Senator Hatch used to work across the aisle to find solutions to problems, for
the last ten years all he cares about is proving his ideological purity. I am no
fan of abortion, but I have no respect for those who fight for the rights of the
unborn but are no where to be seen once the child is here. If you aren't
willing to pay the financial or time cost of your moral position, your position
is worthless. To be busying working anti-abortion legislation while letting
medical care for millions of children lapse is the height of hypocrisy.
How about rather than paying insurance premiums, just cover cost of medical
expenses directly, my guess is that that would be the less expensive route.
However, the govt. should not be in the insurance business, nor in the business
of paying for insurance.
As a Democrat for decades, I've been uncertain about Sen. Hatch. He has
had a reputation as a moderate Republican as if there is such a character
nowadays. Most of his policies I don't agree with. But every so often,
especially when it comes to children and families, he has come through with a
passion. It nice to see the old, older Senator back.
Cheap political theatrics!I wish our Senator who has now served
longer than any other Republican senator in history was bragging about getting
regular appropriations bills bills passed by the September 30th deadline. But
he cannot this year, nor last year, nor the previous year, or the previous
decade.Instead, he changes the subject and sends press releases
about wanting to spend more money for the noble cause of children's health,
but without telling anyone how it can be paid for. Good politics, but bad for
the children in the long run.