I’ve written blogs that discuss Obamacare, and recently talked about the Republican need to change the discussion away from the ridiculous metric of how many people are signed up to one of “how many have been or will be harmed”.
Another element of this refocused message involves a very simple principle premise: “do no harm”. No legislation should have harming a certain portion of the American population in order to “benefit” another as its founding principle. (My previous blog showed that any “benefit” is short lived at best). Obamacare, by its very design, is meant to harm a significant portion of the country before it ever begins to “help” anybody else.
President Obama is now telling Republicans to get over it and accept the ACA scheme, and it should be called a scheme. The GOP must up the ante and continue the attack on Obamacare by changing the debate away from a rigged enrollment discussion to one of harm. The law should “do no harm”. The trade-off between harming some Americans to provide minimal short-term support to another is morally bankrupt. In the end, this law will harm all Americans if it is not repealed.
“Do no harm” should be the rallying call of Republicans, and doing harm is precisely what Obama care is and will continue to doing until the democrats replace it with socialized medicine.