Republicans claim to be “pro life” and I guess they are if you’re an embryo. If, however, that embryo makes it to full term, it had better be born healthy, have plenty of money and have health insurance or Republicans will just as soon watch you die.
This newspaper printed a ridiculous political cartoon and Jon Kyl’s weekly rant about National Health Insurance Reform (the correct name of the legislation) in the Feb. 8 edition.
Kyl admits that Republican-run Arizona is now rationing insurance to its low income population. They have let two people die so far because they stopped Medicaid funding for seven kinds of transplant surgeries. He blames the current crisis on Obama’s government health care system. Mr. Kyl, that doesn’t go into affect until 2014, so it’s obviously not the problem today!
There are 98 low-income people in Arizona that were approved for transplants and are awaiting their surgeries. These procedures have now been cut, and the surgeries canceled from the budget. These people are on their own. President Obama would like these people to live. This is, sadly, Republican death panels at work and you will see more of incidents like this without National Health Insurance Reform.
Governor Brewer is asking the federal government for waivers on health programs the state cannot afford so we can balance our budget. Ms. Brewer told us all late last year during her campaign that she balanced the budget. Was that a lie?
Is all of this a statement about President Obama and his demands for health insurance for everyone, or more the fact that the State of Arizona cannot manage their/our money?
How about we suspend all pension plans and health insurance for all state and federal workers? They can participate in a 401(k) and pay their own insurance premiums like the rest of us. That will leave plenty of money to care for the least of our brethren.
Editor’s note: Part of the Obamacare health reform bill has already started. Other parts, due to the cost, don’t begin until 2014 and even later.