Anytime anyone is an effective voice for the Republican position on anything, the media always says they’re the wrong messenger right now, whether it is Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, or Dick Cheney. The fact that had Cheney not been winning the argument Obama wouldn’t have had to give a speech…a minor detail that is lost in translation. And while he doesn’t have as big as a megaphone with his weekly column in the Wall Street Journal, I’m sure Karl Rove (or K-Ro, as he’s known on the streets), is near the top of the list as well.
Last week K-Ro gave his prescription for what the GOP needs to do to fight the public socialization of the government run Obamacare. Before we go any further, since if we don’t say it no one else will (and will believe Obama when he lies), a few words on where the GOP stands on healthcare reform. Yes Virginia, regardless of what the fair and balanced MSNBC has to say, we do in fact believe healthcare needs to be reformed…
Health care desperately needs far-reaching reforms that put patients and their doctors in charge, bring the benefits of competition and market forces to bear, and ensure access to affordable and portable health care for every American. Republicans have plans to achieve this, and they must make their case for reform in every available forum.
That’s what to do with our plan. As for how to fight the Obama Campaign’s public socialization of the government run Obamacare, there are five keys facts that need to get out there. The bullet points…
1. It’s unnecessary.
2. A public option will undercut private insurers and pass the tab to taxpayers and health providers just as it does in existing government-run programs.
3. Government-run health insurance would crater the private insurance market, forcing most Americans onto the government plan.
4. The public option is far too expensive.
5. The public option puts government firmly in the middle of the relationship between patients and their doctors.
Of course the devil is in the details, which he goes into full detail in the article. Pass it along to your friends and family.