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THREE CHEERS FOR ROMNEYCARE!
www.anncoulter.com ^ | 2/2/2012 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 02/02/2012 4:03:56 PM PST by Outraged At FLA

If only the Democrats had decided to socialize the food industry or housing, Romneycare would probably still be viewed as a massive triumph for conservative free-market principles -- as it was at the time.

It's not as if we had a beautifully functioning free market in health care until Gov. Mitt Romney came along and wrecked it by requiring that Massachusetts residents purchase their own health insurance. In 2007, when Romneycare became law, the federal government alone was already picking up the tab for 45.4 percent of all health care expenditures in the country.

Until Obamacare, mandatory private health insurance was considered the free-market alternative to the Democrats' piecemeal socialization of the entire medical industry.....

(Excerpt) Read more at anncoulter.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: coulter; obamacare; romney
I do believe Ann has lost her mind..
1 posted on 02/02/2012 4:04:02 PM PST by Outraged At FLA
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To: Outraged At FLA

According to the Sean Hannity Show, she told Romney he owes her.


2 posted on 02/02/2012 4:07:57 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Outraged At FLA

It’s sad. I really can’t believe it.


3 posted on 02/02/2012 4:09:09 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: RinaseaofDs

It might be a nervous breakdown, or substance abuse issues. Poor girl. Sad to watch happen before our eyes.


4 posted on 02/02/2012 4:10:29 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (According to POLLS, SANTORUM now leads in Missouri. Why doesn't MSM and RINO Talkheads cover THAT??)
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To: Outraged At FLA

Deja view...

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5 posted on 02/02/2012 4:13:43 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Outraged At FLA
It's not as if we had a beautifully functioning free market in health care until Gov. Mitt Romney came along and wrecked it by requiring that Massachusetts residents purchase their own health insurance.

Elect him to national office THEN he can wreck it!

Is Coulter on drugs or sumptin'?

6 posted on 02/02/2012 4:14:59 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Outraged At FLA

“Until Obamacare, mandatory private health insurance was considered the free-market alternative to the Democrats’ piecemeal socialization of the entire medical industry.”

Considered by whom, exactly? Harvard? Some guy at the Heritage Foundation? Color me convinced.

Not a WORD about tort reform being a PRECURSOR to touching ANY PART of the medical industry.

Something you’d expect from a lawyer, I suppose.

Her arguments used to be airtight, irrefutable, and devastating.

I hope she invested well. It’s not like the right had a lot of leading lights on its side to begin with.


7 posted on 02/02/2012 4:15:42 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Outraged At FLA
I do believe Ann has lost her mind..



8 posted on 02/02/2012 4:18:53 PM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: Outraged At FLA

I have not heard any solution from anybody about people who show up at the emergency room without health insurance. The cost of their treatment is picked up by those of us who carry health insurance.

Why are people who can afford to pay for their own health insurance are allowed to sponge off the rest of us who are paying hefty amounts to insurance companies?

Another thing I would like solved is ability to buy insurance across state lines. I hate the limited choice of insurance providers and very little competition.

Lastly, I am strongly opposed to any government run health program/insurance. I have that now, it is called Medicare and it sucks. And it is going broke anyway with all the waste, fraud and abuse.


9 posted on 02/02/2012 4:22:20 PM PST by entropy12 (Socialism has failed everywhere tried. It breeds mediocrity, corruption, nepotism & poverty for all)
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To: dragonblustar
According to the Sean Hannity Show, she told Romney he owes her.

And to think I used to think she was a conservative with some integrity
10 posted on 02/02/2012 4:25:03 PM PST by uncbob
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To: Outraged At FLA

It’s only a matter of time before Ann Coulter shares a stage with Meghan McCain and they embrace each other as ‘sisters’.


11 posted on 02/02/2012 4:26:14 PM PST by mkjessup (A loser to a loser who now endorses that loser is a loser. <-- iow, NO Romney, No WAY!)
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To: Outraged At FLA

Poor Ann (Kennedy) Coulter...we hardly knew ye’.


12 posted on 02/02/2012 4:27:30 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Outraged At FLA

Wouldn’t it be better if no one posted the latest crap from that woman? We know she’s a mental case, no need for further evidence.


13 posted on 02/02/2012 4:27:44 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: RinaseaofDs

I think we have a lot of leading lights here and in the Tea Party....I really don’t care for her and think we can do a whole lot better! Her time is up and her light has dimmed; she needs to exit stage right.

