Herman Cain had the second-best moment in the CNBC debate last night. He noted that legislation has been in the House for more than a year to allow medical decisions to remain between the doctor and the patient, not Washington, D.C. bureaucrats. HR 3000 and HR 3400 were sent to committee by Nancy Pelosi (Cain refers to her as Princess Nancy) and hasn’t seen the light of day since. I loved Newt’s repartee with Maria Bartiromo on the lack of accuracy in media reporting on history and the economy, and it was my Number 1 favorite moment, but Cain pointed to a serious, serious flaw in having Democrats in control of Congress. HR 3000 is just one example of legislation that would begin to bring our economy back if approved by the Democrat Senate. So thumbs up to Mr. Cain who pointed to work done by the House that was buried by Democrats.
The legislation is titled Empowering Patients First Act. No Democrat in Congress wants voters empowered in anyway. Congressman Tom Price (R-GA-6th) sponsored the Bill and 19 Republicans co-sponsored. Another title: Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011.