Saturday, January 14, 2017

Ron Johnson touts worst health care approach

Wisconsin Tea Party creation and self-proclaimed Senatorial accounting genius Ron Johnson got to the heart of the matter when he said "free market reforms" would guide Republicans if they ever get around to replacing [Sic] Obamacare.
Ron Johnson, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Ah, yes. The free market, that mythical right-wing construct which, when applied to medical care and insurance will free patient care from oversight and availability.

That same brand of phony free market behavior which Johnson enjoyed to the tune of a federally-subsidized rail line which boosted the value of his plastics company in Oshkosh - - and which also freely transfers government-paid drug development research to proprietary pharmaceutical products, and provides other benefits to corporate entities freed under crony capitalism from public interest goals and disclosure.

I'm looking forward to Johnson and his party's contorted co-optation of the life-and-death issue of pre-existing conditions to a return to pre-Obamacare care coverage exclusions so that insurers and hospitals and physician practices and nursing home operators believe are  too onerous to abide.

Because it's more important to create fatter dividends and compensation packages for CEOs - - like it was in the old days - - who can afford to buy every exotic medical treatment on the planet than it is to help everyday Americans free themselves of diabetes, heart disease, MS and cancer.


Anonymous said...

The amazing thing is that People will buy into Johnson's and Ryan's health care plan that puts those suffering from catastrophic illness into high risk pools paid for by taxpayer dollars so that insurance companies don't have to pay for the expensive treatments so that their profits are enhanced under the guise of keeping premiums low for those it insures. We all know that if the states are given grants to run their high risk pools officials like Walker will gut benefits and leave patients without care once the pool has run dry. How is any of this better care for less cost when taxpayers must cover the costs of those served in high risk pools and we all know when premiums are based only on the those with the most serious illnesses rates will rise and benefits will drop.

Anonymous said...

Johnson does not have a health care plan. The free market phrase is code for either no plan or let's-go-back-to-the-old-days system in which low-income people get screwed.