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Sen. Ron Johnson to Introduce the ‘If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep it Act’
National Review Online ^ | 10-25-13 | Alec Torres

Posted on 10/25/2013 7:19:51 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

Senator Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) announced today that next week he will file legislation that will allow Americans to keep their previous health-insurance plans, as President Obama promised. The proposed bill, entitled the “If you Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act,” would, according to Johnson’s statement amend the Affordable Care Act “to make Obamacare live up to the promises of the politicians who sold the plan to the American public.”

From the press release:

One of the most important promises made by President Obama and Democrat congressional leadership to promote the Affordable Care Act was that Americans who were satisfied with their health plans could keep them. That promise has been broken. More than a million Americans have been notified that the plans they like with the coverage they have chosen have been canceled. Millions more Americans will have the plans of their choice canceled in months to come.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: abortion; act; deathpanels; johnson; obamacare; plan; ronjohnson; wisconsin; zerocare
Mark Levin said tonight to get behind this effort as it will screw up Obamacare big time.
1 posted on 10/25/2013 7:19:51 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

it’s DOA in the rat infested senate..

I hope he brings it up again and again to get the rats on record over and over again..


2 posted on 10/25/2013 7:23:12 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The problem is that many of these insurances people liked are gone now. Obamacare killed them.

It’s a little late after the insurance companies have canceled thousands of policies.

That was the plan all along, run the insurance out of business and force people into Obamacare. It is working. At least they are being forced out of having insurance.

Obama said he would insure 30 million people who had no insurance instead he has stolen the policies of million of Americans who got canceled.


3 posted on 10/25/2013 7:26:47 PM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
This is exactly what the Left would be doing if the parties were reversed in this debacle.

They'd be doing a lot more besides. I hope our side can think of more of those things too.

4 posted on 10/25/2013 7:32:09 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Is this law going to prevent a company from dropping a healthcare plan and throw its employees on the exchanges? If not, then it can’t garantee anything...


5 posted on 10/25/2013 7:33:44 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Why is a Republican bailing out a lying Democrat?


6 posted on 10/25/2013 7:35:12 PM PDT by Ray76 (You can't win if you don't fight. Remember the Barrycades!)
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To: cableguymn

The senate won’t pass it and Obama won’t sign it. More Don Quixote Republicanism.


7 posted on 10/25/2013 7:35:22 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Personally, I’d prefer...”If you Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It With A $2500 Annual Premium Reduction Act,”


8 posted on 10/25/2013 7:35:38 PM PDT by moovova
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This is hilarious, but part of me thinks it might be better for the Dems to just fail without any help.


9 posted on 10/25/2013 7:38:09 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“You can keep it” won’t help much when it’s the employers and insurance companies who are throwing people off. “You can keep it” is going to be up to them, not the individual.


10 posted on 10/25/2013 7:43:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare should have been tested on politicians before being released to the public!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Too late for me. I got a letter last week my policy is termintated as of 1-1-14. I am livid at the Administration, John Roberts, the Media and anyone with a D next to their name. They are my sworn enemy. They took away my health care with nary a thought and could not care less if I live or die.


11 posted on 10/25/2013 7:47:48 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

There are millions of young healthy Americans who like not having health insurance.

Do they get to keep their plan?


12 posted on 10/25/2013 7:53:51 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Sounds like too little, too late. With all the lead time for ZeroCare, he should have been ahead of the curve months or even years ago.

Besides, the Hairy Reed ‘Rats will never let it pass!


13 posted on 10/25/2013 7:55:52 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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To: Lawgvr1955
They took away my health care with nary a thought and could not care less if I live or die.

Actually, they do care if you live or die. Why do you think they have death panels?

14 posted on 10/25/2013 7:57:11 PM PDT by teacherwoes (obamacare--like you need a hole in your head)
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To: Lawgvr1955

Actually they want you to die when your working taxpaying days are over. Don’t pay any attention to the politicians who say they are going to do this and that regarding obamacare. They are just stalling for time and pacifying the sheep like the Republicans that said,”Elect me and I will repeal obamacare in 2010. The Republican Senators showed how they actually felt regarding obamacare in the cloture vote. Ted Cruz had the Democrats by the balls and was squeezing [winning] when he was stabbed in the back by the Republicans in the Senate.


