Obamacare Bipartisan Meeting is a Joke
Pretend for a minute that you are the President of the United States. You with me? Ok. Now pretend that you want to have a Bipartisan├é┬« talk about solving the health care problem in America. (Scheduled for Thursday). Please tell me why you would release your plan for health care on Monday? Shouldn’t we talk about things on Thursday and make some decisions then? Oh you mean you couldn’t care less what ideas the GOP have about health care. You say that the GOP is the party of no ideas, and you even post about it on your website.
The GOP does have some good ideas. They are actually quite similar to what I posted a year ago as solutions to the health care problem. Simple things such as:
1. Letting people shop for health insurance across state lines
2. Allow individuals, small businesses, and trade associations to pool together and acquire health insurance at lower prices, the same way large corporations and labor unions do.
3. Give states the tools to create their own innovative reforms that lower health care costs.
4. End junk lawsuits that contribute to higher health care costs by increasing the number of tests and procedures that physicians sometimes order not because they think it’s good medicine, but because they are afraid of being sued.
Not only would these steps go a long ways towards making health care better, they wouldn’t cost a trillion dollars like Obamacare would. If Obama actually cared to consider any of the ideas from the GOP he wouldn’t have made his proposal 3 days before the meeting. He already has the plan he wants to pass and doesn’t care in the least what the Republicans think. He knows they are going filibuster his plan and he doesn’t really care. If they want this joke of a bill to pass, they will have to do it through reconciliation. If that happens they shouldn’t let the door hit them on the way out after the elections in November.