Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Grassley Doesn't Get It

Apparently Sen. Grassley is beginning to cave.

After weeks of secretive talks, a bipartisan group in the Senate edged closer Monday to a health care compromise that omits a requirement for businesses to offer coverage to their workers and lacks a government insurance option that President Barack Obama favors, according to numerous officials.

Like bills drafted by Democrats, the proposal under discussion by six members on the Senate Finance Committee would bar insurance companies from denying coverage to any applicant. Nor could insurers charge higher premiums on the basis of pre-existing medical conditions

Yah, but: the 'compromise' enshrines Gummint-sponsored "co-ops" (or something). Nobody can explains exactly what they are. So, as Allah ruminates:

It’ll be mighty interesting to watch the Democrats pitch this to the left as a de facto public plan while they’re pitching it to the right as anything but.

Torinus and Ryan have a better idea: State-run "exchanges" and all-private plans except for the "hard cases," which would have State-financed plans.

IOW, Senator Grassley: Just Say No.


1 comment:

Reaganite Republican said...

Barack Obama will never say to your face what he actually plans to do -or achieve- with these huge new government programs. Everything's rolled-out in a trojan horse, and you're not allowed to look inside or ask any questions. Suffice to say, good-faith disclosure is not how this crew operates.

Rather, you get "soaring rhetoric" with styrofoam props to wow the plebes, like the tacky greek columns in Denver. To him, the revolutionary ends justify the Alinskyite means- so the Dear Leader just tells you whatever he needs to.

And the truth is that Obama is out to nationalize health care.. they'll be no private insurance industry left after five years of Obamacare- but of course he's lying about it. And this bill is a P-I-G pig... small wonder then that anyone with a brain that is facing an election next year is running for the hills on this one.

As for the American public, the reality that Obama is not up to the job seems to finally be setting-in; the poll numbers are now headed steadily south- is he already facing his Waterloo on this legislation?

Looks like it from where I'm standing... and it would do the country a lot of good to have this arrogant montebank knocked-down a peg or two at this point, because Obama/Pelosi/Reid are completely out-of-control.