Skip to comments.Bill Frist Goes Liberal
Posted on 09/26/2012 2:24:03 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
Current GOP members of Congress are not impressed. A week ago, former U.S. Senator and former Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) told POLITICO, "I am supportive of exchanges and 'Obamacare' generally." In a commentary in The Week, he asserts, "As a doctor, I strongly believe that people without health insurance die sooner...State exchanges are the solution. They represent the federalist ideal of states as 'laboratories for democracy.'...I love the diversity and the innovation."
Frist is talking the talk of the Left. Lack of insurance kills no one. And like many of his former colleagues, Frist must not have read the Obamacare law although it's been available for two years. All state-run Exchanges must follow this federal law and nearly 13,000 pages of federal regulations (so far). There's no democracy, no diversity, no independent state laboratory. And it certainly isn't "federalist," unless he defines that word as federal control. Wouldn't you like to know who's lining his pockets? It could be the single-payer advocate, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He, along with Obama's former budget director Peter Orzag, just became new trustees of the RWJF Board of Directors.
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And you are surprised why?
We are seeing before our eyes, the firming up of obamacare, I do not beleive it will ever be de-funded or stopped.
We have 60 million on Medicaid and Obamacare will add 18 million more. Frist is confusing having insurance and access to medical services. 40% of doctors don't accept Medicaid patients. And we also have 12 to 20 million illegal aliens in this country. How does Frist plan to cover them?
Didn’t that happen about 10+ years ago?
He ought to know that government funding is the reason why
costs have risen so drastically. Government is never as cost sensitive as the average consumer, and vendors take full advantage.
Did anybody ask the Doctor how he will like going broke after Obamacare loads himm up with thousands of more patient and pays him whatever they feel like paying him?
How did this feces for brains ever get through medical school.
Pretty sure I read a while back Frist stood to make a lot of money off Obamacare somehow.
as long as American die first, there will be plenty of $ left for the illegals.
So, Mister (yes, "mister", and it should be taken as an insult) Frist concludes that confiscating EVERYONE'S health insurance (the only possible end stage of obamacare) will be an improvement.
MISTER Frist, you are a fool of the highest order.
01/18/11 11:23 AM ET
Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who caused a stir during the construction of health care reform when he said he’d vote for the bill, said it was important to consider the bill the “law of the land” and move on from there.
As The Washington Examiner’s lobbying editor Tim Carney notes, Frist “is invested, literally, in the law.” He has made a fortune as a result of stock ownership from the family-founded Hospital Corporation of America, the for-profit hospital chain.
Not only that, cancer patients in the U.S. have a higher much higher survivor rate than similar patients in the U.K. It’s not much good getting “free” medical care when you have to wait so long to get treated for a serious problem.
Frist is on the list of most disappointing politicians of the right. He was so good until he got the leadership position, and just fell apart. Major beltway-itis.
This statement shows he has absolutely no idea what is in Obamacare. To state it is some sort of state-based program is pure ignorance, or willful lying. One of the two.
Follow the money. Frist’s old man, Thomas Frist, was one of the founders of Hospital Corporation of America(HCA)based in Nashville and which made tons off Medicare/Medicaid. Frist(also a heart surgeon) stepped in afterwsrd and that’s where he made all his money before being elected to the Senate from TN. HCA is now HCAHealthcare and will be in postion to make tons off Obamacare. So, naturally, Frist wants to keep his postion at the governent trough.
They are all finding ways to make money off it.
The GOP will not repeal ObamaCare, they will change its name
Boehner already promised to fund it.
It’s settled law now. Ugh
The GOP is the stupid party for a reason
Money appears to make the core objective, I think you are correct.
Why is that a surprise? As one of the founders of one of the largest Healthcare oranizations in this country, he has a LOT more to gain by cozing up t obama and his “care”.
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