The American people understood how awful this bill was from the getgo because they read it. But Harry, Nancy, and all the other Democrats were convinced they were smarter than the American people and shoved it down their throats anyway.
So, now Harry is complaining to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that ObamaCare will hurt Nevada hospitals. From Ben Domenech:
John Graham of the Pacific Research Institute details a few fun facts in this video about HealthCare.gov, but the one that sticks out is this, a letter from Majority Leader Harry Reid to HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius sent on July 21st. The letter seems to indicate that Reid has finally read the health care bill, and after discovering it hurts Nevada hospitals more than it helps them, is complaining to the administration.
Here’s John Graham’s video that Ben embedded in his post:
Two things. First, did you notice that Harry wrote that letter on July 21st, and we’re just hearing about it now? If Harry Reid were a Republican this would have been front page news on The New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, and every other liberal rag masquerading as a newspaper within days of its existence.
Second, a full three weeks after Harry sent this letter to Kathleen Sebelius, he responded to the lopsided anti-ObamaCare vote in Missouri last Tuesday with this:
Reid noted that Tuesday’s turnout was low, at 23%. But his main argument was that people will like the law better the more they see its benefits.
“It’s very obvious that people have a lack of understanding of our health care reform bill,” Reid said. “The more people learn about this bill, the more they like it.” He noted that the health insurance “exchanges,” or marketplaces, will take three years to kick in.
Reid cited recent polls suggesting that the health law is becoming more popular, though a significant number of Americans still oppose it.
“The trend is turning all over America today,” Reid said. “Once you explain what’s in the bill, the American people of course like it.“
Oh, the trend is turning, alright. It’s turning even more passionately against ObamaCare. When the Democratic Majority Leader in the Senate writes a letter to the HHS secretary, albeit surreptitiously, expressing concern that ObamaCare’s Medicare cuts will devastate his state’s hospitals, you know things are going south for ObamaCare fast. But like a dutiful and loyal Democrat, Harry continued his ridiculous claim that the American people will “like it when they read it” crap.
All this could have been avoided if the Democrats in Congress just read the bill before they voted on it.