Paul Hodes is a dope. A big dope. And as proof we have this recent quote from this morning’s Union leader.
"The promise of reform – bringing costs down for New Hampshire families, enabling small businesses to create jobs, increasing access to the doctor of your choice, and breaking insurance companies’ ability to discriminate and deny coverage – simply can’t wait," Hodes said
Where to begin? How about “simply can’t wait.” The only plan Hodes has ever voted on would not take effect for years. And every iteration of the ‘reform’ he advocates has similar delays. How can he say with any integrity that it can’t wait, when in fact he’s on the record voting for a plan that makes you wait? He obviously has no integrity, unless of course he just thinks we’re too stupid. I’m going with all of the above.
As for bringing costs down, that’s not going to happen. It’s cost shifting with increased taxation. That’s going to limit choices, raise costs, and divert wealth away from the open market. And there is nothing in the old or recycled versions of the plan—Obama’s bipartisan solution is to try and get both kinds of democrats to vote for this piece of crap—to make business owners feel any relief. So it won’t create any jobs in the private sector. It will actually hurt employment, continue to suppress it. And will very likely limit access and reduce the number of doctors with whom we might have access too.
Finally, Mr. Hodes is excited about breaking insurance companies, but that’s not entirely accurate. He’s actually helping to pick winners—the large insurers and drug companies who will survive federal meddling. He rewards with 31 million new customers by force of law at taxpayer expense. So no threat of taxes or regulations (10 billion on Pharma is drop in the bucket considering the mandated customer base) can harm these giants if they have 300 million guaranteed customers, almost no surviving competition, no fear of any new start ups or innovators, and the printing press of the US government as collateral for payment.