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GOP seeks coverage choices in health law they hate (GOP embracing Deathcare)
APMyway ^ | 4-6-14 | DAVID ESPO

Posted on 04/06/2014 10:48:59 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat

Lead story on Drudge

The uniparty at work!

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; agitprop; deathcare; deathpanels; ntsa; obamacare; romneyagenda; romneycare; romneycare4all; romneycare4ever; tpinos; uniparty; zerocare
At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it.

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No member of the House GOP leadership has publicly hailed the fix, which was tucked, at Republicans' request, into legislation preventing a cut in payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients.

It is unclear how many members of the House rank and file knew of it because the legislation was passed by a highly unusual voice vote without debate.

1 posted on 04/06/2014 10:48:59 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat
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To: RKBA Democrat

Appeasement Weasels.


2 posted on 04/06/2014 10:50:10 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Voice vote.


3 posted on 04/06/2014 10:53:56 AM PDT by BushCountry (If you're wondering, "I got my screenname before GW was elected the first time.")
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To: BuffaloJack

Conservative Tea Party members of the House Republican caucus MUST do all they can to prevent this sort of thing. It amounts to no more than prescribing temporary “pain killers” to distract from the underlying problem and to keep folks from focusing on that underlying problem. The underlying problem is, of course, the cancer of Obamacare that is eating away at the corpus of America and slowing weakening our nation.

Let folks see and experience the full flowering of Obamacare as we lead up to the 2014 and 2016 elections. They need to be made aware of the ghastliness of the Obamacare cancer. Let’s not let the CURRENT (i.e., until after either the 2014 or 2016 election) GOPe Congressional leadership run interference for their DemocRAT partners in the ruling elite.


4 posted on 04/06/2014 10:59:12 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: RKBA Democrat

We’re going to see more and more of this, as long as there are two national parties which both believe that government is the answer to problems. The term “uniparty” is really dead-on.

This is why I always tell people I’m a RINO, because the only thing that ties me to today’s Republican Party is the name - I have to be registered as “something”, and thus I’m a Republican “In Name Only”.

Until we get a Conservative Party or something like it that views government as the problem rather than the solution, we will see endless attempts to modify Obamacare like this.

And I’ll say it right now: The Republican Party does not want Obamacare to be repealed and will not support candidates who do. I’d love to have someone come back around November 1, 2016 and show me that this prediction was wrong.


5 posted on 04/06/2014 11:00:09 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: RKBA Democrat

The provision eliminates a cap on deductibles for small group policies that
the Department of Health and Human Services already had waived through 2015.

This legislation means the cap will never go into effect.

Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn. and advocate of repeal said,
“Maybe you say it helps Obamacare, but it really helps the small businessman.”


6 posted on 04/06/2014 11:01:06 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

The G.O.P. (GAVE OBAMA POWER)
is the party that created RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE
and imposed it FOR ALL, FOR ROMNEY, FOREVER.

The G.O.P. has continued to keep itself EXEMPT
of course. And its families.
And its staff. And their families.
And Moslems. And Criminals. And illegals.


7 posted on 04/06/2014 11:01:06 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: RKBA Democrat

Bastards!


8 posted on 04/06/2014 11:01:39 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: RKBA Democrat

The GOP “Embraces the Suck.”


9 posted on 04/06/2014 11:03:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RKBA Democrat

And the leadership did this on a voice vote with NO debate.....another reason John Bonehead should loss his job


10 posted on 04/06/2014 11:05:23 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Repeal The 17th

Obamacare ping.


11 posted on 04/06/2014 11:06:53 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: RKBA Democrat

I’m not a fan of the Republican establishment, and yes many of them want to be part of a permanent ruling class. However, at this point; w/o the Senate or the White House repeal is not a realistic option.


12 posted on 04/06/2014 11:13:57 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: RKBA Democrat; All
What GOP really needs to do to fix Obamacare Democratcare is the following.

Given that the states have never delegated to the feds, via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for public healthcare purposes, the GOP needs to propose a healthcare amendment to the Constitution to the states for ratification. And if the states choose to ratify the GOP's amendment then Congress will actually have the power to legislatively address healthcare and the GOP will be a hero.

13 posted on 04/06/2014 11:16:06 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: RKBA Democrat

Of course the GOP will be campaigning against Obamacare in the
upcoming elections. No wonder they had a voice vote. The gutless
bastards are cowards.


14 posted on 04/06/2014 11:16:34 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Just see my tag line for the reason why.


15 posted on 04/06/2014 11:19:22 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: logic101.net
I’m not a fan of the Republican establishment, and yes many of them want to be part of a permanent ruling class. However, at this point; w/o the Senate or the White House repeal is not a realistic option.

I agree.

But we aren't going to get repeal without changing the party control of both the Senate and White House. And THAT isn't going to happen (particularly the White House), unless the negative impacts of the Democrat-owned Obamacare, passed without a single GOP vote, is felt far and wide.

I feel sorry for small business owners, but getting to feel the pain of Obamacare should spur them to speak out on it. This kind of nonsense ends up not only masking/softening the blows from it, it also completely undermines the GOP's attacks on Obama for unilaterally and illegally delaying or waiving portions of it.
16 posted on 04/06/2014 11:21:20 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Repeal The 17th

Glad you’re thinking and not just emoting. There’s too much emoting on FR. We need thoughtful analysis and response. Too many FReepkin Littles.


17 posted on 04/06/2014 11:46:24 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Thank you.


