Skip to comments.McConnell suggests ObamaCare exchange could survive repeal
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should "decide for itself whether to keep" the exchange "or set up a different marketplace" if the healthcare law is repealed.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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he doesn’t really oppose ObamaCare, he just wants to rename it I guess
My question is can veterans survive the VA?
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.
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.
Robomedicine would bring its own mixup woes.
Like they programmed the robot for an appendectomy when it was a gallstone removal the patient needed.
Headline is misleading ..a bit sounds like MCClownell thinks Obama Care might be repealed, and yet the Kentucky Exchange remain behind as a state program.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.
Oppose it so you can take credit for it?
I’d love to see a few stories come out calling it “McConnellCare”. It would serve him right.
If he wants to bring Kentucky another Romneycare... fine. Let Kentucky deal with that. Don’t wish it on the other 49.
somebody explain to me again the difference between him and a democrat
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).
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.
^^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."
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”.
The Democrat publicly admits the policies he’s going to try to enact. And he actually works to enact the stuff he espoused.
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.
If health insurance is done by the states and isnt 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.
The question is can America survive with McConnell as majority Leader and obama as _resident? America might but the GOP won’t.
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
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'.
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.
Somehow it’s not too late to change marriage laws after thousands of years though
I agree with that ..100%
Yes. This is exactly what conservatives have been proposing, for years. Especially as the antidote to 0CommieCare :-/
And the Republican let’s it all happen.
That was my impression as well. And I agree.
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.”
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.
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.
Civ, this is a crazy article:
The source article, at B4IN, is thepatriot.com or something.
It outlines 25 reasons for impeachment for treason, citing each Constitutional violation.
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.
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?
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.
I guess we’ll see. Meantime stock up on ammo.
Quite frankly, I could care less the fallout ... I hope he loses to Grimes.
Not one dime’s worth of difference.
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!
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...
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.