Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Job Killing Health Care Law, So That Is What You Are Going With?

I was just perusing Kristi Noem's page on OpenCongress.org and I came across one of the first bills our freshman representative co-sponsored. H.R. 2 is the oft promised attempt by the GOP to repeal Obamacare and the fact that the newly christened GOP controlled House has chosen to make this a priority early into this session is no surprise nor is the fact that Noem is a co-sponsor. What caught my eye though was the name of the bill.
H.R.2 - Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act

Official Summary

1/5/2011--Introduced.Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act - Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, effective as of its enactment. Restores provisions of law amended by such Act. Repeals the health care provisions of the Health Care and Education and Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective as of the Act's enactment. Restores provisions of law amended by the Act's health care provisions.

As things stand now, this bill will likely not get farther than the House so it is a moot point but that still doesn't address the little problem of their logic being a bit in question. You see, their own quoted sources, the CBO and NFIB, actually could be used to show a net increase of as many as 240,000 jobs. (GOP interpretation from CBO pulled directly out of their a** -650,000, NFIB Healthcare related jobs created +890,000)

Certainly both sides can spit out their own numbers until the cows come home, but is job killer really the best they could do? How about "H.R.2 - Repealing the evil Liberal plan to secularize America"? Or maybe "H.R.2 - Repealing the Socialist's plot to overthrow our way of life"? After all let's not let the facts get in the way some some good old fashioned fear mongering.

5 comments:

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by j as. j as said: RT @bob_schwartz: Job Killing Health Care Law Act, So That Is What You Are Going With? http://goo.gl/fb/xISCr [...]

    ReplyDelete
  2. Bob, I'm not a fan of this version of the Healthcare Reform Act because of the major provision that makes it mandatory for me to purchase health insurance from one of the private health insurance corporations, starting in 2014. Now, with that said, as a Herseth-Sandlin supporter I do not believe Rep. Noem has a good solution to fix our over-priced healthcare system in America. I do not even know if Kristi has any plan? I believe Steph was working on a better one and that is why she opposed this version. For what it's worth now, keep a good eye on Kristi because I do not believe her positions are entirely grounded in reality. For instance, that "pesky stimulus" that helped her and her party to balance the last state budget.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I guess we'll let the Supreme Court decide the fate of the bill. Maybe not a bad thing if we start all over. As a 30-year veteran of the health care business, I also want reform, but not the destruction of the system. Let's s start with reading the darn bill and working together!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I guess we'll let the Supreme Court decide the fate of the bill. Maybe not a bad thing if we start all over. As a 30-year veteran of the health care business, I also want reform, but not the destruction of the system. Let's s start with reading the darn bill and working together!

    ReplyDelete
  5. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by j as. j as said: RT @bob_schwartz: Job Killing Health Care Law Act, So That Is What You Are Going With? http://goo.gl/fb/xISCr [...]

    ReplyDelete

Anonymous comments are allowed as long a you pick a pseudonym and stick with it. Posting under multiple names is not permitted and will result in all comments being deleted.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.