planning efforts.

So I encourage you to call your Democrat representative and demand to know why you can't get immediate, free health care. It's your right, dammit! Your Constitutional right!


4 comments:

Jim - PRS said...

I want the "Platinum Level" Service, dammit, seeing as how I'm one of the ones paying for everyone else's "right."

Becky said...

Democrats and their followers also do not know the difference between a need and a want.

A want is a need and a need is a right in Democrat language and belief. Tatoos, iphones, etc. are needs, and getting your gunshot wound tended to in the emergency room is a right.

astonerii said...

The right to health care requires that someone has to provide the Service (S) and the supplies needed to perform the services of health care to everyone. Because there is a large demand for the medical care, we will have to set up a system to ensure that there is adequate care for everyone. This care cannot just be the bare minimum to live, it must be enough to ensure the right of happiness. Thus, we will guarantee though a Service Level Agreement (SLA) that every American is entitled to certain procedures delivered within a short period of time with a high level of quality provided by well-trained personnel. This will be accomplished though our Executive National Department of Service Level Agreement Vassaled Employee Department (ENSLAVED). Because it would be too expensive to pay top dollar for the services of those employed through ENSLAVED, we will work out contracts that will grant each ENSLAVED employee the bare necessities of life which are the rights we, the Malevolent August State Trained Empowered Ruling Society (MASTERS), will provide for. The MASTERS will make certain that the ENSLAVED health care providers give everyone in America proper health care.

astonerii said...

The right to health care requires that someone has to provide the Service (S) and the supplies needed to perform the services of health care to everyone. Because there is a large demand for the medical care, we will have to set up a system to ensure that there is adequate care for everyone. This care cannot just be the bare minimum to live, it must be enough to ensure the right of happiness. Thus, we will guarantee though a Service Level Agreement (SLA) that every American is entitled to certain procedures delivered within a short period of time with a high level of quality provided by well-trained personnel. This will be accomplished though our Executive National Service Level Agreement Vassaled Employee Department (ENSLAVED). Because it would be too expensive to pay top dollar for the services of those employed through ENSLAVED, we will work out contracts that will grant each ENSLAVED employee the bare necessities of life which are the rights we, the Malevolent August State Trained Empowered Ruling Society (MASTERS), will provide for. The MASTERS will make certain that the ENSLAVED health care providers give everyone in America proper health care.

Sorry about that, I had a bit too much in the ENSLAVED statement, fixed.