Also see: a wikipedia post on cognitive dissonance.
Adam Kinzinger visited DeKalb, Illinois the past weekend, where he said some things that must have given him great consternation – it turns out, Adam Kinzinger MAY actually LIKE the Affordable Care Act.
Increasing competition among health insurance providers is one way to lower costs, he said. If insurance companies are competing for business, they’re likely to lower their costs to attract more customers, he said, adding that he would love to do some comparative shopping for health services such as X-rays.
According to the American Medical Association “state health insurance exchanges are coming in 2014 as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” and those exchanges will return competition in health insurance. Don’t forget the Kaiser Family Foundation in the same article who stated “exchanges will improve competition.”
Of course, Adam didn’t really get in to specifics at the meeting about anything – from what we can garner.
We do find his ear mark comment a bit disingenuous in lieu of his support over other big ticket items (see: ARRA projects and multi-million dollar road construction) – not that we’re arguing merits of either of those projects.
So take that all for what it’s worth, America.
But don’t take Adam Kinzinger’s platitudes for the whole truth.