Anti-Reformers, We Dare You to Pledge:

'Neither I nor anyone in my family' will use bill's protections
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2010 1:01 PM CDT
Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, and Rep. Mike McCaul, R-Texas, address legal challenges to the health care reform bill.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – If Republicans hate health care reform so much, they shouldn't benefit from it, writes Matt Millen. He suggests a pledge: “I hereby vow that neither I nor anyone in my family will take advantage of the protections offered by this law.” He can hear the whining already. "Oh, but we liked the part" on preexisting conditions. And ending lifetime caps on coverage. "And, and, and, and." Miller “didn't hear about all that stuff you liked between the cries of ‘doom’ and ‘Armageddon.’”

“What didn't you like, exactly?” Miller asks in the Washington Post. Having to “raise some taxes and cut some spending?” That’s what “adults” do. “Oh, and you didn't like that mandate to buy health coverage,” but expanding the pool is the only way to reduce costs and rein in the insurance industry’s bad practices. “This can be explained to a reasonably intelligent 12-year-old.” At least you won’t die from wrongheadedness. “Progressive policy helps hypocrites as a byproduct of helping everyone else.”

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