18 posted on 04/06/2014 12:12:52 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: BuffaloJack

This is so wrong...


19 posted on 04/06/2014 12:15:51 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

this was done by a voice vote when GOP leadership tricked conservative members to not be on the floor when the voice vote happened : This is how it happened:

http://www.nationaljournal.com/health-care/the-house-just-did-something-sneaky-to-pass-the-doc-fix-20140327

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/03/27/House-sneaks-Medicare-patch-in-by-voice-vote/6331395939035/


20 posted on 04/06/2014 12:29:07 PM PDT by paltz
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To: BuffaloJack

This and many other things is why they have to go. How is thier direction any different than the idiots we now have. This is rat “light”


21 posted on 04/06/2014 12:42:04 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: RKBA Democrat

And they think we will vote for these people?


22 posted on 04/06/2014 1:14:07 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Repeal The 17th

There is no evidence the GOP will fight as hard to repeal obamacare as the Dems did to pass it. None. Big business loves socialized medicine. The Chamber of Crony Capitalists will not be funding the beltway GOP to perform a “root and branch” repeal kenyancare.

FRiend, you need to look at the facts. The GOP will not even engage in a vigorous obamacare debate. The party is divided and there is no consist opposition to the obama admin. The GOP leadership has never directly engaged Obama in a substantive way over kenyancare. Millions are being hurt by kenyancare today and the GOP does nothing about it.

Until proven otherwise we must assume they will not repeal obamacare. If the GOP won’t engage the Dems now they won’t be doing anything about it later. Right now they are playing the repeal tune for the base vote. After the election they will move the goalposts like they always do. The beltway GOP simply don’t care about the folks back on Main Street. This voice vote is just more proof of that.


23 posted on 04/06/2014 2:25:42 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: lodi90

You are delusional.


24 posted on 04/06/2014 2:28:21 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

What is delusional is waiting for the GOP to repeal obamacare “root and branch”. That would require political nuclear war and there is absolutely no evidence to date that the GOP is interested in doing that. They are too scared or can’t be bothered. The idea that the GOP as currently constructed will repeal obamacare in 2016 with obama sitting in DC threatening race riots is a fantasy. I wish it was different but it isn’t.


25 posted on 04/06/2014 3:00:31 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: lodi90

FRiend, you need to look at the facts.


26 posted on 04/06/2014 3:03:45 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

If they’re being clever and lulling the Dems into a false sense of security before slipping a line in that, “and public law 111–148 is repealed in its entirety,” I’ll forgive them. If they are just weasels, then the destruction of FedGov’s perceived legitimacy will cost them far more than their profits from selling out.


27 posted on 04/06/2014 5:52:56 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: 1010RD
"We need thoughtful analysis and response."

That's not stimulating enough for a site interested in activism!!!

There needs to be fire in our bellies!!!

We need to be breathing that fire and so in the face of those liberals that we literally burn their eyebrows offa their danged faces!!!

Passionless prognostication is pointless because it is painless to them!!!

When they give us pained expressions, we need to transfer this needless pain right back in their faces in very demonstrative ways that draws media attention that can build momentum!!!

No pain (for them), no gain (for us)!!!

28 posted on 04/06/2014 8:34:09 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Bill Clinton, America's 1st Black PresidentÂ… Obama, IS the LAST!!!)
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To: SierraWasp
General, You Go Down There

Substitute Cheyenne and Sioux with Democrat.

29 posted on 04/07/2014 1:30:00 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SierraWasp
Alternative version:

Battle of the wits

30 posted on 04/07/2014 1:33:15 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: paltz

Excellent references! I remember last week this voice vote creating a stir. Now we know why the cloak because there was more to this bill than the doctor fix. This shows the ineptness of the GOP leadership. They are afraid to let things go to hell to force a repeal of ObamaCare. These patches work right into the Democrat’s hand. Now we now why Nancy Peloopsi did not raise a stink on this vote. She seems like a dingbat, but way smarter than John Boner.


31 posted on 04/07/2014 5:08:06 AM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: RKBA Democrat

As remarked by another, the term “Uniparty” fits perfectly.

Neither party cares for what the people want, after all us low lifes are too stupid to be accountable for our own actions. Let’s face it, many of us as a result of our own poor choices make way too much money which makes us personally responsible for creating the disadvantaged class. And we are destroying the world with our green house gasses.

At least we are fortunate enough to have leaders, who deserve to be elite, that care enough about us to tell us what doctors we can see, what medical procedures we get, and when to die.

Leadership like this makes me fell so American, I just want to hand over our home to some illegal Mexican and go live in a tent.


32 posted on 04/07/2014 5:21:48 AM PDT by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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To: House Atreides
Another ObamaCare Fix.....

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33 posted on 04/07/2014 5:56:21 AM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: RKBA Democrat
The Chamber of Amnesty (We have been "...working pragmatically to fix those parts of Obamacare that can be fixed ...") approach at it again...

"...While Cooper described the change merely as one of several designed to prevent harm, the episode marks the first time Republicans have agreed to make it easier for anyone to obtain coverage under the law...

..."Repealing the annual limitation on deductible would free up an important "lever" that employers need as they struggle to design affordable plans that meet the requirements" of the law, R. Bruce Josten, executive vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce..."

This is an extremely bad idea at this stage in the game from a political perspective. The Chamber and the "Architect" have just thrown vulnerable Dems a lifeline...

34 posted on 04/07/2014 6:41:50 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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