One only has to replay the tapes of the quitter from Wasilla, former half term Governor and Weathergirl Sarah Palin, when she said that the Affordable Health Care Act would create "Death Panels."
I never I thought I would admit that Sarah Palin was correct. The law did create a "Death Panel." It is made up of the Governors of the 26 states who challenged the Affordable Health Care act in the federal courts.
Now that National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius has been decided by the Supreme Court of the United States, several of the GOP Governors will be playing God, and will, for lack of a better description, become an ipso facto, honest-to-goodness death panel.
These ideological zealots, will choose to reject the Medicaid expansion that is part of the Affordable Care Act, depriving millions of citizens to access to health care in their respective states.
If you live in Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Louisana, Wisconsin, and South Carolina, the states' GOP governors have come out on the record of being against this expansion.
Particularly chilling is physician turned governor Bobby Jindal, who hypocritically is ignoring the hypocratic oath of "do no harm", by doing no good.
In Florida, Governor Rick Scott who has personal experience with Medicare fraud when forced to resign as CEO of Columbia/HCA, has chosen to
also kill off poor Floridians who were likely to vote for Democrats opt out of the Medicaid expansion.
While this may make political sense in the short term, it will only be a matter of time before the hospital lobbyists reminde these myopic members of the Greed Over Patriotism party, that hospitals will have to bear the costs of the uninsured who will flood their emergency rooms.
Since lobbyists money talks, expect the tune of these fatuous blatherskites to change, when they realize it's not nice to fool with campaign contributions.
Want to test your own knowledge of the Affordable Care Act? Visit this link . I took the quiz and answered 10 out of 10 correctly, which puts me in the less than one percent of the population who actually knows what the legislation does.
After you take the quiz read the analysis here. You might find it interesting to know that Kaiser Family Foundation was founded by a CEO of a major U.S. manufacturing company in the 1950s.