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GOP can do better than Obamacare for a fraction of the cost
Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2013 | By Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 09/10/2013 2:14:36 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

Obamacare was sold on the promise of affordable, universal care with no increase in the debt. Oh, and you were going to keep your insurance. It is none of these things.

Even Obamacare’s most ardent defenders (who actually bought the Congressional Budget Office hooey about the impact on the debt) are forced to recognize that Obamacare will leave 30 million Americans uncovered. Considering the taxes, increase in debt, dislocation and cost increases inflicted on the American people, it seems we are getting very little bang for billions of bucks.

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A market-based reform agenda could deliver much more positive results than a federally managed approach like Obamacare. Seven pillars that would support such an effective replacement program are: to build a “defined contribution” approach to the public financing of health care, encourage personal responsibility and mandate continuous coverage protection, establish a genuine partnership with the states, address the tax treatment of employer-sponsored plans, overhaul Medicaid, initiate premium-support reform of Medicare, and, finally, offset all new costs through spending cuts. If successful, this new program could permanently change the national political conversation over health care policy.

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TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; gingrich; jenniferrubin; newt; obamacare; romneyagenda; romneybringsdeath; romneycare; romneycare4all; zerocare

1 posted on 09/10/2013 2:14:36 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

They need to SHOW AMERICA A PLAN! NOW!


2 posted on 09/10/2013 2:16:46 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

No, no they can’t. If they could, we wouldn’t have this mess. And, even if they could, they wouldn’t because they LIKE getting the power Obamacare gives them.


3 posted on 09/10/2013 2:17:07 PM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Too bad the GOPe is as tone deaf as the DEMs when it comes to the constitution ... ITS NOT A FREAKING ENUMERATED POWER SO THEY CAN'T DO IT !

However, they could work on something that IS an enumerated power like .... SECURING THE FREAKING SOUTHERN BORDER !

4 posted on 09/10/2013 2:20:24 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: originalbuckeye

Yes, they do!!!!!


5 posted on 09/10/2013 2:45:38 PM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: mtnwmn

The GOP is too lazy to put forth a real, workable plan. Instead, the will go along with odumbocare like sheep to the slaughter. If they had ANY BACKBONE they would pass the pending budget with odumbocare defunded. After all, odumbocare is only one line item and a massive budget. Nobody would miss it.


6 posted on 09/10/2013 4:08:38 PM PDT by Progov
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To: Brad from Tennessee

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3064877/posts?page=20

House GOP Leaders Prepare “Hug It Out” Strategy to Fund Obamacare.

Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 6:49:11 AM by blueyon

Eric Cantor is always looking for new and imaginative ways to screw conservatives. He has Pete Sessions (R-TX), as Rules Chairman, helping him with his latest creative way to screw conservatives. I’ve already well documented Pete Sessions’s increasingly bitter attitude toward Ted Cruz and staggering contempt of his own constituents who want to defund Obamacare.

Cantor and Sessions’ latest idea tops even his most absurd shenanigans. The plan is to pass the real CR that fully funds Obamacare, then pass a fake bill that defunds Obamacare. The Senate will pass the CR, and throw the defunding bill in the garbage. But, Cantor and Session’s theory is that conservatives are so stupid that they will clap like trained seals at the fake bill, and meanwhile not notice that the House just fully funded Obamacare.

Let me break down their plan for you. House leadership will pass a continuing resolution in the House. It will fund Obamacare. Cantor and Sessions will also make sure a separate resolution to defund Obamacare gets passed that would amend the CR to defund Obamacare if the Senate votes for it, which they of course will not. These two separate votes will be combined with great fan fare to make it look like House Republicans are voting for a CR that defunds Obamacare. But the Senate will pass the CR that funds Obamacare, sending it to the President, and ignore the defund resolution.

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7 posted on 09/10/2013 4:13:20 PM PDT by maggief
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To: originalbuckeye

Totally disagree.

Best PLAN? Get gov the hell out the way and let the free market work!

It DOES work.

There is NO NEED for some stupid “gov big fingers in yer pie” alternative.

Just DAMN!


8 posted on 09/10/2013 4:14:43 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: ConradofMontferrat
Best PLAN? Get gov the hell out the way and let the free market work!

Well, that is one of the GOP plans...from the House. The total "free market" reform would include:

1)Unlimited underwriting.
2)Selling across state lines.
3)High Risk Pools
4)Association Health Plans
5)Health Savings Accounts
6)No travel restrictions
7)Providers post costs of various proceedures. 8)Medicaid vouchers, using private insurers, not welfare.

9 posted on 09/10/2013 4:25:17 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

You are right, that is one of the plans. But how many nutless pubbies are on board with it?

Not that I’m a pessimist and all that, but numbers talk, rinos and other BS walks.


10 posted on 09/10/2013 4:35:28 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

You forgot ‘Tort reform’. I can guarantee you that the cost of Medical Care would go down without all the frivolous lawsuits against everyone in the medical community. Doctors, nurses, hospitals, laboratory workers, medical device manufacturers, when there is a lawsuit, we are ALL included for maximum rewards to A) the attorney B) the injured party. People need to consider that malpractice was created to hold to account flagrant bad care and/or negligence; not mistakes that are unforeseen and often unavoidable.


11 posted on 09/10/2013 4:46:30 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: ConradofMontferrat
But how many nutless pubbies are on board with it?

Well, probably all of them would be, no Republican voted for ObamaCare.

But that's not enough, it would pass in the House, and nobody in this country would ever hear about it from the Obamapress.

It would never be brought to the floor of the Senate by Dingy Harry, and even if it did pass the Senate, the moslem/communist/packer would veto it.

But that's what the package would look like. I imagine it's basically a repeals-package of mandates which currently prevent the above free market practices.

12 posted on 09/10/2013 4:47:56 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: originalbuckeye
You forgot ‘Tort reform

Well, I did say "would include" leaving some room for you guys to chime in. That is indeed a biggie regarding provider behavior and gratuitous lab work.

One thing I did forget is the obscene practice called "cost shifting" it should be banned at all levels, and any "free healthcare" doled out by any government should be paid in full at regular market prices.

If providers want to offer "charity care" they should do so but only with funding from outside benefactor organization who raise money specifically for that purpose......

NOT by padding the bills of insured and cash paying patients.

13 posted on 09/10/2013 4:55:18 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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