Obama Creating Bush-Style Healthcare, Stockholm Syndrome?
by TarHeel, Sun Aug 16, 2009 at 12:10:49 PM EDT
So let me get this straight. Obama is going to mandate people (disproportionately young and healthy) buy private insurance from the very companies that have been raising premiums, copays and out of pocket expenses every year?
He has cut a deal with drug companies not to negotiate drug prices (see Medicare part D)...
Does he really think the GOPers are going to support him no matter what he does?
Sometimes I think Obama has Stockholm syndrome.
Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response sometimes seen in abducted hostages, in which the hostage shows signs of loyalty to the hostage-taker, regardless of the danger or risk in which they have been placed.
He will not get a single republican vote in the house and may get two votes from the Maine Senators in the senate...
No Democrat with a brain should support a final bill that mandates we fork over high priced premiums to the same folks that got us in this mess without a public option.
Obama campaigned for two years on a public option. That and NOT having mandates was the key difference in his health plan compared to Hillary. Not only will this piss off many many young people under 40 but there will be no drop in premiums. This is not only bad policy but a political loser as well. We all know that once the public option is dropped Freedom Works, the GOP and all the others will move on and jump on "mandating" healthy young people buy insurance as infringing on individual liberty to protect private health insurance companies..
I can't believe people like Bernie Sanders or Feingold will go for this steaming pile. Krugman has been right way too often...
The stimulus was watered down and included one-third tax cuts yet no GOP credit nor mainstream media attention was given to this.