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Monday, May 8, 2017

Healthcare issues: the left has a smaller minority but a bigger megaphone

"And the great enemy of abundance is the bias against profit. There is something deeply rooted in us that instinctively thinks we are being abused if someone else makes a profit on a deal. That is a dumb and primitive way of thinking — our world is full of wonders because it is profitable to invent them, build them, and sell them — but the angel is forever handcuffed to the ape." National Review
Hopefully these will make a better case for ObamaCare repeal than Reince Priebus did for me to Chris Wallace  on Fox News Sunday   

Fact Check: It's a Lie That the GOP Healthcare Bill Abandons People With Pre-Existing Conditions
Fact Check: It's a Lie That the GOP Healthcare Bill Abandons People With Pre-Existing Conditions
"As we described yesterday, there are some concerning policy elements of the House-passed American Health Care Act, which the Senate would be wise to explore and rectify over the coming weeks. The bill -- and that's all it is at this point: a work in progress -- repeals and alters significant portions of the Democratic Party's failing experiment in "affordability."  But based on rhetoric from elected Democrats and the Left generally, one might assume that Obamacare was called the "Pre-existing Conditions Coverage Act" (side-stepping the whole "choice and affordability" fairy tale they peddled), and that the Republican bill obliterates those protections. The proposed law would be a "death warrant" for sick women and children, they shriek, casting Obamacare opponents as the moral equivalent of accessories to murder. This is demagogic, hyperbolic, inaccurate nonsense." . . .

Obamacare Architect Blames Trump For Law's Failures  "Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, who once said the “stupidity of the American voter” helped Congress pass the Affordable Care Act, tried to place the blame for the Affordable Care Act’s failures on President Trump Sunday." . . .

This next troubles me, not because I disagree with it, but because recalling how my hypochondriac mother impoverished my dad to the point where he could not take care of his own health, even pulling his own decayed teeth because he couldn't afford care. Yet government is inept at handling nearly everything plus their control over my healthcare gives people like Elizabeth Warren, Harry Reid, Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi* control over me and the way I live my life. Perhaps single payer works elsewhere, but I do not trust the character of politicians in this nation managing our lives who are the choice of people that riot in the streets to block dissenting opinions. TD
(*How coincidental; they are all leftist Democrats.)

The ‘Right’ to Health Care  . . . Declaring a right in a scarce good is meaningless. It is a rhetorical gesture without any application to the events and conundrums of the real world. If the Dalai Lama were to lead 10,000 bodhisattvas in meditation, and the subject of that meditation was the human right to health care, it would do less good for the cause of actually providing people with health care than the lowliest temp at Merck does before his second cup of coffee on any given Tuesday morning."  . . . More

Demagoguery: Liberals shamelessly exploit rape victims to attack House health care bill   "The latest version of this dishonest meme is the widespread insistence that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) “makes rape a preexisting condition.”
"The logic behind this claim is tortured." . . .

Obama's syrupy last-ditch bid to save his legacy  . . . "He's even attempted to call Obamacare opponents just personally opposed tohim, not his much-loathed health care program itself (code: racists), as he did last year:
"So why is there still such a fuss?" Obama said. "Well, part of the problem is the fact that a Democratic president named Barack Obama passed the law."
Shame on this man and his sycophants.

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