Healthcare update: Republicans delighted
A landmark breakthrough was announced today between Democratic and Republican negotiators in both the House and Senate on the contentious issue of health care reform.
The Republicans are delighted.
The Democrats got pretty much all they were hoping for, including a public option for health care insurance, but the Republicans successfully inserted a provision whereby they can send “Compassionate Conservative” squads to every hospital, clinic, and Emergency Room, and have the power to tell those institutions which Americans (and non-Americans) are allowed to receive medical care.
House Republican leader, John Boehner, praised the breakthrough, claiming it will save the government billions of dollars on unnecessary medical expenses.