Monday, February 22, 2010


Here is an interesting article in the American Thinker. From what you read in the MSM you would think that the Democrats are once again trying to fix healthcare for all Americans only to have the wicked Republicans block the way. This article demonstrates that as usual, this is not the case.

President Nixon proposed healthcare reform which was nixed by the Democrats and the Unions. UAW President Leonard Woodcock said at the time,

"The American people have shown repeatedly through polls that they insist health care has to be a matter of right. The only way that can be done is through a universal system. And compromises that throw away universality are just unacceptable. We prefer to see nothing come out of this congress than that kind of compromise."

When Newt Gingrich came into office after Hillarycare was defeated, he proposed a fix to Medicare which President Clinton vetoed. Clinton then appointed a commission to look into this which came back was a similar proposal to Gingrich's and Clinton again killed it.

During Bush's term in office he tried to rein in Medicare costs and reform Social Security. He was met with a solid front by the Democrats who stonewalled the proposals til they died.

Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced The Patients' Choice Act in the House of Representatives once in 2007 and twice in 2008. Jim DeMint (R-SC) proposed The Health Freedom Act in the Senate. All killed by the majority Democrats.

You can read about it here:

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