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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Republicans Want Healthcare Reform That Makes Sense

Kudos once again to Jazz Shaw at Moderate Voice, who dug up the Republicans healthcare proposal, to which was stuck into the House Ways and Means Committee, where it gathers dust.

Shaw explains quite a bit of it, then he concludes:

Why won’t this ever see the light of day? (That is, aside from the fact that the GOP suggested it.) Among other reasons, because Titles 4 and 5 also include fiscally responsible proposals which too many Democrats despise. First, they mandate means testing for the direct government assistance in the form of grants and advancements which would cover every American citizen who can truly not afford health insurance. Why this is such an abomination to my liberal colleagues I will never understand. Also, Title 6 has a provision to encourage the reform and limitation of frivolous lawsuits which, along with other waste and abuse, drives up costs across the board.

That last one is apparently a real deal breaker for most Democrats, who rely on a group mentality where everyone will eventually slip and fall on the sidewalk of a rich person and hit the lottery. None of these, of course, will come to an open vote and likely never even be read by the public. But you should know that one of the biggest lies being foisted off on you by supporters of Obamacare is that Republicans are unwilling to get involved in a better solution. They already have. But nobody is listening or talking about it, either in the majority or the lion’s share of the media.

Read Shaw's piece then look through the actual proposals... common sense ideas, real solutions and yet no one has heard of it.

Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.