In offering Americans access to health care, Rubio, Boehner, and the “constitutional” Republicans say Bah, humbug! If people don’t want to go to their churches for assistance instead of looking to the government to for help in keeping their children on their health plans until they’re 26, then they should just “Die and decrease the surplus population.” The “free market” must be allowed to work even if it results in Americans dying from lack of access. If that’s the Republican plan, then they’d be closer to achieving it if they could just repeal Obamacare. The attack on provisions to make certain that insurance companies participates in the exchanges, attacks on the so-called health insurance “bailout” provision are a part of the plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. You’d think that if Republicans were so concerned with some unfair advantage government aid to the health insurance industry then Rubio and his fellow faux-free market advocates would be introducing legislation to repeal the health insurance anti-trust exemption? It obvious that this attack on the insurance industry “bailout” is just a diversion designed to really benefit big insurance companies. In destroying Obamacare they restore the life-time caps for taxpayers, you allow the doughnut hole to open wider for seniors, you stop the return of premium payments to customers, you allow insurance companies to raise rates by destroying the competition of the exchanges with the destruction of Obamacare.
They see the government’s website glitches as another opportunity to repeal provisions that will be the difference between life and death for millions of Americans.
An added distraction is the complaint about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. All Teabaggers, fancying themselves modern constitutional scholars, can tell you the government has about as much business aiming for universal health care as it had establishing old age and survivor benefits. I guess the churches took such great care of Americans before that dreadful, unconstitutional Social Security Act, where the government came in and provided income security.
Expand Medicaid so that there can be downward pressure on premiums, due to the federal aid covering indigent preventative care? Expand Medicaid to channel Americans away from last minute costly emergency services so that costs aren’t passed on to everyone else through co-pays and deductibles, in places like Mississippi. Naaaw, I don’t think so, it’s not in the constitution like placing embassies in Afghanistan or overthrowing Saddam in the great search for the holy grail, I mean WMD, before Saddam could give WMD to Bin Laden or going on junkets to get the Japanese to open tire plants .
Every good conservative knows that we have got to gin up and agitate as much discontent as possible against the Affordable Care Website. If they, the Liberals, the Progressives, are successful in getting the New Health Insurance Marketplaces (AKA Exchanges) up and running those lazy, good-for-nothing, stray animals, excuse me, poor will be able to shop to compare Health Plans that include all new benefits, rights and protections. I mean its positively un-American. The next thing you know they’ll be trying to remove the health insurance industry’s anti-trust exemption reducing our good ole monopolies.
And that’s the problem with America, there are just too many special interests, there are just too many rights for people that are not in the constitution like the right to shelter money in Switzerland and keep corporate profits offshore.
To closing the doughnut hole for grandma and grandpa, you know so that we could have them around for a few more Christmases, “constitutional conservatives” reply “Bah, humbug.”
Those “constitutional” conservatives, the Teabaggers, the libertarians have an exquisite Dickensian plans for America as Rep. Grayson as explains: