Jan 3, 2011
Vain attempt to kill health insurance reform is politics as usual
After the November election, it seemed like the Republicans would actually help in governing the country instead of the same old stuff of doing nothing but obstruction and throwing stones, but the first vote in the new U.S. House shows its politics as usual.
House Republicans plan to hold a vote next week when they take control of the House to kick students up to age 26 off their parent’s health care insurance, allow insurance companies to discriminate, again, against those with pre-existing conditions, kick 32 million Americans off health care and add $100 billion to the federal budget deficit. Republicans plan hold a vote next week on repealing the historic health care insurance reform bill passed last March.
The good news is it will not get passed the Senate, and if by a miracle it did, the President will veto it. This is just one more example of Republicans playing politics while the adults address the problems facing the country and clean up the mess left by Republicans.
It’s sad that Republicans want to go back to the days of families facing bankruptcy due to unaffordable health care costs, the no. 1 cause of bankruptcy, and hospitals facing insolvency again because of the cost of uncompensated care costing more than $29 million annually.
Just one more example of Republican playing politics as usual and playing to the fringe that controls the GOP.