Mrs CT Hillbilly


14 posted on 02/02/2012 4:28:11 PM PST by CT Hillbilly (Thoughts=Words=Actions=Destiny)
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To: Outraged At FLA
It's not as if we had a beautifully functioning free market in health care until Gov. Mitt Romney came along and wrecked it by requiring that Massachusetts residents purchase their own health insurance. In 2007, when Romneycare became law, the federal government alone was already picking up the tab for 45.4 percent of all health care expenditures in the country.

DUR DUR DUR WE ALREADY HAD A BROKEN SYSTEM SO BREAKING IT MORE IS OK


Really? REALLY?
15 posted on 02/02/2012 4:28:33 PM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Outraged At FLA

“What went wrong with Romneycare wasn’t a problem in the bill, but a problem in Massachusetts: Democrats.”

No one will ever convince me that socialized medicine is a good idea, but if there is anything about Ann’s article that rings true, this is it. Massachusetts was determined to socialize its healthcare system no matter who was governor. It was a speeding train heading for a train wreck. You would have thought that Romney would have had the smarts to say, “Wreck yourselves if you want, but I’m not going to participate.” I have various theories why he did not. One is that he’s as liberal as Massachusetts, but I don’t believe that. Most likely, he did it because he thought he might want to run for re-election, and that vetoing the bill would not help. There is also the possibility that he did it because he thought that if he participated in the negotiations, he would have some influence on what the bill said. If he wants to lead the nation, he’s going to have to get over that. There is nothing that can be accomplished by negotiating with fools.


16 posted on 02/02/2012 4:29:27 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Outraged At FLA

This site should be added to FR’s Banned list.


17 posted on 02/02/2012 4:30:50 PM PST by Revel
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To: Outraged At FLA

It was reported in an FR thread last night about Romneycare and how it came about that The Heritage Foundation supported the individual mandate concerning healthcare. It seems that Friends of Romney or Romeny himself donated $25,000.00 to them for their support for RomneyCare, so much for those whores at Heritage and Rush should kick them off his show. The whole culture in DC is invested with crooks and thieves.


18 posted on 02/02/2012 4:32:29 PM PST by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican SOCIALISTelites, are Big Government socialists,)
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To: Outraged At FLA

I wish Jim would ban anything Ann writes from here for now on, she is nothing but a shill for the crooks in office....


19 posted on 02/02/2012 4:34:19 PM PST by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican SOCIALISTelites, are Big Government socialists,)
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To: Outraged At FLA
It's time.......


20 posted on 02/02/2012 4:38:37 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Outraged At FLA
Mark Levin’s rebuttal of Coulter’s “Three Cheers for RomneyCare” article (Coulter for statism?)
21 posted on 02/02/2012 4:40:55 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: dragonblustar
According to the Sean Hannity Show, she told Romney he owes her.

On FoxNews today she said that if Romney wins "I'd better have his ear." I guess being in the IN crowd is all that matters. Ann Coulter is a shrill self-centered, unappealing woman. In the same interview she referred to soccer Moms in a very insulting fashion. Insulting people does not make them want to be on your side. She has been more of a hindrance than a help to the conservative movement.

22 posted on 02/02/2012 4:42:04 PM PST by Freee-dame
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To: CT Hillbilly
she needs to exit stage right

Or, in her case, stage left.

23 posted on 02/02/2012 4:44:39 PM PST by Rocko
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To: Outraged At FLA
Post #64 = Jim replied to Ann Coulter last night!

24 posted on 02/02/2012 5:06:57 PM PST by onyx
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To: entropy12
“I have not heard any solution from anybody about people who show up at the emergency room without health insurance.”

Do you mean you've never heard of billing and credit arrangements? Is there some new-found inalienable right that grants certain people the right to the goods and services of others for free? If so, why stop at just health-care.
I'm tired of paying car insurance, utilities, mortgage payments and for groceries. Why aren't you cheap bastards trying to figure out a solution for that?

25 posted on 02/02/2012 5:11:57 PM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: entropy12
I ask this question because I do not Know. Does Romneycare have a government option? That to me is the crux of the matter. If the Mass. individual mandate is only for private insurance with no govt option for everybody to eventually be dumped into, then Romneycare is different than Obamacare. The govt option is the vehicle to destroy private insurance that leads to a single payer system. If there is no government insurance, than an individual mandate does deal with the deadbeats in the emergency room. The important issue of the government option has never been fleshed out at all in any discussions I have seen on the subject.
26 posted on 02/02/2012 5:14:16 PM PST by gusty
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To: Outraged At FLA

A governor can’t repeal or expand the federal tax break given to companies that pay their employees’ health insurance premiums — a tax break denied the self-employed and self-insured.

