Friday, May 05, 2017

Zimdars: ‘Hicecare’ means wait for heaven

Who does 10th District Georgia Rep. Jody Hice, R-Monroe, serve?

Is he at all concerned about the delivery of affordable
and comprehensive physical and mental health care to his northeast
Georgia constituents?

Hice believes that market-driven solutions will enable
all Americans to receive health care. To date, no place on earth offers
an example of comprehensive health care delivery using a market-driven
strategy. Did Hice miss that fact?

Many market-driven strategies have been horrible for the
nation’s health. If corporate marketing strategies were always allowed
to prevail, we would still have lead in paint, lead in gasoline, no seat
belts in cars, and no information about the tobacco death industry.
Does Hice object that government intervention based on scientific
research blocked the “free market” distribution of harmful products? If
so, he should defy government regulations and not use his seat belt,
fill up with leaded gasoline, and smoke cigarettes while painting his
house with lead-based paint.

I assume Hice opposes President Obama’s Affordable Care
Act because government subsidies helped lower-income citizens afford
health insurance policies, contrary to the free market system Hice
worships. To stop low-income people from robbing the wealthy, the GOP
bill that failed in March would have cut health care subsidies for poor
people and put an average of $33,000 of tax cuts in the hands of the
richest 1 percent this year alone, and a whopping $197,000 of tax cuts
into the hands of the top 0.1 percent. The 400 highest-income taxpayers
(averaging more than $300 million) would have received an average annual
tax cut of about $7 million. It would also have increased the taxes on
Trump’s working class voters earning between $10,000 and $75,000.Zimdars: ‘Hicecare’ means wait for heaven
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