As an orthopedic surgeon, I’ve spent years witnessing the often slow and painful process of healing. I’ve watched patients struggle to get well, facing down personal, professional and financial challenges while fighting to recover their health.
It’s too bad healing in the real world isn’t as simple as healing in the political world –where it appears that a simple shift in the wind of public opinion and a few million dollars in campaign donations mends everything.
That’s the lesson I took away after reading news that Big Insurance lobbyists are working – and spending – feverishly to mend fences with Congressional Republicans only six months after helping President Obama and Democrats ram their massive health insurance law down America’s throat.
It seems the insurance companies and their lobbyists mortally fear not only the multi-state lawsuit against ObamaCare’s mandate – cleared to move ahead by U.S. District Court Judge Roger Vinson on October 14th – but what’s likely to come on Election Day: A tectonic shift in the control of Congress as Republicans threaten to overwhelm Democratic control of both houses. When you factor in the ObamaCare’s abysmal poll numbers (Rasmussen reported this week that 55 percent of Americans favor repeal) you begin to understand the depth of desperation at play.