Skip to comments.An Obamacare Weiner-Waiver for New York City?
Posted on 03/23/2011 6:07:01 PM PDT by Nachum
Last year, New York Rep. Anthony Weiner took personal ownership of the magnificent health care law, even to the point of proclaiming the bill and I are one like a monk trying to attain enlightenment using nothing but willpower and a trillion dollars of other peoples money. In short, Anthony Weiner loves the health care bill.
Its just that well it might not be right for his district:
Rep. Anthony Weiner said Wednesday he was looking into how a health law waiver might work for New York City.
Weiner, who is likely to run for mayor of New York, said that because of the citys special health care infrastructure, his office was looking into alternatives that might make more sense. Weiner is one of the health care laws biggest supporters; during the debate leading up to reform, he was one of the last holdouts in Congress for the public option.
The president said, If you have better ideas that can accomplish the same thing, go for it, said Weiner. Im in the process now of trying to see if we can take [President Barack Obama] up on it in the city of New York, and Im taking a look at all of the money we spend in Medicaid and Medicare and maybe New York City can come up with a better plan. [...] We in New York already have hospitals, we already employ doctors and we employ nurses. We have a lot of uninsured people. [Setting up] the exchanges is the one piece of the puzzle that would be difficult for us to do, he said. Im just looking internally to whether the city can save money and have more control over its own destiny.
I thought the health care law was the mechanism that would save state and local governments as well as businesses money. It turns out thats what the waivers are for and not the law itself. Gee, its almost as if they were lying about all this from the very beginning.
Its possible Weiner believes hell have trouble being elected Mayor of NYC unless he can successfully disconnect them from the health care law that is his pride and joy a fact that should give voters there all the more reason to question his judgment.
Why can’t this grandstanding clown go back to decrying alleged sexist statuary in New York City? That was about his speed.
Im just looking internally to whether the city can save money and have more control over its own destiny.
Good for the donk, but for the rest of us? NO your too stupid to control your own DESTINY
Weiner is such a slime.
Weiner is a DISGRACE. How does he even have the nerve to talk about this...
Michelle has a wit about her.
Can We The People file a Class Action suit against every Yes vote in Congress for the pack of lies, deceit, fraud, and corruption within the DeathCare bill? Not one of these dirt bags read the bill which makes them complicit in the fraud perpetrated against the American people.
I wish I had an Obama Weiner-waiver.
That is what I’d really like to see-ee-ee.
And if I had an Obama Weiner-waiver.
Everyone would want to be like me.
Sounds like something you would see in a San Fransisco Marti Gras parade!