GOP to the Uninsured: Drop Dead

  • tokugawa

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    Jul 11, 2012 12:48 PM GMT
    GOP to the uninsured: Drop dead
    Matt Miller, Opinion Writer
    Published: July 10
    The Washington Post

    The House is voting (again) to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday.

    Meanwhile, six Republican governors (so far) say they won’t go along with the law’s planned Medicaid expansion for 4 million uninsured people in their states, even though the feds would pick up nearly all the tab.

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/gop-to-the-uninsured-drop-dead/2012/07/10/gJQA4xZfbW_story.html?tid=pp_widget
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    Jul 11, 2012 12:56 PM GMT
    Great piece, thanks.
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    Jul 11, 2012 12:59 PM GMT
    Most Republicans that have commented are in favor of targeted assistance versus govt takeover of the entire system. That rhetoric will have about as much appeal as similar rhetoric by that big mouth Allen Grayson, who was voted out.
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    Jul 11, 2012 1:03 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidMost Republicans that have commented are in favor of targeted assistance versus govt takeover of the entire system. That rhetoric will have about as much appeal as similar rhetoric by that big mouth Allen Grayson, who was voted out.


    You mean market-based takeover of the entire system?
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    Jul 11, 2012 1:08 PM GMT
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    socalfitness saidMost Republicans that have commented are in favor of targeted assistance versus govt takeover of the entire system. That rhetoric will have about as much appeal as similar rhetoric by that big mouth Allen Grayson, who was voted out.


    You mean market-based takeover of the entire system?

    Not the entire system. I don't think there are market-based incentives to provide for the very needy, and providing that safety net would be a reasonable role for govt. Another role would be sufficient regulations to prevent abuse by both insurance companies and those seeking benefits without having been previously in the pool.
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    Jul 11, 2012 1:11 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    TigerTim said
    socalfitness saidMost Republicans that have commented are in favor of targeted assistance versus govt takeover of the entire system. That rhetoric will have about as much appeal as similar rhetoric by that big mouth Allen Grayson, who was voted out.


    You mean market-based takeover of the entire system?

    Not the entire system. I don't think there are market-based incentives to provide for the very needy, and providing that safety net would be a reasonable role for govt.


    Oh no I'm sorry you misunderstand. The Obama law *is* a market-based takeover of the entire system. It was cooked up by the Heritage Foundation after all.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 11, 2012 1:11 PM GMT

    socalfitness saidMost Republicans that have commented are in favor of targeted assistance versus govt takeover of the entire system. That rhetoric will have about as much appeal as similar rhetoric by that big mouth Allen Grayson, who was voted out.


    Oh you mean the targeted assistance that the CBO has said will give assistance to 3 million uninsured
    While the Affordable Healthcare Act will cover 30 Million more?

    That targeted assistance ... or were you talking about another?

    Oh WAIT mebbe you're talking about the same thing that Mitch McConnell was talking about during his interview with Chris wallace when he said that the uninsured were not the ISSUE

    LOL ..... comon SoCal The republicans have their pants around their ankles on this one