15 posted on 10/25/2013 7:57:21 PM PDT by sport
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To: P-Marlowe
There are a lot of youths 26 and under who are still on their parents plan, why would they sign up till they are at least 27? I don't know how this works if the 25y/o has a family of his own!! have not heard that addressed...
16 posted on 10/25/2013 7:59:36 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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17 posted on 10/25/2013 8:00:48 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Did Levin explain how it screws it up? Seems like a lifeline to me.


18 posted on 10/25/2013 8:11:26 PM PDT by Oldhunk
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Bookmark


19 posted on 10/25/2013 8:12:20 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

This is a good move, because win, lose, or draw, it makes the Demwits look like the a-holes that they are for passing the Obamanation — without knowing what’s in it — in the first place.


20 posted on 10/25/2013 8:13:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Venturer

at&t is taking lead from other big companies and is doing away with mgt retiree health and prescription drug coverage ins due to nobamacare in jan 2015...so how can you even keep what is being done away with or taken away...and then waht about those with pre-esixting with the ins provider not any longer being funded by them...tough sh*t!!!

boy how i _ _ _ _ nobama....never mind!


21 posted on 10/25/2013 8:14:06 PM PDT by ldish (Have had enough...you??????)
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To: Lawgvr1955

I am so sorry to hear that. I am sick at what is happening to people.


22 posted on 10/25/2013 8:14:14 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

How will this work? Obamacare is the law of the land and already funded.


23 posted on 10/25/2013 8:24:09 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: JoanneSD
Nice little strawman argument attempt.

EPIC FAIL, but thanks for playing.(sarcasm)

(note to the NSA and/or enemy commie hackers-I really resent your attempted interference to my freedom of speech. No, obviously I did not die in service to this nation, but I attended the memorials of co-workers who did.I am not amused by your internet games)

24 posted on 10/25/2013 8:24:40 PM PDT by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Ron Johnson introduces “IIf you like your health plan you can keep it” act next week.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


25 posted on 10/25/2013 8:26:22 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I love this. It’s brilliant. The whole premise of obamacare is that we MUST buy insurance that has all the bells and whistles that a lot of people’s insurance did not cover. That’s why obamacare’s so expensive. It tries to cover everything, does not allow insurance companies to deny preexisting conditions, thus making coverage even more expensive.

If we were allowed to keep our insurance that we liked, we wouldn’t have to have any of the requirements in obamacare. IOW, it would make all the rules in obamacare null and void.

His whole thing about being able to keep your insurance was a big fat whopper of a lie. Let’s make him pay for it.


26 posted on 10/25/2013 8:50:34 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: sport

God bless Ted Cruz. That is why I sent him a campaign donation during the much needed shut down.


27 posted on 10/25/2013 8:57:12 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Go for it. The timing could be good.

D’s are catching lots of heat from their pissed off constituents. People are scared. They are not only losing their insurance, but doctors as well.


28 posted on 10/25/2013 8:59:28 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: teacherwoes

John Roberts found death panels constitutional. A pox on him.


29 posted on 10/25/2013 9:02:26 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: cableguymn

Exactly. If the GOP could act as a unified force, they’d get a lot stopped and influence better legislation. Instead we’ve got a bunch of prima donnas.


30 posted on 10/25/2013 9:20:30 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

next bill, the “obamacare is so great, everyone has to be in it, no exceptions or waivers” act.


31 posted on 10/25/2013 10:58:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Too little too late? I dont know but there is a part of me that is enjoying this complete 0bamacare meltdown. While some decent people will/are getting hurt the RATS are really gonna suffer.

Here in Florida 300,000 policy holders just lost coverage....that means maybe 1,000,000 people if you take in the dependents. I have no sympathy for any if they voted for 0bama...none!


32 posted on 10/26/2013 12:30:49 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Make Obama VETO his own words!!! I LOVE Ron Johnson!!


33 posted on 10/26/2013 2:13:44 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Lawgvr1955

“I am livid at the Administration, John Roberts, the Media and anyone with a D next to their name.”

Roberts is most at fault here. We expected evil from the others; it’s who and what they are. What Roberts did, however, was a blatant betrayal. You’d hope a SCOTUS member would be above caving in to blackmail, but they just aren’t.


34 posted on 10/26/2013 2:47:59 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("A hyphenated American is not an American at all." Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: RginTN

“Obamacare is the law of the land and already funded.”

