Republicans are conflicted on health care policy because they don’t want to pay for it, have other priorities supported by lobby interests, and don’t believe in government benefits.
The nation is at a defining moment once again, defining a describing the basis for a good life and equal opportunity to develop and make progress in a responsible manner. It is about recalibrating the roles and responsibilities of America’s aristocracy, common citizens, government, and private enterprise working together to optimize return on national resources. Health care is an instance of this larger reconciliation process that is the American system.
First, their lead spokesperson is Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo, who is a medical doctor. Here is an analysis of why he says “health care law remains bad policy.”
Committed to repealing it, what are Republicans wanting to take away? Why? Who would repeal affect?
“In the middle of a tough economy”
Citizens are more likely to need assistance “in the middle of a tough economy.” That is precisely when government needs to be of service. Republicans argue this is the wrong time. Democrats may argue, its now and the time will never come for the GOP to address this need.
Forcing new health care mandates makes matters worse
Well, this would not be the case if wealthy Americans, capitalists, were investing in invention and product production serving global markets with superior solutions. Hoarding capital at a time when the market needs solutions for energy production and green products from green processes is missing the opportunity and the responsibility for job creation. A medical doctor may not know about economic development.
Making affordable health care sound like an attack on families
How twisted and distorted that Senator Barrasso would make a health care benefit sound like poison. I wouldn’t go to him for tonsillectomy.
That was just the opening salvo and it is just rhetoric.
The radio address, analysis
“Failed policy that won’t lower the cost of health care in America” — Congress must work the issue to focus law and regulation in collaboration with the health care industry to reduce costs. If all Americans have health care instead of many Americans and if the cost is break-even, that would be a responsible improvement. Lowering cost by removing burdensome administration and automating medical records is a target that requires focus and management.
A new tax — You can’t have something for nothing.
Waving the IRS flag — “The President’s health care law hires more IRS agents to investigate you and to make sure you buy insurance.” Fear mongering by Republicans, making government’s legitimate work sound intrusive is a ploy.
You can read the rest from the Senator-turned propagandist. I have heard enough to turn of the channel.
“GOP: Obama health care law remains bad policy
By David Jackson, USA TODAY
A top Republican said today that President Obama’s health care law may be constitutional, but it remains bad policy and the GOP will continue trying to repeal it.
“In the middle of a tough economy, President Obama passed a health care law that has made our economy even worse,” said Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., in the weekly Republican radio address.
Barrasso, a doctor, said that “by forcing expensive new health care mandates through Congress,” Obama has “made it harder for Americans to find good jobs and provide for their families.”