The goal is not to promote their own version of healthcare reform, something you see on TV ads every hour of the day. That’s right, Harry and Louise are at it again lying to you. The goal is to block any healthcare reform at all.
The goal is to maintain the status quo.
We know this now because of our mole who participated in the conference call. Our mole who took notes.
From “The Plum Line:”
“The moderator on the call, whose name could not immediately be determined, told listeners that bipartisan compromise on the Senate Finance Committee, where senators are holding talks, must be stopped at all costs, AFL-CIO’s notes say. The moderator called on members to pressure GOP Senators seeking compromise with Dems, like Chuck Grassley, Mike Enzi, and
Snowe, to stop the negotiating.” Olympia
“‘The goal is not compromise, and ANY bill coming out this year would be a failure for us,’ the moderator said, according to AFL-CIO’s notes. The moderator added that ‘the Democrats will turn even a weak bill from the Senate Finance Committee into Canadian-style single-payer through underhanded implementation.’”
This is despite the fact that the average healthcare premiums that a family pays per year is going up and up, and that as a result more and more families are opting out of health care coverage because they can’t afford it. This is despite the fact that people without health care coverage can still be treated, for free, in emergency rooms, and insurance companies pay for it, charging back to families that still have health insurance.Driving the price of their premiums up.
The whole thing is spiraling out of control, one thing feeds the other, But these people, these obstructionists, are sticking their heads in the sand (or perhaps in some part of their anatomy) ignoring an ever-worsening situation, and attempting to block any reform at all.
The house is afire and these people are looking for a pail of gasoline to put it out.
And now it's all out in the open.