Friday, July 24, 2009

Actual concrete plans for needed health care change

Ever notice that the democrat controlled Congress and the democrat President aren't too nifty at actually explaining what their health care plan is about? The vague rhetoric is about getting all Americans covered without increasing the national debt.

Congressional Budget Office investigators say that is not possible under the Obama plan. The CBO is a congressionally controlled office. Democrats can expect the rosiest picture from this group. If that's the rosiest assessment maybe this plan is just plain inadequate.

Enter Governor of Louisianna Bobby Jindal. Jindal is a bright young star in national politics and happens to be a Republican. He outlines, in a WSJ article, a clear, sensible 7 point plan on how to go about creating a better health care plan in America. It makes sense, it's understandable, it's not being crammed down the nation's throat under some artificial deadline.

I served in the U.S. House with a majority of the current 435 representatives,and I am confident that if given the proper amount of legislative review, they will not accept the flawed Pelosi plan that is currently stuck in committee. Yet there is general agreement among Republicans and Democrats that we need health-care reform to bring costs down. This agreement can be the basis of a genuine, bipartisan reform, once the current over-reach by Mr.Obama and Mrs.Pelosi fails. Leaders of both parties can then come together behind health-care reform that stresses these seven principles:



Anonymous said...

Good article by Jindal. Question -- now that the Congress can't get the Pelosi/Obama healthcare bill through before the August recess, and with opposition growing to it as people realize that it would violate the Hippocratic Oath (first, do no harm) -- do you think Obama will realize that it's D.O.A. after August and will try to develop legislation that, like Jindal proposes, actually reforms some things most agree on?

Jack said...

Porbably when a rotund ham-generating animal soars above us.