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The Burr-Coburn-Hatch Proposal
Weekly Standard, by James C. Capretta

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/28/2014 10:27:59 AM

As Bill Kristol and Jeff Anderson noted earlier today, the introduction by Republican Senators Burr, Coburn, and Hatch of an Obamacare replacement plan is an important milestone in the health care debate. This is a serious and practical replacement proposal, offered by three prominent legislators. It could easily serve as the starting point for a legislative effort, perhaps even next year if Republicans regain control of the Senate, to undo Obamacare and replace it with something far better. This plan is well thought out substantively and politically. It would cover ten of millions of Americans with private insurance, solve the

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/28/2014 10:40:56 AM     (No. 9708845)

Ehhhh, I´m wary. The RINO friendly Weekly Standard has a habit of publishing GOP press releases as articles, gushing over the latest GOP scheme.

Repeal O-Care. Not sure we need a "government solution". The free market abhors a vaccuum, private insurance companies will rush in to fill the void.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: yuban, 1/28/2014 10:55:03 AM     (No. 9708873)

If the govt is involved then Moderates and the Left will like it. Get the govt out of the health business and let the free market run with it. The govt will not make it better. The govt will make it more expensive and bloated with regulations. I feel sorry for good folk that seem to have a need for the govt to run their lives.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: plex, 1/28/2014 11:05:54 AM     (No. 9708891)

The plan seems to be pretty much a restoration of the free market, such as it was, with improvements such as buying insurance across state lines and allowing individuals the same tax treatment as corporations.

I am afraid that any plan must address the problem caused by people not buying insurance when they were healthy and those born with health problems. This isn´t insurance but any repeal of OCare must provide for these people or it will not pass.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 1/28/2014 12:17:34 PM     (No. 9709071)

We need no replacement. Government has no business in business. That is communism.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/28/2014 10:22:41 PM     (No. 9709766)

That´s a lot of words for something so simple. All they had to do was put the uninsured and uninsurable into Medicaid or Medicare ..or heaven forbid the federal employees plan or even design two basic plans that are guaranteed issue.

Why reinvent the wheel ?

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