by Max Brantley
Here's a timely item from the Huffington Post that puts a human (and Republican) face on the benefits of Obamacare that Ernie Dumas outlined earlier today.
Clint Murphy, a 38-year-old former GOP staffer, offered a surprising message to his conservative peers last week, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. After his own battle against testicular cancer — and subsequent struggle to obtain health insurance coverage — he now supports Obamacare, the very program against which the Republican Party has fought for months.
"When you say you're against [Obamacare]," Murphy posted on his Facebook page, "you're saying that you don't want people like me to have health insurance."
He's right. Tom Cotton, Tim Griffin, Steve Womack, Rick Crawford and John Boozman don't want Clint Murphy to have health insurance. Oh, yes. They'll say they want to preserve coverage for the previously sick. But it CAN'T be done without mandated coverage for all to create a pool to share risks.