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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

False Health Care Choices Prevent Real Reform

“Even when Republicans control the White House and both houses of Congress, liberalism remains the default ideology of the federal government.” —Washington Examiner columnist W. James Antle III

Nothing proves Antle’s assertion better than the GOP’s futile and apparently final attempt to pass “skinny” ObamaCare repeal. Unsurprisingly, reliably liberal Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were joined by “maverick” John McCain of Arizona and every Senate Democrat in a 49-51 defeat of the measure. “I regret that our efforts were simply not enough, this time,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, following the debacle. “This is clearly a disappointing moment. It’s time to move on.”

What remains infuriatingly elusive to McConnell and his equally myopic colleagues is that it was always time to move on. Instead, America endured a frustrating exercise whereby the party that ostensibly espouses limited-government, free-market principles was determined to replace a Democrat, government-run health care plan … with a Republican, government-run health care plan.

It’s time for some clear thinking.


Anonymous said...

That POS Paul Ryan received $666,849.00 from the insurance industry, no wonder they can't get a clean health care bill that doesn't include bailout money for the insurance co's. They are almost all a bunch damn crooked bastards that make Bernie Maydoff look like a saint.

Anonymous said...

What I still don't understand is why everywhere you look healthcare is considered a political issue and not a human issue. It doesn't bother me one bit that 3 republicans said no because you know what, that bill was crap. It is a sad day when we are choosing politics over the literal lives of our fellow countryman.

Anonymous said...

I had a Dr. appointment today and need carpal tunnel surgery done. He said they would do it in their own local surgical center to keep it cheap. I asked him how much it will cost, and he looked straight at me and said, "I don't have any idea".

That is just wrong.