Takeover Thursdays – Anthony Weiner on the Health Care Repeal Debate
Once again Rep Anthony Weiner (D-NY) hit a homerun while debating Republicans on the validity of the “Repealing the Job–Killing Health Care Law Act”. Republicans want to repeal the Health Care Law aka the Affordable Care Act, but why???
They say we should start fresh as the current law is just no good, as Rep Weiner clearly pointed out while speaking on the floor of the House… Republicans want to repeal the current law so that Republicans can put forth legislation that will do the following:
- Coverage for pre-existing conditions
- Help fill the donut hole that will help senior citizens pay for prescriptions
- Give incentives for small businesses to supply
Ummmmm, wait a minute…..
Republicans want to repeal the current law so that they can put in place what the current law is ALREADY doing!!!!
It’s really simple folks, if you don’t believe me see for yourself; http://www.healthcare.gov/law/introduction/index.html
Republicans are correct when they say there are problems with the current law but there is no reason to start over; focus on the real issues with the current law like the 1099 forms that will have to be submitted by small businesses. This is an unnecessary administrative burden on businesses, there has to be an easier way, let’s focus on coming up with a solution for that.
Many Public Opinion polls are showing that the argument for repeal is 50-50 at best right now; more people are wanting the bill to do more as the support for outright repeal is diminishing.
My advice to Republicans, you better be careful before you are caught on the wrong side of the argument. Get your mind right Boehner and get your crew focused on what is more important like Jobs and the Deficit!!
Meanwhile, enjoy the latest rant from my favorite congressman….
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!