Access isn’t the point
I am stunned the news media hasn’t pursued the Republicans’ default use of the word “access” when speaking of their Obamacare replacement bill and its coverage of pre-existing conditions.
Here’s a shocker: How many Americans from the poorest among us to the billionaire titans of business have “access” to health care? Answer: 100 percent!
I have “access” to private jets and their promise to transport me to the far corners of the planet. I have “access” to jewelry stores and their brilliant offerings dripping with flawless, precious stones. I have “access” to Sloan Kettering and its world-class cancer care.
I have “access” to virtually everything within my universe except for one potentially devastating barrier: Money. And lots of it.
Hey, America, no health-care program designed by the government alters our “access” to health care. The GOP’s position is disingenuous, dishonest and a downright lie.
Always follow the money. I believe the GOP replacement health-care plan will make billionaires more wealthy while the poor among us are left to die. It’s economic Darwinism institutionalized.
Beyond sad. HARRY HERGET Little Rock