Who You Gonna Believe? Experts or a Political Hack
Republicans: We'll Take the Hack
To be fair, Senator Ted Cruz (R, Tx) does have a pretty good resume. Harvard Law, practice before the Supreme Court, Texas AG. But nowhere, and we mean absolutely nowhere in that resume is any experience, knowledge, understanding, education or anything else regarding the concept of insurance. He knows nothing on the topic.
But that has not stopped Cruz from proposing a radical plan to the Senate health care bill. His plan would segment insurance, so people could buy the coverage they think they need. The result is that the insurance market would collapse, or so the experts say.
On Friday evening, the insurance industry’s two main trade associations,
’s Health Insurance Plans
and BlueCross BlueShield Association, sent
a letter to the Senate voicing adamant opposition to the plan,
which they say would create two distinct markets. The proposal “is simply
unworkable in any form and would undermine protections for those with
pre-existing medical conditions, increase premiums and lead to widespread
terminations of coverage for people currently enrolled in the individual
market,” the groups wrote. America
Notice the language, ‘unworkable in any form”. No this is not Democrats, this is insurance organizations, in fact some of the leading insurance organizations. Why do they care? Because people like Ted Cruz will blame them for the monumental failure if this passes.
Here is a story from the times that shows what people will face.
Ned Scott, 34, who lives in
, said the health
plan he had before the Affordable Care Act left him with $40,000 to $50,000 in
unpaid medical bills after he learned he had testicular cancer when he was in his late
“I thought it would cover things,” Mr. Scott said. But once he needed it, he learned the plan limited what it paid for outpatient care to $2,000 a year, and all of his treatment, from chemotherapy to CT scans, seemed to fall in that category.
But now we know why the Senate crafted the bill in secret and will not have hearings or much debate. They would get the truth, and they can’t handle the truth.