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Obama Offers States ‘Flexibility’ to Adopt Single-Payer instead of ObamaCare
Cato-at-liberty.0rg ^ | 2/28/11 | Michael F. Cannon

Posted on 02/28/2011 11:37:03 AM PST by Nachum

Seeking to appease disgruntled governors, President Obama plans to announce on Monday that he supports amending the 2010 health care law to allow states to opt out of its most burdensome requirements three years earlier than currently permitted.

It's significant that the president is finally acknowledging that ObamaCare is unworkable and will impose enormous burdens on the states. Or is he?

A closer look shows that the president is not lifting the burdensome requirements ObamaCare imposes on states. All he's doing is proposing to move up, from 2017 to 2014, the date on which states can apply for federal permission to impose a different but equivalently or more coercive plan to expand health insurance coverage. Here's what the Times says about the legislation Obama will reportedly endorse, which was introduced by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Scott Brown (R-MA):

The legislation would allow states to opt out earlier from various requirements if they could demonstrate that other methods would allow them to cover as many people, with insurance that is as comprehensive and affordable, as provided by the new law. The changes also must not increase the federal deficit.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; bhohealthcare; communism; democrats; fascism; flexibility; fubo; govtabuse; healthcare; kenyanvillageidiot; liberalfascism; marxism; marxistinchief; obama; obamacare; offers; singlepayer; socialistdemocrats; socialisthealthcare; socializedmedicine; states; tyranny
And they wonder why people hate them.
1 posted on 02/28/2011 11:37:09 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Repeal the entire unconstitutional mess and stay the hell out of it!!


2 posted on 02/28/2011 11:39:09 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Nachum
"President Obama plans to announce on Monday that he supports amending the 2010 health care law"

Now, he's proposing to AMEND a Law that has been ruled Un-Constitutional?

What an ass.

3 posted on 02/28/2011 11:40:09 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Nachum

Trying to do an end run around the lawsuits.

The KNOW Obamacare is unContitutional.

The idiots made the mistake of attacking Supreme Court Judges.
Any attempt at good will is gone.

The key to it’s proposal was that it had to MATCH the Fed LAW.
The unConstitutional Fed Law.

Govs need to tell him to take a hike. He’s done enough damage.


4 posted on 02/28/2011 11:42:19 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: Nachum

Obambi: “Sure you can opt out of my health care plan, and implmenent what I really want- single payer. And you can even do it 3 years earlier than I wanted you to”


5 posted on 02/28/2011 11:42:21 AM PST by Mr. K (Job #1 is to DEFUND THE LEFT~!!!!)
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To: Nachum

In other words, the socialist/marxist usurper who is illegally occupying the Oval Office will decide if the states and the people can partially exercise their 10th Amendment rights against Unconstitutional Obamacare. I have a better idea. The states reassert their 10th Amendment rights not to comply with all of Unconstitutional Obamacare via nullification!


6 posted on 02/28/2011 11:42:29 AM PST by Defend Liberty
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To: Nachum
"If you don't like being in the frying pan, we'll allow you to jump into the fire."

I think the intention behind ObamaCare is to drive people into a single-payer system eventually...now we may be given the option of taking a fast track to the same destination.

Some flexibility. Some choice.

7 posted on 02/28/2011 11:42:39 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Nachum

He is a moslem. His job is to destroy America.


8 posted on 02/28/2011 11:43:12 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Nachum

His Deathcare has been ruled unconstitutional, so he is “allowing” the governors to adopt single payer which was soundly rejected in lieu of deathcare.

Audacity?

Hubris.


9 posted on 02/28/2011 11:43:32 AM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Nachum
...states can apply for federal permission...

Right there is what is wrong with everything right now. Pah-lease, permission from the feds. GFY!

10 posted on 02/28/2011 11:45:15 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (I direct my vile hate speach and eliminationist rhetoric at this joke of a government.)
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To: traditional1
What an ass.

But he's an ass who's just shown weakness...

11 posted on 02/28/2011 11:45:34 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: Nachum

Poor Obama, he has Zero credibility.


12 posted on 02/28/2011 11:45:40 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Here's the proof of Obama's U. S. citizenship: " " Good enough for our 3 branches...)
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To: traditional1
What an ass.

Obama is a TRAITOR. The Healthcare mess is part of the plan to bring economic havoc to the United States, which is well on it's way to bankruptcy without this mess. Obamacare will finish the job.

You must ask is Obama and his handlers the biggest idiots in history OR is he purposely trying to hurt the US?

Of course the answer is obvious, Obama is NOT stupid enough to do the things he's doing without having destructive intentions.

13 posted on 02/28/2011 11:45:54 AM PST by politicianslie (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders)
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To: Nachum

This is what Mitt Romney wanted, and Scott Brown wants, to have the feds force the states to adopt ObamaCare, and let the individual mandate be forced at the state level.

A more granular, distributed Fascism.


14 posted on 02/28/2011 11:46:05 AM PST by DBrow
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To: paulycy

Neither. The word you are looking for is Arrogance.


15 posted on 02/28/2011 11:47:07 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (I direct my vile hate speach and eliminationist rhetoric at this joke of a government.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

If it bleeds, we can kill it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQF_DR_uDU4&playnext=1&list=PL59906F2C7E5DE512


16 posted on 02/28/2011 11:50:40 AM PST by pogeybait
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To: Marty62

The[y] KNOW Obamacare is unContitutional.


