It doesn't matter what you think. The government is going to do whatever they want regardless of the will of the people. Millions of Americans went to Tea Parties, town halls, and Washington D.C. to tell our representatives that we do not want government controlled health care. Despite the outpouring of grassroots opposition Democrats in Congress and President Obama are planning to slip it into unrelated legislation instead of out in the open.
Last weekend, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on statistics published in the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care showing that the La Crosse area has the fourth lowest health care costs in the country based on Medicaid spending. At the same time, the quality of care provided by Gundersen Lutheran and Franciscan Skemp is as good, or better, than most parts of the country.
Republicans in Congress have an historic opportunity to embrace the core principles that helped to found their party in the 1800’s. The Republican Party was born when anti-slavery Whigs and Democrats joined forces to create a political party with the goal of ending slavery and the principle of respecting the individual liberty of all citizens. It took a few years but the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, stood firmly by those principles and was successful in ending