Friday, August 20, 2010

Repeal the Healthcare Law? After this, I say it maybe time to do so.

And 8th District Rep Jim Marshall was right when he called the law a "Disaster".

Politico reports that supporters of President Obama's health care plan --including the AFL-CIO, and SEIU-- are now moving away from their previous assertions that the health care bill would reduce the deficit and health care costs.

The confidential presentation, available and provided to POLITICO by a source on the call, suggests that Democrats are acknowledging the failure of their predictions that the health care legislation would grow more popular after its passage, as its benefits became clear and rhetoric cooled. Instead, the presentation is designed to win over a skeptical public and to defend the legislation — in particular, the individual mandate — from a push for repeal.

The Herndon Alliance, which presented the research, is a low-profile group that coordinated liberal messaging in favor of the public option in health care. Its "partners" include health care legislation's heavyweight supporters: AARP, AFL-CIO, SEIU, Health Care for America Now, MoveOn and La Raza, among many others

Andre Walker over at Georgia Politics Unfiltered thinks the only option now is to repeal the plan altogether & even cited a Jim Marshall article in which he saye the Healthcare Law is a "DISASTER": 8th district Democratic Congressman Jim Marshall recently called health care reform "a disaster." [Stucka, Mike (2010-8-6). Marshall: Health care reform 'a disaster'. Macon Telegraph. Retrieved on 2010-8-20.]

The presentation also counsels against the kind of grand claims of change that accompanied the legislation's passage.

Now I thought that the bill wouldn't be repealed, instead parts or provisions of the legislation would neither be repaled or be thrown out. Now after hearing that this new Law won't reduce the deficit & reduce cost.

Im with Andre to say the only option now is to repeal the Damn thing, if that means people with pre-existing conditons losing their benefits. I wasn't a huge suporter of the bill, only the rural aspects of the legislation, but this bill will do more harm that good, especially when it comes to the federal deficit & debt.

1 comment:

d. fullerton said...

I'm not sure what part of 'people without insurance die' you or andre dont get. but what good or bad is a deficit when there people are suffering and or dying in such massive numbers?

healthcare on this country is predicated on a bullshit notion that one must not have access to healthcare but yet have access to the intermediary of insurance in order to access healthcare.

which is beyond stupid. kill the middleman.

keith, andre, anyone. i invite you to tour grady hospital with me the next time i visit my kidney doctor. you'll see who is and is not being served and why.

the deficit...hell, in a few months when i need a kidney, everyone who stood in the way of my survival should probably worry more about their own than the deficit.

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