Those who advocate repeal of the self-styled Healthcare Reform Act–HR 3590–have been labeled as unfeeling, loony, anti-democratic, anti-Democratic [party], Those-who-only-know-No, and anarchists. The correct epithet is good Americans.
Repealers are American.
In contrast to the President’s exhortation to listen more attentively, Americans HAVE listened and more important, we have watched what Congress has done. Regardless of what demagogues claim, Repeal is not based on party affiliation. Democrats and Republicans alike understand that this is bad legislation, will make healthcare sicker, and put our nation deeper into a financial hole.
The partisan charge over this issue crystallizes a key problem: it polarizes a national, not a political party, concern. Fixing healthcare is not and cannot be a Party achievement. We must FIRST have national consensus and then build the fix–a new system–on that American consensus, not based on a Democratic or Republican platform or political compromise.
Eleven States in our Union are exploring a reversal process. Polls show that over half of our citizenry actively oppose self-styled Healthcare ‘Reform’ and the rest are doubtful it will work. Why are people rejecting what we are told will fix healthcare?
Repealers DO care.
The President promised that HR 3590 would expand service adding, “if you like your doctor, you can keep him [or her].” As part of the final ‘Reform’ package, the Senate voted to cut Medicare reimbursements by 21%. Cutting reimbursements has an iimmediate, direct effect: it reduces availability of doctors to see patients. As Medicare reimbursements are cut even further, physicians will be unable to afford to accept Medicare patients and still keep their offices open.
HR 3590 dramatically increases the size of bureaucracy while simultaneously reducing the availability of providers. Repeal would do the opposite. Which group–bureaucrats or doctors–delivers care to patients? Now, ask yourself who cares about patients?
Repealers understand inconsistency.
The President started his push to reform’ healthcare claiming (rightly) that, “The system is broken.” HR 3590 does nothing to fix the system. In fact, it makes the system sicker: unsupportably expensive; more regulated and therefore less able to learn; while reducing availability of care. The Act is exacerbation, the opposite of reform.
If what you are doing is making things worse, don’t you stop?
Repeal is the sane, logical and appropriate response to HR 3590.
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