One day after Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery argued that Jimmy Kimmel’s son and other sick children don’t need health insurance because charity is so awesome, she was back on Fox, this time arguing that “all of Obamacare is immoral” and has “resulted in human suffering.”
While she was at it, Kennedy took a dig at Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who just happens to be a holdout on the latest iteration of Trumpcare, the Graham-Cassidy bill:
Media Matters has the transcript:
KENNEDY: I mean, the whole enterprise, all of Obamacare is immoral. All of Obamacare has resulted in human suffering. And all you have to do is look at someplace like Alaska, where people’s premiums have quadrupled since 2013. And that’s why—they’ve gone up even more in Alaska, and that’s why Lisa Murkowski, one the senators from that state, is having a really tough time with this, because she has to make sure that if she makes another promise on health care to the people in her state, she’ll be able to deliver.
Furthermore, the percentage of Americans without health insurance hit an all-time low this year.
A recent poll found Americans want Obamacare fixed, not repealed. The Graham-Cassidy bill is particularly unpopular.
At least as significant as public opinion is the avalanche of health care professionals, hospitals, insurance companies and patient groups that oppose it.
Does Kennedy think Americans are too stupid to know whether they are suffering or not?
Watch the phony compassion below, from the September 21, 2017 Outnumbered, via Media Matters.
(Kennedy image via screen grab
I don’t love my Obamacare insurance. It’s a little cheaper than my pre-Obamacare plan but my choice of doctors is much narrower. But I do love that my preventive care is covered. I have gotten inoculations that I may not have gotten now that I don’t have to pay for them and I don’t worry that my rates will skyrocket if I should get really sick.
I don’t think of those as “free stuff.” I think of them as smart investments in my long-term good health. And why wouldn’t we want that for all our citizens?
And, by the way, I’m not riding any gravy train. I have a $50 copay for specialists and considering that my back went out pretty badly recently, I’m shelling out money for a chiropractor.
Perhaps Kennedy feels in her heart that real human suffering occurs when some people have to endure the agony of a larger insurance bill. :p
Of the 2 companies I manage the health insurance for one has an Obamacare plan and their rates have gone up a lot this year. But they get a lot of freebies, 2 free dr visits, free preventive screenings, free ‘preventive’ birth control. The other company has managed to stay with a pre-Obamacare plan. Their rates went down, but it is such a bare bones plan that no one ever gets anything out of it unless they have a major surgery. I had my choice of the two plans and I stay with the Obamacare one. It costs more, but it is better for my health.