“No Republican is going to go back to his home district and say, ‘You know what? I was wrong about the health care bill.’ ”
Republicans have shown little interest in negotiating a big compromise. Remember how Charles Grassley, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, kept moving the goal posts last summer? This is basic game theory: the better Mr. Obama looks, the worse the Republicans’ chances are in the midterm elections. Philosophy plays a role, too. Some Republicans believe it’s not the government’s job to help people get insurance.
Bust the Health Care Trusts
White House: Obama backs repeal of health insurer antitrust exemption
The President’s Proposal puts American families and small business owners in control of their own health care. The White House
Feb. 24: In a Special Comment, Countdown's Keith Olbermann shares his personal experience with a real life "death panel" situation and scorns the unfairness of health insurance in America.
Feb. 24: Rachel Maddow points out that health insurance companies don't care about the well-being of Americans and shouldn't be expected to because they are businesses so their goal is making money. Because American health care is a profit-making system, not a health care system, the incentives are wrong to provide Americans with adequate care.
Feb. 24: Senator BarbBoxer joins Rachel Maddow to set the record straight on the difference between the so-called "nuclear option" and the Congressional process known as reconciliation, and call out Republicans for deliberately using those terms interchangeably to cause confusion.
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