John Fugelsang once again calls out the GOP on its intransigence
Dr. Corey Herbert, Professor at LSU Health Science Center and John Fugelsang, political commentator and TV Host appeared on The Ed Show on Friday. The show spent considerable time discussing Obamacare and the suit Speaker John Boehner will be filing against the President.
Dr. Corey Hebert said that the uninsured rate for young people between the ages of nineteen and thirty four went from 28% to 18%. He also said many of his patients are people who had not seen a doctor in over ten years. That will inherently save money as more people get screenings. More people will use less of the expensive emergency room for primary care. Dr. Corey Hebert said the law suit Speaker John Boehner will file will not be successful.
Later on in the segment Dr. Michael Dyson who was subbing for Ed Schultz, asked John Fugelsang why Republicans were against something, Obamacare in general, the Medicaid Expansion in particular, that could help many of their own constituents. John Fugelsang gave one of his classic logical rhetorical answers.
If you are afraid about a public option and competition stop calling yourself a capitalist. If you don't want to help the sick stop calling yourself Christian. And if you don’t want to save American lives stop calling yourselves patriots. I think what the President is up against right now is a party that is at war with itself. And I do think there is a great chance here for the President to step in and remind the American people especially socially conservative Republican voters, these guys shutdown the government and cost you billions. These guys had over 50 attempts to repeal this and now a lawsuit we all know is not going anywhere. If you are not a millionaire, why are you still supporting the GOP?
John Fugelsang in those few sentences provides a state for a bumper sticker every American should have on their car. Why would anyone not support Obamacare especially since it is provably working?