Grayson Gets His Street Creds Back

Taking hyperbole to a whole new, if not criminal level, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) is in denial about the Republican alternative health care reform plan, which happens to be H.R.3400, and then some. Tuesday on the floor of the House, he comes out with charts that say Republicans want you do die quickly if you get sick. If that’s not desperation I don’t know what is.

No apologies or retractions coming. Not from him or Speaker Pelosi. That their reaction is what it is speaks volumes about their character and that of their leadership. The very same leadership that promised an open and ethical administration. As for Grayson, he must be feeling pretty secure in his district to think he can get away with a stunt like that. Or, he is rehabilitating himself under the thumb of Nancy Pelosi for his criticism of the administration last summer in an attempt to find out where trillions of taxpayer dollars have gone.

And isn’t it also instructive to see the media sit back and watch, as if marveling at the tactic. For them, and the Democrat leadership in Washington, the end justifies the means.

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  1. That’s the fundamental problem. There is no market-based solution here. As long as healthcare is privatised, it will ALWAYS be in the provider’s interest to deny coverage.

    1. The way things are now, you’re right, there is no market-based solution. It is not allowed. The market is mucked up by government with regulations that limit free market competition, and that limit not only consumer’s choices but the insurer’s choices with all kinds of ‘requirements’ of coverages that insurers must provide.

      And HR3200 will increase government intervention to the point of taking the industry over, restrict competition instead of promote it, limit consumer choice, and increase all cost. And it conspicuously has no tort reform. In short, it will do the opposite of what it is claimed to do. The dirty little secret here is the administration doesn’t care as much for peoples health care as it does for the power of controlling it.

      In a free market environment, from a business standpoint, it makes no sense to deny coverage to a customer. I’m sure you’ve heard what happens in Canada and Great Britain. In fact, in some European countries, they are now trying to move away from socialized medicine to private market-driven solutions. The idea is to get customers. One universal truth is this, ‘everything that does not exist in infinite supply is rationed. In a free society, people are allowed to make their own rationing choices.’ Under HR3200, in reality, the government will also be the one denying medical care in their rationing of choices.

      There is a market for everything, and left to competition for that business, costs will come down, and choices will go up. One insurer will be trying to out-do his competitor and come up with something better suited for that consumer in order to get that customer.

      The free market will be able to handle the vast majority of all people’s health insurance requirements. There will be a place for some sort of government fund to handle the very worst of circumstances that free market competition can not handle. But sacrificing the entire industry to government control for the benefit of the few that really will need its help is ridiculous.

      This reply is turning into an economics lesson, sorry for that. But this is a subject that is sadly lacking in the typical liberal arts education curricula.

  2. Looks like you don’t know of HR3400 either. It is a private sector, market driven alternative to the socialistic approach the Democrats want to force down Americas collective throat. It will deliver health care to more people without robbing future generations.

    AND

    includes tort reform.

  3. I like his enthusiasm but I have to disagree with him. Republicans want you to die slowly, so you can keep paying your health insurance premiums to their insurance company buddies and get jack in return.

    I do agree with his general sentiment, though. Republicans don’t care about sick people. They would prefer you not get sick. If you get sick, they would prefer not to deal with it.

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