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Now that hes retiring, top Democrat lawmaker admits Obamacare wont work
BizPac Review ^ | 1/27/13 | Tom Tillison

Posted on 01/28/2014 9:49:56 PM PST by Impala64ssa

Now that he has announced his retirement from Congress, top ranked U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., has suddenly lost faith in Obamacare, saying he doesn’t think “we’re going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work.”

Moran, who announced earlier this month that he will not seek reelection, criticized Obamacare in an interview with American University Radio, according to The Daily Caller.

“I’m afraid that the millennials, if you will, are less likely to sign up,” Moran said last week. “I think they feel more independent, I think they feel a little more invulnerable than prior generations. But I don’t think we’re going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work as it was intended to financially.”

“And, frankly, there’s some legitimacy to their concern because the government spends about $7 for the elderly for every $1 it spends on the young,” he would add.

The 12-term Democrat who sits on the Appropriations Committee voted for the Affordable Care Act. And while he doesn’t believe enough young people will be participating, Moran had little advice to offer President Obama.

“I just don’t know how we’re going to do it frankly,” he said. “If we had a solution I’d be telling the president right now.”

A comment that brings to mind the image of rats jumping from a sinking ship.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 0bamacare; jimmoron
They had to pass the ACA before they knew what's in it. Hey, just like a stool sample.
1 posted on 01/28/2014 9:49:56 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

REPEAL it — and DON’T replace it.


2 posted on 01/28/2014 9:50:35 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Impala64ssa

That it won’t work will simply harden the resolve of the Washington class to make sure it is never, never repealed.


3 posted on 01/28/2014 9:53:09 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Impala64ssa

“It’s a disaster, but you’re stuck with it and I’m outta here. Want to hear about my retirement plan and medical benefits?”


4 posted on 01/28/2014 9:53:27 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: BenLurkin

I concur. End it; don’t mend it.


5 posted on 01/28/2014 9:53:32 PM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: Impala64ssa
I'm fearful for my children - and I didn't vote for Obamacare.

I didn't have to read it either. I knew from the get-go it was a debacle!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

6 posted on 01/28/2014 9:55:26 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Pretty lame, if you ask me.


7 posted on 01/28/2014 9:55:42 PM PST by stevem
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To: Impala64ssa

It will be “fixed” by simply making it another entitlement program that will cost hundreds of billions and destroy the quality of healthcare in this country.


8 posted on 01/28/2014 9:57:30 PM PST by DB
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To: Impala64ssa

“we’re going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work.

Its not a BILL its a LAW you voted for... Nice try D!CKHEAD


9 posted on 01/28/2014 10:02:34 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Impala64ssa

And he voted for it anyway ...


10 posted on 01/28/2014 10:06:07 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Impala64ssa

What an anus hole! Now he wants to get credit for dissing what he whole heartedly foisted on the people.

Hell is approaching you Jim Moran, I hope you’re starting to feel the heat.


11 posted on 01/28/2014 10:06:56 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Impala64ssa

Well, let’s see. I’m a young person and I have all of $50 to my name, and THAT’S going to car insurance so I can legally drive to my job, which pays barely enough to feed me and pay for my gas money.

And even if I HAD the money to sign up for your sh*t plans, I’d rather blow it all on hookers and blow than on you. And I’m Christian, which should tell you exactly what I think of your plans.


12 posted on 01/28/2014 10:07:31 PM PST by Luircin
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To: stevem

The bum could not admit the truth as long as he was a professional campaigner...What a bunch of LIARS!!! How do they sleep at night???


13 posted on 01/28/2014 10:18:38 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Impala64ssa
Unless it's free, no one wants it.
14 posted on 01/28/2014 10:31:56 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Impala64ssa
Moran voted for, and presumably worked for Obamacare [sic], and now he's trying to weasel some distance.

Such a fungus is Mister Moran.

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15 posted on 01/28/2014 10:44:46 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Luircin

Post of the day! I lolled repeatedly.


16 posted on 01/28/2014 11:03:04 PM PST by catbertz
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To: Impala64ssa

Amazing how honest they get when they are going to leave Office.


17 posted on 01/28/2014 11:19:04 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Impala64ssa

I suspect ObamaCare makes young, healthy people less likely to buy insurance. The only reason they ever did was in case something bad happened, so they wouldn’t get cut out by a pre-existing condition. Now in that unlikely event they just have to cover the first year out of pocket, and they’re good. Why pay more than necessary to cover just the initial costs?


18 posted on 01/28/2014 11:23:29 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Frank_2001

“What a bunch of LIARS!!! How do they sleep at night??”

Very well, thank you...they get a very nice pension.


19 posted on 01/28/2014 11:31:53 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Seaplaner

Now you know why we call Jim Moran “Jim MORON”. He used to be a moderate Democrat when he was on the Alexandria, VA. city council. However, power got to his head and steered him Left.

Now that he’s retiring, I wonder if he is planning to beat up another wife.

Oh, he’ll likely join some anti-Israel, pro- PLO groups too.

“Power Corrupts. Democratic Power Corrupts Forever”.


20 posted on 01/28/2014 11:34:27 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Impala64ssa
The problem with ObamaCare is that you have to pay your ObamaCare insurance premium to pay for other peoples health care and then you pay out of your own pocket for your own health care.
21 posted on 01/29/2014 12:06:23 AM PST by rdcbn
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To: VRWC For Truth

Unless it’s free, no one wants it.


Given the Obamacare plans coverage , unless it’s free, it’s also not worth it


22 posted on 01/29/2014 12:07:55 AM PST by rdcbn
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To: Impala64ssa

Here’s jim moran cheerleading for obamacare back when.

