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Repeal, Replace, Still
National Review Online, by Ramesh Ponnuru & Yuval Levin

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/8/2013 5:42:18 AM

Is it time to give up the fight against Obamacare? That’s a question some conservative health-care experts, pundits, and — more quietly — politicians are asking. In the first years after its passage, opponents had hoped that the Supreme Court would strike down the law or that a new president would sign its repeal before most of it took effect. But the Supreme Court decided to modify a few of its provisions instead of striking it down, and President Obama was reelected. Repeal is almost certainly off the table for four years. Obamacare will continue to be implemented.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mws50, 4/8/2013 6:18:28 AM     (No. 9264706)

Our federal government is seriously broken. We, The People need to force a change of direction.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo, 4/8/2013 6:40:05 AM     (No. 9264722)

Is it time to give up the fight against Obamacare? A plaintive request of ultimate RINO-think. Yes, of course, let´s not continue to struggle and just lie back and enjoy it? Idiots. Cowardly idiots.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: noproblems, 4/8/2013 6:51:22 AM     (No. 9264733)

the fact this is being discussed in an indictment of the republican party.

glad I am not a member of that pity party

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tisHimself, 4/8/2013 7:39:07 AM     (No. 9264819)

A successful republican candidate for the White House would have trumpeted the need for repealing this monstrosity, and aggressively campaigned against it, realizing that the populace finds it wildly unpopular. Instead, the establishment promoted the one guy who couldn´t, well, you know the rest.....
Thanks Karl.

And by the way, has Jeb specified how he´d go about ripping the stitching out when mediocrity gets another chance in 2016?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: privateer, 4/8/2013 8:14:16 AM     (No. 9264868)

It is clear to me that Romneycare was the insuperable ´poison pill´ in Romney´s candidacy. He should have repudiated it---admitted he was WRONG!---and campaigned vigorously to remove O.Don´tCare. As it was, he showed himself to be a clueless, rigid cardboard cutout. The dims might have won even without unprecedented vote fraud; which however is for them a reflex.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Salt5792, 4/8/2013 9:11:55 AM     (No. 9264983)

I expect that Obamacare is in for a 50 year war. Just like abortion, immigration, and gay marriage. The opposing sides will never compromise.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: EnsignO, 4/8/2013 9:45:10 AM     (No. 9265049)

We have handed the government the power to execute us. A government Death Panel will do this by withholding life-saving medication or surgery from us just for being old, because we "cost" too much for it to support us.

Never mind that only God should make the decision of when we die. To quote Bill Simmons, the Sports Guy, who ends his commentary with the most arrogant comment I´ve ever heard: "That´s my huge opinion."

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Reply 8 - Posted by: oh-heck, 4/8/2013 9:50:48 AM     (No. 9265064)

Obamacare has already been changed twice without repeal. Within a week of it becoming law, it was discovered that children with preexisting conditions were not covered until 2014. Then the deferments began for thousands of applicants covering millions of people. Then is was discovered that long term nursing care was unsustainable and was eliminated. When States decided not to form exchanges, the wording of the bill showed that subsidies and penalties would die if the State did not create an exchange. And now, the cost is coming in at 20,000 per family.
and the federal government won´t have exchanges in time for 2014. The solution is to remove 99% of the text, add health care spending accounts, add options similar to Medicare Advantage and combinations of catastrophic insurance with preventative care with a high deductible. Before 7 to 10 million Americans are dropped from their existing coverage, even Dems will jump at revisions that will save the current plans.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: curious1, 4/8/2013 11:17:26 AM     (No. 9265248)

#6, it isn´t the government´s business to provide health care for citizens.
If you don´t like it, get an amendment to the constitution passed - fat chance.
O´tard care will be repealed eventually, especially as the lofos realize they´re going to get seriously hit in the wallet and have less access to a doctor.
The only things needed are tort reform and loser pays to cool the jets of the ambulance chasing lawyers. Oh, and get government out of the way with their stupid ´inter-state´ limits on insurance companies, which limits competition. While we´re at it, lose the FDA.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: EnsignO, 4/8/2013 12:39:23 PM     (No. 9265399)

oops, my bad - I had the wrong guy - it is Bill Simonson not Bill Simmons, although they both have a sports program or do commentary on sports. Bill Simonson´s program is called "The Huge Show".

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