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ACA Agonistes
GOP on Obamacare: Neither Repeal Nor Replace
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  • Pete

    The GOP better have plans to do a lot more to gut ObamaCare and/or repeal it.

  • MartyH

    If you believe (as many conservatives do) that the key to ending health care inflation is breaking the link between employment and health insurance is key. Any steps that the Rs can do toward this will be beneficial. For example, migrating the tax benefits of health care/insurance from companies to individuals. Secondly, the Rs should authorize “Stone” level plans on the exchanges that function as true insurance, not prepaid healthcare (i.e., covering emergency care and major illnesses.) Combine that with HSAs and you begin to put health insurance choices back in the hands of the person paying the bills, where it belongs.

    • Corlyss

      “the Rs should authorize “Stone” level plans”
      Certainly beats the “Magic Beans” plans presently labeled “Gold, Silver, and Bronze.” I thought the sudden realization among the electorate that allegedly supports Obamacare that, in fact, all of the plans 1) take their money, and, 2) don’t provide any useable service at a price they can afford, was something like instant karma for their not paying attention to what it is Pols do for a living.

  • FriendlyGoat

    People are not going to be as happy with Republicans’ proposals for their health insurance as they were happy to listen to empty bitching about the “Obama” part of Obamacare.

    • Corlyss

      Have you been keeping track of all the changes the administration has made to the law?

  • goldminor

    My neighbor, who is in his mid 50s, used to have a decent job of 40+ hours a week. The ACA act caused his employer to limit his hours to below 30. Ever since then he has had to work 2 jobs to make ends meet. I hardly ever see him anymore. Restoring that back to 40 hours would be beneficial and less stressful for many workers.

  • Corlyss

    Republicans can’t possibly do more violence to this misbegotten law than the administration itself has. When they get thru with it, there will be no revenue collection while the administration expands the benefits endlessly, including expanding it to illegals.

    • Andrew Allison

      It appears that the stupid voters to which he referred were actually the Dems who voted for it sight unseen. The public had absolutely nothing to do with ACA, which (as is becoming increasingly obvious) was largely written by and for the private insurance industry.

  • Corlyss

    The Republicans have some justification among voters for thinking they are on firm ground trying to repeal that sucker.

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