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(NewsBusters)   Despite what the Democrat contro... I mean the Main Stream Media has told you, there is a GOP plan to replace Obamacare. and it's a solid rational plan that benefits poor people and no new taxes   ( divider line
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2012-07-04 09:31:56 AM  
9 votes:
Half the problem with this thing is that the Narcissist-in-Chief chose to name it after himself.
2012-07-04 02:19:17 PM  
5 votes:

sinanju: We've seen it in full, glorious detail.

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2012-07-04 09:15:51 AM  
5 votes:
We've seen it in full, glorious detail.

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2012-07-04 10:32:44 AM  
4 votes:
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Pictured: The Republican Party and the Right Wing.
2012-07-04 09:29:48 AM  
4 votes:
I know they have a plan.

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2012-07-04 09:17:26 AM  
3 votes:
Clicked so ya'll don't have to:

1) Tax cuts
2) Personal responsibility
3) Make poor medicaid people buy their own insurance, dammit.
4) Hack up medicaire into various levels. The good levels would require that you pay for it personally
5) Tax cuts, raise the retirement age. WORK TILL YOU DIE, PEONS.
2012-07-04 10:25:33 AM  
2 votes:

sammyk: rohar: Bloody William: See Boobies. Doesn't address the cost.

We don't want to address the cost of boobies. I swear I've spent more on them than health care in my life.

My wife is asking for a set of boltons. Any advice?

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2012-07-04 10:15:09 AM  
2 votes:

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>believing republicans
2012-07-04 09:43:53 AM  
2 votes:

Martian_Astronomer: Without reading the article or the thread, I'm guessing it's "Cut taxes for the rich so that they can create more jobs for poor people so that they can buy health insurance." Am I close?

well...kinda. the GOP plan apparently involves making everyone pay for their own health care, letting corporations off the hook for covering health care costs and pushing everyone off social security and out into the marketplace to fend for themselves. there's also something in there about 'no whining' and 'STFU you puking maggots'.
2012-07-04 09:22:47 AM  
2 votes:
Zimbabwe had the correct health care proposal a few years back: They merely urged people not to get sick in the first place. Problem solved.
2012-07-04 09:22:40 AM  
2 votes:
Set up healthcare loan offices inside hospitals for people who have no insurance.

If denied, refer them to the title loan for funeral expense office down the street.
2012-07-04 11:47:17 AM  
1 vote:
It's become pretty clear that republicans haven't the foggiest notion how to plan for things. I'm not sure they actually understand what a "plan" is. They seem to think that a series of vague goals amounts to a plan. It really seems they are incapable of planning anything more complex than ordering a pizza.

In my job when we release a new version of our system we create detailed release plans that list each and every specific action to be taken. Even for the simplest of routine releases we are careful to list every important detail. I think the republican version would look something like this:

Version X Release plan
1. Release the software
2. Do it good
3. Success!
2012-07-04 11:19:43 AM  
1 vote:
Despite what the Democrat contro... I mean the Main Stream Media has told you, there is a GOP plan to replace Obamacare. and it's a solid rational plan that benefits poor people and no new taxes

It's right over there, next to the proof of intelligent design.
2012-07-04 10:38:55 AM  
1 vote:

salvador.hardin: News Busters? Does the plan involve making pies?

next thing you know, we'll be taking advice on genealogy from World Nut Daily.
2012-07-04 10:13:23 AM  
1 vote:
Funny. They could have passed that in 2001-2006. Or honestly, 1995-2000 (I feel Clinton likely would have signed it). If not passed it, at least brought it up for a floor vote.

Oddly enough, that's exactly what I don't recall happening. Too busy invading countries that had nothing to do with 9/11 and all.
2012-07-04 10:00:12 AM  
1 vote:
2012-07-04 09:58:05 AM  
1 vote:

Martian_Astronomer: This plan is also going to do approximately nothing to help with the whole "Going to the emergency room and skipping out on the bill" thing that is driving costs up to begin with.

That would happen less if we simply checked voter registration at the emergency room.
2012-07-04 09:49:55 AM  
1 vote:
David Brooks is so adorably naive. He's like a seventh grader that's been allowed to mingle with the adults.
2012-07-04 09:46:49 AM  
1 vote:
Which plan lowers my taxes? Because that's the best one.
2012-07-04 09:44:03 AM  
1 vote:
The Republican party is not going to "abolish" "Obamacare" at all. They're simply going to rename it something like the "Patriotic We Love Jesus Healthcare Act", and it will be exactly the same, and the morons in the Tea Party will love it, because it wasn't proposed by a blah person.
2012-07-04 09:42:34 AM  
1 vote:
Privatizing Medicare, well, they are just listing to their constituents.

