Skip to comments.Team Boehner to Drudge: We didn't 'expand' Obamacare, we repealed a piece
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 ...
I suspect the actions of the House were Cantor chicanery!
Unrecorded, unattributable voice votes are ALWAYS treachery
Voice votes should be illegal.
Yes. Any voting action in Congress that prevents separate accountability for the voters is treason, IMO.
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.
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.
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
Team Boehner has but a faint familiarity with speaking the Truth.
Yep. If this was so beneficial to repealing 0SocialistCare, why the complete secrecy on the vote?
No Sale, Bonehead & Co!
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.
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.
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.
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.
If it comes down to believing Boner or believing Drudge, I am going with Drudge.
Lately I am finding the GOP only slightly less loathesome than the Dems.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.