What business does the United Nations have, getting involved with United States domestic policy decisions? When I read about the UN and what they said about the repeal of Obamacare, I nearly lost it.
There are nations around the world where citizens live in squalor. The kind of poverty most in the United States couldn’t begin to fathom. People regularly die from illnesses most can cure in the United States with over-the-counter medicines.
So to see that the pinheads at the United Nations are warning the United States a repeal of Obamacare might be a violation of the Geneva Conventions, I nearly laughed:
We’ve already seen that repealing Obamacare is politically perilous. Now there’s a new complication: It may also violate international law.
The United Nations has contacted the Trump administration as part of an investigation into whether repealing the Affordable Care Act without an adequate substitute for the millions who would lose health coverage would be a violation of several international conventions that bind the United States. It turns out that the notion that “health care is a right” is more than just a Democratic talking point.
A confidential, five-page “urgent appeal” from the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights in Geneva, sent to the Trump administration, cautions that the repeal of the Affordable Care Act could put the United States at odds with its international obligations. The Feb. 2 memo, which I obtained Tuesday, was sent to the State Department and expresses “serious concern” about the prospective loss of health coverage for almost 30 million people, which could violate “the right to social security of the people in the United States.”
The letter urges that “all necessary interim measures be taken to prevent the alleged violations” and asks that, if the “allegations” proved correct, there be “adequate measure to prevent their occurrence as well as to guarantee the accountability of any person responsible.”
The letter/memo, while not received by anybody in Congress apparently has been authenticated and it was received by the Department of Health and Human Services.
It is beyond comprehension that anybody would take this seriously. Then again, when the left wants to advance their agenda. If you read the rest of that nonsense Dana Milbank is buying into it. Naturally.