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In shift, GOP wants ObamaCare fix (RINOs are back)
The Hill ^ | November 10, 2013, 06:00 am | Molly K. Hooper

Posted on 11/11/2013 5:34:25 AM PST by Olog-hai

Republicans have shifted their strategy on ObamaCare.

Weeks ago, many Republicans said ObamaCare—including Speaker John Boehner (Ohio)—was too broken to fix. But now, the GOP is drafting legislation that aims to do just that.

The GOP wants to rebuild its political capital and public credibility by solving ObamaCare’s implementation problems. This pivot comes after Republicans took major hits in polls following the government shutdown.

The House this week will vote on a measure called, “Keep Your Health Plan Act.” It aims to do what the president promised years ago: If you like your health plan, you can stay on it. Senate Republicans, meanwhile, are pushing for a vote in their chamber. That measure has already attracted Democratic support. …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: gopestablishment; keepmyhealthcare; obamcarefix; rinos; zerocare
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Yes, it seems that John Boehner is too broken to fix, as it says here.
1 posted on 11/11/2013 5:34:25 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

PRIMARY ANY supporter of ObamaScare !!!


2 posted on 11/11/2013 5:35:33 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Olog-hai
This pivot comes after Republicans took major hits in polls following the government shutdown.

This is patently false, and everyone including the writer knows it.

3 posted on 11/11/2013 5:37:04 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Olog-hai
The hits were not for the government shutdown. The hits were because the RINOs worked to defeat constitutional conservatives. People aren't going to leave the dems for a party that's only interested in corporate profits.

It's now obvious to even the least astute observers that the insurance companies are complicit in this mess and want their government slave-politicians to save Obamacare and their investment.

4 posted on 11/11/2013 5:38:00 AM PST by grania
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To: Olog-hai

5 posted on 11/11/2013 5:38:10 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: Olog-hai

Start calling by the millions. Ask for the political vermin of your choice.

202-224-3121

RNC/DC
202-863-8500

Ask for Preibus and give him a dose.


6 posted on 11/11/2013 5:39:21 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Yosemitest
Support J D Winteregg to oust John Boehner in OH-8
Also, press your Representative to NOT support Boehner for Speaker.
7 posted on 11/11/2013 5:39:21 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Olog-hai
Fix? You mean in the way you fix a dog?
8 posted on 11/11/2013 5:39:42 AM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Olog-hai

These guys don’t know their basic Napoleon:

“Never Interfere With an Enemy While He’s in the Process of Destroying Himself”


9 posted on 11/11/2013 5:41:09 AM PST by glorgau
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To: grania
It's now obvious to even the least astute observers that the insurance companies are complicit in this mess and want their government slave-politicians to save Obamacare and their investment.
Not to mention the rest of Big Business, which wants to detach themselves from their expensive employee health care plans.
10 posted on 11/11/2013 5:41:37 AM PST by Bratch
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To: Olog-hai

Why play by the rules now? They can’t just issue another “update”?


11 posted on 11/11/2013 5:44:38 AM PST by ToastedHead
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To: Olog-hai
i'm not a hater by any means, but you know:

I Hate F'ing Politicians.

12 posted on 11/11/2013 5:49:24 AM PST by Pietro
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To: Olog-hai

Of course the GOPe is out to destroy Cruz, Lee and any other actual conservative who might repeal this atrocity. They’re all in on it, everyone’s getting a piece of the action.

America’s voters have one last chance in November 2014 to save the United States. I do think this is will be our last chance. If the Republican establishment is still running the party after the 2014 elections then our children will grow up in an impoverished, totalitarian country.


13 posted on 11/11/2013 5:49:26 AM PST by Junk Silver
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To: Paine in the Neck

PRIMARY ANY Republican who supports BONEHEAD !!!


14 posted on 11/11/2013 5:50:18 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Olog-hai

Holding Obama to his promise that if you like your health care you can keep it is a good idea. A lot better that boneheaded shutting down the government.


15 posted on 11/11/2013 5:56:09 AM PST by Blackirish
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To: Olog-hai
ALL the RINO’s that want to keep Obamacare in any form have signed their own walking papers.

They will deserve the unwanted surprise at the primaries.

Note to RINO’s...start saving cardboard boxes

16 posted on 11/11/2013 5:56:38 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: grania
The hits were not for the government shutdown. The hits were because the RINOs worked to defeat constitutional conservatives.

Yep. Millions of tax slaves in this country have no one in Washington to represent them. The Conservatives tried to speak up for the tax slaves, but the Republican RINOs attacked them for it. That's why the tax paying people don't vote Republican anymore. They didn't leave the Republican party. The Republican party left them.

17 posted on 11/11/2013 5:57:02 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Blackirish
Holding Obama to his promise that if you like your health care you can keep it is a good idea. A lot better that boneheaded shutting down the government.

The only way to keep your plan pre-Obamacare is to eliminate Obamacare. Every aspect of the law drives up costs, reduces choice and shifts decisions to the Federal government. Unless the fixes just gut the entire law, it isn't a fix at all.

18 posted on 11/11/2013 5:58:56 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Olog-hai
The House legislation that is scheduled for a vote this week is sponsored by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.).

