In today's Spokesman Review we have an article validating Cathy McMorris Rodgers' many warnings about how terrible Obamacare will be for the State of Washington.
In Washington state, where final rates emerged this week, it will cost less, cover more people, and provide more comprehensive benefits than consumers get today.
See what I mean?
And what is it like today for people who can't afford health insurance?
Today, people without insurance can get some types of care in hospital emergency rooms, where costs are high and get passed along, via hospital fees and insurance rates, to those who do have coverage. But when the uninsured experience serious medical problems, the bills often push them into bankruptcy; medical costs account for 60 percent of personal bankruptcies in the United States. And, due to the inability to pay for care, many ailing Americans simply go without it and die: According to the American Journal of Public Health, lack of insurance is linked to 44,789 deaths per year in the United States.
And Obamacare will improve upon that?!?!
Cathy McMorris Rodgers was right. This pernicious government takeover cannot be tolerated. I look forward to her town hall meeting (meetings? - never!) this summer where she plans to tell us how she and her fellow Republicans will work hard to prevent this travesty from happening. Maybe they'll repeal it 50 times just to show how serious they are. After all, it's been 3-1/2 years since the Affordable Health Care legislation was passed and during this time Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her fellow Republican House members have done all they can to impede this horrible legislation.
And yet after years of saying there's a better way to do this, they have yet to offer up any legislation. Nothing.
Some may say it's a messaging problem, but I think Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her party's message comes across quite clearly.