2251155626_63d7c82709_m.jpgThe National Review discovers a compelling reason for the GOP to block meaningful health care reform: no one wants it!

Most people are satisfied with their own insurance arrangements and standard of care — more so, indeed, than they were in 1993, the last time Washington Democrats took up this issue. They are against rationing and against individual mandates. They are unwilling to see broad-based tax increases and worry about large increases in our already-huge deficits.  

Yeah, that’s all wrong. Let’s take this one at a time, shall we?

Most people are satisfied with their own insurance arrangements and standard of care — more so, indeed, than they were in 1993, the last time Washington Democrats took up this issue. 

Yep, they couldn’t be happier with it.

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They are against rationing and against individual mandates.

No, they’re not.

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They are unwilling to see broad-based tax increases and worry about large increases in our already-huge deficits.   

Wrong again.

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Despite evidence to the contrary, it’s obvious that most Americans don’t want the big gubmint screwing with their already-perfect health care. So what do they really want?

The selling point for health reform is supposed to be that it will make people more secure. Republicans must directly rebut that claim, and then argue that there are ways to make health insurance more secure, affordable, and accessible. Offering tax credits to individuals for whom employer-provided insurance is not available is a way to offer immediate relief to people locked out of the current system, and to move slowly toward a better one.

Tax cuts make everything better.