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GOP Blows Chance To Nail
Another ObamaCare Failure

Investor´s Business Daily, by IBD Staff

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Posted By:RustMB, 4/8/2014 9:27:35 AM

Health Care: Republicans pushed a bill that would let small businesses continue to offer high-deductible plans to employees, despite ObamaCare. Sounds like a good idea. So why did the leadership try to hide it? The original plan for ObamaCare was to force every business with 50 or more employees to provide "affordable" coverage or pay a stiff fine, plus to sharply restrict the plans they could offer by, among other things, capping deductibles at $2,000 for workers. The cap was little more than a stealth attempt by Democrats to wreck Health Savings Accounts, which trade off high deductibles for tax-free savings accounts

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 4/8/2014 9:49:09 AM     (No. 9802360)

Forget why the GOP leadership tried to hide it. Why did Obama sign it? Because anything that ameliorates this disastrous law´s disastrous short term effects helps Democrats survive 2014 and helps Obamacare survive forever.

Republican leaders are apparently too stupid to understand this and too dishonest to debate it openly in the daylight.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cartcart, 4/8/2014 10:28:58 AM     (No. 9802413)

See what happens when some abandon principles? We should vote for conservatives, not republicans.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: killerbee, 4/8/2014 10:31:54 AM     (No. 9802418)

This just in: Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin NOT to blame.

The GOP is out to lunch.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 4/8/2014 10:38:32 AM     (No. 9802426)

Did anyone actually read the piece? The point is that the GOP failed to capitalize on the propaganda value of the repeal they accomplished. They repealed the deductible cap on this small piece of Obamacare. Even the WSJ is wondering why in the world some of our hardest-liners are criticizing the action. I suspect the leadership "tried to hide it" because of the knees that were expected to automatically jerk. The IBD Staff understood and agreed.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 4/8/2014 10:58:17 AM     (No. 9802453)

I know, they were only thinking of us.

Seriously, this is the problem with the Republicans in DC. They, like the dems, think they know better than the American citizenry, so they conceal acts that they just know Americans are too stupid to understand.

This is a DC disease, highly communicable, and ultimately fatal to the country. Everybody crows about transparency - NObody practices it!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 4/8/2014 10:59:27 AM     (No. 9802458)

Exactly, precisely what #2 said!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JonR, 4/8/2014 11:11:43 AM     (No. 9802479)

What this shows is that the Republicans and the Democrats are two sides of the same coin!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Susannah, 4/8/2014 5:54:27 PM     (No. 9803042)

Oh, for Lawd´s sake, read the article all the way through. The headline is misleading. No Republican caved.

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