Republicans oppose ObamaCare, but do they even know why? In Kansas, they still support some of the destructive elements of the President's health care overhaul.
[Another great TWT Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times]
Kathleen, I’ve got a feeling you’re still in Kansas
Republicans embrace big-government health care Sebelius left behind
Liberals are a curious breed. They actually believe the government can mandate you into prosperity. They wave a magic wand, and the universe bends to their whim. At the end of each day, they rest their weary heads blissfully - willfully - unaware of the damage they cause.Why then are Kansas Republicans reviving the Barack Obama-Kathleen Sebelius government-knows-best mandate approach to health care?
Witness Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Before she was wielding the iron fist of power granted to her by Obamacare, she was the Kansas’ governor and, before that, the Kansas insurance commissioner. Health insurance mandates were her stock in trade, and with each new government dictate, Kansans saw their premiums increase. No matter how well-intentioned, the very nature of a mandate is that it forces consumers to buy something they don’t want, or why the need for a mandate? It’s unavoidable, then, that Kansas families’ costs increased and many simply could no longer afford insurance.
The net result? Mrs. Sebelius chased nearly a dozen health insurance companies out of the state, leaving behind 40,000 Kansans who no longer had health insurance. That President Obama would choose her to head HHS and implement Obamacare is telling and terrifying.
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