16 November 2010

Diagnosis: Excess gall.

Glenn Thrush reports on Politico
A conservative Maryland physician elected to Congress on an anti-Obamacare platform surprised fellow freshmen at a Monday orientation session by demanding to know why his government-subsidized health care plan from the government takes a month to kick in. 
Republican Andy Harris, an anesthesiologist who defeated freshman Democrat Frank Kratovil on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, reacted incredulously when informed that federal law mandated that his government-subsidized health care policy would take effect on Feb. 1 – 28 days after his Jan. 3rd swearing-in.
“He stood up and asked the two ladies who were answering questions why it had to take so long, what he would do without 28 days of health care,” said a congressional staffer who saw the exchange.


Yeah and while you wait 28 days, 40 million Americans are doing without healthcare for the foreseeable future, while financing your cadillac policy, you senseless, soulless sack of shit.

Go right ahead Dr. Congressman. Take your principled stand against "socialist" government healthcare. Purchase an unsubsidized policy for your family on the open market. Better yet, just do without. Consider it policy research.

Monsieur Guillotine, some days you are sorely missed.

1 chimed in:

Mo Rage said...

actually, it's worse than even this as it's been assumed now that 50 million of us can't afford and don't have health care in this country because they can't afford the crushing insurance premiums.

But no, the health care system isn't broken and yes, we absolutely need to repeal the Health Care Reform Act.

Bullshit.

Seriously, if even one Republican or other political party member says they want to repeal the health care reform, we should all press them, as publicly both on the internet and in person, to refuse the government insurance they're given.

Bastards.