Well, this shouldn’t be surprising, considering they were against the Clinton version of this boondoggle.
Hot Air’s analysis on this is here:
I don’t know whether it is enough to sink the bill, but maybe you didn’t know….
- The bill would CAP the profits that the healthcare insurance companies (private ones) could get. This effectively sets up the government plan as the place employers will dump people because the private insurance companies will offer policies that don’t cover very much at all. If the government legislates minimal coverage that the private insurance companies have to offer, and they don’t want to do it, they’ll just fold their tents up. Less choice, fewer private insurance carriers means more people in the government plan. Nice for Washington, terrible for the rest of us
- As I’ve said before, no one is dealing with the fact that prescription drugs and lab tests are a significant component of healthcare costs. This must be addressed
- We also need more incentives to force people to see the doctor regularly for preventative care. Get a relationship with a doctor or medical practice and you’ll find your health can improve.