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Team Boehner to Drudge: We didn't 'expand' Obamacare, we repealed a piece
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/6/14 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 04/07/2014 6:43:27 AM PDT by cotton1706

Hours after the Drudge Report suggested on Sunday that "Republicans expand[ed] Obamacare" in the headline for the site's lead story, an "alert" from the office of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, countered that they had actually "chip[ped] away another piece" of the law.

The recent change "eliminated a cap on deductibles for small group policies offered inside the law's health care exchanges as well as outside," the Associated Press explained.

"Successfully repealing this Obamacare provision is just one part of Republicans' larger effort to repeal the full law and replace it with better solutions focused on lowering health care costs for families and small businesses," Boehner aide Kevin Smith wrote in the blog post.

The AP report linked by Drudge cut the other way by saying that "Democrats describe the change involving small-business coverage options as a straightforward improvement of the type they are eager to make, and Obama signed it into law."

Smith emphasized that "repealing this provision will give employers more flexibility over the type of health care options they can offer their employees, and will expand the use of high-deductible plans paired with health savings accounts."

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; abortion; agitprop; alreadyposted; boehner; boehnerobamacare; deathpanels; elections; johnboehner; obamacare; obamacaredeductibles; ohio; zerocare
I'm not buying Boehner's line. Why did he force this through with a quick voice vote then??

I suspect the actions of the House were Cantor chicanery!

1 posted on 04/07/2014 6:43:28 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Unrecorded, unattributable voice votes are ALWAYS treachery


2 posted on 04/07/2014 6:45:32 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

Voice votes should be illegal.


3 posted on 04/07/2014 6:48:17 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus

Yes. Any voting action in Congress that prevents separate accountability for the voters is treason, IMO.


5 posted on 04/07/2014 6:49:45 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: cotton1706

I am amazed that Bhoner and the GOP think so little of the intelligence of the right wing base. But since many say they will vote GOP “No Matter What” he can tell them anything he likes.

Instead of ‘holding his feet to the fire’ as they assured us they would, they cave in. And then wonder why they are repeatedly used like cheap hookers.


6 posted on 04/07/2014 6:52:12 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: cotton1706
to repeal the full law and replace it with better solutions...

Boner just does NOT get it. He needs to re-take Constitution 101, chapter 1, verse 8: Health care is NOT in the domain of the federal govt.

He puts the word "repeal" in his statement, but then follows it with trash talk, about replacement and bettering it and more "solutions".

It needs to be GONE, ripped up, and not resurrected with federal meddling in my health care.

7 posted on 04/07/2014 6:52:37 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: cotton1706
The Ape Pee versus Team Boehner. Who do we believe?

Tough call.

8 posted on 04/07/2014 6:54:56 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: cotton1706

The rino’s and leader bonehead are all to happy to keep crapcare, change it a little or not at all tell us they did it for us and continue sleeping in the same bed with the rats


9 posted on 04/07/2014 6:55:36 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Texas Eagle

Team Boehner has but a faint familiarity with speaking the Truth.


10 posted on 04/07/2014 6:56:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cotton1706

Yep. If this was so beneficial to repealing 0SocialistCare, why the complete secrecy on the vote?

No Sale, Bonehead & Co!


11 posted on 04/07/2014 7:00:46 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: cotton1706
Another example that Bonehead doesn't know what he is doing. He just got hit by a 2x4 between his eyes with the Drudge headline and now realizes he was takken to the cleaners - again. All you need do to judge the adverse effect of this latest disaster is read how the Dems praise Bonehead's handiwork.
12 posted on 04/07/2014 7:02:03 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: cotton1706

So we’re still required to buy it, but one of the limits on how much we can be charged for it has been removed. Thanks John.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 7:08:58 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: Gaffer

Yep. We’ve been hearing for a couple of months now that the GOPe is not interested in repeal, only revision, of Obamacare. And the more pain points they can resolve by this sort of under-the-radar revision, the less likely they will be forced to repeal it altogether.


14 posted on 04/07/2014 7:16:10 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

GOPe is SPINELESS. They are so comfortable in their appeasement and second-tier power - the loyal-yet-timid opposition to evil, they would rather fight tooth and nail against conservatives than democrats.

They speak about and approach the [ooga booga] potential repeal of the this hateful law as if it were an Amendment to the US Constitution, irreproachable and impossible to do away with except under the most stringent and complicated procedures, when in fact it is just another law no more immutable than any other. It is a myth and a calculated characterization meant to demoralize opponents who don’t fully recognize that NO Congress can enact a law that binds another future Congress from acting to the contrary.

It is just a matter of determination and will. And, in my opinion, our Republican leadership has neither, save that needed to save and feather their own personal nests.


15 posted on 04/07/2014 7:29:33 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: cotton1706

In my mind removing a cap on deductibles means the sky is the limit now. This will only hurt the American people and does in fact ‘expand’ 0bamacare. What the hell are these idiots thinking?


16 posted on 04/07/2014 8:35:20 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: BubbaBasher
In my mind removing a cap on deductibles means the sky is the limit now. This will only hurt the American people and does in fact ‘expand’ 0bamacare. What the hell are these idiots thinking?

Exactly! Now without a cap on deductibles it can be millions or billions for a group before the insurance company has to put out one dollar.

17 posted on 04/07/2014 8:51:50 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: cotton1706
Boehner’s loyalties are NOT to US/ and the Constitution. I think he is working on a path to ‘sainthood’ and a single payer medical system. Exempting of course the federals.
18 posted on 04/07/2014 8:59:20 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: cotton1706

If it comes down to believing Boner or believing Drudge, I am going with Drudge.


19 posted on 04/07/2014 9:51:05 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Gaffer

Lately I am finding the GOP only slightly less loathesome than the Dems.


20 posted on 04/07/2014 9:52:34 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cotton1706

“and replace it with better solutions focused on lowering health care costs for families and small businesses”

IT’S NOT THEIR BUSINESS WHAT HEALTH CARE COSTS!!


21 posted on 04/07/2014 11:29:16 AM PDT by thatjoeguy (Every law passed is one person forcing their morals on someone else.)
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