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Why the Patient CARE Act Proposal
Isn’t Ready to Replace Obamacare

American Magazine, by Thomas P. Miller

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Posted By:eagleblurst, 3/21/2014 9:43:56 AM

In recent months, Capitol Hill Republicans have renewed efforts to offer a health care reform plan to replace and not just repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Previous reform proposals within Republican circles have lacked the comprehensive scope, attention to implementation obstacles, and strategic vision to present an effective and attractive replacement alternative to the floundering ACA regime. Stepping up to try to fill this vacuum is the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment (CARE) Act, proposed in late January by senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Tom Coburn (R-OK), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT).

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 3/21/2014 9:59:33 AM     (No. 9778254)

Orrin Hatch

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Reply 2 - Posted by: coldborezero, 3/21/2014 10:15:54 AM     (No. 9778285)

The feds have no legitimate constitutional authority to tamper with health care. If you believe otherwise I ask that you cite the specific article, section and clause in the Constitution which confers that authority.

That´s what I thought.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: plex, 3/21/2014 10:20:57 AM     (No. 9778298)

Undoubtedly someone will claim that the Interstate Commerce clause grants authority over everything since there is no activity that does not cross State lines. Barf!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40, 3/21/2014 11:06:58 AM     (No. 9778385)

Bottom line...The RINOs are botching it. But we know that already.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 3/21/2014 12:24:20 PM     (No. 9778537)

It does not need replacing with another federal program, it only needs to be repealed.

The rest can be handled through tort reform and allowing interstate policies.

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