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2012-07-04 09:36:53 AM  
1 vote:
Vouchers and privatizing?

2012-07-04 09:26:14 AM  
1 vote:
1: Replace 'tax exemption' in Obamacare with 'tax credit'.
2: Ask people very nicely to please buy insurance.
3: Keep the pre-existing condition ban from Obamacare.
4: Privatize medicaid; because the poorest people will of course be able to afford private insurance.
5: Never, ever, ever increase the amount of money spent on medicare; presumably cutting funding would be OK. Somehow this will not lead to lower medicare funding per person as the elderly population increases.

So rebrand the parts of Obamacare they like, and screw grandma and the poor right in the pooper while calling it a free colonoscopy.
2012-07-04 09:24:51 AM  
1 vote:
"Americans should be strongly encouraged to buy continuous coverage over their adulthood. Then insurance companies would not be permitted to jack up their premiums if a member of their family develops a costly condition."

Yeah, because health care providers are all about "valued customers".
2012-07-04 09:23:13 AM  
1 vote:
Become Canadian.
2012-07-04 09:22:43 AM  
1 vote:
"Instead of relying on the current tax exemption that hides costs, the Republican plans would offer people a tax credit for use to purchase the insurance plan that suits their needs."

Doesn't address the biggest problem of the cost of an insurance plan, which is the price. Unless the tax credit is retardedly high, this won't do shiat.

"Americans should be strongly encouraged to buy continuous coverage over their adulthood. Then insurance companies would not be permitted to jack up their premiums if a member of their family develops a costly condition."

You just described parts of Obamacare.

"nstead of locking Medicaid recipients into a substandard system, the Republicans would welcome them into the same private insurance health markets as their fellow citizens. This would give them greater access to care, while reducing the incentives that encourage them to remain eligible for the program."

See Boobies. Doesn't address the cost of insurance, which is why people get on Medicaid in the first place. If they're eligible, they're not going to be able to pay for a private insurance plan. You can welcome them all you like, but they won't be able to afford it. It's the medical version of "Let them eat cake."

"[R]eplace Medicare's open-ended cost burden with a defined contribution structure. Beneficiaries could choose from a menu of approved plans. If they wanted a more expensive plan, they could pay for it on top of the fixed premium."

See Boobies. Doesn't address the cost.

"[A]ny new spending would be offset with cuts so that health care costs do not continue to devour more and more of the federal budget. This could be done, for example, by gradually raising the retirement age."

Oh, go run crotch-first into a doorknob.
2012-07-04 09:22:20 AM  
1 vote:
Yes, Democrat controlled media, indeed.

I remember it like it was last week, media giants approaching orgasm as they gleefully reported that Obamacare had been ruled unconstitutional.

Just as their Democrat masters instructed them.
2012-07-04 09:19:58 AM  
1 vote:
" on Tue, 07/03/2012 - 6:50pm.

The problem with Obamatax, it has nothing to do with health care, it has to do with controlling insurance. The reason insurance keeps going up is because the cost of health care keeps going up. Does Obamatax prevent hospitals from charging $3 per tylenol, when you can buy a bottle of 250 for $12? Does it stop a hospital from charging $1000 a day for a bed, when you can rent a 3 bedroom house for a month for that much? Does it stop a cardiologist from charging $100 for an EKG on a machine that cost him $300, and was paid for with just the patients on the first day he received it? It also doesn't stop pharmacy companies from charging us $150 per month for a pill they sell in the rest of the world for $30 a month. Why do pills cost so much? Because they spend millions of dollars on tv ads trying to convince us to demand our doctors give us that new pill, whose side effect are usually 5 times as bad as what the pill is preventing."

Why the hell so you think those costs are what they are you farking retard? Also, of course they have a plan. Their plan was developed by conservative think tanks and first implemented by a republican governer. It's now commonly known as "Obamacare".
2012-07-04 09:19:55 AM  
1 vote:
No, no, no... I don't think "plan" is the word the author of tfa was looking for.
2012-07-04 09:16:26 AM  
1 vote:
No, there isn't.
2012-07-04 09:14:42 AM  
1 vote:
I suspended my instant incredulity over this headline long enough to read the article.

Laff. I shouldn't have bothered. HEERRPYDEERP is all that lives in rightyland anymore.
2012-07-04 09:12:58 AM  
1 vote:
Click-to-post ratio is going down. Troll harder.
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