Republican Hypocrisy on Obamacare

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  1. KenH

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    Republican Hypocrisy on Obamacare
    By Laurence M. Vance

    One of the Republicans' main selling points in the congressional elections this year is their promise to repeal the Democratic health care reform bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. The fact that they didn't repeal anything after they gained control of the Congress in the 1994 election is a long-forgotten thing to most Americans. And no one salivating to vote Republican in the upcoming election seems to remember that nothing was repealed during the Bush years either -- even when Republicans controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress.

    The simple truth is that once in power Republicans not only never reverse the legislative damage done by Democrats, they add to it.

    Although I applaud any attempt by anyone in any party to repeal the monstrosity that is
    Obamacare, Republican hypocrisy on this issue is equally as reprehensible.

    Republicans are good at opposing socialized medicine when it is Hillarycare or Obamacare, but not very good when it is Bushcare or Republicancare.

    The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) provides federally-funded health insurance to children in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid. It was created by a Republican-controlled Congress in 1997. Opposition to the program was slight, and negligible when it was up for reauthorization under President Bush. It is only under the Obama administration that some Republicans have suddenly voiced opposition to this income transfer program.

    Then there is the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act. This was instituted by a Republican-controlled Congress in 2003 and signed into law by a Republican president. This expansion of the welfare state was opposed by Democrats in far greater numbers than SCHIP was ever opposed by any Republicans. The overwhelming majority of Republicans in the House and Senate now who were also in Congress in 2003 voted for the Republican version of health care reform even though they opposed Obamacare and now call for its repeal.

    - rest at www.campaignforliberty.com/article.php?view=1164
     
  2. Salty

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    You forgot one minor detail. Even if the House and Senate become R's, and repeal the law, it still has to be signed by Obama - which, well just ask a snowball....
     
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    On the subject of Obamacare there is this in the linked article:

    "The House Republican plan in their Pledge "to repeal the job killing health care law and put in place real reform" includes this surprising statement:
    Health care should be accessible for all, regardless of pre-existing conditions or past illnesses. We will expand state high-risk pools, reinsurance programs and reduce the cost of coverage. We will make it illegal for an insurance company to deny coverage to someone with prior coverage on the basis of a pre-existing condition, eliminate annual and lifetime spending caps, and prevent insurers from dropping your coverage just because you get sick.

    This sounds like something from the DNC. Since when does "real reform" by those who call Obamacare socialism include such massive government intervention in the market?"
     
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    You hearing is warped by your prejudices.

    What it really says is what Republicans have said all along...

    The healthcare system needs reforming, but Obamacare is not it.
     
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    Yes, I am prejudiced against the government being involved in health care. I freely admit that.
     

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