Health insurance companies can’t deny you care based on pre-existing conditions. Millions of children once denied quality health care can now receive it. Coverage and benefits can’t be turned down by insurance industry death panels (yes, that’s where the real “death panels” are). And you can’t be tossed off your insurance plan when you get sick, a twisted insurance industry practice that means you sent them money for nothing.
Let me mention what is maybe the greatest moral victory of health care reform: we, as a nation, have now agreed to take care of our children, innocents who through no fault of their own have been denied health care so the insurance industry can make its bloody billions.
Gov. Rick Perry wants to take this away from Texans. It’s easy to see why. He’s a whore for the insurance industry. Should I use a nicer term? Okay. He’s an escort service for the insurance industry. Many Republicans around the country are backing off their criticisms of health care reform. But Perry, who has built his campaign around the racist language of secession and states rights, wants his re-election to be about the African-American in the White House. He’s hoping the racists in Texas outnumber the God-faring and the righteous, those who hate bigotry in all its guises. So, his target is not really our health care. It’s President Obama. But he’s willing to sacrifice our health to make that point. And service his masters in the insurance industry.
It doesn’t get any more cynical and morally bankrupt than that.
By the way, Perry’s op-ed piece on health care is full of lies, as the Texas Observer details for us. But once a child has died because you’ve denied her health care for political reasons, a few little lies are hardly gonna make a difference on the karmic balance sheet.