Former Republican activist Clint Murphy did not mince words. He was frank and on point when he said the following to Savannah Morning News.
It is not surprising that so many Georgians are confused about the reforms of the Affordable Care Act.
It seems almost daily that you have a Republican candidate or elected official is making inaccurate statements or using various stories to fit their narrative of what’s wrong with the law.
As a Rotarian, we repeat a Four Way Test that asks, in part, “Of the things we think, say, or do, is it the truth?” I would submit to you that most of the Republican elected officials and candidates for office cannot answer in the affirmative to that question as it relates to the scare tactics being used to derail the ACA.
Back in August Clint Murphy revealed his story and how he came to the realization that opposition to Obamacare was wrong. He is a testicular cancer survivor. He is in a state, Georgia, that does not have a high risk insurance plan for those with preexisting conditions abandoned by private insurance companies.
Clint Murphy was unable to empathize with millions of Americans previous to his own medical battles and his battle with the inhumaneness of the private insurance system in America. He has however come to sanity. More importantly he is not doing it silently like most of his ilk who keep an anti-Obamacare face even as they quietly use it or advise others to do so.
Clint Murphy must be commended. He must know that he is accepted unconditionally for seeing the light, for seeing the positive in Obamacare. Others must be encouraged and let into the moral fold. After all, that is the mantra of the left. We believe access to success for all, redemption, and second chances.