Thursday, July 18, 2013

Griffith on Insurance Law: Blah-blah-blah

Once again, 9th District Congressman has spoken (two days in a row) and once again, utter nonsense has fallen from his lips. Yesterday, it was the environment (Obama doesn't understand the science, he says), today it's the nation's new health care law, according to my pal Val Garner. 

After voting not to delay implementation of the law (Republicans seem only to be able to vote in the negative, but for once he voted the right way), he issued a press release declaring the following--which is wrong with every word:

“I am of the view that Obamacare as drafted cannot work – not today, not in a year’s time, not ever.  Most predictions and promises made by President Obama in those areas that have already been implemented have underperformed, underwhelmed, and were over cost.

“The Democrats drafted Obamacare as they wanted it.  They set the timetables.  And then they rammed it through without Republican support.  Ever since, the Administration has been working on the law’s implementation, and they haven’t been able to make the law work as designed.  I don’t believe they can ever make it work as designed.

“In essence, Obamacare is like an abscessed tooth – delaying fixing the problem is not going to make it better; it only makes it worse.”

I'm not quite sure why anybody would vote in favor of an abscessed tooth, but that's vintage Griffith for you. He was the only Republican to vote against delay and my guess is he has some 'splainin' to do, Lucy.

Fact is that the law is working far better than even its supporters thought it would, that it is saving huge amounts of money (ask California and New York, whose savings are already projected in the billions) and people who didn't have insurance coverage can now go to the doctor. The law is saving people's lives and is opposed by "Pro-Lifers" like Griffith.



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