All You Need To Know About The GOP Health “Plan”

If you want your health insurer to act just like your credit card company, you will love Republican health reform.

Steve Benen, following Ezra Klein, explains it all for you.  Here’s what you need to know:

If you want your health insurer to act just like your credit card company, you will love Republican health reform.

Author: Jonathan Zasloff

Jonathan Zasloff teaches Torts, Land Use, Environmental Law, Comparative Urban Planning Law, Legal History, and Public Policy Clinic - Land Use, the Environment and Local Government. He grew up and still lives in the San Fernando Valley, about which he remains immensely proud (to the mystification of his friends and colleagues). After graduating from Yale Law School, and while clerking for a federal appeals court judge in Boston, he decided to return to Los Angeles shortly after the January 1994 Northridge earthquake, reasoning that he would gladly risk tremors in order to avoid the average New England wind chill temperature of negative 55 degrees. Professor Zasloff has a keen interest in world politics; he holds a PhD in the history of American foreign policy from Harvard and an M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University. Much of his recent work concerns the influence of lawyers and legalism in US external relations, and has published articles on these subjects in the New York University Law Review and the Yale Law Journal. More generally, his recent interests focus on the response of public institutions to social problems, and the role of ideology in framing policy responses. Professor Zasloff has long been active in state and local politics and policy. He recently co-authored an article discussing the relationship of Proposition 13 (California's landmark tax limitation initiative) and school finance reform, and served for several years as a senior policy advisor to the Speaker of California Assembly. His practice background reflects these interests: for two years, he represented welfare recipients attempting to obtain child care benefits and microbusinesses in low income areas. He then practiced for two more years at one of Los Angeles' leading public interest environmental and land use firms, challenging poorly planned development and working to expand the network of the city's urban park system. He currently serves as a member of the boards of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (a state agency charged with purchasing and protecting open space), the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (the leading legal service firm for low-income clients in east Los Angeles), and Friends of Israel's Environment. Professor Zasloff's other major activity consists in explaining the Triangle Offense to his very patient wife, Kathy.

6 thoughts on “All You Need To Know About The GOP Health “Plan””

  1. It's pretty incredible that the US has the worst system in the industrialized world for making sure that all its citizens have reliable access to quality care that they can afford – and the Republican response is to offer to make it worse.

  2. Makes me think it might take a reverse starve the beast to get people to wake up: wait until the government is so broke we end up with a libertariopia. Its slowly happening in CA, where the state is forcing cuts in social spending. Class sizes are hitting forty now. Maybe once they get to 50 we'll be rid of public education once and for all. I mean, what's the point of educating the poor if their just going to end up in the fields anyway?

    I mean, after we've built our electric border fence and conducted mass immigration raids.

  3. Well, the truth is, the only thing they need to know about the Republican plan, is that it isn't the Democratic plan.

  4. Bux, you sound envious. And Brett, the truth is I'm actually happy that some Republicans are actually getting the stones to admit to their morally and politically bankrupt ideas!

    No, seriously. I think this is a nice first step. Not having to explain why the public option isn't a stalking horse for FEMA camps is refreshing.

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