GOP Loses War on Health Care Policy

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    Jun 28, 2015 4:12 AM GMT
    NYT: How, then, can the court’s ruling in favor of the health law – a ruling whose details were even more favorable to the law’s long-term standing than many court watchers expected – be good for Republicans?

    The short answer is that it isn’t, not if you believe politics exists as a lever to affect government. The longer answer is that Republicans had already lost the war, well before the court ruled on Thursday.

    They lost it in 2014, when the law began providing real benefits to millions of people – health insurance to a combination of middle-class, poor and sick Americans who could not have afforded it otherwise. Modern American history makes clear that once the social safety net expands in a major way, it’s almost impossible for anyone to reverse it.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/28/upshot/why-undoing-social-safety-net-expansions-is-so-hard.html?
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    Jun 28, 2015 6:00 PM GMT
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  • KissTheSky

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    Jun 28, 2015 8:23 PM GMT
    Obamacare was signed into law 5 years ago.
    Ever since then, the Republicans has been whining nonstop about how badly they wanted to replace it, but have not come up with a real alternative yet.
    Really? FIVE YEARS and no plan B?
    It almost makes one suspect they just want something to whine about. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • TroyAthlete

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    Jun 29, 2015 1:43 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidObamacare was signed into law 5 years ago.
    Ever since then, the Republicans has been whining nonstop about how badly they wanted to replace it, but have not come up with a real alternative yet.
    Really? FIVE YEARS and no plan B?
    It almost makes one suspect they just want something to whine about. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    If the anti-gay Republican-Confederate Party stopped whining, crying and complaining, they'd have nothing else to do, considering they are stuck in the dark ages have zero ideas on how to move America forward in the 21st Century.