Repeal and Avoid
Ron Brownstein of the National Journal provides a unique take on the GOP vote to repeal the new health care law.
With this week’s vote to repeal President Obama’s health care reform, House Republicans struck a blow for freedom.
They struck a blow for the freedom of hospitals to avoid financial penalties, no matter how many Medicare patients develop infections under their care. They struck a blow for the freedom of hospitals to avoid consequences, no matter how many Medicare patients are readmitted soon after treatment. And they struck a blow for the freedom of health care providers to receive unending annual increases in their Medicare reimbursements, even if they fail to improve their productivity by even a fraction of what’s occurring in other industries.
Take that, Big Government.
You just gotta love those fiscally conservative Republicans!