Senator Barrosso Makes A Good Point About Health Care Bill

Senator John Barrosso, a Wyoming Republican, made a very good point about the Senate health care bill that was secreted through Congress in the middle of the night. He asks, if the bill is so good then why did 13 Democrat Senators ask that their states be exempted from some provisions of it?

This is a very good question. If this bill is wonderful for the country and will solve all of our health care woes, then why did these Senators get their states exempted from some of the provisions? Why is this bill good for the country but not for their states?

This, of course, opens the entire process to judicial review because some states got sweetheart deals and others will foot the bill but it is still interesting that each of these 13 Senators did not feel the deal was good enough for their states but is perfectly OK for the rest of us.

If it is such a good thing then most everyone would be buying off on it and the majority of the public would not disapprove of it.

Do we need to fix health care? Sure but we do not need to overhaul it. We need it fixed to be cheaper (more competition) and we need it to apply to all the states. We cannot have bills where the rest of us pay more so the exempted states can benefit.

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3 Responses to “Senator Barrosso Makes A Good Point About Health Care Bill”

  1. Blake says:

    If these states are exempted, then the bill itself is unconstitutional- for it gives some citizens preferential treatment, while exposing others to onerous and unconstitutional taxation.

  2. Darrel says:

    BLK: If these states are exempted, then the bill itself is unconstitutional- for it gives some citizens preferential treatment>>

    DAR
    You must mean like when the Blue democratic states support the Red republican welfare states?

    You didn’t forget already that all of the welfare states (except Texas) are red republican states. All on the dole, all being supported by the hard working, wealthier blue states. Now there is some “wealth distribution!”

    D.

    • Big Dog says:

      Yes, it is the very BLUE cities in those Red Republican states that consume the money.

      Look at any state and the concentration of welfare is in the very blue cities.