Something happened today. The same repugnicans who were swearing up and down that nationalized health care would rob the U.S. of its wonderful health care (the worst among the developed democratic nations of the world) are now arguing that nationalized health care will be so good that our existing denial of health care industry will not be able to compete.
Here’s the article from the times.
Seriously. I have no idea how these how these people can state these two contradictory things and live with themselves. Have they no logic circuits in what passes for their brains?
Think about it. Nationalized health care will either fail to provide decent care for anyone and will fail miserably when put in direct competition with the all-powerful, all-wonderful, for-profit denial of health care industry. Or, nationalized health care will soundly defeat the denial of health care industry by providing better and more cost effective care.
If the former, then why are these idiots trying to stop nationalized health care from giving it a go and failing.
If the latter, then nationalized health care is indeed exactly what we have needed all along, as shown by every single civilized nation in the world. In which case, those who care about the people of this once great nation should welcome the opportunity to finally give nationalized health care a try.
There is simply no well-meaning way to justify opposition to the new Obama plan to give the uninsured a national health insurance company by which to provide some level of health care to the 46 million people with no care and the additional 20 million who are under-insured.
The only justification possible would be that they genuinely don’t give a rat buttock about those less fortunate than themselves and only want huge profits for the health insurance companies so that they can continue to pay their CEOs hundred-million dollar plus salaries.
Please let me know if you think you can find a well-intentioned interpretation of this despicable quote from the people who claimed for decades that nationalized health care would provide worse care.
“Forcing free-market plans to compete with these government-run programs would create an unlevel playing field and inevitably doom true competition,” the letter said. “Ultimately, we would be left with a single government-run program controlling all of the market.”