Email #10, Subject: What happened to the GOP 1990s health care plan?

Please correct me if I’m wrong, but since you’ve been in office since the 90s, I assume you voted against the health care program that President Clinton tried to get passed back then. As part of the GOP opposition, you must have also endorsed the health care program Speaker Gingrich presented as an alternative to Clinton’s plan. It included a way to prevent freeloaders from bankrupting health care for everyone else, something we still need. Since you are now seeking to end Obamacare, why don’t you go back to your old 90s plan? Since it was written by Republicans it must be better than the Democrats’ plan. I would love to know more about it. And since you are one of only a handful of GOP Representatives still in office from twenty years ago, you are the ideal person to give Congress and the country a history lesson. Would you please do that? Would you tell the country about the GOP health care plan and how it’s different from Obamacare?

Chris Gavaler

Author: Chris Gavaler

Chris Gavaler is an associate professor at W&L University, comics editor of Shenandoah, and series editor of Bloomsbury Critical Guides in Comics Studies. He has published two novels: School for Tricksters (SMU 2011) and Pretend I’m Not Here (HarperCollins 2002); and six books of scholarship: On the Origin of Superheroes (Iowa 2015), Superhero Comics (Bloomsbury 2017), Superhero Thought Experiments (with Nathaniel Goldberg, Iowa 2019), Revising Fiction, Fact, and Faith (with Nathaniel Goldberg, Routledge 2020), Creating Comics (with Leigh Ann Beavers, Bloomsbury 2021), and The Comics Form (Bloomsbury forthcoming). His visual work appears in Ilanot Review, North American Review, Aquifer, and other journals.

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