Alan Colmes is talking about the new health care plan proposed by New Orleans governor Bobby Jindal. Jindal outlined his plans in a Washington Post article. Now, I have been saying for a long time that the Republicans need to step up and stand out. For sure the plans offered by the Democrats are in huge need of being said “No” too, but at some point, you simply have to bring a plan to the table. A vibrant plan. A plan that’s marketed and jazzed and finally sold to the public.
Jindal is doing that; or trying to. He correctly points out that Washington’s plan is dead and going no where. In fact the public is tired of see Obama and his administration rehashing the same old talking points over and over again. Even The Chairman himself is no longer able to “Shine the sun of his personality” to make this problem of his go away. So, Jindal is trying to seize the opportunity and stand out. Announce his own plan and see if he can get the Conservatives to back him.
I’m guessing they won’t. And hoping.
I get the fact that there has to be some compromising in this. I understand that a world run exactly as I want is as bad a place as a world run exactly as you see fit. It takes the best of both of us to build what we have. Key word; Best. Not worst. And that’s what Jindal is suggesting. He wants to take one of the two worst aspects of Obamacare, roll it in some Jindal speak and sell it as a better package. It ain’t.
Require coverage of preexisting conditions: Insurance should not be least accessible when it is needed most. Companies should be incentivized to focus on delivering high-quality effective care, not to avoid covering the sick.
You can not guarantee coverage disregarding preexisting conditions. Because if the government does that, the government HAS to make it affordable. And if you do THAT, you break the system and you have a plan no better than Medicare/Medicaid. Broke and getting broker. By the day.
According to their own auditors, Medicare knowingly overpays for almost everything it buys.
Jindal is right in a lot, but wrong where it counts.
Nicely balanced post. Thanks.