The word ‘shall’ is the new talking point of the GOP when it comes to the healthcare bill. It started this morning with John Boehner on CNN talking about the word ‘shall’ appearing in the healthcare bill a couple of thousand times. It became on obvious talking point when George Will repeated it on This Week.
Apparently the Republicans believe that healthcare reform will be gained by giving guidelines instead of requirements. In other words they are arguing that this bill does too much.
Are we going to ask the insurance industry to do something and hope they do it out of the kindness of their hearts? I thought that was what got us into this mess to begin with. We can all agree that the health insurance industry shouldn’t be making record profits off of the sick, but they do. That has been the status-quo for too long now and look where it has gotten us.
I just wish some of the big media heads would ask these folks how we can reform healthcare without making requirements.