Thursday, April 3, 2014

ObamaCare Debate, Discussion, and Dissent Not Over

Freedom is hammered out on the anvil on discussion, dissent, and debate.

Hubert Humphrey (1911-1978), Vice-President of the United States

In anticipation of  a keynote address I am giving before the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons at the Hubert Humphrey Institute  of Public Affairs in Minneapolis on May 9,  I offer  these two quotes  for your consideration.

The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay. ... In the end, history is not kind to those who would deny Americans their basic economic security. Nobody remembers well those who stand in the way of America’s progress or our people. And that’s what the Affordable Care Act represents. As messy as it’s been sometimes, as contentious as it’s been sometimes, it is progress.

President Barack Obama,  press conference, April 1, speaking on outcome of 7.1 million enrolling in health exchanges.

No, Mr. President. No way, Mr. President. We do not accept, we do not acquiesce in, this deplorable piece of legislation. The debate is not over. The debate will continue. It must continue. What is at stake is sound health care policy for America. But what is also at stake is reversing your attempt, Mr. President, to transform a free country committed to limited government into merely another nation burdened with the worst aspects of big-government nanny-statism.

William Kristol, Editor of Wall Street Journal editorial page,  “No, Mr. President,” Weekly Standard, April 2, 2014

Tweet:   Discussion, dissent, and debate over ObamaCare continues unabated despite 7.1  million enrolling in health exchanges over last 6 months.

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