Hey, you sickly, broke-ass, dirty hippies! Who knew? You’ve laid the groundwork to obliterate the Republican party with your whole sick of being sick mindset and your support of universal health care.
Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute is on to you. Quoting Norman Markowitz, Cannon sounds the alarm:
Britain serves as an important political lesson for strategists. After the Labor Party established the National Health Service after World War II, supposedly conservative workers and low-income people under religious and other influences who tended to support the Conservatives were much more likely to vote for the Labor Party…”
The boys in Maryland and New York who died of infected cavities and the girl who died after CIGNA refused to pay for her transplant, they all died under the current Republican Pay-Or-Die Health plan. Cannon fears if poor folks in the South and social conservatives in the West get a taste of feeling secure about their health, they won’t be fondly reminiscing about the GOP plan…or the GOP at all.
Cannon warns, “Republicans might want to take note.”
The 45-year-old dad with untreated diabetes who slips into a coma in the middle of the night and dies the following day is probably a Democrat anyway, right? In Cannon’s mind, Conservative survival depends on keeping people out of doctor’s offices and away from hospitals.