Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Obama to embrace some Republican ideas on health care

If you were expecting major Republican ideas, then you are wrong.  Obama simply picked the little things that would not drastically affect the full horror of the Democrat proposal.  
From CNN: Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama extended a bipartisan olive branch to GOP leaders in the health care debate Tuesday, stating in a letter that he is willing to consider several of their ideas in a compromise plan.
Specifically, the president said he may be willing to:
– commit $50 million to fund state initiatives designed to reduce medical malpractice costs;
– allow undercover investigations of health care providers receiving Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal programs;
– boost Medicaid reimbursements to doctors in certain states; and
– include language in the final bill ensuring certain high-deductible health plans can be offered in the health exchange. 

Clearly Obama is simply adding this stuff to call it “bipartisan” and to say the worked with Republicans, but there is nothing here that addresses the two major concerns Republicans have with the bill; control and cost. ObamaCare still costs too much and still makes dictates on private insurance companies and mandates for individuals.

These few items Obama has embraced are done only for appearance sake. He wants to appear like he tried to work with Republicans and they rejected him, thus feeding into the whole “obstructionist” meme that is being crafted by the Democrats.

Once again, the whole idea behind that sham summit was to get Republicans involve so that they could then be turned into scapegoats.

Via: CNN


The Vegas Art Guy said...

The problem is that the American people are not that stupid. They and we will see it and then deal with them in November.

RightKlik said...

Great post.

Unfortunately Obama's not "embracing" anything. He used some rather cold language to indicate that he is "open" to a few GOP ideas.

Given that Obama routinely breaks promises he set in stone during the campaign, I have to say that the "open" rhetoric rings completely hallow.

Janelle said...

Hell's Bells, both sides do that......but the message seems to be sinking in slowly thanks to a considerable amount of effort by a whole lot of people. Thanks, Clifton, for being a part of the message.

limo hire said...

Lovely Post ,
president Obama who simply picked the little thing ..

Cynthia Beattie Mcgill said...

Everything Obama learned about diplomacy he learned in kindergarten and it is us, the Americans who are paying for him not learing good lessons in the childhood. Hope his putting America on the path of "set a good example and others will follow" philosphy works!
Cynthia Beattie Mcgill

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