New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has a vision — a vision of the government controlling an even larger percentage of private enterprise through a state-run health care system: Hillary Care. Contrary to what some film makers may want you to believe, socialized medicine sucks. But liberals don’t care about the failings of socialized medicine when they can sound concerned for the sick and the poor. But more than just wanting to take over health care, Hillary envisions a day when having health insurance is required for getting a job.
Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that a mandate requiring every American to purchase health insurance was the only way to achieve universal health care but she rejected the notion of punitive measures to force individuals into the health care system.
“At this point, we don’t have anything punitive that we have proposed,” the presidential candidate said in an interview with The Associated Press. “We’re providing incentives and tax credits which we think will be very attractive to the vast majority of Americans.”
She said she could envision a day when “you have to show proof to your employer that you’re insured as a part of the job interview like when your kid goes to school and has to show proof of vaccination,” but said such details would be worked out through negotiations with Congress.
Uh…. what? Most people get their health insurance from their jobs. Why should I get health insurance before getting the job that will give me the health insurance? For someone viewed as being an intelligent woman, she came up with a real stinker of a idea here. On the scale of LAME – LAMER – LLAMA, Hillary’s idea has pegged the needle all the way to LLAMA.
I found the link to Hillary’s hilarious idea on the Drudge Report under the title of “HEALTH INSURANCE PROOF REQUIRED FOR WORK,” and it was that same title that inspired Joe Klein to poo-poo Drudge as a disgrace. Klein quotes the second and third paragraphs as I did, but he missed when she said, “you have to show proof to your employer that you’re insured as a part of the job interview…” Her own words provides the proof for Drudge’s title, contrary to what Klein wants you to believe. Hey, Klein, before you bash Drudge as being shameless and a disgrace, how about you actually read (and understand) the news article he links to?