You type this from the point of view, the worldview, that the written Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land (like it says it is).

They don’t look at the world this way. The Constitution, to them, is simply an impediment to implementing their superior vision. It can be used to thwart “the other side” when necessary, because “the other side” actually thinks that rules should apply to everyone. But it is simply something to get around when it hinders the socialist vision.


17 posted on 02/28/2011 11:50:46 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Nachum

zer0 will make the offer in 2012 to appease Governors and deflect the TP. Then if re-elected, all bets are off and the offer will be essentially rescinded. Then zer0 will go in for the crack-down.
We can never trust this lying sack of **** ever.


18 posted on 02/28/2011 11:55:09 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: MrB

I think Pam Bondi of FL can kick his a$$!


19 posted on 02/28/2011 11:55:46 AM PST by magna carta
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To: DBrow

Let me extend that comment- that’s what Brown said he’d do in his first speech after the election- go to Washington and show them how to do health care right, like in Massachusetts.

And here he is, doing that, and bailing out The Won too.


20 posted on 02/28/2011 11:59:34 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Nachum

So what the hell did congress pass last year? Is it a law called Obamacare or is it a “Obama Makes it up as He goes Along” law.


21 posted on 02/28/2011 12:00:59 PM PST by Fred (Suspend All Immigration Until Unemployment is Reduced to 5%)
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To: Nachum

ACT of Desperation. Obama blew it with the deeming of DOMA unconstitional, he thought it would divert attention to his mishandling of Libya. Offering an olive branch to the Governors as Judge Vinson has been asked for a clarification - divert the attention of the American Public, Lets surround Libya with a military action. On march 4 the Supreme Court has the conference regarding his eligibility to be President. March 4 the Government determines whether or not to shut down. Feb 28 - March 4 is Obama’s Week from Hades.


22 posted on 02/28/2011 12:01:56 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: MrB

If they weren’t afraid of the Constitution, the minions in the WH wouldn’t be trying to spread this manure over the States. It is still Obamacare, just being ran at the State level. With States picking up the tab!


23 posted on 02/28/2011 12:02:58 PM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: Nachum

Every time I see this jug eared puke on TV I know he despises the America I grew up in and love. Americans were idiots to elect this alienated outsider with three Muslim names, two Muslim fathers and Kenyan parentage.


24 posted on 02/28/2011 12:07:44 PM PST by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: Nachum
The Supreme Court needs to accept certiorari on this issue, and soon. Otherwise, the only choices left will be: Repeal or Rebellion.
25 posted on 02/28/2011 12:08:29 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Nachum
How does the First Hemorrhiod just arbitrarily make changes in a "law" that has been passed by a Congress?

obamablueboy
26 posted on 02/28/2011 12:09:46 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Nachum

[Here’s what the Times says about the legislation Obama will reportedly endorse, which was introduced by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Scott Brown (R-MA)]

So, Scott Brown, is going to put Republicans in a position where they will have to vote against repealing the individual mandate prior to the 2012 election. Thanks a lot Scott Brown.


27 posted on 02/28/2011 12:21:23 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: hondact200

[Offering an olive branch to the Governors as Judge Vinson has been asked for a clarification - divert the attention of the American Public]

Doesn’t matter though. The states biggest problem is that they can’t afford the medicaid provision in the law.


28 posted on 02/28/2011 12:23:10 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Nachum

Die OBAMACARE. Die.


29 posted on 02/28/2011 12:23:45 PM PST by GVnana
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To: Nachum

One more reason Romney shouldn’t bother to run in 2012


30 posted on 02/28/2011 12:29:32 PM PST by Skeez (O)
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To: Nachum
Wouldn't you know it. The one case where 0bama and his gang of Rats would approve of states' rights would be precisely when certain states, notably California and Vermont, look ready to go even further down the road of socialism than the Rats' federal health care law.
31 posted on 02/28/2011 12:43:44 PM PST by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." -- Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Nachum
Obama is Stuck On Stupid.
32 posted on 02/28/2011 12:47:06 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Nachum

The GOP should not fund single payer, defund all waivers, and force Congress into the plan. Then make the plan ever worse everytime a bill gets passed. Then just keep calling it “Obamacare.”

Everyone will hate the health care bill, the person associated with it, and the party associated with the person.


33 posted on 02/28/2011 12:54:50 PM PST by Darteaus94025
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To: Fred
So what the hell did congress pass last year? Is it a law called Obamacare or is it a “Obama Makes it up as He goes Along” law.

You point out the objectively OBVIOUS elephant in the room that the media and the useful idiots blinded by their cult of personality worship do not see.

It is clear that -0marxo does not feel the need to respect and or adhere to the principle of "rule of law". We have a tyrant here that will continue doing damage until reigned in...

34 posted on 02/28/2011 2:05:07 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: isthisnickcool
He is a moslem. His job is to destroy America.

The majority of the people on FREEREPUBLIC still don't get it, they think this clown is just an idiot hiding behind racism. NO, it's a TRAITOR hiding behind racism.

35 posted on 02/28/2011 2:29:32 PM PST by politicianslie (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders)
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To: politicianslie
The majority of the people on FREEREPUBLIC still don't get it, they think this clown is just an idiot hiding behind racism

I didn't realize that. No way are they conservatives, then. Not to know before the election, his intent was to bring down America says volumes. And now to see it in action and they don't 'get it' they are deaf, dumb and blind liberals.
36 posted on 02/28/2011 3:35:48 PM PST by presently no screen name
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