A governor can’t order the IRS to start recognizing tax deductions for individual health savings accounts.

A governor can’t repeal the 1946 federal law essentially requiring hospitals to provide free medical services to all comers, thus dumping a free-rider problem on the states.

The answer, Ann, is NOT to finish undressing and lube yourself up for the rape.

Somehow other states..even leftist hellholes like Kalifornia managed to not pass anything remotely similar.

Blame democrats, indeed...


27 posted on 02/02/2012 5:16:23 PM PST by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: Outraged At FLA

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28 posted on 02/02/2012 5:20:15 PM PST by PMAS (Romney = Democrat tested, Soros approved)
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To: Freee-dame

Sean told her that once elected, Romney would drop her like a hot potato.


29 posted on 02/02/2012 5:26:15 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Outraged At FLA

This may be crass but ann is just a ****.

LLS


30 posted on 02/02/2012 5:58:07 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

She has gone crazy, or worse yet, she duped us all along.

I turn the channel when I see her, will never by another book by here, and turn off the radio when I hear her voice.

Maybe she can guest host now on Current TV or MSNBC.


31 posted on 02/02/2012 7:02:40 PM PST by Memphis Moe
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To: LibLieSlayer

She has gone crazy, or worse yet, she duped us all along.

I turn the channel when I see her, will never by another book by here, and turn off the radio when I hear her voice.

Maybe she can guest host now on Current TV or MSNBC.


32 posted on 02/02/2012 7:03:01 PM PST by Memphis Moe
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To: Outraged At FLA

She has used the conservatives for years. She was cashing in. She has lied to us. The real Ann has appeared. I will never vote for Romney.


33 posted on 02/02/2012 9:47:43 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: gusty

AFAIK Romneycare has no government agency/department running health insurance. It is strictly private insurance required for all. For those who can not afford it (based on income) I believe the state of MA offers subsidies to purchase PRIVATE insurance. You should find more info at Wiki.


34 posted on 02/02/2012 10:51:13 PM PST by entropy12 (Socialism has failed everywhere tried. It breeds mediocrity, corruption, nepotism & poverty for all)
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To: Memphis Moe
So many liberal tigers have shown us their stripes. I will never forgive Ann and the other radial lying liberals. Ann only plays a conservative for money... I knew that when I learned that she only sleeps with progressives.

LLS

35 posted on 02/03/2012 3:59:03 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: entropy12
"I have not heard any solution from anybody about people who show up at the emergency room without health insurance. The cost of their treatment is picked up by those of us who carry health insurance."

Well here is an idea, let's not throw away liberty as a solution k? Here is how you do it: you raise taxes. A perfectly legitimate way to fund something. You don't force people into private contracts. Well, you don't unless you are a lover of tyranny.
36 posted on 02/03/2012 5:32:14 AM PST by Outraged At FLA
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To: Outraged At FLA

True liberty is when you are not forced to support those who refuse to pay their own way even if they can afford it.

Why tax everyone because some are cheating?


37 posted on 02/03/2012 9:11:36 AM PST by entropy12 (Socialism has failed everywhere tried. It breeds mediocrity, corruption, nepotism & poverty for all)
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To: entropy12
"True liberty is when you are not forced to support those who refuse to pay their own way even if they can afford it. Why tax everyone because some are cheating?"

So then stop requiring hospitals to accept people. There is nothing in the Constitution protecting that. True liberty is living with the choices you have made. You choose not to buy health insurance, and you get sick, you have to face the consequences. Creating a mandate just rips a piece of the Constitution off, and throws it away..
38 posted on 02/03/2012 3:24:51 PM PST by Outraged At FLA
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To: Outraged At FLA

Easier said than done. If people are refused emergency care for lack of insurance, there will be a firestorm. It will never pass congress, I will bet any amount of money you want. We do not let people die from hunger or lack of emergency hospital care in United States.

Naw, the better option is to let people who can afford health insurance be required to help push the cart instead of riding in it free of charge. My state requires us to buy Auto liability insurance for similar reasons.

You are correct, constitutionally no one is guaranteed health care. But we have to live in the real world of today.


39 posted on 02/03/2012 11:23:27 PM PST by entropy12 (Socialism has failed everywhere tried. It breeds mediocrity, corruption, nepotism & poverty for all)
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To: entropy12
"Easier said than done. If people are refused emergency care for lack of insurance, there will be a firestorm. It will never pass congress, I will bet any amount of money you want. We do not let people die from hunger or lack of emergency hospital care in United States."

