Living In A Republican World – Clown Car Edition – ‘Huckabee Calls Obamacare Ruling An ‘Out-Of-Control Act Of Judicial Tyranny’
We have the Affordable Care Act with HELPS provide health care to the poor, middle class and improved the quality of standards insurance companies had to comply with for everyone.
But Republicans – Mike Huckabee – says health care is, and I quote – “an out-of-control act of judicial tyranny.”
Mike Huckabee – “As President, I will protect Medicare, repeal ObamaCare, and pass real reform that will actually lower costs, while focusing on cures and prevention rather than intervention,” Huckabee said. “The status quo is unfair, unaffordable, unsustainable, and completely un-American.”(1)
- Mike Huckabee on health care :
“If the federal government is truly serious about doing something with the AIDS virus, we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague”.
- “Guaranteed medical care to all citizens is not a responsibility of state government”.
‘Gov. Huckabee hypothesized, “Of those 47 million uninsured, 1/3 don’t have it because they are self-insured. Another 1/3 don’t have it because they think they’re healthy and invincible. There is 1/3 that don’t have it because they can’t afford it.”
‘We asked Huckabee’s campaign how he knew that 1/3 thought they were “invincible,” but we’ve received no response. We can find no studies that support the “invincibility” theory. [The closest is that] about 3 million people are uninsured because they decline available workplace health insurance’.
‘Huckabee also errs in claiming that only 1/3 can’t afford insurance. About 2/3 of the uninsured are considered low-income families. Huckabee would be correct to say that 1/3 of the nonelderly uninsured are living below the poverty level’.
‘Huckabee’s claim that 1/3 of the uninsured are self-insured is a meaningless statement. In fact, anyone without health insurance must rely on their own resources to pay medical bills. That’s what being self-insured means
From : http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Mike_Huckabee_Health_Care.htm