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The GOPís Coming Obamacare Capitulation
NRO (I know, but this one might be worth it) ^ | 2/5/18 | Doug Badger, Marie Fishpaw & Michael Needham

Posted on 02/05/2018 10:51:07 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

If conservatives don’t coalesce behind a new repeal plan soon soon, they will find themselves bystanders as their Republican colleagues link arms with Democrats.

... a concoction of two bills. The first, championed by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D., Wash.), would appropriate cost-sharing-reduction payments to insurers. The second, sponsored by Sens. Susan Collins (R., Maine) and Bill Nelson (D., Fla.), would give insurers an additional $10 billion (and perhaps more) in federal cash.

(Excerpt) Read more at amp.nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Maine; US: Tennessee; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: billnelson; byepartisans; cronyism; florida; insurance; lamaralexander; maine; obamacare; pattymurray; susancollins; tennessee; washington
Michael Needham of Heritage is a voice worth hearing.
1 posted on 02/05/2018 10:51:07 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

We need new Senators.

Most of the ones we have suck.

Flake, Corker, Hatch, Heller, Alexander, Graham, McCain, Murkowsky, Hoeven, Rubio, Tillis, Burr, Lankford, Gardner, Cornyn, Cochran, Collins, Sasse, Kennedy, Shelby, Ernst, Blunt, McConnell, Wicker, Portman, Isakson, Johnson, Toomey, Rounds, Thune, Barasso and Enzi are all Bush League Republicans.


2 posted on 02/05/2018 10:54:52 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: SoFloFreeper

RE: NRO (I know, but this one might be worth it)

Despite the fact that this site went against Trump, they are OBJECTIVE ENOUGH to include writers who DO SUPPORT Trump.

Victor Davis Hanson, Andrew McCarthy, Conrad Black and Deroy Murdock come to mind.

It is a site that publishes the viewpoints of those who disagree with their editorials.


3 posted on 02/05/2018 10:55:20 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SoFloFreeper

Please may this be FAKE NEWS


4 posted on 02/05/2018 10:56:10 AM PST by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

That list is the most powerful argument to Repeal the 17th. Amendment I’ve ever seen.


5 posted on 02/05/2018 10:58:34 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yep.
Virginia’s elections showed they’ll lose the House if they don’t DO SOMETHING!
And the RINO never do anything conservative.


6 posted on 02/05/2018 10:59:49 AM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
No corporate welfare. The insurance-hospital industrial complex is already rotten to the core.

They have structured their whole business model around an uncompetitive, corporate welfare paradigm. They have no incentive to keep costs down. Hospitals are loaded and helmed by legions of corporate parasites who milk the system at will, gangsters in suit and tie.

Something is wrong when you can't even find out the cost of a procedure. When you ask the hospital-industrial complex how much a procedure costs, you are never given a price list. They always answer you with another question "who's your 'provider'?" Imagine going to the grocery store and trying to buy a loaf of bread, and the clerk says to you "who's your provider?". Ten different prices for the same loaf of bread.
 

7 posted on 02/05/2018 11:05:18 AM PST by Governor Dinwiddie (CNN is fake news.)
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To: Lurkinanloomin
What we need is to stop ideas such as this in the HOR. The best course is to contact the HOR Appropriations Committee and have the proposals killed.
8 posted on 02/05/2018 11:07:31 AM PST by quadrant (1o)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

In your opinion, would getting rid of the 17th Amendment take care of that problem or do we continue with the popularity contest among millionaires and choose the lesser of two evils, as always?


9 posted on 02/05/2018 11:16:03 AM PST by qaz123
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To: qaz123

The 17th should never have been passed. It is why we have no state representation in DC and why things are so screwed up.
It is at the very heart of it.


10 posted on 02/05/2018 11:17:57 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie
Imagine going to the grocery store and trying to buy a loaf of bread, and the clerk says to you "who's your provider?". Ten different prices for the same loaf of bread.

With the prices for that loaf of bread anywhere between "free" and "$14,798.49."

11 posted on 02/05/2018 11:20:11 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

Interesting you bring that up. Advair, an asthma medication, used to be about $175-190 for a disc, before obamacare.

The patent ran out and then o’care showed up. One would think that since the patent ran out, the price would drop. Nope. It doubled. I learned firsthand, what it’s like for someone to not be able to afford medication, when they need it. It’s disgusting.


12 posted on 02/05/2018 11:20:46 AM PST by qaz123
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

Indeed, that practice, and many others in the “healthcare” business, is illegal under current law. All we need is an Attorney General willing to indict.


13 posted on 02/05/2018 11:20:50 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: tired&retired
Please may this be FAKE NEWS

I'm afraid not. The brilliance of Obamacare is that when it fails, the only solution will be NHS-style national health care.

Once we can convince all those aging Boomers that it's time for them to die, socialized medicine is what we're going to wind up with.

14 posted on 02/05/2018 11:24:17 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Governor Dinwiddie
No corporate welfare.

A little late, and when you are sucking down 1/5th of GDP you have enormous resources to er uh "educate" the legislature as to what is in the interests of the country.

15 posted on 02/05/2018 11:43:46 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: Drew68

Throw it back to the states...


16 posted on 02/05/2018 11:46:55 AM PST by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie
They have structured their whole business model around an uncompetitive, corporate welfare paradigm. They have no incentive to keep costs down. Hospitals are loaded and helmed by legions of corporate parasites who milk the system at will, gangsters in suit and tie.

This is all true, but it's even more simple than that.

There is no mechanism for cost or quality controls in any industry built on third-party payments. When a patient needs medical care, the patient doesn't care about the cost because he isn't paying it, and the insurance company doesn't care about the quality because it doesn't have to live with the results.

It really IS this simple, folks.

17 posted on 02/05/2018 12:25:38 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("Go ahead, bite the Big Apple ... don't mind the maggots.")
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