Friday, March 19, 2010

ObamaCare: All the GOP's Fault

While we fight the Democratic nightmare that would be ObamaCare, we shouldn't let the GOP off for their part in this monstrosity. If they had seriously addressed health care reform 10 years ago, we wouldn't be in this mess today.

When the Republicans first retook Congress in the 90's, everyone was sick of health care reform, so it's hard to blame them for letting it sit for a while. But they let it sit for 10 years.

That's when they invented Health Savings Accounts, although their version was poorly-executed and little more than a band-aid on our broken system. It was something, but not enough. They let a lot of time pass with no real attempts at changing the status quo.

President George W. Bush made another attempt at getting Congress to make some basic reforms in 2007, but the Democrats were in control by then and were not going let a Republican get any credit for health care reform.

What happened between 2003 and 2007? I mean besides the GOP spending spree.

In November, the Democrats will almost certainly lose at least one house of Congress for what they've done on this issue. And they deserve it.

I'm just not sure the Republicans deserve to replace them.

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