Skip to comments.Gingrich: Republicans have 'zero' health care ideas
Posted on 08/15/2013 7:36:39 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
No big huge raving fan of Gingrich anymore, but when he's right he's completely on the money:
Boston (CNN) Former House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich reprimanded his fellow Republicans in unusually harsh terms Wednesday, blaming GOP members of Congress for developing "zero" alternatives to President Obama's health care reform law.
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We are fighting against it.
Do not be just against something. Fight FOR something.
Gingrich is right.
What is the GOP alternative?
A wild hog finding an acorn.
Really Newt?? There’s a bill on the floor. But Boehner and Cantor and company, probably won’t allow a vote.
1. Reduce government perverting the healthcare marketplace through regulation and legislation. 2. Leave it to the marketplace.
Can’t fight something with nothing.
Since the overwhelming majority somehow expects government to “fix it”, he’s probably right.
ROMNEYCARE is socialized medicine IS ObamaCARE.
Don't be so naive. WHATEVER the GOP does, whether offering an airtight, fiscally sound alternative, or doing nothing at all will be demonized effectively by the Marxist Left and their compliant eneMedia.
We can't win with these degenerates, so we shouldn't even try.
Very simple. No free healthcare for just showing up.
Prefer to spend your money on spinners for your car, fine.
Maybe you can sell them in time to save your life.
Why should one person pay for three others to ride?
The only other big soundbite issue involves coverage for the pre-existing conditions, and that had already been in law for those with 'continuous' coverage. I don't believe that people should expect to ignore coverage before something bad happens, then immediately sign up and expect all bills to be paid for them.
Regardless: even if there is NO plan, that's certainly better than the status quo that's being imposed on us.
I don’t understand why people keep calling Obamacare a Republican plan just because Heritage Foundation and conservatives loved the plan at first does not mean we have to love it forever. We looked at the plan and thought this was great. When Obama delivered our plan, we looked at it again and decided it was awful. This happens all the time and people don’t get all in a pickle over it. Heck when Obama changes his mind, the media are all in love with it. For example, when Obama was against gay marriage the media was ok with it, but when he decided to support gay marriage, the media was ok with it too. The Republicans don’t receive the same courtesy I guess.
As it should be...the government needs to stay out of the “ideas” business, and leave those things to the private sector.
Get the federal government out of the health care business, period.
I understand now presenting a solution before the last election because it would have just given Obama something to Demagogue. Now, we need to at least present an outline...sort of an issue based Contract with America. Maybe not a bill, but outline the 4-5 key failures of Obamacare and outline a better solution. We’ll win the Senate and expand our House margins with this approach, and it would either force Obama’s hand or set us up nicely for 2016.
We should be fighting for the government to get out of the health care business completely.
This is a defining moment in our nation’s history.
The GOP is on the sidelines.
I completely disagree with the theory that the GOP should remain on the sidelines.
US healthcare has lots of problem. BIG BIG problems.
If we simply are on the sidelines complaining about the administration’s approach, we are a part of those problems.
GOP get with it.
What do you propose, if you oppose Obamacare?
It is fine to be opposed to Obamacare.
But. This is the critical other half of the issue?
Millions of Americans are not covered currently.
That is why Democrats got so far. Because the current system is just as big of a problem, as what Democrats are proposing.
What is the GOP for?
Does Newt not realize that the current GOP is 100% in the bag for the Obama/Democrat agenda?
A little show opposition is all they intend.
Here’s an idea.
Don’t exempt any health care from civil law. Don’t protect monopolies in the health care industries. Don’t encourage secrecy in public contracts. Don’t allow secrecy in efficacy results. Don’t allow “funny” accounting in the medical community between service providers and insurers.
Oh, most of these suggestions are protections from normal business practices, or the government protection of private company secrets that are to the detriment of the consumer.
Think that will bring down costs and bring back quality care between the doctor and patient?
Get out of the way and return to the concept of a limited Government that does not stick its hands in every venture.
I realize - this is never going to happen voluntarily. Washington D.C. is drunk on power, and they will always vote to increase their power and control. Nevertheless, 'zero' is what the Government should be doing with respect to the HealthCare industry.
Don’t be disingenuous. Heritage never supported Obamacare or anything like it. They did propose an individual mandate almost 20 years ago during HillaryCare debates, and then reversed that long before anyone outside of Hyde Park Chicago even knew the name Barack Obama.
The mandate is probably the least insidious aspect of Obamacare. It puts the government in charge of dictating exactly how our entire medical system operates, from coverage to profit margins to deciding when services are ‘cut off’ to save tax dollars.