Skip to comments.President 'Disingenuous' When He Says GOP Has No Alternative to Obamacare
Posted on 08/25/2013 12:21:36 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama is being "disingenuous" when he says Republicans have no alternative to Obamacare, says Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), a man with a plan of his own. "The president knows that there are other alternatives out there, alternatives that put patients and families and doctors in charge, not Washington, D.C.," Price told Fox News's Neil Cavuto on Wednesday.
"Our proposal, H.R. 2300, is comprehensive legislation that would get folks covered with insurance that they want to buy for themselves, not that the government forces them to buy; solves insurance challenges, like portability and preexisting (conditions); and saves hundreds of billions of dollars, does all of that without raising your taxes a penny and doesn't put Washington in charge of a thing.
"There are wonderful, positive alternatives. To have the president continue to say that (there are no alternatives) is just not true, and he knows it's disingenuous when he says it."
Price re-introduced his legislation -- The Empowering Patients First Act -- on June 6. (He previously sponsored the Empowering Patients First Act in the 111th and 112th Congresses as H.R. 3400 and H.R. 3000, respectively.)
Among other things, H.R. 2300 would repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a plan that includes tax incentives for maintaining health insurance coverage (no individual mandate).
Price's plan would allow the purchase of health insurance with pre-tax dollars; it would provide grants to each state to provide coverage through a high-risk pool; it would allow small business owners to band together across state lines to purchase health coverage for their families and employees at a lower cost; and it would allow insurers licensed to sell policies in one state to offer them to residents of any other state. It also proposes to lower costs through malpractice reform...
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OBOZO is a”LIAR” EVERY TIME HE OPENS HIS YAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He sure left some squishy room at the bottom though:
“.....I believe that the administration is going to recognize, once they see that the rollout of these exchanges on October 1 isn’t going to work well, I believe that it’s very possible that the administration will say, look, why don’t we delay this a year?
“And we would say, that sounds like a good idea to us. It’s what we have been calling for. And we may actually be able to do this in a bipartisan way, which certainly would be welcome to the American people.”
I don’t think I like the idea of all of the politicians putting this off until they are all safely Re-elected in 2014 at all! Too much room for bait and switch after the election.
Yes they do...
That's about as "alternative as it gets"
If this guy’s lips are moving, he is lying. Of course, the media never calls him on it.
Seriously? you think the rest of us should pay a surcharge? or was that snark?
Maybe not, but they system we had, while certainly not perfect, worked a hell of a lot better than the monstrosity known as 0bamacare. Let's go back to that!
Our proposal, H.R. 2300
Guess what the left networks and cable news won’t show.
Couldn’t we just get the government out of the way and let the free market take care of it?
Barry Soetoro is a fraud. An evil racist heterophobic anti-Christian thug.
THE GOP’s alternative is to say it is a state issue and not an issue the Fed’s need to be involved in.
Well, that is the absolute truth. The feds should butt out.
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I go to my doctor down the street, I get pills at the local rite-aid, I go home. At no time in my medical care do I cross state lines so the Fed’s have no authority to be involved and I simply wish the GOP would start dividing responsibilities. 13% of my income goes to the state and what do I get for it?
Most times, the answer is, it is the other guys responsibility - what do you think they get paid for - too many feds are on tv show sassuming a responsibility they should not -Paul for an example.
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