Thursday, May 19, 2011

How To Deal With Wisconsin Legislative Health Care Hypocrites

Democrats on the Wisconsin Legislature's Joint Committee on Finance should have tried to amend restrictions on poor women's access to health care that State Sen. Alberta Darling and 11 other committee Republicans wrote into the proposed state budget by mandating similar coverage restrictions to their taxpayer-subsidized state health plan.

Seems to me that if you impose cuts and costs on a class of state residents, you should set the example and welcome those same conditions on what is available to you as a routine employee benefit.

I'd have enjoyed seeing those 12 Republican "Aye" votes on health care access for poor women turn to "Nays," or have the GOP leadership table the amendment when the tables were turned.

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