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Obama Open to Plan Requiring Everyone to Get Insurance
NYT ^ | 6/3/09 | ROBERT PEAR

Posted on 06/03/2009 5:14:14 PM PDT by Nachum

WASHINGTON — President Obama said Wednesday that he was receptive to Congressional proposals that would require every American to have health insurance and that would force employers to offer health insurance to their employees. But he said there should be exemptions for people who cannot afford coverage and for small businesses in general.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: healthcare; nationalhealthcare; obama; open; plan; requiring

1 posted on 06/03/2009 5:14:15 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; Free ThinkerNY; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 06/03/2009 5:14:44 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

****But he said there should be exemptions for people who cannot afford coverage and for small businesses in general.**

In other words : Rape those who can afford it to pay for those who are entitled to entitlements.


3 posted on 06/03/2009 5:17:18 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Nachum

This clown is a complete idiot.


4 posted on 06/03/2009 5:18:46 PM PDT by bikerman (Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.)
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To: Nachum

Ah the fine print.

He also said during the campaign he was going to save/create 4-5 million jobs with the stimulus plan, yet we are LOSING 500,000 jobs/month.

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on ME! Don’t buy any of the health care promises!!!


5 posted on 06/03/2009 5:19:41 PM PDT by bushwon (If you think health care is expensive now, just wait till it is free PJ Orourke)
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To: Nachum
“But he said there should be exemptions for people who cannot afford coverage and for small businesses in general.”

Which would leave us pretty much where we are today. Most who do not have insurance don't carry it because they do not want it (even if they can afford it), can't afford it, don't work for an employer that offers a package, that are wealthy enough to pay-as-they-go, and people who are in this country illegally and can't get and don't want insurance (because they prefer the ER drop-in for their their medical needs).

It's amazing that Obammie the Commie can play so well both roles of Dumb and Dumber.

6 posted on 06/03/2009 5:19:55 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The most dangerous fascists are those with a warm smile and soothing voice.)
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To: Nachum

Did the pinhead get a magic wand when he stammered his way through the oaf of office???


7 posted on 06/03/2009 5:20:15 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: Nachum
Why obama sees Summer 2009 as the last chance for government health insurance? Try and picture the cowards in D.C., dem and rino trying to pass socialized medicine, running for their seats all while obama's house of cards crumbling.

This is why Conservatives should be planning their challenges to incumbents, like YESTERDAY!

8 posted on 06/03/2009 5:20:55 PM PDT by fortunate sun (Tell me what books you want to ban and I'll tell you what type of politics you hold.)
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To: Nachum

One rotten system for us and one special system for Congress.


9 posted on 06/03/2009 5:21:12 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: bikerman
This clown is a complete idiot.

New name...Bozoma?

10 posted on 06/03/2009 5:29:49 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (zer0 is doing to capitalism what Kennedy did to health care)
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To: Nachum
Sounds like Romneycare.

It's not working in Massachusetts, so let's implement it on the federal level. Great!

11 posted on 06/03/2009 5:29:52 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Nachum

REQUIRE and FORCE.

No mistaking that.


12 posted on 06/03/2009 5:41:22 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Nachum

Can anyone clarify what status retirees are in?

Most of us on Soc Sec have Medicare, and we certainly cannot afford any further premiums for insurance.


13 posted on 06/03/2009 5:42:47 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Nachum

Dictators love compulsion and hate and will not tolerate freedom.

What does that statement say about Obozo?


14 posted on 06/03/2009 5:43:51 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, Now a State, Still Texas)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Sadly, I’d wager the IRS is the one in error here, as much as it kills me to say that.

The next EMMY AWARDS: Obama for faking the job of American President.

And a special award to the TOTUS, for it's supporting role.

15 posted on 06/03/2009 5:44:47 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Mark
One rotten system for us and one special system for Congress.

It's already that way now.

16 posted on 06/03/2009 5:46:52 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: UCANSEE2

These boys tell you all about Obama’s Health Care plan - near the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOtGr1JFCnE


17 posted on 06/03/2009 5:49:08 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: ridesthemiles
Can anyone clarify what status retirees are in?

Yes. You are dead weight to the rest of society.

Your access to prescriptions will be curtailed, and any illness related to degradation from age, will not be considered treatable.

The government will provide free pickup of dead corpses so as to keep down disease . (more 'new' jobs as promised)

18 posted on 06/03/2009 5:50:59 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Sorry, I pasted before I cut.

My comments referred to this line.

“It’s amazing that Obammie the Commie can play so well both roles of Dumb and Dumber. “


19 posted on 06/03/2009 5:53:14 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: RummyChick

I tried to watch. I’m just not that good with ebonics.


20 posted on 06/03/2009 5:55:40 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: fortunate sun

and we just all tell our congressmen—sure, we’ll have the health care you want us to have—as long as it’s the same as YOURS—i.e., when we get brain cancer, we can be helicoptered to Duke just like Teddy the K. there.


21 posted on 06/03/2009 6:24:09 PM PDT by browniexyz
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To: Nachum

F#$% that ... 5th Amendment.


22 posted on 06/03/2009 6:27:40 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Out of gas become a pill box, Out of ammo become a bunker, Out of hope become a hero.)
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To: Venturer

another attack on lower middle class. not rich enough to afford to buy it, probably don’t have a job that provides it and not poor enough to get the free hand out.


23 posted on 06/03/2009 8:55:38 PM PDT by annelizly
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