Democrats Hate Children, Have No Compassion
Why do Democrats hate the children?
Partisan tensions on Capitol Hill are delaying efforts to fix an error in the federal health care law that could cost Children’s Hospital Boston and others like it millions of dollars in added drug costs.
Scott Brown's proposed the fix, but John Kerry can't get Democrats to do the bipartisan thing.
The error was a simple and unintentional omission in the final, frenetic days of drafting the landmark legislation and reconciling House and Senate versions. Congressional staff intended to allow children’s hospitals continued access to the portion of a federal program that offers below-market prices on 347 specific medicines for rare, life-threatening conditions. But that language was accidentally altered.
Why do Democrats have so little compassion, recklessly passing oversized legislation without knowing what's in it, with innocent children paying the price?
“Everybody on every side of the issue thinks it should be fixed.’’
So where are the Democrats and their reach across the aisle empathy?
Brown was able to get seven other Republicans to sign onto his bill. But no Democrat so far has joined, making it unlikely to pass in a Democratic-controlled Senate.
Even John Kerry has come down from his high horse to work on this one.
Kerry has recently been working with Senator Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, and Senator Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, to drum up support for the fix. The trio is circulating a letter addressed to Harry Reid, Senate majority leader, asking him to bring up the issue soon.
So far, no luck. Compassion and bipartisanship are key elements of the Democrats' brand. In real life, they're no where to be found.