A Quick Thought About the Coming Changes in Health Care

The Curmudgeon isn’t wedded to what’s become known as “Obamacare,” but he’s also not interested in scuttling it solely for scuttling’s sake. Show him something better, even if you want to call it “Trumpcare,” and he’ll hold his nose and be happy to support it.

But he had to chuckle when he read a newspaper report last week that explained that

House Republicans scored a pre-dawn triumph Thursday in their effort to scuttle former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, but it masked deeper problems as hospitals, doctors and consumer groups mounted intensifying opposition to the GOP health care drive.

So, hospitals and doctors oppose it, huh?

Just so you know: hospitals and doctors opposed Medicare.

Hospitals and doctors opposed Medicaid.

Hospitals and doctors decide what they support or oppose based on THEIR interests, mostly their personal and financial interests, and not on YOUR interests or those of the average consumer.

So the idea that hospitals and doctors oppose what Congress is currently considering should carry no weight – zero, zilch, nada – when you look at the plan and consider whether YOU should support it.

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