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  1. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    “… but they place all the blame on GOP.”

    It’s not placing blame point out that it was originally conceived by the conservative Heritage Foundation, championed by conservative Bob Dole during his presidential campaign, and signed into state law by Mitt Romney. Those are facts.

  2. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    @Jase99

    Perhaps your point is ok however, the Heritage foundation is a think tank not the government and their idea did not become law. Bob dole was on the campaign trail in 1996 and yet again his ideas did not become law. Romney’s plan was for one state out of 50 and did not become law for the other 49.

    The Obama care law was passed before read because as Pelosi said it needed to be passed so we could find out what was in it.

    Sop man up Jase and be responsible for your actions. quit blaming others for what your group pushed in LAW.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    @Jase99

    “It’s not placing blame point out that it was originally conceived by the conservative Heritage Foundation, championed by conservative Bob Dole during his presidential campaign, and signed into state law by Mitt Romney. Those are facts.”

    That which was conceived by the Heritage Foundation and the PPACA are not compatible as is stated in a Brief of Amicus Curiae in The United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit, State of Florida, by and through Attorney General Pam Bondi, et al.,
    Plaintiffs-Appellees / Cross Appellants,
    v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al. (APPEAL NOS. 11-11021 & 11-11067)

    Excerpts:

    Soon after its inception in 1973, Heritage’s domestic policy scholars began analyzing, and educating policymakers and the public about, health policy issues and proposals for health policy reform. In several publications and statements over the last decade, Heritage health policy experts have opposed on purely policy grounds a government-enforced mandate that individuals or families buy health insurance. In its opening brief in this Court, the United States quotes a 21-year-old lecture by a Heritage policy expert supporting a government-enforced mandate. Because the United States has made an issue of Heritage’s policy position and left a potentially misleading impression of its current position, Heritage has a strong interest in explaining to this Court why its health policy experts have concluded that an insurance mandate is unnecessary to expand health coverage significantly and, indeed, is highly undesirable.

    Heritage policy experts never supported an unqualified mandate like that in the PPACA. Their prior support for a qualified mandate was limited to catastrophic coverage (true insurance that is precisely what the PPACA forbids), coupled with tax relief for all families and other reforms that are conspicuously absent from the PPACA. Since then, a growing body of research has provided a strong basis to conclude that any government insurance mandate is not only unnecessary, but is a bad policy option. Moreover, Heritage’s legal scholars have been consistent in explaining that the type of mandate in the PPACA is unconstitutional. In short, The Heritage Foundation opposes the PPACA individual mandate as unwise policy and as unconstitutional legislation.

    It is difficult to understand why the United States would, in a brief putatively discussing the constitutionality of the insurance mandate, quote a 21-year-old policy statement which was abandoned and subsequently called a “serious mistake” by the institutional issuers of that statement.

    So, did Bob Dole support something different from the PPACA?

    Also, that which was implemented by the State of Massachusetts is different from the PPACA.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    If you are referring to 1opinion’s post, you can find it by going to http://thomas.loc.gov/ which may refer you to the Government Printing Office. Actually finding it may be a real slog. The search engines at these two sites are pretty primitive.

    Public Law 111–148
    111th Congress

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

  5. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The ACA can work, IF Republicans get with the program and Medicaid expansion. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/56548999-82/medicaid-states-utah-cure.html.csp

  6. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Here is a site to find information about the ACA. http://www.apha.org/advocacy/Health+Reform/implementation/

  7. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, about 3 years ago

    You don’t like facts but I’m gonna provide them to you anyway. This website will give you all the versions of the bill. Happy reading (assuming you read)!!!

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    “The ACA can work,…”

    Some Democratic Congressmen are backing off of support for the PPACA and the President has delayed implementation. It’s terribly flawed, ahab, and needs to be scrapped and then redone.

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 3 years ago

    Onguard doesn’t need to read to know that his hates Obama. Facts, shmacts. It’s the only motivating force behind his entire existence, based on his posts here. Oh, and Obamacare is far from heading for a train wreck. When the poor red-state residents, whose GOP nihilists turned down Medicare, see how much better blue states are doing, how much cheaper insurance is there, and how many people are getting coverage; there’s going to be a price to be paid for this bitter, spite-filled, self-sabotage.

  10. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, about 3 years ago

    All the warning lights are RED. The problems arise from all the ‘compromises’ and watering-down by the insurance-industry-funded members of Congress.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Republicans wrote a lot of those pages into a too lengthy, and imperfect law, to make sure it was. As to “veto power”, it’s amazing that conservatives keep thinking Obama has a Congress like “W” had,that would actually cooperate on any issue. If Democrats had behaved like Republicans today, the best thing we can say is that we’d never have invaded Iraq.

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    Sure, the single payer system would be better, but scrapping a program is precisely what conservatives are trying to do, then do nothing worth while except dismantle Medicaid and Medicare, with worthless voucher programs. I don’t for one moment believe the Republican party has a decent American Health-Care proposal ready for all americans. Especially the millions of poor they neglected during the Reagan and Bush years when they passed on the opportunity to do anything at all !

  13. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Remember the Mercury Space Program that started with multiple rocket explosions? Remember the Apollo 1 mission fire that killed Gus Grissom and two other astronauts? Would you have stopped the program because you were too timid to take on the problems arising? Well thirty million uninsured Americans are being told by Republicans that Republican legislators are overwhelmed by the task which has already been solved by most of the free nations of the world! Maybe it’s just Republican spite!

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    Do you deny that Pelosi said that it must be passed before one would know what was in it?

    http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/peter-roff/2010/03/09/pelosi-pass-health-reform-so-you-can-find-out-whats-in-it

    Do you deny that when asked congress critters said no they had not read it? That they had staff to do that and staff would “summarize” it for them?

    http://www.thefastertimes.com/healthcare/2009/06/30/do-congressman-read-the-bills-they-vote-on/


    Yes, I found it on line and read it as well.

    But our legislators don’t feel the need to be as informed as we are.

  15. SusanCraig

    SusanCraig said, about 3 years ago

    I agree with you, David, that we would have been better servd by a single payer health care system than the the supposed ‘affordable’ care act which feeds into the greedy middle men of insurance and big pharma.

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