He went on to explain that it was unfair to offer coverage that might have to be withdrawn if federal funding stopped. If businesses used such convoluted logic, they would only sell their products to customers who promised to keep buying them forever. Unlike Mr. Kurk, I think the eligible poor would gladly accept three years of coverage, even if they knew it could expire.
The Republican majority in the Senate may in the end be sufficient to thwart expansion. But starting with the likes of the dyspeptic Mr. Kurk, his party may pay a dear price in 2014 after voters discover they were willing to refuse $2.5 billion of federal money just to feed their endless obsession with destroying Obamacare.
Don’t let Republicans kill Obamacare
To the editor:
It is quite apparent to me that the Holy Grail for House Republicans is to keep people from getting health care. They have tried to repeal Obamacare 40 times and yet have offered no other solutions for health care.
Obama’s health reform law, The Affordable Care Act of 2010, was duly passed by Congress, signed by the president and is ready to be implemented. The individual mandate is an essential piece of the reform which can not and will not be bargained away. Obamacare is the law of the land and the Supreme Court has upheld it. The Republicans have no legitimate way to stop it but they will keep trying. Some Republicans are considering using a showdown this fall over the country’s borrowing limit as leverage to try to delay the law’s implementation. Another approach they are considering involves denying funding for Obamacare and threatening a possible government shut down. Does this all sound familiar?
This is what has been implemented by Obamacare so far: $1.1 billion in rebates to consumers, 3.1 million more young adults insured, 105 million Americans who have received free access to preventative care. For the first time one can not be denied medical insurance for a pre-existing condition.