posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 02:10 PM
Because the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973 was introduced under president Richard Nixon, a Republican, and therefore is not subject to
the extremely partisan scrutiny that Republicans are currently showing Obama's plan.
What you have here is a fine demonstration of hypocrisy.
That being said, the 'socialist nightmare' that Obama is planning is so far from socialism, it's not even funny anymore. His plan is terrible, its
basically forcing the crappy care we already pay too much for onto everyone, and then forcing everyone to pay more for it.
We really need a single payer system, like the majority of other wealthy countries offer their citizens. Until we have a system like this, health care
in our nation will suffer, as the insurance companies will still be putting their bottom lines over our well-being.