Any law is a law only until the next Congress. It can be changed or eliminated by the next (or same) Congress.

Amendments are the only “laws” that can’t be treated this way (at least that’s the way they were intended).

I really like this idea and recommended it to my congressman before Johnson came out with his plan. The Dems will have a hard time telling the estimated 20+ million people who want to keep their insurance plans that they are going to obstruct this bill - especially now that most people know what’s going on.


35 posted on 10/26/2013 8:56:08 AM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Anthing that gets people up for election having to vote on an Obama campaign promise is a good thing.


36 posted on 10/26/2013 8:57:55 AM PDT by grania
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To: Larry - Moe and Curly

Its too bad Johnson didn’t help Congressional Republicans defund obamacare weeks ago.

Johnson imploded when he was on Mark Levin’s show so its gonna take more than this legislation to take him seriously.


37 posted on 10/26/2013 2:01:40 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: sheikdetailfeather; ml/nj; holdonnow; Liz; LottieDah; AuH2ORepublican; Reaganite Republican; ...
The proposed bill, entitled the “If you Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act,” would, according to Johnson’s statement amend the Affordable Care Act “to make Obamacare live up to the promises of the politicians who sold the plan to the American public.”

The idea behind this legislation sounds worthy, but I have to quibble with the title: it's kind of a joke based on Obama's fraudulent speech pitching Obamacare. Sure, the left has been masterful at giving dumb and inaccurate titles to laws they champion (no better example than the "Affordable Care Act"), but that doesn't mean that the titles of "conservative" bills should humor them. Enacting legislation should be a serious process which is reflected in serious and appropriate titles.

38 posted on 10/26/2013 5:40:26 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Perhaps a Republican could sponsor a carbon copy of the Affordable Health Care Act, only introduce it as the “Step Right Up and Get Your Very Own Bottle of Snake Oil, All For a Mere Pittance When Compared With Its True Value. Ah, yes. Yes, Indeed.” Act, and do the same with all these pretentiously-titled acts.


39 posted on 10/27/2013 4:42:52 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5; Red Steel; David; AJFavish; Spaulding; SunkenCiv; potlatch; SeekAndFind; ...
Perhaps a Republican could sponsor a carbon copy of the Affordable Health Care Act, only introduce it as the “Step Right Up and Get Your Very Own Bottle of Snake Oil, All For a Mere Pittance When Compared With Its True Value. Ah, yes. Yes, Indeed.” Act, and do the same with all these pretentiously-titled acts.

To be historically accurate, this selling of snake oil with the grandiose titles of congressional acts goes back a long way. In the Roosevelt New Deal era, there was the "National Recovery Act," which was very much ballyhooed, but fortunately was short-circuited when the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional. (Compare to today's SCOTUS, which doesn't have the guts to do the same with Obamacare's "individual mandate.") It essentially legalized cartels for wage and price fixing, something better suited to Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, or the communist regime in the Soviet Union. If it had lasted for any greater length of time, it would have delayed the actual economic recovery even longer than other socialist policies of the era actually did.

Then, too, the title of the "Social Security Act" was hardly accurate and invented specifically to sell it to the American people by the Democrats of that era.

Unfortunately, it seems as if big government has all too frequently needed these phony tags on legislation and programs since then in order grow into the humongous size it currently is.

40 posted on 10/27/2013 5:50:21 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: sheikdetailfeather

what if you have paid into Medicare all your working career, find it’s RATIONED, and then your Tricare Life (Ret. Military over 65 known as TFL) is also RATIONED and you are being turned down by doctors as potential patients. And you cannot up grade surgery procedures.

Like cataract, it could be up graded to have astigmasim lenses instead of the mono single focus lens, after all you eyes normally see more than 1 distance. It would stop my having to purchase new glasses every year at $350 a pop per just the lenses. But you always need new frames so add another $200 for about a $500 lay out, and with the new 10% deduction for medical you will rarely meet the required amount so you are back to filing short form just as you did when you were 18.


41 posted on 10/28/2013 4:25:05 AM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: justiceseeker93

Republicans have done it, too. Defense of Marriage Act really defended marriage from a sneak attack via the Full Faith and Credit clause, but No Child Left Behind Act?


42 posted on 10/28/2013 4:34:11 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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