Q:  Isn’t it true that this expensive law is going to bankrupt the country and explode the deficit?

A:  The opposite is true.  According to the latest estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the health care law reduces the deficit by $109 billion over the next 10 years and over $1 trillion over the following decade.

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Q:  I am a young adult.  Is it true that, because of the new limits on age-based rating in the health care law, young adults like me will suffer “rate shock” and never be able to afford the premiums in the new Marketplaces?

A:  That is not true.  Large majorities of young adults will not pay more for insurance because they will qualify for generous premium tax credits that will make insurance affordable.  Currently, about 29 percent of people in their 20s are uninsured (almost double the rate of the overall population) and the health care law will actually greatly improve their access to affordable coverage.  Eighty-eight percent of 18-to-20-year-olds projected to buy a plan in the Marketplaces are expected to have incomes less than 300% of the poverty level, so they also will be eligible for substantial tax credits to help pay premiums in the Marketplaces or for Medicaid. In addition, those under 30 may purchase a low  cost catastrophic plan.

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Q:  I have heard that, since it was enacted in 2010, the health care law has caused health care costs and premiums to rise rapidly.  Is that true?

A:  No, that is not true.  The opposite is true.  Since the enactment of the health care law, the growth in overall health care spending and Medicare spending has decreased to record lows.  In fact, U.S. health care spending grew at historic lows for a third consecutive year in 2011.

More here:

http://moran.house.gov/navigating-affordable-care-act


23 posted on 01/29/2014 12:47:56 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Impala64ssa

What the heck - do some Dims start to develop a conscience after they leave politics? Would be nice if they took one into the job.


24 posted on 01/29/2014 4:01:40 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Impala64ssa
He still didn't use the word ‘Ponzi’ so he hasn't gone full-truth.
25 posted on 01/29/2014 4:03:48 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Walkingfeather

Technically, I believe it is a bill as the House never voted in approval for it. Mdm Pelosi ‘deemed’ it to be passed by the House and the Senate then voted on it. Ergo, it’s still a bill.


26 posted on 01/29/2014 4:35:17 AM PST by Justa
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To: BenLurkin
REPEAL it — and DON’T replace it.

Absolutely right. The state of health care (before the advent of any part of Omamanationcare) was vastly superior to the monstrosity being foisted upon us; therefore, the Bamster's demand for a superior alternative to it is utterly specious.

27 posted on 01/29/2014 4:47:51 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: luvbach1; BenLurkin

No, there are a number of pre obamacare problems to be be addressed and resolved.

The first is the lawyer debacle. The constant threat of law suits must be severely reduced. The concept of Christlike medical perfection must be eliminated.

The use of emergency rooms for normal care must be dealt with. The concept of pre existing conditions must be resolved.

There are several Republican bills in the works that will be debated and a consensus developed. It will have providers and insurers on board. It will be implemented in stages.

The cards are close to the vest to prevent leftwing artillery from shelling them into oblivion now

To insist on returning to the status quo ante is imprudent and totally without reason nor possibility


28 posted on 01/29/2014 4:59:39 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Impala64ssa

Mo problem. obama’s got the pen and he’s got our money. He will try to force it to happen. Just change the law on his own so the money comes right out of millenials’ paychecks. And if that’s not enough, just take it out of ours. You say it’s a tax? The GOP will complain but do nothing and Roberts will surely back him on his right to make this happen.


29 posted on 01/29/2014 5:31:36 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: Right Wing Assault

Oops!

“No” problem.


30 posted on 01/29/2014 5:32:11 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: Right Wing Assault

The GOP will complain but do nothing and Roberts will surely back him on his right to make this happen.
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GOP figures they will take control and then be able to push their little pet projects through and capitalize on what the LIBS are cramming down our throats.

Not to worry, if ‘Rs’ were to take over all these D ‘toys’ would be rescinded and watch Reid and BO pass some kind of binding legislature that Executive Orders and such are forbidden.

This lazy bunch of ‘Rs’ sit on their collective duffs and do nothing but blow smoke up their constituents arse and let the D’s plow them into the ground, while they stand around and do absolutely nothing....


31 posted on 01/29/2014 6:00:49 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: bert; luvbach1

These “problems” may exist — but none of them are any business of Federal government.


32 posted on 01/29/2014 6:15:01 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

He passed the woman-beating mantle to his son....


33 posted on 01/29/2014 6:17:51 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: rdcbn
“The problem with ObamaCare is that you have to pay your ObamaCare insurance premium to pay for other peoples health care and then you pay out of your own pocket for your own health care.”

That is exactly right since the deductibles are so high. The lowest deductible I have seen is $5,000, so you get nothing from your insurance until you spend that much - AND, if these policies are like “normal” policies, that $5,000 is for one year and a new deductible starts the next year. I can't swear the deductible starting new every year is true, and I need to check that, but any insurance policy I have had in my life, a new deductible started every year.

I have read of people's deductible being $5,000, $7,000, 10,000 and 12,000. That is not insurance, that is a “game” of pretending to have insurance.

34 posted on 01/29/2014 7:58:51 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: bert

I fully agree there are a number of pre-Obamacare problems to be addressed. I just meant another huge, government-controlled system is not the proper alternative to Obamanationcare, nor is tinkering with monster. The Dems can only think in those terms.


35 posted on 01/29/2014 9:21:32 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: catbertz

Thank you, thank you. I’m here all week. Mostly because I can’t afford to go anywhere else!


36 posted on 01/29/2014 10:26:11 AM PST by Luircin
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