- Provide the largest middle class tax cut for health care in history, reducing costs for tens of millions of families and small businesses.
- Cover 31 million currently uninsured Americans.
- Create a health insurance market that will give tens of millions of Americans access to the same insurance choices members of Congress have.
- Set policies to lower premiums and prevent abuse and denial of care.
- End discrimination against Americans with pre-existing conditions.
- Reduce the deficit by more than $1 trillion in the first two decades.
Of course, I expect Republicans to oppose the plan. My question to them is, which parts specifically are you against? The middle class tax cut? The $1 trillion deficit reduction? Giving Americans more choices? Ending waste, fraud and abuse? Preventing discrimination based on preexisting conditions? What part of this, exactly, doesn’t sit well with you?
I mean, the right can gibber on and on about ‘socialism’ and ‘big government’ and ‘one-size-fits-all’ policies but–unless they can point to specific parts of this plan they oppose–that’s all just so much empty fearmongering.
We’re dealing with concrete proposals and detailed policies here — if the right can’t tell us which specific policies they oppose then they don’t really have a leg to stand on, do they?
UPDATE: And for anyone who tries to complain that the President’s plan doesn’t contain any Republican policies–guess what? You’re wrong.