Saturday, February 27, 2010

After watching the Republicans... the health care summit on Thursday and listening to their arguments in regarding health care reform over the last year or so, I can pretty much sum up their approach as three-pronged:

(1) Tort reform (which most experts estimate would account for about a one percent saving in health care costs);

(2) Allow insurance companies to sell policies across state lines (which would result in a "race to the bottom"); or

(3) Rep. Paul Ryan's plan to essentially do away with Medicare altogether. (Just imagine your aging parents without access to health care. Scary.)

I have a suggestion for the Republicans. Just simplify your position to four words that could fit easily on a bumper sticker: Let Them Eat Cake.

It's also more honest.

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