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Top Dem sees 'train wreck' for Obama health law Co-author of Obama health care law sees 'huge
Yahoo ^ | 4/17/13 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Associated Press

Posted on 04/17/2013 1:57:13 PM PDT by Nachum

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Barack Obama's health care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it's headed for a "train wreck" because of bumbling implementation.

"I just see a huge train wreck coming down," Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., told Obama's health care chief during a routine budget hearing that suddenly turned tense.

Baucus is the first top Democrat to publicly voice fears about the rollout of the new health care law, designed to bring coverage to some 30 million uninsured Americans through a mix of government programs and tax credits for private insurance that start next year. Polls show the public remains confused by the complexity of the law, and even many uninsured people are skeptical that they will be helped.

A six-term Democrat, Baucus expects to face a tough re-election in 2014. He's still trying to recover from approval ratings that nosedived amid displeasure with the health care law in his home state.

Normally low-key and supportive, Baucus challenged Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at Wednesday's hearing.

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Full title: Top Dem sees 'train wreck' for Obama health law Co-author of Obama health care law sees 'huge train wreck' in implementation
1 posted on 04/17/2013 1:57:13 PM PDT by Nachum
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Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 04/17/2013 1:57:36 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Guess who’s not getting invited to the next meeting.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 1:59:27 PM PDT by 11th_VA (DRONES DON'T KILL, CINCs KILL ...)
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To: Nachum

Sorry pal. No back pedalling at yhis point is going to distance you from this mess. Own it!!


4 posted on 04/17/2013 2:01:01 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Nachum

We are witnessing the development of a talking point for Dems in conservative states for the next election. “The law is good but the implementation is “bumbling” and “a train wreck.” It allows them to explain why they voted for this government-expanding, budget-busting monstrosity but should not be held to account for its horrible effects. “You see, its a good idea but it just hasn’t been implemented well.” Republicans can’t take this bait. The whole idea is a “train wreck.” Even if it was implemented efficiently. In fact, if it was implemented efficiently, we would be in a lot worse shape now.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 2:02:26 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Nachum
0bamacare a train wreck???

So why were members of the Tea Party and other conservatives accused of racism when they saw the very same thing back in 2009?

6 posted on 04/17/2013 2:02:45 PM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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To: Nachum

Well golly gee, Senator, maybe you shouldn’t have f’n voted for it!! Now you’re up for reelection and your all worried.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 2:02:51 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Nachum

It’s not “the implementation” ~ rather it’s the bill itself.

Inferior minds created this mess ~ and the only solution is to rescind it and lock up the writers pending the next turn of the century.

Next, how minor disputes over Exchange billing practices will destroy the federal court system in 6 weeks.


8 posted on 04/17/2013 2:03:13 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: cotton1706

Just remember, though, it’s a liberal idea, so it couldn’t be inherently flawed...

it’s just not being implemented right or by the right people.


9 posted on 04/17/2013 2:06:04 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Nachum

bump


10 posted on 04/17/2013 2:06:16 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: cotton1706

Bingo!!


11 posted on 04/17/2013 2:06:27 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline has mysteriously vanished...)
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To: Nachum

Top Dem sees ‘train wreck’ for Obama health law Co-author of Obama health care law sees ‘huge

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Hell, even Stevie Wonder could see this “train wreck”. So. When is Baucus going to introduce a bill to OVERTURN this disastrous “train wreck”?


12 posted on 04/17/2013 2:08:21 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Nachum
because of bumbling implementation
13 posted on 04/17/2013 2:09:25 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t this the same excuse with communism?
It’s a great thing. It hasn’t worked because it wasn’t implemented well.


14 posted on 04/17/2013 2:09:41 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: Responsibility2nd

That’s a vote getter statement fo sho!
Dat boy may be worried about his job!
So who do you cross the Voter of the DNC!
Love to seem em start squirmin!


15 posted on 04/17/2013 2:10:35 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Conserev1

The voter or the DNC ! edit!


16 posted on 04/17/2013 2:11:26 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Nachum

17 posted on 04/17/2013 2:12:25 PM PDT by freedomlover
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To: Nachum

The only thing the government is good at is screwing everything up.


18 posted on 04/17/2013 2:14:11 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Nachum

The talking points will be that if all the states and all the GOP had just rolled over and embraced the idea, it would be going swell. But so many states refused to create “exchanges”, so many employers found “loopholes” and so many doctors threatened “retirement” that it was all a problem in “implementation”, you see.


19 posted on 04/17/2013 2:16:22 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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20 posted on 04/17/2013 2:19:03 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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