Since the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Health Care Act (aka “ObamaCare”),
Republicant’s Republicans and Tea- Baggers Partiers alike have all been scrambling to come up with logical-sounding lies reasons as to why this new act is the most horrid thing to happen to our country. Since several of the SCOTUS judges are pretty much informally known to have been bought by certain people and companies (cough cough Koch Brothers cough cough), I am pretty sure that the GOP was confident that the Supreme Court would render an unconstitutional verdict, thus repealing one of the biggest, and most welcome, changes in health care that we have had in decades. Is the AHCA perfect? I am positive it is not. But it is a start. What we have been doing is not working, so it’s time to change. And the AHCA is modeled after one of the most successful health care systems in the world – in Switzerland.
Oh, to have been a fly on the wall of several peoples rooms and offices when this announcement came out.
Naturally, the GOP is still pledging to repeal the AHCA, but Obama will veto it, so this is more of a formal act that Congress will waste time and money doing. However, they will continue to berate this new act and do anything and everything they can to brainwash people into believing this will be the downfall of America. They keep forgetting that Bush was our most recent major downfall….
Below is the footage of FOX News’s Chris Wallace asking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConell (R-KY) one of the most important questions people would like to know. It is simply that if the GOP were to repeal AHCA, then what would the Republican Party do for the 30 million people who have now just gained health care coverage. The repeal would take away health care from 30 MILLION PEOPLE, so it is a very fair question in wanting to know what the RNP will do for these people.
Mitch McConnell never answered the question.
He dodged left, he faked a right, but he never made it past the line of scrimmage and was tackled on his own FOX News turf – now when I saw this question and interview was posed by
Faux FOX News, you could have knocked me over with a feather.
Check this out, transcripts from the video:
WALLACE: One of the keys to ObamaCare is that it will extend insurance access to 30 million people who are now uninsured. In your replacement, how would you provide universal coverage?
MCCONNELL: Well first let me say the first single thing we can do for the American system is get rid of ObamaCare. … The single biggest direction we can take in terms of improving health care is to get rid of this monstrosity. [...]
WALLACE: But you’re talking about repealing and replace, how would you provide universal coverage?
MCCONNELL: I’ll get to it in a minute. [...]
WALLACE: I just want to ask, what specifically are you going to do to provide universal coverage to the 30 million people who are uninsured?
MCCONNELL: That is not the issue. The question is, how can you go step by step to improve the American health care system. … We’re not going to turn the American health care system into a Western European system.
LOL… McConnell replies with telling Wallace what the question is… Is not Wallace interviewing McConnell? I clearly hear Wallace asking Mitch the same question three times.
Now, in response to turning American health care system into a Western European system? Why not??? It is working for them! Ours is not. Model after what is proven to work and who cares where it is from. We want a fair and functioning health care system.
McConnell can’t say how GOP will insure 30m after repealing ObamaCare
At one point, McConnell calls this a “job-killing proposal.” Ummmm… and just HOW is this killing jobs? I would think this act would ADD more jobs. Since more people will be covered by insurance, then more employees will be needed by insurance companies, and more people will actually take preventative health care measures and see their doctors more often. That takes more health care professionals to handle the increase of patients.
Now, if Mitch is indicating that companies will have to downsize the number of employees so that they are able to afford health care, I disagree. Most companies now are functioning on skeletal employee numbers yet making enormous profits due to the Bush tax cuts. There is room for companies to cover insurance for employees… and is this not the right thing to do? Have we evolved into a country where decisions are only made based on numbers? It is a proven fact that healthy employees have less turnover and provide a larger profit margin for their employers. Benefits in past years have been a reason to seek a job at certain companies. Without benefits, then jobs are regressing backwards nearer to a mild definition of slavery.
Additionally, smaller businesses who have been unable to afford insurance for their employees, but have always wanted to do so, will receive over $4,000 in a tax break in order to provide health insurance.
McConnell then explains how they would take a more modest step and basically proceed carefully in “fixing” our health care system. Well, most people can no longer wait. It has been time to shit or get off the pot for years now. Most people who are sick and/or dying can no longer wait. Children are going without health care. The 30 million people being covered by Obama are tired of waiting because of the Republicans sitting on their hands and not wanting to make any changes because the private insurance companies are profiting more and more every year due to their “picking and choosing” who they wish to cover. Health care insurance should NOT be for profit as this is a conflict of interest, proven by their picking and choosing and declining pre-existing conditions.
Furthermore, McConnell then proceeds to fall into “doublespeak” where he is throwing terminology around which makes no sense to the average American. But when said with the proper tone in one’s voice, then it “must be important.” Specifically Mitch mentions, “… things like interstate sales of health insurance….” Now, I have an IQ of 160, so I fall well above the average IQ in the world – I have no clue as to what Mitch means by “interstate sales of health insurance.” I’m sure he is hoping most Americans will not either, but will simply nod their heads and agree.
He goes on and on about problems with lawsuits, etc. Now, are these not problems which grew BEFORE ObamaCare? And how is the new health act responsible for the lawsuit happy world we have grown into?
All in all, McConnell cannot answer the question directly asked to him – THREE times. He eludes and redirects to confuse those who easily follow. Well, not me, and hopefully not you, either.
Lastly, this is coming from the very same man that outright stated that the primary goal of the RNP is to see that Obama is a one-term President. This in and of itself, in my opinion, is treason. It is one thing to disagree with something when it is placed upon the table for debate and vote. It is another to pre-determine that anything and everything will be fought against regardless of what it is simply because it comes during Obama’s turn in office.
Just to make this clear, the definition of treason is:
1. The crime of betraying one’s country, esp. by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.
2. The action of betraying someone or something.
This statement in the video below by Mitch McConnell is a betrayal to the people of our country by openly admitting his and the RNP’s goal is to get Obama out of office – NOT to do what is best for our country.
Mitch McConnell: Top Priority, Make Obama a One Term President