As the Clock Struck Midnight the Left Rejoiced

Monte Kuligowski
H.R. 3200 didn’t make it to a House vote. So the Democrats doubled the size of the bill by adding another thousand pages of bureaucratic madness, imposed a mandate on purchasing insurance, cut $400 billion in Medicare to partially pay for it, and passed it at the midnight hour on a Saturday. Here are the results (220-215) for the roll call vote on H.R. 3962.

Regardless of whether H.R. 3962 survives and merges with the Senate’s proposal, I believe the clock has struck midnight for the Dems. The Democrats and their colleagues in the news media are misreading the will of the American people in a major way.

The cry, “Read the bill!” obviously has not resonated with 219 members of the ruling Democrat Party. The average citizen wanted the bill to be read and debated prior to voting. And some are wondering if they missed the promised C-Span debates.

On the morning after its passage, Chris Mathews, revealing the tone of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid coalition, dismissed the Bachmann protesters as “wing nuts” several times. I have a feeling the protests in this country have only just begun.

What about Obama’s “red line” cost limit of $900 billion? Or will the Dems have us believe the $1.2 trillion behemoth will cut the deficit?

The AP storyline is that the unread bill extends coverage to tens of millions of Americans and places strict restrictions on the insurance companies.

Too bad the news media will not report that coverage could be added to tens of millions of Americans for a fraction of the cost and without transforming the entire industry and taking control of the health decisions of all Americans.

Currently, the poor and elderly are covered by Medicaid and Medicare. For people that fall between the cracks state-run-with-federal-dollars programs cover children who need health care coverage.

I wonder how much it would cost to cover the uninsured parents of FAMIS children and others who don’t meet Medicaid requirements? I would be willing to bet that the money not yet spent from the failed “stimulus” plan would be enough to cover everyone for years to come. How about a CBO study on that question?

H.R. 3200 didn’t make it to a House vote. So the Democrats doubled the size of the bill by adding another thousand pages of bureaucratic madness, imposed a mandate on purchasing insurance, cut $400 billion in Medicare to partially pay for it, and passed it at the midnight hour on a Saturday. Here are the results (220-215) for the roll call vote on H.R. 3962.

Regardless of whether H.R. 3962 survives and merges with the Senate’s proposal, I believe the clock has struck midnight for the Dems. The Democrats and their colleagues in the news media are misreading the will of the American people in a major way.

The cry, “Read the bill!” obviously has not resonated with 219 members of the ruling Democrat Party. The average citizen wanted the bill to be read and debated prior to voting. And some are wondering if they missed the promised C-Span debates.

On the morning after its passage, Chris Mathews, revealing the tone of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid coalition, dismissed the Bachmann protesters as “wing nuts” several times. I have a feeling the protests in this country have only just begun.

What about Obama’s “red line” cost limit of $900 billion? Or will the Dems have us believe the $1.2 trillion behemoth will cut the deficit?

The AP storyline is that the unread bill extends coverage to tens of millions of Americans and places strict restrictions on the insurance companies.

Too bad the news media will not report that coverage could be added to tens of millions of Americans for a fraction of the cost and without transforming the entire industry and taking control of the health decisions of all Americans.

Currently, the poor and elderly are covered by Medicaid and Medicare. For people that fall between the cracks state-run-with-federal-dollars programs cover children who need health care coverage.

I wonder how much it would cost to cover the uninsured parents of FAMIS children and others who don’t meet Medicaid requirements? I would be willing to bet that the money not yet spent from the failed “stimulus” plan would be enough to cover everyone for years to come. How about a CBO study on that question?