Do They Really Need It Asks House Speaker Paul Ryan
News That Didn’t Happen, But Could
Washington (APX) December 12. In a stunning development today House Speaker Paul Ryan (Troglodyte, Wi) raised the possibility that as part of health care reform the new administration would simply eliminate health care for all Americans making less than $55,000 a year. “Why do they need that luxury?” the Speaker asked and went on to say that providing for health care for lower income families “just wasted resources and made it more costly for those of us who need it the most.”
When pressed as to who would get health care under the now termed Ryan Better Health Care for Congress Plan Mr. Ryan said that resources should be directed towards the people who make a difference in the nation. “This includes members of Congress, Republican state governmental officials and anyone who has a net worth of over $500,000” he said, “you know, the people that create jobs and remove dangerous regulations like those that require work place safety.”
Asked if denying health care to millions of hard working Americans might make their plight even more difficult the GOP reasoning says that just the opposite would occur. Without access to doctors, clinics, hospitals, and other health care facilities those Americans would have a huge incentive not to get cancer or heart disease. “This policy is probably the biggest cancer fighting initiative ever envisioned” said an un-named Republican governor from his taxpayer funded stay at the Mayo Clinic.