Speaker of the Lizard House Paul Ryan appeared on the Hugh Hewitt radio show this morning where he was asked to respond to the Brookings estimation that at least 15 million people will lose coverage under his plan.
Ryan implied that he isn't worried about how many people are covered because he'll never win that battle.
“We always know, you’re never going to win a coverage beauty contest when it’s free market versus government mandates,” Ryan told radio host Hugh Hewitt, after Hewitt floated the possibility that the CBO would estimate 15 million people will lose health insurance because of the American Health Care Act.
The irony being that Ryan's bill does include a half-assed mandate that manages to be both more punitive than the Obamacare mandate and less effective. And Ryan's mandate will be paid directly to insurers, many whom hold de facto monopolies over entire regions. So much for the "free market."
But I digress. Ryan doesn't see Americans as unique human beings; we're all just numbers on one of his spreadsheets. We're a pie chart in his Power Point presentation.
Who needs robot overlords determined to convert us all into batteries when you have Paul Ryan?