O'Reilly's ObamaCare Debate: Is It Immoral to Hurt Some Americans to Help Common Good?
Millions of Americans will see their health insurance costs rise because of ObamaCare. Tonight on The Factor, host Bill O’Reilly led a debate on whether it’s okay to hurt some Americans to help others.
Juan Williams argued that it’s “absolutely right” because it’s being imposed for the common good. “You must remember, Bill, whenever you end a discriminatory system, there are going to be some winners and some losers.”
“Common good – it’s not good for people who are paying higher health insurance premiums and higher deductibles and co-pays. That’s not common good,” O’Reilly challenged.
“Bill, that’s a very small percentage,” Williams disputed. He cited an MIT economics professor who said 80 percent of Americans will see no change.
“I don’t believe that for a second, I think that’s propaganda,” O’Reilly shot back. “That’s what some pinhead said, that’s not a fact!”
Mary Katharine Ham joined the debate, pointing out that the Obama administration pitched the Affordable Care Act as a law that would bring health care costs down for everyone. They also vowed that people would be able to keep their existing doctors – a statement that Ham said is untrue. “It is immoral to make those promises and then break them.”