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Obama Shift on Insurance Mandate May Be Health Billís Undoing
Tuscaloosa News ^ | 11-15-11 | Gay Stolberg

Posted on 11/15/2011 9:56:58 AM PST by Driftwood1

WASHINGTON — As Barack Obama battled Hillary Rodham Clinton over health care during the Democratic presidential primaries of 2008, he was adamant about one thing: Americans, he insisted, should not be required to buy health insurance.

“If things were that easy,” Mr. Obama told the talk show host Ellen DeGeneres in February of that year, “I could mandate everybody to buy a house, and that would solve the problem of homelessness. It doesn’t.”

Now President Obama may wish he had stuck to those words. On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to take up a constitutional challenge to his landmark health care bill, and a decision could come in the midst of Mr. Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: healthinsurance; mandate; obama; obamacare

1 posted on 11/15/2011 9:57:03 AM PST by Driftwood1
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To: Driftwood1

Regardless of the SCOTUS decision this could be a winning issue for the GOP nomination (with the exception of Romney) if he/she has the guts to use it.


2 posted on 11/15/2011 10:00:28 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

Indeed.


3 posted on 11/15/2011 10:01:57 AM PST by Driftwood1
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Obama: “Those were campaign promises. I had to say that to get elected. Nobody’s going to elect a president who believes they can require people to buy insurance, or a house, or a chevy Volt, for example. But now they have a president who believes that.”

/obvious sarc but true


4 posted on 11/15/2011 10:02:22 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Huskrrrr

On a slight tangent, this is why the left and vichy republicans are pushing Romney as “the one” for us. Takes the issue away from Barack and puts it on Romney. Who keeps saying it’s great and it’s working in MA when it isn’t by any standard of measurement.


5 posted on 11/15/2011 10:06:19 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Driftwood1

btt


6 posted on 11/15/2011 10:07:38 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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7 posted on 11/15/2011 10:08:03 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Driftwood1

Not only does the bill force citizens to buy insurance, it also decides who will buy and who will be given a wavier and not have to buy. How can the SC square that circle?


8 posted on 11/15/2011 10:33:27 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (.....The days are long but the years are short.....)
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How can the SC square that circle?

Where there is a will there is a way. My prediction has been unchanging, they will let it stand, how they square it matters not to me, the fact that they will is obvious to me.

9 posted on 11/15/2011 12:03:20 PM PST by itsahoot (There was a bloodless coup in 08, and no one seemed to notice. God help us.)
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