Thursday, December 1, 2011

Uh-Oh! Newt Gingrich's Health Care Ideas a Lot Like "Obamacare"

"If you quote me verbatim, you're lying!"
Image from ThinkProgress
One thing we can be sure about is that politics from the right these days isn't rooted in anything. Oh sure, there's abortion, gays, guns, those things they claim to be firm on. But if Barack Obama proposed outlawing same-sex marriage, overturning Roe v. Wade, and thought gun ownership should be mandatory, Mitch McConnell, Eric Cantor and John Boner Boehner would denounce him. You know it.

So, does it come as a surprise to anybody that President Obama's Affordable Care Act would have many similarities to Republican ideas? Specifically Newt Gingrich's ideas? And that they all, including Newt, pretend that it is the most socialist, communist, Marxist, statist (there, I said it!) plan ever devised?


Newtbamacare: How The Affordable Care Act Incorporates Many Of Gingrich’s Health Care Proposals

Despite growing evidence — and video footage — that he has previously supported a national health insurance mandate, Newt Gingrich continues to characterize the Affordable Care Act as a government takeover of the health care system that he would repeal on his first day in office. But a closer look at Gingrich’s past health care proposals, his work at the Center for Health Transformation, and numerous books about health care reform, suggest that the law he seeks to repeal includes many aspects of his own health care philosophies and proposals. . .

Read more at: Think Progress

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