Some of the more partisan Democrats are still trying to use the Tucson shooting incident to political advantage, claiming that it isn’t appropriate now to bring up Obamacare repeal. But I think it is very appropriate. Republicans need to protect our existing excellent health care system that has saved Gabrielle Giffords’ life.
I listened to one of the physicians who attended Congresswoman Giffords. He explained how the bullet traveled the length of her brain, entering her skull in the rear and exiting in the front. Remarkably, she was still alive when she was taken to the hospital. To guard against further brain damage, half of her skull was removed and placed under refrigeration. This would prevent any buildup of pressure inside the brain from the swelling that naturally accompanies the inflammatory response. It truly highlights the marvels of the American health care system.
Those who truly understand research and innovation know that it flourishes in an atmosphere of freedom. The more market forces are allowed to work, the more that innovation and research are rewarded according to the value they impart to society. Many of us believe that if the United States had a system of government-controlled health care, it would slow down research and innovation. So I think it is entirely appropriate that Congress move to repeal Obamacare, to preserve the existing excellent health care system we enjoy, so that future victims of violence like Gabrielle Giffords can reap the benefits of future advances in health care.