Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Douchebag of the Week!

This is Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens:
“Let me tell you what we’re doing (about ObamaCare),” Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens bragged to a crowd of fellow Republicans in Floyd County earlier this month: “Everything in our power to be an obstructionist.”
After pausing to let applause roll over him, a grinning Hudgens went on to give an example of that obstructionist behavior, this one involving so-called “navigators” who are being hired to guide customers through the process of buying health insurance on marketplaces, or exchanges, set up under the federal program.

“We have passed a law that says that a navigator, which is a position in that exchange, has to be licensed by our Department of Insurance,” Hudgens said. “The ObamaCare law says that we cannot require them to be an insurance agent, so we said fine, we’ll just require them to be a licensed navigator. So we’re going to make up the test, and basically you take the insurance agent test, you erase the name, you write ‘navigator test’ on it.”
Yes, Republicans and Republican civil servants are happily denying people health insurance. They’re enthusiastically preventing families from obtaining affordable options for when they’re sick or injured. They’re applauding the obstruction of federal law, passed by Congress, signed by the President, and validated by the courts. They just don’t care if you’re suffering.

And of course, it’s not just this douchebag. The Republican House has spent over $50 million on pointless votes to repeal Obamacare.

Republicans: If you don’t have health insurance, they hate you.

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