The Washington Post
May 14, 2010
Gingrich in Va.: A Republican Congress could defund health care law
By Rosalind Helderman
(Former House Speaker Newt) Gingrich's comments came at a health-care industry sponsored conference held by Center for Health Transformation, a project of his consulting firm.
Gingrich argued the federal law has been intentionally designed to encourage businesses to drop health care for their employees, incurring a new fine in the law for not offering insurance. Employees will then enter new individual health exchanges, Gingrich argued, but find them so expensive that they will clamor for a nationalized health care system.
Comment: Although we don't agree with Newt Gingrich's solution for our health system's problems (computerize and privatize the entire system), we do agree with him and the multitude of other conservatives who state that the intolerable costs of health care eventually will drive the nation to demand a nationalized health care system. It's just too bad that so much more suffering will take place before we arrive there.