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Republicans Have No Plan If Obamacare Is Struck Down. Some Donít Think Itís Even Possible.
Huffpo ^ | 7/10/19 | Igor Bobic

Posted on 07/11/2019 5:42:55 AM PDT by DoodleDawg

The threat to do away with Obamacare is once again on the rise nearly 10 years after it was passed, as a major challenge to the health care law got a sympathetic-sounding hearing in a federal appeals court this week.

If the case does ultimately reach the Supreme Court, and five justices agree to strike down the Affordable Care Act, experts say it would upend the U.S. health care system and strip health insurance from an estimated 20 million people. Many millions more would lose crucial protections they might need in case of catastrophic medical issues ― including coverage for those with preexisting conditions.

Republicans in the U.S. Senate don’t appear to be sweating the likelihood of such a scenario, however. Some are pinning their hopes on the courts to reject the challenge, which is backed by the Trump administration, on the grounds that it isn’t serious and is legally moot.

(Excerpt) Read more at huffpost.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; fakenews; gopesetablishment; huffingtonpost; obamacare; obamalegacy; rinos; socialism; zerocare
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By my way of thinking, the most hilarious quote in the article is when McConnell was asked what would happen if the courts did strike Obamacare down - “We would act quickly, on a bipartisan basis,” McConnell said.

The Republicans are banking all their hopes on Roberts voting to uphold it again. But with all the changes to the individual mandate and all I don't think he can uphold again using the same twisted logic. I think there is a real chance that this will be struck down in June of next year. And unless the Republicans have a ready response then it is a tailor made issue for the Democrats.

1 posted on 07/11/2019 5:42:55 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

No plan is what the government had for 200 years and it worked pretty well.


2 posted on 07/11/2019 5:44:44 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: DoodleDawg

With the correct video and adoption files Roberts will see his way clear to wherever he is told.


3 posted on 07/11/2019 5:45:36 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Roberts has his orders.
He will rewrite again if necessary.


4 posted on 07/11/2019 5:46:16 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: DoodleDawg

All that is just ridiculous nonthinking based on Free Republic dogma.

Roberts killed Obamacare by finding the weak legal link that was then congressionally removed and killed Obama care.

Roberts saw that to be permanent, there must be congressional action to right the legislative wrong.

That has happened

Democrats all know it and are back in their salons plotting new healthcare debacles.


5 posted on 07/11/2019 5:48:58 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12)There were Democrat espionage operations on Republican candidates)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

It does seem like a futile effort. If anything Roberts has drifted even further left.


6 posted on 07/11/2019 5:50:23 AM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: DoodleDawg

Republicans might, but the republcian uniparty leaders do not.


7 posted on 07/11/2019 5:50:32 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: wastoute
No plan is what the government had for 200 years and it worked pretty well.

True. But government changed that. If we're going back to it then the Republicans need to be able to show how it is in everyone's best interest. Right now they don't have a coherent message.

8 posted on 07/11/2019 5:50:33 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: wastoute

That’s what I was thinking. Asking what is the plan if it is struck down is the wrong question. They are making the assumption that there should be a government “plan” - they are trying to keep obamacare, just maybe in another form. The answer is there is no plan because they will take their time and re-evaluate if there even should be a government plan. (hint, I’m fairly certain the answer to that is “No!”)


9 posted on 07/11/2019 5:52:41 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps ( Be ready!)
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To: DoodleDawg

Obamacare won’t be repealed, because it can’t be repealed - or, more exactly, it can’t be repealed without ushering in huge Democratic majorities in the House and the Senate.

Members of Congress don’t know much, but they can count votes like a pimp in a whorehouse can count money.

Yes, the voters “hate Obamacare and want it repealed”. That is absolutely true.

It’s also true that they want the ability to buy insurance for pre-existing conditions, want insurance companies to be forbidden to cancel policies for non-payment, want zero payment at the point of service, want their adult children who are smoking dope in a dive in Oakland to stay covered, want their States to expand Medicaid without taxes going up, and so on.

In other words, the only two things they hate about Obamacare are paying for it, and the name.

Republicans in Congress understand this perfectly well, which is why there’s no plan.

And, not coincidentally, Obamacare (and Romneycare) were the culmination of fifty years of “reform”, all of which had the purpose of destroying the private sector or making it impossible for the private sector to function, except for boob jobs and a few other things. And, by 2009, the mission was largely accomplished.

Obamacare was merely a temporary mop-up operation, until full nationalization was possible.

And now, it is.

Like Nixon to China, Trump will propose single payer within the year. It’s really the only way out at this point.

And before you accuse me of favoring it, realize that it will destroy a lifetime of work for me. I don’t like it - I hate it.

But it’s coming, because it’s what the voters, bless their pointy little heads, want.


10 posted on 07/11/2019 5:52:44 AM PDT by Jim Noble (1)
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To: DoodleDawg

Government having the plan is the problem.


11 posted on 07/11/2019 5:54:26 AM PDT by Poison Pill
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Didn't Huffpo go bankrupt?

12 posted on 07/11/2019 5:54:30 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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To: Jim Noble
Obamacare won’t be repealed, because it can’t be repealed - or, more exactly, it can’t be repealed without ushering in huge Democratic majorities in the House and the Senate.

But it can be found unconstitutional, which is what is before the 5th Circuit currently.

Like Nixon to China, Trump will propose single payer within the year. It’s really the only way out at this point.

He promised last month he would announce his plan by mid-August. So we'll see.

13 posted on 07/11/2019 5:55:19 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

Since when must the government “have a plan” for my health care?

My plan for them: stay away from my plans, i.e. don’t mandate what I must buy, don’t mandate what insurance must offer, don’t mandate how my medical records must be kept, don’t mandate that my personal medical information be turned over to anyone without my written consent for each occurrence, etc.


14 posted on 07/11/2019 5:55:48 AM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: Jim Noble

Balderdash


15 posted on 07/11/2019 5:55:58 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12)There were Democrat espionage operations on Republican candidates)
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To: Poison Pill
Government having the plan is the problem.

Yup. So how do they solve it?

16 posted on 07/11/2019 5:56:03 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Jim Noble
It’s also true that they want the ability to buy insurance for pre-existing conditions, want insurance companies to be forbidden to cancel policies for non-payment, want zero payment at the point of service, want their adult children who are smoking dope in a dive in Oakland to stay covered, want their States to expand Medicaid without taxes going up, and so on.

sounds like we have an electorate problem ...

17 posted on 07/11/2019 5:57:14 AM PDT by bankwalker (Immigration without assimilation is an invasion.)
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Strip health care from 20 million illegal aliens you mean?


18 posted on 07/11/2019 5:58:38 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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Strip health care from 20 million illegal aliens you mean?


19 posted on 07/11/2019 5:58:39 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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To: DoodleDawg

You’re such a useless troll.


20 posted on 07/11/2019 5:59:12 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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