Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What Bill Clinton said

Well of course we’d like people to keep their insurance and their doctors if they want to. Now how can we make this happen?

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., says his legislation will do so. It will do nothing of the sort.

You see, in America we have free enterprise. Government cannot make a company sell something it doesn’t want to sell.

Yes, President Obama went overboard when he made that promise. And yes, former President Clinton is correct in saying the government should keep its promise, even if it takes changing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

But here is the only way that could happen: the government would have to provide the insurance.

Congress could, if it wanted to, enact a law very narrowly targeted at the 1 percent of the population that has been hit with a health insurance policy cancellation due to Obamacare. It could make up the difference, from our tax dollars,  between what they were paying under their old policy and what a new policy meeting the requirements of Obamacare would cost.

Do you honestly believe Republicans will vote for such a law? No, they’d rather skewer the president and raise funds for their congressional re-election campaigns than solve the problem.

People really need to try to understand that the law was adopted to provide insurance to people who have no insurance. Yes, a few people are going to have to pay more, but the truth is, they can probably afford it.

 See for yourself. Listen carefully to what Deborah Persico is saying in this video. She says she is going to have to pay $5,000 more per year for insurance. Is hers a hardship case? Do you think the government should make up the $5,000 difference?

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