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Kill ObamaCare using this excerpt
najmp ^ | October 28, 2010 | Henry J. Aaron, Ph.D./upchuck

Posted on 11/07/2010 1:33:15 PM PST by upchuck

There have been several articles here on FR and elsewhere espousing the legislative repeal of ObamaCare. Now that the Republicans will have a majority in the House come January, this idea has some appeal. However we all know that nobama will veto any attempt to repeal, or even modify, his "signature legislation." And that we won't have the votes to override.

There is another way however. Dr. Henry Aaron explains this method in the New England Journal of Medicine. I have excerpted the essence here. The bolding is mine:

Customarily, substantive legis­lation “authorizes” spending, but the funds to be spent must be separately “appropriated.” The ACA (ObamaCare) contains 64 specific authoriza­tions to spend up to $105.6 billion and 51 general authorizations to spend “such sums as are neces­sary” over the period between 2010 and 2019. None of these funds will flow, however, unless Congress enacts specific appropriation bills.

In addition, section 1005 of the ACA appropriated $1 billion to support the cost of implementation in the Department of Health and Human Ser­vices (DHHS). This sum is a small fraction of the $5 billion to $10 billion that the Congressional Budget Office estimates the fed­eral government will require between 2010 and 2019 to im­plement the ACA.

The ACA ap­propriated nothing for the Inter­nal Revenue Service, which must collect the information needed to compute subsidies and pay them. The ACA also provides unlimited funding for grants to states to support the creation of health in­surance exchanges (section 1311). But states will also incur sub­stantially increased administrative costs to enroll millions of newly eligible Medicaid beneficiaries. Without large additional appro­priations, implementation will be crippled.

Thus Congress (specifically, the House) can just sit on its hands and watch ObamaCare wither on the vine. What could be easier?

Here's the link to Dr. Arron's article (.pdf). This excerpt begins on page 1686.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
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No need to hassle with killing the beast when you can more easily starve the beast.
1 posted on 11/07/2010 1:33:18 PM PST by upchuck
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To: upchuck

I would also freeze the White House budget and chop it drastically. Enough elite extravagance. We don’t havethe money for it, they said they’d reign in wasteful spending, but they spend more of what we don’t have. Chop the purse strings, defund the White House.


2 posted on 11/07/2010 1:36:17 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: upchuck

Bump


3 posted on 11/07/2010 1:38:38 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: upchuck
The Republican house majority is justified to use any legal means at its disposal to destroy this monster known as Obamacare. I fervently hope they will ignore the howls from the left and do just that.
4 posted on 11/07/2010 1:38:50 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
...defund the White House.

The current junket to India, at outlandsih expense and opulence, is a prime example of what must be cut if it can be cut.

5 posted on 11/07/2010 1:41:32 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: upchuck

It’s going to be hilarious listening to the commie ‘RATS whining about the GOP “killing jobs” by defunding ObamaCare. It wasn’t about health care! It was about jobs for the communists in the SEIU.


6 posted on 11/07/2010 1:41:51 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("In God We Trust", everyone else must show proof of citizenship.)
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To: upchuck

I think we’ve all said that Obamacare must be defunded.

That could be a complex business. But if any of the current departments or agencies use any of THEIR funding to implement it in any way, then they should be defunded, too, as much as necessary. The prospect of losing their funding should make any agency hesitate to act on implementation.


7 posted on 11/07/2010 1:43:03 PM PST by Cicero
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To: upchuck

For better or for worse, it’s always about the money. Every single aspect of our society is run by money. The Republicans control the House. If the federal government or (to a large degree) state governments do something (anything) bad in the next two years, the proper admonition will be “Follow the money” — and it will lead to Republicans who approved the badness. And those are the people we need to “talk to”.


8 posted on 11/07/2010 1:43:12 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: upchuck
"Hillarycare" died a quick death; Romneycare is dying on the vine; obamacare is much worse and much more expensive than either of those...oh, and they didn't have "death panels" either.


Madoff


9 posted on 11/07/2010 1:44:34 PM PST by FrankR (DEAR GOP: REPEAL IT, or you'll FEEL IT, in 2012!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Someone other than Congress should be determining its pay—preferably We the People.


10 posted on 11/07/2010 1:45:55 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: upchuck
This sum is a small fraction of the $5 billion to $10 billion that the Congressional Budget Office estimates the fed­eral government will require between 2010 and 2019 to im­plement the ACA.

Sounds much to small too "implement" this curse on America.

11 posted on 11/07/2010 1:46:15 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Secret Agent Man

Need to publish exact costs for all the White house vacations for the whole family so far, not just the O but the M too.


12 posted on 11/07/2010 1:46:34 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: upchuck

No reason not to do both. It won’t take much to cobble up a repeal bill and send it on through to put everyone on record for the 12 election. We need to put in motion as many avenues to destroy Obamacare (and those who support it) as possible.


13 posted on 11/07/2010 1:47:28 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
I would also freeze the White House budget and chop it drastically.

That certainly needs to be done. The 0bamas dance away at 200 million a day while our country grows deeper and deeper in debt.

14 posted on 11/07/2010 1:48:09 PM PST by Rider on the Rain
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Jim wrote,

Woo hoo!! Closing in on the finish line!! Less than $2,100 to go!!


Let's git er done!!


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15 posted on 11/07/2010 1:48:20 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: upchuck

The very word: OBAMACARE turns my stomach. It was the same with Hillarycare.

I can think of only one program that memorializes an individual; The Marshall Plan, which was well deserved and did what it was intended to do. Then in stopped.


16 posted on 11/07/2010 1:48:35 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: HerrBlucher

Please read this, it’s on topic:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2623044/post


17 posted on 11/07/2010 1:48:44 PM PST by Jerrybob
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To: upchuck

Wouldn’t the House also have to pass appropriations for the dozens of Obama czars, thier offices, their staffs, their programs and the like?

The Congress should put its foot down and just declare that if those czars won’t face congressional hearings, their offices won’t get any federal appropraitions.

If those pr*cks want to remain unaccountable, let them work for free.


18 posted on 11/07/2010 1:48:58 PM PST by Stosh
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To: upchuck

As my mother used to say at allowance time, never underestimate the power of the purse.


19 posted on 11/07/2010 1:49:06 PM PST by appeal2 (Don't steal, the government hates competition.)
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To: upchuck

Can UAW bailouts also be blocked in this way?


20 posted on 11/07/2010 1:50:01 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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