Yep. I agree. Far better to kill it all and start over: The simple truth is that bureaucracy begets more bureaucracy and it becomes more lumbering and behemoth the longer it goes on.
Medicare/Medicaid requires far too much middle management to work and it's based upon society as it was in the 1960s - 40 years of bloated bureaucracy making it slow, inefficient and expensive.
Kill it all, start from the ground up and include a bi-yearly review of the rules so that rules that no longer work can be eliminated. You would cut half the middle management positions involved, make it streamlined and less expensive and more efficient.
That would also require the bill itself be simple and without riders and clauses designed to buy votes on the senate floor. Kill two birds with one stone!
Tort reform, I think, belongs in a separate bill: Making the actual health care legislation complex enough to deal with legal doublespeak would just compound bureaucratic problems.
Funky, I see your point now on Tort Reform. I see that Tort Reform is not limited to healthcare issues even if it is the biggest contributor. I can agree with that, but I'm probably going to still want the caveat that Tort Reform bill needs to be passed before or in conjunction with a Healthcare Reform bill.
There is still one thing I can't agree with you though... that the current HR3200 bill is corruption free. These people are not idiots. Not addressing the simplest of reforms is not a careless mistake.