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McConnell suggests ObamaCare exchange could survive repeal
thehill.com ^ | may 27, 2014 | Elise Viebeck

Posted on 05/27/2014 2:23:44 PM PDT by lowbridge

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is suggesting that Kentucky's health insurance exchange could survive repeal of ObamaCare, the law that created the marketplace. 

In a statement, McConnell campaign spokeswoman Allison Moore said Kentucky should "decide for itself whether to keep" the exchange "or set up a different marketplace" if the healthcare law is repealed.

The comment follows criticism of McConnell last week for arguing that Kentucky's exchange, known as Kynect, is not connected to the Affordable Care Act. 

The healthcare law created a system of exchanges, including Kynect, where consumers in each state can purchase coverage, often while receiving assistance from the government.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: allisonmoore; kentucky; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; obamacare; randpaul; rino

1 posted on 05/27/2014 2:23:44 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge; KC_Lion

he doesn’t really oppose ObamaCare, he just wants to rename it I guess


2 posted on 05/27/2014 2:24:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: lowbridge

My question is can veterans survive the VA?


3 posted on 05/27/2014 2:25:00 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: mountainlion

The VA system had a lot of help from outsourced medical services. Maybe now that its lameness has become so glaring, they won’t want to keep killing the golden goose.


4 posted on 05/27/2014 2:27:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: lowbridge
I'll tell you what's not going to survive ObamaCare: the practitioners at the top of the medical profession.

In 15-20 years, the only doctors still practicing will be programming medical robots. And taking care of the poorest of the poor.

Just like machinists now program CNC machines.

5 posted on 05/27/2014 2:27:33 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I think it may be possible that the VA may be better than Obamacare malpractice.
6 posted on 05/27/2014 2:28:57 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Steely Tom

Robomedicine would bring its own mixup woes.

Like they programmed the robot for an appendectomy when it was a gallstone removal the patient needed.


7 posted on 05/27/2014 2:29:43 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: lowbridge

Headline is misleading…..a bit…sounds like MCClownell thinks Obama Care might be repealed, and yet the Kentucky Exchange remain behind as a state program. As long as it isn’t mandatory, a tax, etc, and only one state - I’m okay with that.


8 posted on 05/27/2014 2:30:07 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Do NOT suffer fools gladly…and message boards are full contact arenas)
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To: lowbridge

Oppose it so you can take credit for it?

Brilliant!

You ass...


9 posted on 05/27/2014 2:30:14 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: lowbridge

I’d love to see a few stories come out calling it “McConnellCare”. It would serve him right.


10 posted on 05/27/2014 2:30:46 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: lowbridge
McConnell considers the TEA party to be his enemies, and the Democrats to be his "colleagues."
11 posted on 05/27/2014 2:31:36 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

If he wants to bring Kentucky another Romneycare... fine. Let Kentucky deal with that. Don’t wish it on the other 49.


12 posted on 05/27/2014 2:31:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: lowbridge

somebody explain to me again the difference between him and a democrat


13 posted on 05/27/2014 2:32:01 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: lowbridge

How to kill it without repeal would be far more important than how to keep it on life support after repeal (and even that only because they lack the balls, votes, and POTUS to manage a repeal).


14 posted on 05/27/2014 2:33:28 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: lowbridge

The KY primary results were clearly the most promising for the DEMOCRATS so far this year. By contrast, the TX primary results though Cornball survived lent little encouragement to “the democracy”. NC was something of a mixed bag. MS may be the big upset next week.


15 posted on 05/27/2014 2:34:24 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
McConnell considers the TEA party to be his enemies, and the Democrats to be his "colleagues."

^^THIS^^ and it couldn't be more clear. So does John Boehner, and too many other Repubs. Yep, that some team of patriots we have on "our side."

16 posted on 05/27/2014 2:34:30 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: lowbridge

If health insurance is done by the states and isn’t mandatory, I could see having an exchange where residents could compare what policies are available. Call it something like “Kentucky StateChoice”.


17 posted on 05/27/2014 2:34:40 PM PDT by grania
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To: morphing libertarian

The Democrat publicly admits the policies he’s going to try to enact. And he actually works to enact the stuff he espoused.


18 posted on 05/27/2014 2:34:59 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: lowbridge

obamneycare makes you a debt slave for having committed the crime of being born, therefore the global fascist uniparty loves it. They are in thrall to the chamber of commies.


19 posted on 05/27/2014 2:36:36 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: grania

If health insurance is done by the states and isn’t mandatory, I could see having an exchange where residents could compare what policies are available.


And, what if they even let you shop across state lines...for better deals/pricing?

Oh, wait. That’s what conservatives proposed as an alternative to 0CommieCare.


20 posted on 05/27/2014 2:37:09 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
As long as it isn’t mandatory

Boom!!! That is the key snippet of your post. The only way any of the exchanges will survive is if it is mandatory to use them. Once no longer mandatory, more efficient, private offerings will rush to fill the gaps and the exchanges will dry up and blow away as so much tumbleweed. After the midterms, I expect government agents will be stopping on our doorsteps to check on the status of our govt. healthcare choices...
21 posted on 05/27/2014 2:39:13 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: lowbridge

The question is can America survive with McConnell as majority Leader and obama as _resident? America might but the GOP won’t.


22 posted on 05/27/2014 2:39:54 PM PDT by pgkdan (ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST!)
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To: Jane Long
what if they let you shop across state lines?

