Republicans have been calling President Barack Obama’s plan to overhaul health care “socialism” and have vowed to repeal it if they get control of the government again. Another in a long line of reasons not to vote Republican anytime soon.
Obviously these Republicans are unaware that their very own party, the GOP, helped Iraqi lawmakers draft and pass the new constitution for Iraq in 2005, and that it contains a single-payer guaranteed healthcare system for all Iraqis.
Article 31 of the Iraqi Constitution, drafted by the Bush administration in 2005 and ratified by the Iraqi people, includes state-guaranteed healthcare for life for every Iraqi citizen.
Article 31 also identifies healthcare as a “right,” even though GOP Senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul, recently called the right to healthcare a form of “slavery” at a hearing of the Senate HELP Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging.
Prior to, during and after the final Supreme Court decision upholding The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), aka Obamacare, the GOP has resisted the entire idea with all its might, continuously claiming to do everything in their power to overturn the law.
Americans need quiz their lawmakers as to the reasons why they are against the healthcare law which will cover 95% of Americans by the end of 2019. And why it is ok for Iraqis to have universal healthcare and not Americans.
Operation Iraqi Freedom has cost USA tax payers trillions of dollars, nearly destroying our economy in the process. It has also brought single-payer healthcare coverage for all Iraqis. Paid for, in large part, with U.S. taxpayer dollars, directly and indirectly.
Most senior members of the Republican establishment have gladly spent more taxpayer funds to ensure health care as a Constitutional right in Iraq than they are willing to spend to give any level of guaranteed coverage to their fellow citizens. We have a right to know why, and right to vote them out for their blatant hypocrisy.