By Conrad Quagliaroli - 03/02/10 12:33 AM EST
Barrasso’s healthcare approach catastrophic
From Helen Logan-Tackett
Republican Sen. John BarrassoJohn BarrassoMcAuliffe: I wouldn't want a 'caretaker' in Kaine's Senate seat Goonies, Pokemon and ‘transsexual shake’ speak to raucous scene at convention GOP passes rules vote over outcry from Trump opponents MORE from Wyoming, during an exchange with President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaNigeria is making progress on economic reform and security Obama the 'X' factor of the 2016 cycle How did Hillary Clinton do? Pundits react to speech MORE at the healthcare summit, said, “I say sometimes the people with catastrophic plans are the people that are (the) best consumers of healthcare in ... the way they use their healthcare dollars.”
... Sen. Barrasso’s proposal of denying healthcare until a person is dying from an illness is the catastrophe. It arises from the inhumane belief that those who can’t afford to buy healthcare must needlessly suffer and die from an illness that may have been cured or its effects ameliorated.
Sen. Barrasso and those in Congress who oppose healthcare reform need to remember it was one of our Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, who wisely said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” President Obama’s healthcare bill humanely and thriftily reforms the practice of medicine in our country.