Skip to comments.GOP Blows Chance To Nail Another ObamaCare Failure
Posted on 04/08/2014 6:28:17 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
Health Care: Republicans pushed a bill that would let small businesses continue to offer high-deductible plans to employees, despite ObamaCare. Sounds like a good idea. So why did the leadership try to hide it?
The original plan for ObamaCare was to force every business with 50 or more employees to provide "affordable" coverage or pay a stiff fine, plus to sharply restrict the plans they could offer by, among other things, capping deductibles at $2,000 for workers.
The cap was little more than a stealth attempt by Democrats to wreck Health Savings Accounts, which trade off high deductibles for tax-free savings accounts that can be used to pay out-of-pocket health costs.
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It’s not “blowing a chance” when it’s intentional.
The GOP = Socialism Lite.
You only needed the first two words of the headline.
Oh Ted Cruz!!! He ruined everything standing up there, fighting for the rights of law abiding Americans??
He was supposed to let Obamacare take effect and let the republicans win elections by default, or to not win elections, allowing the RINOs to continue enjoying C of C kickbacks, country club do nothing lives.
Obamacare was supposed to implode It was a great Republican scheme.
They ARE more dangerous than Obama
Rush said something to this effect...
“Like that radical Republican Abe Lincoln once said....The best way to revoke a bad law is to enforce it strictly”.
Rush and Abe are right. GOPe working WITH Dims/0bama, yet again.
GOP -> Give 0bama Power
If this was so fantastic, John Bonehead, why’d ya do your vote in secrecy? TRAITOR!
The party of slightly smaller big government
There is so much money to be skimmed off obamacare that the r’s don’t want to end it they simply want to run it, for the party that runs it get’s the biggest slice of the skim.
I read the whole editorial, his point is that the GOP should have held out on this till Obama publicly admitted that part of Obamacare was causing pain and made things worse.
On the other side the Chamber of Commerce is giving Boehner, Cantor and Ryan orders to fix stuff like this NOW!
They don’t want to wait (they want immigration too)
The way I read this, the editorial is happy with the change but unhappy with the execution.
Am I missing something?
Did Ted Cruz support the change when it was sent to the Senate?
I find it odd so many still believe it would be a plus for the Republicans to take the Senate. Why?
I "love" my HSA. Paying medical expenses with pre-tax income has saved me thousands of dollars. The democrats hate that.
Ted Cruz has, does, and continues to persuade, vote for, and advocate the complete repeal of Obamacare.
What ever change or nuance anyone talks about, regarding this horrible legislation, Ted Cruz has been against.
There is so much money to be skimmed off obamacare that the rs dont want to end it they simply want to run it, for the party that runs it gets the biggest slice of the skim.
Exactly. The beltway GOP have no intention of ever repealing obamacare “root and branch”. They won’t even vigorously engage obama on it now. There is no evidence the GOP will fight as hard for repeal as the Dems did to ram it through.
The base is being played with these repeal show votes and sadly many are buying it. If the time ever comes to repeal the GOP will move the goal posts on the debate like they always do. They simply don’t care about those being assaulted by obamacare because of all the money to be made selling Main Street down the river.
Considering what happened when they took the house 2011 its easy to imagine.
More infighting and finger pointing in GOP.
More scapegoating and demonizing of GOP congress by Obama.
Starting 2011 Obama and Dems called it the GOP congress so they would be tagged with its failures more than Obama and Dems would.
“There is no evidence the GOP will fight as the Dems did to ram it through.”
There is no evidence the GOP will fight. [period]
“I “love” my HSA. Paying medical expenses with pre-tax income has saved me thousands of dollars. The democrats hate that.”
Absolutely YES to HSA! The GOPe is totally worthless. They cannot defend the constitution nor the conservatives especially. Dump Obamacare 100%.
Did anyone see Bonehead Boehner on Megan Kelly last night? I was sickened by his answers, dodging, apologizing and not defending this great Republic. He was arrogant especially when Megan asked him about some GOP NOT wanting him for majority leader. “I’ve heard that before. No one wants answers to IRS, Benghazi and Fast and Furious more than me”.
THAT interview sums him up IMHO. Total BARF Alert.
Rush is right...again. Agreed. GOP are such traitors. Wherever you look. Issa been fiddling for years now. Boner has been letting KlownKare go wherever the Klown wants to take it. As others have pointed out there is just too much potential for money and power for the GOP not to want a cut.
The Media ignores anything good the Pubbies do.
Indeed. Our two party system works this way: The Democrats, being bolder, rob the bank. The Republicans drive the getaway car, and both of them laugh at all the voters who they robbed so easily.
They didn’t blow anything.
They are the enemy.
Time to wake up.
They blew the chance to demonstrate the pain of Obamacare early on by voting out the notice to the IRS on purchases of $600 (IIRC) or more. Stupid. If nothing else, why don’t the GOPe get concessions such as cut spending or tax rates, whatever?
The Gelded Old Party will do nothing but prop up CommieCare. Bonor is an idiot.
The Democrats, being bolder, get more of the loot from the robbery,
but the Republicans(e) are completely satisfied with their share.
We have not given to the gop since they muscled Hathaway out of the primary with lies about his sex life, and anointed the lesbian queen of slime, susan collins.
We ought to be able to find at least that many in the southern, Great Plains and Rocky Mountain states.
What if GOPe refuses to fund their races ?
(like I read about in VA race)
Then they will claim that conservatives are unelectable.
The aforementioned five don’t need the GOPe. Indeed, Cruz and Lee fought against the GOPe to win primaries against the GOPe endorsed opponent. We can’t match the GOPe in money, but we can more than match them in work and votes, especially in conservative states.
This thread blames Ken Cuccinelli’s loss on the GOPe, says they refused to fund his campaign adequately.
Those posting comments on it seemed to think the GOPEs $$$ is critical to conservatives elections.
Honestly speaking, in marginal states like Virginia, GOPe money can and does make the difference.
This goes to one of my pet peeves, many times I listen to certain talk radio hosts and they often talk like every state is a red state when they are pitching ‘to do’ stuff, then other times they rule certain states out.
VA is purple and it is heavily dependent on federal contracts as is my socialist state Maryland.
Yep. But try to tell that to the purists who think Pennsylvania can elect a Ted Cruz. We’re damn lucky to have a Pat Toomey, despite some serious differences I have with him.
That's the crazy part, sometimes they sound like they just want to abandon every state that's not like Texas, other times they sound like they think a Ted Cruz could win in MA or NY.
Also Dems have shown in Maryland and CA that once they take over every significant office(like governor and house and Senate) in a state, they will pass laws that make it impossible for a Republican to win again in that state.
Some seem to have had a fantasy that after total Dem rule the state voters will get fed up and all vote conservative.