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December 21, 2010 / sadhbhanu

The Right Word: Repeal healthcare or die

The news that a key provision of the healthcare reform act has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal court judge is music to conservative ears.

Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh byline

Limbaugh has long been an opponent of the healthcare law, so he particularly welcomed the decision as a pathway to repeal.

“They say Obamacare will be repealed now, it’s only a question of when.”

His desire that the bill be undone, however, seems to have less to do with the bill’s perceived cost than with Limbaugh’s belief that forcing healthcare on people is an assault on their civil liberties.

So as you hear more and more lawyers and legal people weigh in on this, it becomes obvious that healthcare is not what’s being discussed here. This is personal freedom. This is liberty. Healthcare is the Trojan horse to take the nation down, and it always has been, and this has been one of our premiere takes on this programme on healthcare since it all began, that it wasn’t about healthcare.

He does acknowledge that many people believe that a civilised country should have a decent and affordable healthcare system for all its citizens not just the wealthier ones.

The idealists want to say, ‘No, no, no, Rush, we’re the only civilised, industrialised country that doesn’t have national healthcare.’ It may be true, but there’s a reason for that. We’re not a socialist country, yet.

But his real beef with the “2,000-plus page bill” is that it “spells out the power government has” over individual freedoms.

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