Anyway, I bring you a snippet here. It is both breathtaking and surreal. For liberals, it is comedy gold. For the ABRs, it is annoying. For the Romney folks, it is a test in real time to see if one man's support of a bill that wrecked the federal budget is worse than another man's support for health care reform that cost 1% of his state's budget.
Oh, and of course, Newt's letter to conservatives was printed in the Wall Street Journal. It does not get any better than this, my friends. And I have taken the liberty to put in bold my favorite line. You will also notice that Newt employs the same pseudo intellectual language that he always uses in an effort to make his assertions sound factual. Unfortunately for the the history professor, his rhetoric has been revealed by the cold-hearted reality of history.
Conservatives Should Vote "Yes" on Medicare
Every conservative member of Congress should vote for this Medicare bill. It is the most important reorganization of our nation's healthcare system since the original Medicare Bill of 1965 and the largest and most positive change in direction for the health system in 60 years for people over 65.
In a bold and unexpected move, the new Medicare bill includes a decisive shift to health savings accounts, which will allow every American to accumulate tax-free health dollars. HSAs allow account-owners to build savings and earn tax-free interest on their HSA contributions. HSA account owners can use their savings for tax-free spending on qualified health expenses, including health insurance premiums and deductibles, prescription drugs, and long-term care services including long-term care insurance.
If you are a fiscal conservative who cares about balancing the federal budget, there may be no more important vote in your career than one in support of this bill. Since health expenditures comprise almost 14 percent of the U.S. GDP, a shifting away from the failed bureaucratic third-party payer model and back to a market-mediated binary payer model, where the customer controls his own first health dollars, is the single most significant reform that can be made in saving the country from skyrocketing health costs and steadily increasing calls for taxpayers to finance more and more of the healthcare system through higher taxes.