January 6, 2017      5:52 PM
Smith: The GOP Votes for Suffering
QR’s Liberal Columnist Glenn W. Smith argues that Republican leaders have no plans to replace the Affordable Care Act. Many Americans will get sick, stay sick or die unnecessarily if Obamacare is repealed.
Republicans and their co-conspirators around the country are slobbering all
over themselves at the prospect of repealing Obamacare.
the same barbarous mentality that led Texas leaders to refuse billions in
federal dollars that would have helped millions of Texans get health care under
Medicaid. In the case of Obamacare, the Right remains annoyed even though most
who are benefitting from the law are buying insurance with their own
hard-earned dollars. They argue that it’s a giveaway; and they argue it’s
costing Americans too much. Which one is it? They don’t care.
Obamacare, insurance companies screened out those with medical conditions they
didn’t want to be burdened with covering. The new law changed all that. These
folks must now be covered. There is also no lifetime cap on claims. In the old
days once you reached that accountant’s magic marker it was pay up or else
(stay ill, expire, go broke, etc.).
The full column by Glenn W. Smith can be found in the R&D Department.
By Glenn W. Smith