The Blue Dog Democrats, that coalition of Democrats in the House of Representatives who believe that the Democratic Party should be more like the Republican Party, says it wants to clear up a misconception.
They’re worried that people believe that health care reform is about serving the health care needs of the American people. “Some people are getting confused and believing that the primary purpose behind health care reform is making health care affordable and accessible for everyone,” says Blue Dog leader Michael Ross.
So what is health care reform really about? It’s about “cost containment”, says Ross. Your health is the cost the Blue Dogs want to contain, and they’re not about to let something like a plan to create affordable, accessible health care interfere with their agenda.