Wow. A Republican Attorney General, talking common sense? I may faint from the shock. I mean, I thought some of the politicians opposing the Affordable Care Act might have legitimate concerns and not just a political agenda, but I certainly
Wow. A Republican Attorney General, talking common sense? I may faint from the shock. I mean, I thought some of the politicians opposing the Affordable Care Act might have legitimate concerns and not just a political agenda, but I certainly didn't think any of them would say it out loud:
ThinkProgress spoke with Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Caldwell opposes Obamacare and the individual mandate, but for a different reason than most of his fellow litigants: it props up the private health insurance industry.
“Insurance companies are the absolute worst people to handle this kind of business,” he declared. “I trust the government more than insurance companies.” Caldwell went on to endorse the idea of a single-payer health care system, saying it’d “be a whole lot better” than Obamacare:
KEYES: You don’t think the subsidies for low-income people are going to be helpful?
CALDWELL: No, no. The worst thing you can do is give it to an insurance company. I want to make my point. All insurance companies are controlled in their particular state. If you have a hurricane come up the east coast, the first one that’s going to leave you when they gotta pay too many claims is an insurance company. Insurance companies are the absolute worst people to handle this kind of business. I trust the government more than insurance companies. If the government wants to put forth a policy where they will pay for everything and you won’t have to go through an insurance policy, that’d be a whole lot better.
No, really. Bill O'Reilly tried to pass himself off as a Constitutional Law expert in this segment, insisting that the Supreme Court will overturn the individual mandate along purely partisan lines, 5-4. Here is the gist of his argument, loaded Read more...
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on Sunday that he opposed President Barack Obama's health care law because a "friend" would have to pay more to insure the employees at his 52 Wendy's restaurants -- but the South Carolina Republican did not offer another solution to provide heath care for the 60 percent of those workers that did not currently have insurance.