Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Not getting what the constituency is . . .

As we wait to see whether John Roberts will join Roger B. Taney in the annals of Supreme Court infamy, let's see who lines up in support of the Affordable Care Act, and who lines up against it.

For: Hospitals and health insurance companies, physicians, most academic researchers in health economics and health services (believe me, I know that first hand), the 10 million or so people who have gained insurance because of the act, the major foundations that address health care and public health, drug companies (they're actually complaining that it's pharmacy benefits should be more generous but they certainly don't want it to go away) . . . Lots of those people and groups have lots of money and even have traditionally supported Republicans.

Against: The Koch brothers and Fox News. And I don't even get what their problem is, frankly.

That's enough for the entire Republican party and Nino Scalia. It just doesn't make sense.

1 comment:

Don Quixote said...

Well, I don't think most of the country wanted to implode the WTC, invade Iraq, and transfer the public sector to the private sector. Let's see there was Dick Cheney . . . Paul Wolfowitz . . . Donald Rumsfeld . . . Dick Cheney . . . Richard Perle . . . Dick Cheney . . . a few other guys . . . and Dick Cheney.

Apparently, the U.S. is really easy to hijack because most people are playing video games, watching non-reality TV, and addicted to something-or-other . . .