Obamacare is dead. Or it will be when the Supremes finally administer the coup de grace. So what comes after Obamacare?
Would you believe Boehnercare?
What is it?
It is the plan that is now circulating for when the Supremes strike down Obamacare. The Republicans want to take the “popular” aspects of Obamacare and make them Boehnercare.
Is brain death a prerequisite for becoming a leader in the Republican Party?
Mr. Boehner, if Obamacare is unconstitutional, what the hell makes you think your version of it will be?
The Republicans want to bribe the voters with the so-called popular provisions, such as allowing your kids to live in your basement and stay on your insurance until they are 26 or the coverage of preexisting conditions.
Allegedly they want to keep healthcare affordable.
If you want to make healthcare affordable, there is one foolproof system that will work every time. It is called the free market.
Not only does it work, we have proof. If you need to see the free market at work, look at vision correction, AKA Lasik.
When Lasik first appeared on the scene, treatments cost $10,000. Today it is $199 an eye and the doctor will finance it for you.
It is simple. Health insurance does not cover Lasik. Health insurance distorts and destroys the free market. Healthcare consumers neither know nor care what the costs of healthcare are. All they know is what their copay and deductable are. That is it.
The Republicans in Washington are talking about using government to try and keep healthcare costs down. If you are not terrified of that, you should be.
Washington’s competence ends at the level of managing a two-moon outhouse.
If Boehner and company pander this way, all we will be getting is Obamacare lite. Government is never the solution. It is the problem.
All this proves is that Boehner and company are big government Republicans. There is no commitment on their part to reduce the size of government. We can’t even afford the level of government we currently have.
Our debt exceeds that of all of Europe combined. Debt is a far greater enemy than the lack of a government healthcare program.
When will the Republicans ever learn?
They have bought into the myth that we must make certain that everyone has health insurance.
Health Insurance is what is making healthcare more expensive. Healthcare is not the issue. Making healthcare inexpensive so that the average American can pay out of their pocket. The Republicans have fallen for it. The debate should be how could we use the free market to make medical care affordable, more efficient and more cutting edge.
By buying into the left’s line that the issue is the number of uninsured, we have lost.
If the Republicans put parts of Obamacare back in, this time as Boehnercare, we will destroy the budget and we will set the platform for socialist healthcare in ten years.
It will just be easier for them next time.
We must impress upon the GOP we are serious about cutting off the long arm of Progressive Government. When noone can afford health care Insurance they'll just have to go to the doctor and pay him instead. Doctors and hospitals would immediately become aware of what something is worth, (what someone will give you for it on an even playing field and without a third party bidding up the price). The republican party had better hope Mitt is the S-it and he does whats best for the long term good of the country over what bonehead Boehner wants!
Better term: Bonercare!
Colcochine has been used in the treatment of gout for many years. I was about $30 a month and it works. Then, a company did a couple of tests on it, verifying that it works, and applied for the right to sell it exclusively. The government said OK, and now "Colcrys" sells for hundreds of dollars a month. Similarly, a medication used to prevent premature births, was "tested" and given exclusive seller rights for mucho money. The FDA is so generous.
Obamacare and all of Obama's executive orders and czars have to all be dumped, as being unconstitutional, null and void.
As soon as Obama is out of office, proceedings must be started to bring him, Biden, Pelosi and the others, to trial for fraud and high crimes.
All of these people in D.C. are in great need of mental help.. We know this and
they are running the Country...We are all in deep stuff...
The Republican Party is no longer a part of ANY solution. If you think they are, you need to review the facts...plan and simple. We (conservative/constitution-loving patriots) may lose the 2012 elections because we tried to work within the confines fo a two party system that was totally broken. Even if "Republicans" win a majority of the House and Senate...what does that really mean...where does the axe drop to divide RINOs from non-RINOs? If the Republican Party take back control of the Senate, what makes us think it will be any better than the House that has rolled over and played footsey with the Progressives for over two years now...
We need to restore the free market at all costs short (?) of direct action against the Washington elite.
When this administration first just talked about Obamacare, our small company insurance carrier damn near tripled our rate.
Given market realities, we could either continue to pay our employees salaries OR continue to pay for their health insurance; we paid 100% of the insurance costs and they paid a minimal co-pay.
We opted to just shut things down while there was still a chance for our people to find meaningful jobs. All of them did.
I depend on V.A. with a three to six month waits between appointments. After many near-death experiments with cheap generics, I had to find a compassionate doctor who would write me a prescription for off-formulary drugs.
I can get one month's supply over at the corner pharmacy for about the same cost as I can get four months worth from the Canadian Pharmacy; same drug - one manufacturer world wide.
If memory serves me, the Bush administration made some stupid agreement that forbid Medicare from seeking competitive pricing and limited sources to U.S. sources.
Free Market works.
Government does not.
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How do get rid of Boehner as Speaker of the House? I have had just about enough of him.
What in the heck is going on in the mind of these crazy Rebulicans????We need to clean house in Nov. We need to get rid of anyone who has been there more than what maybe 2-4 years. Everyone NEEDS TO GO!!!!! Clean hosue and no one gets back in unless they are checked out thoughly!!!!!!
What makes them think that we want Government controlled healthcare at all, no matter which side pushes it?
Mindy, you are right on target!
Am so sick of the lot of them - those of you who are Christians feel the New World Order closing in - it is predicted in Revelation -- get ready spiritually