Van Meter accused Griffin and other Republicans of “not having a plan”, which Griffin quickly, and politely corrected, sending Van Meter a link to a press release detailing HR 3121 For his trouble, Griffin was attacked with profanities
“Protect individuals with pre-existing conditions against discrimination”
–Attention, you graft-taking motherfucker: that’s Obamacare.
–Any ‘market-based’ solution to the problem of people not getting the healthcare they need is rooted in the fantasy that “the market” will respond to competition with lower prices and better services. How’s that worked for you for the last 15 decades? Tell that to my brother (broken neck, broken back, Scarlet Fever), whose conditions have made it impossible for him to get healthcare AT ALL until now.
–Your pals in the insurance industry have lots of competition, but they’re happy with their profit margins, so they’re NOT GOING TO LOWER their prices.
–Holy shit, you Republicans are evil.
–Oh yeah, Fuck you.
Well, I admit that arguing with”fuck you” is tough, I mean, talk about dishing some wisdom. But, Van Meter’s behavior typifies too many Liberal’s attitudes. Anyone who dares disagrees with them is not just wrong, they are evil and deserving of threats, smear campaigns, and nasty personal attacks. I seriously doubt Van Meter even read the summary of HR 3121, which reads like this
“Workers and families are losing their health insurance plans, premiums are going up and the Obamacare website isn’t working. It’s clear we have to scrap Obamacare and start over to get health care reform right. I’ve long advocated for real, patient-centered reforms that will lower costs by encouraging innovation, increasing competition, cracking down on frivolous lawsuits and reducing waste, fraud and abuse. The right kind of reform will expand access and ensure more Americans get high-quality, affordable health care. Patients deserve customized care that fits their needs – not Obamacare’s one-size-fits-all, Washington-knows-best approach – and that’s why I’m proud to support this legislation.”
– Repeal Obamacare
– Protect individuals with pre-existing conditions against discrimination
– Let individuals buy insurance from providers anywhere in the country, just like auto insurance
– Treat those who get insurance through their employer and those who get insurance on the market equally, via a standard tax deduction for health insurance purchasers
– Expand access to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and increase the amount of pre-tax dollars that can be contributed to portable savings accounts for health care expenses
– Enable small businesses to partner together and create insurance pools to bring down costs
– Discourage frivolous lawsuits through medical malpractice reform that limits trial lawyer fees and non-economic damages
No wonder Van Meter does not like that plan, too much individual choice and freedom for him no doubt.
Personally, I would much prefer the plan Griffin lays out to Obamacare, I bet most Americans would, which is why the GOP must stress what their plans would look like.