Idaho senator compares health exchange to Holocaust
Seriously, are there any sane Republicans left?
BOISE - As the debate over Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed state health insurance exchange heats up, a North Idaho senator has sent out a mass email and posted a message on Twitter comparing the role of insurance companies to ‘the Jews boarding the trains to concentration camps,’ saying the federal government is using private insurers and in the future will ‘pull the trigger’ on them.
Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, defends her analogy. ‘I just want people to hear the truth and to be aware that what is being presented before us is a socialistic program,’ Nuxoll said Wednesday. ‘There is no disrespect for any group or people with the analogy. … I just want people to know the truth.’
Another Reason against the State Health Insurance Exchange:
The insurance companies are creating their own tombs. Much like the Jews boarding the trains to concentration camps, private insurers are used by the feds to put the system in place because the federal government has no way to set up the exchange. Based on legislation and the general process that is written toward this legislation, the federal government will want nothing to do with private insurance companies. The feds will have a national system of health insurance and they will eliminate the insurance companies.