You are missing the point, you don't throw away liberty because you write up some kind of law. Before hospitals were required to accept everyone, they went to charitable clinics and hospitals. You know what? Health care was much more affordable for everyone then. Still, the government can't just create a law that requires an unconstitutional act to make it work. If the laws that force hospitals to treat people is not working, then fix the law, don't throw out the Constitution.

They have a very CLEAR CONSTITUTIONAL remedy to fix the problem: raise taxes. They just don't want to be on record as saying they raised taxes. The mandate is NOT a tax; no more than a traffic ticket is a tax. The precedent they are setting is EXTREME.

It doesn't really matter though, the law is UNCONSTITUTIONAL so it will be thrown out if the justices are even halfway honest. If the current mandate is found otherwise, then there really is no limit to the governments power is there?

"Naw, the better option is to let people who can afford health insurance be required to help push the cart instead of riding in it free of charge. My state requires us to buy Auto liability insurance for similar reasons."

Apples and oranges.. You do not HAVE to buy auto liability insurance. IF you purchase a car and IF you decide to drive it on public highways, then you are required to have auto insurance. You are making a choice. The mandate says you are making the same choice just by breathing.

"You are correct, constitutionally no one is guaranteed health care. But we have to live in the real world of today."

Real world? The health care system is far from the real world.
40 posted on 02/04/2012 5:38:39 AM PST by Outraged At FLA
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To: Outraged At FLA

Theoretically you are absolutely correct.
In real world it is just a dream and naivete.
We got to deal with the reality of world.

Yes, if I drive, I MUST HAVE LIABILTY insurance in this state. I do have the option of not driving, but that is
just incredibly inconvenient and expensive because I can
not afford cabs every time. There is no public transport
nearby.


41 posted on 02/04/2012 10:38:45 AM PST by entropy12 (Socialism has failed everywhere tried. It breeds mediocrity, corruption, nepotism & poverty for all)
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To: entropy12

But you are not born with a set of keys and a car. Also, many people go their entire lives without a car or a license.. Also, there are many people out there who do not NEED health insurance..


42 posted on 02/04/2012 5:26:05 PM PST by Outraged At FLA
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To: Outraged At FLA

My dear friend you are living in a dream world. All those
people who think they do not need health insurance, can be
involved in the largest maimer and killer of Americans
outside of natural cause...auto accidents. Who pays their
hospital bills which could easily exceed $50,000 or more.

What happens if they catch a deadly disease like cancer
which is known to happen at any age.

I am sick and tired of paying higher insurance premiums for
my family to cover such irresponsible individuals who refuse
to take individual responsibility.

Why tax everybody and let the cheaters slip by?
Whatever happened to individual responsibility as conservatives?


43 posted on 02/04/2012 8:07:13 PM PST by entropy12 (Socialism has failed everywhere tried. It breeds mediocrity, corruption, nepotism & poverty for all)
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To: entropy12

Are you saying Donald Trump needs health insurance?


44 posted on 02/05/2012 3:40:32 PM PST by Outraged At FLA
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To: Outraged At FLA

Trump can post a $100,000 Hospital bond instead if he wishes
to opt out of health insurance.


45 posted on 02/05/2012 8:49:45 PM PST by entropy12 (Socialism has failed everywhere tried. It breeds mediocrity, corruption, nepotism & poverty for all)
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To: entropy12

Oh so now you have to pay to be a citizen.. Must be more unconstitutional reality. I love how perverted Romneycare gets as you boil it down.

Here is the solution, attach wages and take assets, when people don’t pay their bills. After a few people lose their homes, everyone else will realize that instead of getting a cellphone, get health insurance first. It works for the IRS..


46 posted on 02/06/2012 2:58:00 PM PST by Outraged At FLA
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"Here is the solution, attach wages and take assets, when people don’t pay their bills. After a few people lose their homes, everyone else will realize that instead of getting a cellphone, get health insurance first. It works for the IRS.."

I can live with that. I am just disgusted being forced to pay higher premiums to carry the cheaters who show up at emergency rooms without health insurance.

Individual responsibility is what I believe in.
47 posted on 02/06/2012 5:08:06 PM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion. Western countries are finally learning this.)
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To: entropy12

I believe in that too, I just don’t think you can mandate it. The consequence should not be a government fine, rather you lose everything instead.


48 posted on 02/07/2012 2:47:38 AM PST by Outraged At FLA
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