Skip to comments.Dems flying blind, failure of Hillarycare ‘relieved’ most Americans
Posted on 03/14/2010 8:26:26 PM PDT by paltz
Democrats wrongly believe Americans voted their party out in droves in 1994 due to their party's inability to deliver universal health care legislation back then.
It appeared to be a politically convenient way for Democrats to explain away their losses that year and think up new ways to tee up another universal health care bill in the future. Unfortunately for Democrats, what was once political spin to save face after losing the House and Senate to Republicans, became accepted as correct political analysis among party leaders and will likely cost Democrats even more seats come this November.
In 1994 the American Enterprise Institute published a study by Karlyn H. Bowman who cited a Gallup poll that was taken after the universal health care bill failed to pass. Ms. Bowman writes: (bolding is mine throughout)
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Liberals can’t accept that big numbers of Americans don’t want liberal policies such as socialized medicine. Liberals write these “What’s the Matter With Kansas” books to explain that people vote against their own interests, because they have no clue how people in “flyover country” think and feel and view the world.
The Dem. party is increasingly out of touch with “middle America”. Obama/Pelosi, et. al. are the darlings of the bi-coastal liberal elites.
Fly over country produces tar and feathers.
This is not over yet. Keep calling and faxing. www.faxzero.com allows two free faxes per day. Fax their DC office and the local in-state numbers.
Google their name to get their web site and look for Contact on the web site for the numbers. Write them down on a card. Fax them at least every other day and call call call.
Call DC anc call their local offices.
I recall (in response to a question on the specter of pending "Hillarycare") an RN saying so soberly and so solemnly, "what ever you do, don't get sick".
For some reason, this brought the whole argument home to me, striking some deep fears, the kind of fear that young parents know best.
And, looking back, I realize that this fear was fear of ... medical hopelessness!
I can’t remember the specifics of HillaryCare (if I ever knew). Did she plan to force us all to join the plan, and fine us if we didn’t? In other words, to get us all into the system.
Damn that delay posting, sorry for the double.
Who the hell are they to tell us what’s in our “interests” anyway?
If I remember correctly it was to be a single payer (government) system utilizing a national health insurance card.
“If I remember correctly it was to be a single payer (government) system utilizing a national health insurance card.”
It actually was modeled on “managed competition” a respectable idea originally developed by a Stanford economist. However, it was a bastardized version that effectively was Obamacare on steroids. That is, it would have created exchanges like those included in the House and Senate bills, coupled with employer and individual mandates to ensure everyone got coverage. The difference is that everyone except those in the very largest firms (10,000 employees IIRC) would have been forced to get coverage through the exchange. It was nominally private insurance, but there were premium caps and other heavy-handed controls that led the original creator of managed care to call it “single payer in sheep’s clothing.” Like Obamacare, the heavy hand of government, rather than market forces, would have been the principal drivers of cost, quality and access. Thus, technically it wasn’t single payer in form (e.g., Medicare for all), but in practice it would have operated de facto as a government-run system (with all its attendant flaws).
Thank you, DrC!