Nota bene that the House bill is sponsored by über-RINO, Freddie Upton, who was a major force behind the light bulb ban. He's a scion of the Whirlpool fortune and is another millionaire whose healthcare and retirement we are all paying for. Sadly, this millionaire parasite will probably never be defeated in his MI district. The region has gotten too purple in recent years. His hellacious bill can, however, be defeated.

19 posted on 11/11/2013 6:02:59 AM PST by ishmac (Lady Thatcher: There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.)
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To: Olog-hai

The only good fix for that monstrosity is REPEAL!


20 posted on 11/11/2013 6:11:36 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Olog-hai

You F’ing SoB Pieces of Shiite.

LET THE THING DIE ON ITS OWN!

Republicans are SO STUPID.


21 posted on 11/11/2013 6:12:31 AM PST by Uncle Miltie ( "I was all for Obamacare, until I found out I was paying for it." - California Girl)
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To: Blackirish

Then why did Obama shut down the government?


22 posted on 11/11/2013 6:17:54 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
“Keep Your Health Plan Act.”

If it could even work it would be a poison pill. The exchanges need those premium dollars.

23 posted on 11/11/2013 6:19:05 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Olog-hai

The Democrat Collaborators are Back!


24 posted on 11/11/2013 6:25:42 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama didn’t shut down the government but he was sure happy when the Republicans did.


25 posted on 11/11/2013 6:28:03 AM PST by Blackirish
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To: Olog-hai

Good God, the Gop-e is stuck on stupid.

What about the penalty? 1%, 2%, 2.5%....we all know it’s going much higher than that.

What about the fifty new taxes?

Ditch the entire “Affordable Care Act.” It’s neither affordable nor is it care. The end game is so-called single-payer, i.e., socialized medicine. It’s all about power and control. That’s all these scumbag statists care about. And money.

Repeal or Revolution. One or the other.


26 posted on 11/11/2013 6:28:38 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: Blackirish

No, Obama shut down the government. With help from Reid. The GOP had nothing to do with it. The record shows precisely that.


27 posted on 11/11/2013 6:36:50 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

First sign of danger ahead.

That measure has already attracted Democratic support. …


28 posted on 11/11/2013 6:37:02 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Olog-hai

Yeah...keep thinking that. Perception is reality. Obama has the media in his pocket and the public was going to blame the Republicans. ....and they did. It was such a bad idea even Mile Lee is trying to backpedal from it.


29 posted on 11/11/2013 6:44:16 AM PST by Blackirish
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To: Vaduz

The RINOs can push all the bills they want but if odumbo doesn’t want what any bill contains, he can veto it and toss it in the trash. (Too much power for one person to have)


30 posted on 11/11/2013 6:45:43 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Blackirish

No, perception isn’t reality, otherwise you could shape the universe to your perceptions. Truth and lies are the actual absolutes and the devil does not dictate reality. And the reality on the ground is that people are not blaming the GOP, especially for the mess that Obamacare is showing itself to be.

So how can Lee “back down” from something he didn’t do?


31 posted on 11/11/2013 6:51:07 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Blackirish

Holding Obama to his promise that if you like your health care you can keep it is a good idea. A lot better that boneheaded shutting down the government.


You are having another day dream. Boehner has never held obama to anything. This is just another “we tried” vote ploy for the GOP base and dim bulb demo.

Don’t be so naive to think Boehner & McConnell will be engaging obama on kenyancare. They haven’t done it for 3+ years and they won’t suddenly start doing it now.


32 posted on 11/11/2013 6:53:15 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t think they’re “keeping” Obamacare.

I saw several conservative commentators say that if they could get a bill through that would stop the cancellations, it would weaken Obamacare even more because there would be no one on the rolls to pay for it. That would drive working folk’s premiums even higher.

What we need to do right now is get the word out on Obamacare’s cost and what America is getting for that money. Over a trillion? How many uninsured could we have helped with that kind of cash.


33 posted on 11/11/2013 6:56:54 AM PST by Kenny
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To: Yosemitest

Tell me again why we have to hold our (collective) noses and vote Republican to prevent the RATs from winning.

Any Conservative who votes for a RINO is as dumb as an Elmer Fudd supporter.


34 posted on 11/11/2013 7:01:26 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Progov

With the 2014 elections ahead I think there is a chance of the dems to over ride his veto the risk of the 2016 elections has a greater risk for them.


35 posted on 11/11/2013 7:01:59 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Olog-hai

The GOPe’s “Keep Your Health Plan Act” is simply a minor “fix” to Obamacare that solely affects folks who SUPPOSEDLY were grandfathered and SUPPOSEDLY had the right to “keep their insurance if they like it”. The sole purpose of this legislation by the GOPe branch of the ruling elite is to save the bacon of Obama and the Democrat branch of the ruling elite in the 2014 election.

