Chairman John Kline (R-MN-02) of the Education and Workforce Committee wants your input in this week’s survey :
On June 28, the Supreme Court upheld the 2010 health care law. Do you believe Congress should repeal the law?
C. Not Sure
It’s a pretty simple survey … with no requirement to offer any proposal to replace it … no recognition of the need to lower costs and ensure access to affordable, quality health care … no mention of proposals that most Republicans have offered in the past – such as medical malpractice liability reform, allowing small businesses to form health insurance pools and join together across state lines to purchase health insurance, and the one that gets the most positive approval – allowing young adults to remain on their parents’ plans – and lastly, no mention of the one that Chairman Kline did not address in his recent OpEd – pre-existing conditions, gender discrimination and rescissions.
The results of Chairman Kline’s surveys are generally not published on the Committee’s website, so maybe a better survey would have been …
What is the best way to describe the ruling :
A. The Supreme Court’s decision is a devastating blow to the American people.
B. The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold ObamaCare is a crushing blow to patients throughout the country.
C. This is a crushing blow to freedom and an absolute insult to the dignity of all Americans.
Those are the reaction from Chairman Kline, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA-07) and Todd Akin (wanna-be Senator and current R-MO-02).
That’s what politicians look at … does the ruling fit their policy viewpoint … rather than what is the impact of the law on the citizens … and for that consider these quotes :
“With this momentous decision, the Supreme Court has ensured that when we are patients, we can focus on our healing and recovery, instead of worrying about whether we can obtain or afford the quality care we all deserve.”
– American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown
“Women with ovarian cancer benefit from a number of provisions in this law, including the elimination of lifetime and annual limits on benefits, the guarantee that insurance companies will issue coverage and prohibitions on denying coverage due to pre-existing conditions. These provisions will help ensure that women diagnosed with or at risk of developing ovarian cancer have access to the health care services they need.”
– Cara Tenenbaum, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
“As a breast cancer survivor and one of 129 million Americans with a pre-existing condition, I am overjoyed that the Supreme Court upheld the right of every American to have access to quality, affordable health care insurance.”
– U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-FL-20
Those quotes suggest that a repeal of the 2010 Healthcare law would be a Death Blow to too many Americans.