Just as defunding was leverage for the Dems to negotiate benchmarks with Bush, defunding could be leverage for the GOP to negotiate benchmarks for O-Care — something the left’s already worried about. Take three minutes and go read Megan McArdle’s post on how the liberal bien pensants who promised us hundreds of thousands of fewer deaths and hundreds of billions in new savings under O-Care are already trying to climb down from their predictions. Frankly, that should have been a core GOP plank all along.
And here's the link to where Megan McArdle looks at all the Dem's promises on Healthcare and wonders if they'll actually happen. The left is not pleased.
Imagine that. Angry at being measured based on past claims.
Also from Hotair something that we'll see more of. Instances of "No one read the bill.”
It’s called the “Empowering States to be Innovative” amendment. And it would, quite literally, give states the right to set up their own health care system — with or without an individual mandate or, for that matter, with or without a public option — provided that, as Wyden puts it, “they can meet the coverage requirements of the bill.”
Oppsie. Read the full peice to see more of this mess.
And then there's this.
Obama made better coverage for children a centerpiece of his health care remake, but it turns out the letter of the law provided a less-than-complete guarantee that kids with health problems would not be shut out of coverage.
Thank goodness the letter of the law never held back the Dems before.
This is what happens when you pass a giant bill that no one actually read, promise that it will do anything and everything, and then smear anyone that questions the wisdom of legislating without reading.