This “Keep Your Health Plan Act” should be thrown in the “Scheiße can” where it belongs. The true conservatives in the House need to propose in its stead a “Freedom of Healthcare Choice Act”. That legislation would FREE American individuals and insurance companies to establish and have ANY flavor of health insurance that each individual and family decides is best for that given individual/family. These private citizens are PAYING for their own insurance and THEY should be free to choose what is best for them in their given circumstances. They should not have an all powerful state and its ruling elite politicians and bureaucrats deciding what insurance is suitable for them.

OK, conservative Representatives, who of you will be putting together and introducing the “Freedom of Healthcare Choice Act”? The time is RIPE for an attempt to pass such an act. Let the Democrats and leftist RINOs vote against it—I’d dare them to do that. It would be an act of political self-destruction.


36 posted on 11/11/2013 7:03:04 AM PST by House Atreides ( D)
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To: House Atreides

I like that title “Freedom of Healthcare Choice Act”. Has the kind of ambiguity the Dems wish they could think of themselves, and can certainly mean a massive return of healthcare to the private sector. Of course, expect a massive Alinskyization à la the late Ted Kennedy’s “Borking” (which was one of the worst cases of public perjury in history) . . .


37 posted on 11/11/2013 7:06:53 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Well letting all the sick people stay on Obamacare,then tell all the people on individual plans they can keep them.
Then who pays for the premiums of the sick people,since the younger people will not sign up and everyone else can keep their policies? The stated design for this mess was that younger people and everyone that got kicked off their policies would go on Obamacare and fund the sick people policies,now what,those people who will keep their policies will now pay even higher premiums and the MORONIC republican leadership is the saviour of Obamacare guess who the blame will be foisted upon?
Of course none of those A-Holes will have to worry they are exempt


38 posted on 11/11/2013 7:16:09 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Olog-hai

If this is enacted, people who have already had their plans canceled, like me, are going to have to cough up much higher premiums to pay for the sick and subsidized people who are signing up for Obamacare.

It’s totally unfair to the millions who have already had their plans canceled or to anyone else who has to pay premiums based on all the mandated coverage the law requires.

This fix is way too late - it should have been done years ago. Republicans who sponsor this bill are no better than the Rats who are doing it - it’s cowardly political posturing at best.


39 posted on 11/11/2013 7:20:11 AM PST by randita
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To: glorgau

Because they don’t want the dems to “own it”.

Let them eat their own.

They should be pushing hard how they tried to delay the mandate, but Obozo, Reid and the rest of the Donks would have nothing of it.

Let the Dems own this thing, then campaign hard against them.

Of course, this won’t happen. We’ll try to fix it, and then for the next 60 years conservatives and the TEA party will be blamed for destroying the “greatest healthcare system ever”, and throwing granny and everyone else under the bus.

I say screw it. Sit back and watch the donks implode themselves.

We can fix it when we get the White House, Senate and House back.


40 posted on 11/11/2013 7:29:30 AM PST by esoxmagnum ( Some hide in bunkers when there is trouble, others run towards the trouble.)
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To: Blackirish

You do seem to have a problem with the truth. Obama and the senate dems shut down the government. You can repest it over and over again, like the media does, but it’s still not the truth.


41 posted on 11/11/2013 9:25:14 AM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: InterceptPoint

Panic-Boy ought to cock that thing before he tries to hit “send”. Looks like a Kenyan voter.


42 posted on 11/11/2013 10:28:32 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Olog-hai

In shift, GOP wants ObamaCare fix

What a big surprise...

Those drooling in cups still can’t figured out they’ve been lied to and politically gang banged by their own non-representative representatives.


43 posted on 11/11/2013 10:31:16 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ilgipper

As far as I can tell there is at least one FUBAR on every one of the 2,000+ pages of kenyancare. I guess that means the “fix “ would be at least that long. If I keep ordering copies I probly won’t have to cut firewood this winter?


44 posted on 11/11/2013 10:35:41 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: glorgau

Well the Russians have a better approach at it and goes something like this:

When your enemy is on the edge of the precipice, ... Push!


45 posted on 11/11/2013 10:47:03 AM PST by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: Olog-hai; All
Senate Republicans, meanwhile, are pushing for a vote in their chamber. That measure has already attracted Democratic support. …

Also known as the "Let Vulnerable Senate Democrats Off the Hook Act".

46 posted on 11/11/2013 11:16:11 AM PST by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Olog-hai
Why is it so hard to get rid of these monumental idiots?
They want to fix the leaning Tower of Obama built on quicksand?
WHY??????

OK time to get serious.
There must be some way to remove these clowns from office.
Enough is enough!

47 posted on 11/11/2013 11:36:20 AM PST by publius911 (At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: Blackirish
A lot better that boneheaded shutting down the government.

You make it sound like it's a bad thing.
Tell us, great one, how would that make anything any worse than the point to which everything has deteriorated?

Me?
I want to go down fighting!

48 posted on 11/11/2013 11:40:08 AM PST by publius911 (At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: publius911

The one you’re replying to is blaming said shutdown on the GOP rather than Obama and the “true party of no” Democrats.


49 posted on 11/11/2013 11:46:11 AM PST by Olog-hai
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Vote out the RINOs in 2014!!!!

The GOP and it’s Cronies have designs on TEA. Watch out folks!!!


50 posted on 11/11/2013 12:11:29 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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