That would be up to the states to decide. The important parts are (1) it's not mandatory and (2)it's run by the states

23 posted on 05/27/2014 2:41:05 PM PDT by grania
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
McConnell considers the TEA party to be his enemies, and the Democrats to be his "colleagues."

And yet you have a cadre of GOP-e party hacks right here on this board that will lecture you and tell you that we MUST vote for McConnell rather than let the Democrat win.

The Conservative cause is better off with Grimes in his seat. At least we know who the enemy is instead of having to watch our back around a "leader" who declared war on us and vowed to 'crush us'.

24 posted on 05/27/2014 2:43:37 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: GeronL

The Republicans are all over the map on Obamacare. Mitch is up for re-election so he has to at least pretend that he is still for repealing it, but they are all setting the groundwork for saying that its now “too late” and too much has changed to repeal it. Yet another expansion of the Welfare State that our “conservative” party wrings its hands and accepts without much of a fight.


25 posted on 05/27/2014 2:46:08 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Somehow it’s not too late to change marriage laws after thousands of years though


26 posted on 05/27/2014 2:50:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Delta Dawn

I agree with that…..100%


27 posted on 05/27/2014 2:54:04 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Do NOT suffer fools gladly…and message boards are full contact arenas)
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To: grania

Yes. This is exactly what conservatives have been proposing, for years. Especially as the antidote to 0CommieCare :-/


28 posted on 05/27/2014 2:54:18 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: GeronL

Bump.


29 posted on 05/27/2014 2:54:42 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Still Thinking

And the Republican let’s it all happen.


30 posted on 05/27/2014 2:59:24 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

That was my impression as well. And I agree.


31 posted on 05/27/2014 3:05:24 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: COBOL2Java; Still Thinking

Or better yet: the Republican holds the door open for the Democrat, all the while telling the folks back home, “I’m opposed to this.”


32 posted on 05/27/2014 3:05:53 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

Yup. It’s not a difference that helps actual humans (the life-form outside the beltway), but the OP asked what the difference was, and I was pointing out that the [official] National Socialist was actually the more forthcoming of the two, despite Bitch’s equally atrocious policy preferences.


33 posted on 05/27/2014 3:08:34 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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34 posted on 05/27/2014 3:08:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: COBOL2Java

That is exactly how McConnell bamboozled the GOP electorate in the primary with aid and help from the local media.

Now that same media is going to turn on the Turtle and ensure Grimes wins his seat - and deservedly so.


35 posted on 05/27/2014 3:12:49 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SunkenCiv

Civ, this is a crazy article:

http://beforeitsnews.com/politics/2014/05/breaking-report-circulating-that-justice-john-roberts-signed-off-on-obamas-arrest-for-treason-2624510.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=feed

The source article, at B4IN, is thepatriot.com or something.
It outlines 25 reasons for impeachment for treason, citing each Constitutional violation.


36 posted on 05/27/2014 3:19:11 PM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: txhurl

If the leadership in the House and Senate REFUSED to kill ObamaCare by cutting off it’s funding -

- What makes any sane person believe that these same Ruling Class stooges will allow impeachment articles to come to the floor or go to trial??

One might as well believe in skittle-farting unicorns.


37 posted on 05/27/2014 3:24:18 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: mountainlion

Does anyone realize that the VA providers can’t be sued?

Is there any realization that providers of Obamacare will likely be like military medical providers in that they CAN NOT be sued for malpractice?


38 posted on 05/27/2014 3:25:11 PM PDT by stanne
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To: INVAR

Well, you’ll note I did preface with ‘crazy’ article..

However, I’m a kernel o’ truth kinda freeper. Might be hearsay, but I’ll keep it in mind when seeing unusual political about-faces.


39 posted on 05/27/2014 3:34:42 PM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: txhurl

I guess we’ll see. Meantime stock up on ammo.


40 posted on 05/27/2014 3:36:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: lowbridge

Quite frankly, I could care less the fallout ... I hope he loses to Grimes.


41 posted on 05/27/2014 3:42:44 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: lowbridge

Not one dime’s worth of difference.


42 posted on 05/27/2014 3:57:07 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: lowbridge

States can set up exchanges, if that’s what their citizens want, and will support, politically. There is nothing unconstitutional about that; nationally, it’s another story.


43 posted on 05/27/2014 4:33:28 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ
States can set up exchanges, if that’s what their citizens want, and will support, politically. There is nothing unconstitutional about that; nationally, it’s another story.

One doesn't have to go thru one of the exchanges to purchase an Obamacare policy. One can purchase an Obamacare policy directly, through an insurance agent/agency.

However, if one purchases an Obamacare policy from a private seller, there is no provision for calculating or collecting a government subsidy on the cost of the premium!

Thus, McConnell's purpose in preserving the exchanges would be to retain a mechanism for distributing a government subsidy.

THE EXCHANGES NEED TO GO!

44 posted on 05/27/2014 4:49:41 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: INVAR

Now now, you know good old Mitch is a more reliable liberal than Grimes would ever be. I await all the hope Party boys arrival in this thread to defend the last great “conservative” hope for Kentucky, the hope and their Amerika...


45 posted on 05/27/2014 5:12:25 PM PDT by sarge83
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To: lowbridge

Exchanges aren’t the problem, dictating the product that can be sold on the exchanges is the problem.

Repealing regulations so that private companies can set up exchanges where they could offer a range of insurance products that could be sold across state lines would be an excellent free-market solution to the problem of portability.

Just because the democrats wrapped their stupid law with some good paper doesn’t mean we need to throw out the paper.


46 posted on 05/27/2014 9:01:21 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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