While President Obama is on Air Force One campaigning at taxpayer expense for political cash from zillionaire Hollywood liberals and other liberals and leaving a haYUGE “man-made global warming” “carbon footprint” all over America which is OK because he’s Mr. Hope ‘n Change W. Green Energy Donchaknow, Republicans have come up with another health care reform idea, which will again be summarily ignored by all liberals and their media. (I originally heard about this on — and only on — Fox News Channel, of course).
Thursday, May 28, 2009
By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer
(CNSNews.com) – Republican lawmakers have proposed what they describe as a revenue-neutral, free-market-based alternative to universal health care.
The bill is a response to the plan supported by President Barack Obama that would establish a separate government insurance program to compete with private insurance programs.
In contrast, the Republican proposal—called “The Patients Choice Act”—would redirect the $300 billion already spent on federal subsidies for employer-based insurance to annual tax credits of $5,700 for families and $2,300 for individuals to buy private insurance.
“There is no question we cut the uninsured in half,” Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) told CNSNews.com during a conference call Wednesday. “This is revenue neutral. Why would President Obama not support it? His plan costs another $1.5 trillion (over 10 years). Our bill forces insurance companies to have to compete.”
The bill is sponsored by Coburn and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) in the Senate and by Reps. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) in the House.
The legislation, if enacted, also has grants $5,000 for low-income earners to spend annually on health care. That would give Medicaid beneficiaries an option for another plan. Medicaid is the federal-state health insurance program for the poor. …
Sounds like something we should try in Canada to change up and help fix our liberals’ calamitous creation: our decrepit, failed, North Korean-style healthcare system, which liberals steadfastly, against all reason and logic and science, refuse to change, no matter what, because they in fact own all of this disaster, and because they have invested all the political capital they’ve got in it (and they’ve “invested” everything we’ve got, as taxpayers), and they refuse to admit it’s an utter failure because it would of course render their very political existence as political entities a manifest failure.
But other than that they’re all about the change and the progress.