Friday, December 16, 2011

"Kill Senate Health Care Bill" - 2

Two years ago on this date Dredd Blog considered the debate going on then about health care.

Things have not changed that much, in the sense that the health care reform law is now before the U.S. Supreme Court for a decision as to whether or not it is constitutional in whole or in part.

Likewise, the health care reform law is still being heatedly discussed in the ongoing Republican Primary Debates.

Here is the text of the post of two years ago:
After the latest Joe Lieberman escapades leading to Senate Leadership capitulation, Howard Dean said on last night's Keith Olbermann show Countdown, that the Senate bill on Health Care should be put out of its misery.

On radio he said:
"This is essentially the collapse of health care reform in the United States Senate," Dean said. "Honestly the best thing to do right now is kill the Senate bill, go back to the House, start the reconciliation process, where you only need 51 votes and it would be a much simpler bill."
(Huffington Post). Is it not pathetic for a nation that exclaims peace to spend more on military than all the rest of the nations combined?

To spend less on health care than any other industrialized European nation?

A spending orgasm is just fine if it is spent on military or filthy rich banksters, but not fine if it goes to the middle class and poor?

No wonder we are falling from first place in significant areas of economics.

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