Wednesday, May 03, 2017
(5/03/2017 10:00:00 PM) - Al
That might be the only way they get anything passed in today's world.
Again, I find the precedent hilarious.
I dropped off the Rambling son to get a haircut on the way home from school, and did not have a library book downloaded to read while I waited, so as I often do in such an instance, I went into my Kindle app, where I have a few books that I "bought" for $0.00 when I got my phone a couple years ago. I have Mark Twain short stories, a survival manual, and a copy of the US Constitution...a document I scroll through often. Once again today, I skimmed it, and once again, I did not see a single line that said the government is responsible for providing health care, health care insurance, or most importantly, paying for it.
I disagree with the president's insistence that they cover preexistings, and that they cover folks up to 26 on their parent's coverage. As I read today in a couple places, the people that "support" that tend to change their minds when they are told that will increase the costs for the healthy majority. As someone who understands how actuaries figure premiums, I get it...if they can't ask questions, they have to basically assume everyone is sick. The public does not...they are falsely under the assumption that the unhealthy ones will be charged the same as the healthy, not the other way around. That has never been reported by the old media or those Dems who passed it because...well, no one would like it.
Keeping folks in the dark is beneficial when your plan is based on false numbers and fibs like "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan." With all the attention on it, going public can only hurt. Decide on what will, you know, actually work and not go belly up, and get your votes and move on. The status quo is really not an option...it would leave millions uninsured as early as 1-1-18. Pass it, then fix the obvious issues, just like anything else. Remember, the website did not work when it opened all those months later. Inefficiency is a hallmark of bureaucracy.
As I have pointed out often, Trump may be a patriotic America first guy, but he is very moderate on stuff like this.
Is that perfect? Nope. Does it beat President Hillary?
5/03/2017 10:00:00 PM