I haven’t followed the HRC debate very closely… but I have kept a peek with one eye.
From what I can tell I’m with Howard Dean – kill this bill. Industry is the only big winner. While on paper it may lead to more people being insured, it looks like it will also lead to a greater financial burden on the insured – such that complying with whatever mandates are included will have a similar effect on many as having to do without insurance does now: create financial ruin. At least treatment may be had before the bank comes to hook the house up to a tow truck. I guess that’s a silver lining. Anyway, to my mind, nothing is a much better option than this steaming pile of legislation.
If it can’t be fixed before it goes to a vote, I say let’s keep what we got, and when the rest of the world starts noticing how third-world we are getting over here, maybe they’ll send us Doctors Without Borders to prop up our free-market, freedom loving butts.
For once, I can count on Alexander and Corker to vote my way on the final bill.