Republican Governors as Health Care Messengers?
The American people aren't sure about Democratic plans for health care. The American people also don't regard Republicans in Congress as especially credible ...
The American people aren't sure about Democratic plans for health care. The American people also don't regard Republicans in Congress as especially credible messengers. In that context, I wonder if we'll see more examples like this one, from First Read, of governors taking the lead in the health care debate:Republican governors earlier today defended the confrontational crowds seen at dozens of town-hall meetings across the country as being part of the "Democratic process.
"People are scared, saying my very existence may be threatened," Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle said on a conference call with reporters and other Republican governors, adding, "There are many people who are already satisfied with their health care and want to know what is going to change."
Govs. Haley Barbour of Mississippi and Sonny Perdue of Georgia agreed and criticized the administration for rushing through a plan.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
All U.S. Blood Donations Should Be Screened For Zika, FDA Says5 hours ago
Displaced Workers Faring Better, But Many Remain Unemployed7 hours ago
Insurance Concerns: Half of Louisiana's Recently Flooded Homes Not in 'High-Risk' Areas10 hours ago
The Week in Public Finance: Pensions' Funding Gap, An Assault on Fees and More10 hours ago
Sioux Tribe Could Get New Legal Help in Challenge Against Oil Pipeline in North Dakota10 hours ago
New Tennessee Drunk Driving Law Endangers Federal Road Funding10 hours ago