posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 05:03 PM
Originally posted by Whereweheaded
reply to post by meeneecat
You do know that the health care plan enacted was originally a Republican plan
Thats why it was pushed and backed by the liberals huh? Because it was a conservative plan?
Think your head is been in the sand far to long!
The mandate and many tenants of the health care reform plan were originally crafted by Conservatives in the early 90s. The individual mandate was a
Heritage Foundation idea as a way to combat the idea that only a "Medicare for all" plan would be able to control costs.
Sorry to burst your little ignorance bubble.
The concept of the individual health insurance mandate originated in 1989 at the conservative Heritage Foundation. In 1993, Republicans twice
introduced health care bills that contained an individual health insurance mandate. Advocates for those bills included prominent Republicans who today
oppose the mandate including Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Charles Grassley (R-IA), Robert Bennett (R-UT), and Christopher Bond (R-MO). In 2007, Democrats and
Republicans introduced a bi-partisan bill containing the mandate.
There is a fun little article for you to read. Head in the sand indeed.
If you think the individual mandate was always pushed by the liberals, you are incredibly misinformed on the subject. Liberals supported the Medicare
buy-in, Medicare Part E, Public Option, or Single Payer proposals that were rejected by conservatives. Many liberals still hate the legislation
because it doesn't include these things.
Fortunately, the state waivers included in the legislation means we can enact single payer and public option plans on the state level. When enough
large blue states enact them, it will pretty much be a done deal.
If you study the electoral map you'll also see that Obama will more than likely be re-elected. Right now it's in the cards.