Sen. Hatch is on TV getting cornered by a host on just what in this bill he’d be for — if he supports health care reform but just doesn’t like this version of it. It was pretty comical. The host asks him whether he’s in favor of barring health insurers from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. Oh, yeah, oh, we all agree on that, blah blah blah. No explanation of how you do that without dramatically broadening the risk pools.
It’s not surprise. But it’s worth noting once again that the Republican opposition on this whole issue is a sham. It is simply a vote for the status quo. And a bet that straight opposition can lead them back to power.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.