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Udall proposal would let people keep current healthcare plans for two years ( Colorado )
FOX31 Denver ^ | November 13, 2013 | Eli Stokols

Posted on 11/14/2013 6:31:08 AM PST by george76

As Democrats on Capitol Hill are growing increasingly angry with the White House over problems with Obamacare — and increasingly uneasy about their individual fortunes heading into 2014 — Colorado Sen. Mark Udall Wednesday became the latest Democratic lawmaker to introduce legislation to change the beleaguered Affordable Care Act...

With support building for a plan introduced by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, that would allow people mislead by the president”s promise to keep their plans to actually do so indefinitely, Udall has come up with a scaled down version that would allow policyholders to keep their current plans, being cancelled under the new law, for two years.

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Like Landrieu, Udall faces reelection in 2014 .. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Arkansas, who also signed onto her bill.

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state Rep. Amy Stephens of Monument.. who is leading the field when it comes to sending out the most anti-Obamacare press releases, brushed off Udall’s proposal as a transparent ploy to save his job.

“Sen. Udall’s legislation is nothing more than a phony political ploy that will only temporarily delay insurance cancellations instead of actually stopping them ...

“When Sen. Udall promised Coloradans they could keep their health insurance, he didn’t put a time stamp on it, but today, he offers a half measure that is simply insufficient and politically motivated. It’s clear that Mark Udall is more interested in putting off the disastrous consequences of Obamacare until after his re-election campaign instead of actually standing up for Colorado families, which requires repealing this law and replacing it.”

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: Colorado; US: Louisiana; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: abortion; bailout; deathpanels; democrats; healthcare; landrieu; markpryor; markudall; marylandrieu; obamacare; obamacarebailout; pryor; udall; zerocare

1 posted on 11/14/2013 6:31:08 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

The Get Us Safely Through The Next Election Cycle and To Hell With What Comes After Bill


2 posted on 11/14/2013 6:33:17 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: george76

Two years is just another slap in the face. This thing needs to be repealed forever.


3 posted on 11/14/2013 6:33:52 AM PST by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

AMEN!!! If the republicans fall for this, what can I say??!!


4 posted on 11/14/2013 6:35:32 AM PST by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: george76

SO IOW the black curtain will still be an overhang on the economy! Great thinking!/s


5 posted on 11/14/2013 6:35:33 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: george76

The Democratic Senators are in a terminal state. More bad legislation that will never pass won’t save them.


6 posted on 11/14/2013 6:36:41 AM PST by allendale
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To: george76
Why would the insurance companies keep offering a policy that will disappear in two years? The only answer is a repeal of the mandate and a "catastrophic only" voluntary option.

Then let insurance go back to being private.

7 posted on 11/14/2013 6:36:54 AM PST by grania
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To: george76

This is BS rope a dope. Those plans DO NOT EXIST anymore. The insurers got their part of the deal with which they were bribed: getting rid of the low revenue plans. In return, the did not fight against O care. So, they are not going to reinstitute those plans, EVER.

Meanwhile, wait till O care knocks out the group plans next year. DC is going to look like it did during the War of 1812.


8 posted on 11/14/2013 6:37:41 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: george76

They can’t keep their plans. Many of those insurers closed shop in some states.


9 posted on 11/14/2013 6:37:41 AM PST by dforest
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To: george76

So, Democrats, this is an admission that indeed, Obamacare IS responsible for all the cancellations, right? Just wanna make sure we’re all admitting reality for a change.


10 posted on 11/14/2013 6:39:22 AM PST by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: george76

Repeal Now!!


11 posted on 11/14/2013 6:40:25 AM PST by Pietro
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12 posted on 11/14/2013 6:41:06 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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13 posted on 11/14/2013 6:52:00 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: george76

But this would mean that those great sexy ads would go to waste!


14 posted on 11/14/2013 7:02:04 AM PST by ne1410s (Proverbs 17:7 Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool - how much worse lying lips to a ruler!)
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To: george76

No matter what, CO people will always flock to Udall.


15 posted on 11/14/2013 7:08:16 AM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: george76

“two years”
that’s stupid.
Forever, or never.
And stop telling insurance companies what they can and can’t offer.


16 posted on 11/14/2013 7:38:45 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: MulberryDraw

This would get the Democrats through the next election and they would rape us a little later.


17 posted on 11/14/2013 7:50:45 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: I want the USA back

The DUmmies are only worried about the next election cycle to trick the low information fools, again.

That is also why they delayed the ACA employer mandate for one year.


18 posted on 11/14/2013 8:53:40 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Theodore R.

A big problem is voter fraud.

Udall would lose if only Colorado citizens voted.

Too many illegals and dead people vote by mail too often.


19 posted on 11/14/2013 8:56:58 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Theodore R.
No matter what, CO people will always flock to Udall.

I cannot wait to vote for Ken Buck. If the GOPe doesn't run attack ads against him, he might win.

20 posted on 11/14/2013 10:59:39 AM PST by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: george76

If you like your current plan, you can keep it. Period. Until after MY next election. That’s a pretty stupid law to pass, particularly stupid for the GOP if they let the far left fringe off the hook. They should once again vote to repeal ObamaCare, and then let the Dems and Dem voters live with the consequences of this terrible, 100% Dem law.


21 posted on 11/14/2013 12:58:41 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: MulberryDraw

Two years, lets hope Udall is not around by then.


22 posted on 11/16/2013 1:12:21 PM PST by MtnClimber (A utopia without freedom is just a fancy name for prison. - Dean Kalahar)
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Idiotic attempts to apply a band aid for a dismembered limb.

ACA deemed the policies unlawful. The states and insurance companies complied.


23 posted on 11/16/2013 1:15:24 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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