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Mon Apr 18, 2016, 09:04 AM

 

Watch out! Repubs working on Obamacare replacement...any day now!

GOP group promises ObamaCare replacement plan soon

A group of senior House Republicans is promising to deliver proof that the party is making headway in its six-year struggle to replace ObamaCare.

"Give us a little time, another month or so," House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) told reporters this week. "I think well be pretty close to a Republican alternative."

Upton is one member of a four-person task force that is supposed to come up with a replacement plan for the healthcare law, at the behest of Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). For now, the group is still in "listening mode," Upton said. When asked who they are listening to, Upton said: "You name it the world."
Coming up with a plan to replace ObamaCare has been an aim for the Republican Party for so long that its become a laugh line even in conservative circles. Despite voting more than 50 times in the House to repeal the law, the GOP has not once voted on legislation to take its place.

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/276547-gop-group-promises-obamacare-replacement-plan-soon

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Reply Watch out! Repubs working on Obamacare replacement...any day now! (Original post)
Human101948 Apr 2016 OP
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IDemo Apr 2016 #2
HughBeaumont Apr 2016 #3
Turbineguy Apr 2016 #4
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Response to Human101948 (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 09:09 AM

1. Republicans plan on replacing Obamacare with Madoffcare

They'll allow insurance companies to run their rackets again, making off with your money while coming up with one excuse after another to deny coverage to premium-paying customers if they get sick--again!

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Response to Human101948 (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 09:26 AM

2. Didn't Grayson already outline their healthcare plan?

Get sick....die.

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Response to Human101948 (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 09:31 AM

3. They'll come up with a viable replacement . . .

. . . right around the time ONE modernized industrial nation abandons their single/multi-payer system for our imminently sensible for-profit InsuranceCare.

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Response to Human101948 (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 09:34 AM

4. They can call it

The Funeral Directors Relief Act.

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Mon Apr 18, 2016, 09:42 AM

5. Waiting for the Republican "alternative" to ACA

is like Waiting for Godot. It ain't ever coming. Given that the ACA is already a fairly conservative program (which isn't to say that it isn't helpful- which is *really* what the Republicans are upset about), it seems like it is basically impossible for Republicans to come up with a viable plan that is further to the right- short of repealing it all together. They can spin their wheels on this as much as they want. Even if not everybody loves and adores it, most people have accepted ACA as the "new normal" and Republicans *should* move on and deal with it but we know that they probably won't, though, unless they get a trifecta and win the Presidency and keep Congress, there is no way that ACA will be replaced OR repealed. Our job now is to help ensure that it is preserved and enhanced.

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