Skip to comments.Gingrich Backs Obamacare's Individual Mandate
Posted on 05/15/2011 6:07:07 PM PDT by libstripper
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I assume, since they have the ability and desire to buy insurance, that they can’t because of some pre-existing condition? They can make arrangments to pay for care on their own then.
I hope to God you are right about Palin/West being unbeatable, but I’m afraid it’s just the opposite. The ticket would be excoriated for their lack of experience and the sheeple would be brainwashed into voting for the “experience” of Obama/Biden.
You can NOT listen to, watch, or speak with Alan West and believe he lacks the “experience” it takes to govern. And Sarah has beat them at their own game already...more than once.
Daniels is no Reagan. I hear he may have some ‘splaining to do over his Muslim celebrations in the Governors Mansion.
“I am not quite clear why it is OK to require insurance to drive a car, but not require insurance for guaranteed care in an emergency room. What is the constitutional difference?”
You can’t be serious.
You CHOOSE to buy and drive a car.,,and it is usually one you can afford that fits your life. You know that if you choose to drive a car, it is a “PRIVILEGE,” not a right. You pay for the PRIVILEGE. It is a choice all the way. And if you cannot afford to pay for the PRIVILEGE, you do without the car. No government entity requires you to buy a car whether you want it or not. THAT would be your equivalent, not automobile insurance.
Requiring someone to buy health insurance they can’t or don’t want to afford is like forcing someone to buy a car they don’t want so that everyone else can buy a car.
IMHO that glaring lack of character in his "personal life" simply illustrates his total lack of character in all of his life, particularly including his political life. In the political world he's done the same thing to his former suppoters and admirers, of whom I am definitely one, that he did to his two former wives.
When he gave his immediate post-announcement inteview to Hannity, I posted a commdent that essentialy said everything he said was great, except for the fact that he was the one saying it; however, given his glaring lack of character, there was no way anyone could tell if he really meant it or was just being a grifter. Turns out he was just being the Newt the Grifter that he's always been.
OK, I’ll bite. Name five issues Newt is in step with Tea Party Conservatives?
And while you’re at it please include a very important one—family values. Tell me why this man could ever be considered a role model for my grandchildren?
You stated” Im not supporting Newt, but lets not distort what he said. He isnt exactly backing obamacare. Not even close.”
I watched & listened with my own ears & he didn’t just disagree with Paul Ryan’s plan..he called it “right wing social engineering”.
He did actually state I believe all of us and this is going to be a big debate I believe all of us have a responsibility to help pay for health care, I didn’t distort his words, he believes in a MANDATE.
His RINO colors came shining through!!
I love the driving a car insurance mandate response.
I heard it at work from a co-worker that said since we have to have insurance to buy a car..why not for health insurance?
I gave him a quick newsflash “NOT EVERYONE DRIVES!! If you don’t want car insurance, mass transit works, walking, riding a bike. But you cannot escape Health insurance because everyone that lives would be required to get it”
I go on & explain it further to the Obama bot but it still doesn’t sink in.
You and I agree on a lot of things, and this too ultimately. What I’m NOT willing to do is address any circumstances our citizens must face, until we get the issue of foreign nationals addressed.
Our national leaders must be on the crack pipe, to continue going at us from behind on the issues concerning immigration, and I’m damned tired of it.
So easy for you to say - just pay for care on their own - until they are bankrupt. Yes, what an excellent solution. /s
Gingrich had a knack for using focus groups of certain demographics, finding what they are “Hot” about, and charting a political course which just promises to arrive at that end destination. That is not entirely bad, but Gingrich is void of his own ideas and goals. He just draws from the focus groups, being disinterested in the dynamics or validity of the ideas, but very enthusiastic about where those ideas will bring HIM!
So who should pay? The American taxpayer? Should doctors and hospitals be forced by the government to do charity work? Should insurance companies be forced by the government to insure people with pre-existing conditions at a loss?
Very few people had health insurance prior to the 1950’s and yet somehow the work did not stop spinning, people not only got by with respect to the medical technology of the time they thrived.
Health Insurance is the idea that a 3rd party can take responsibility for your health insurance costs without having any real control over your health choices that necessarily lead to them costs.
That is to say everything from the risks you take to the way you take care of yourself. In every respect there is almost always something someone can do to avoid incurring a health issue.
It is the very idea of Health insurance which is either at war with the idea of cost control(by removing price selection) or is repressive to individuals.
Repressive for refusing to pay for health services for either unknown or disagreeable(to the individual) reasons.
All the while it was the Government that pushed and prodded us into precisely this situation, and acted as if there was no other way to go. Even Republicans act as if there is no other way to go but greater and greater % of the population that are “insured”, and thus not directly responsible for the cost of their health choices.
My opinion is there should be a national high risk pool that one can buy into and that provides major medical coverage. This should be funded by a tax or whatever that is funded by insurance companies. Since it would be national and major medical only - and I’m no actuary - I’m guessing the cost might be decent. It would be better than nothing and give an option to those who for whatever reason don’t qualify for normal health insurance. And it would come at a cost to the insured - not free.
I love listening to West, but it would be easy to paint him as inexperienced. West isn’t running for that very reason, and I don’t see a scenario where Sarah would pick him if she got the nomination.
everyone has coverage even if only a few pay for it. its how we pay for it that is of debate. i don’t like or trust newt simply based on his green crap with pelosi, but he has never advocated a single payer system, which is what obamacare guarantees.
you are not required to have insurance on your car to cover you, you are only required to have liability insurance to cover those who you may injure....completely different concept.
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