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    Obama pulls plug on part of health overhaul law

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration Friday pulled the plug on a major program in the president's signature health overhaul law - a long-term care insurance plan dogged from the beginning by doubts over its financial solvency.Targeted by congressional Republicans for repeal, the program became the first casualty in the political and policy wars over the health care law. It had been expected to launch in 2013.
    "This is a victory for the American taxpayer and future generations," said Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., spearheading opposition in the Senate. "The administration is finally admitting (the long-term care plan) is unsustainable and cannot be implemented."
    Proponents, including many groups that fought to pass the health care law, have vowed a vigorous effort to rescue the program, insisting that Congress gave the administration broad authority to make changes. Long-term care includes not only nursing homes, but such services as home health aides for disabled people.
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    I applaud President Obama for this bold, and intelligent move to start dismantling the disaster that is "Obamacare".
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    Re: Obama pulls plug on part of health overhaul law

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
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    I applaud President Obama for this bold, and intelligent move to start dismantling the disaster that is "Obamacare".
    They must have gotten around to reading that part.

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    Re: Obama pulls plug on part of health overhaul law

    From the OP's link"

    But a central design flaw dogged CLASS. Unless large numbers of healthy people willingly sign up during their working years, soaring premiums driven by the needs of disabled beneficiaries would destabilize it, eventually requiring a taxpayer bailout.

    After months insisting that could be fixed, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, finally admitted Friday she doesn't see how."

    So the light is finally coming on. Hurry a bill through Congress, that Pelosi said we have to pass to see what is in it.
    When is WO going to learn that changes to healthcare takes time to think things through and should not be done from the hip.

    I have a recommendation on how CLASS can be fixed. Any overrun should be paid for by rich Democrats.
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    This flawed bill is a perfect example of why the GOP just doesn't "hurry up and pass" Obama's half assed bills. He just seems to have a severe disconnect from the concept of cause and effect.
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    Re: Obama pulls plug on part of health overhaul law

    So he'll be able to run on the idea that when the USSC overturns the mess he can say that he was first.

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    Thumbs up Administration Dismantles Significant Piece of Obamacare

    Good on them. It looks like even they are perhaps coming to recognize that this thing can't get implemented. not "shouldn't", can't.


    The Obama administration Friday pulled the plug on a major program in the president's signature health overhaul law - a long-term care insurance plan dogged from the beginning by doubts over its financial solvency.
    Targeted by congressional Republicans for repeal, the program became the first casualty in the political and policy wars over the health care law. It had been expected to launch in 2013...


    But a central design flaw dogged CLASS. Unless large numbers of healthy people willingly sign up during their working years, soaring premiums driven by the needs of disabled beneficiaries would destabilize it, eventually requiring a taxpayer bailout.

    After months insisting that could be fixed, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, finally admitted Friday she doesn't see how...

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    Re: Administration Dismantles Significant Piece of Obamacare

    Yeah. Hopefully we'll get a much better single-payer system implemented soon.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Obama pulls plug on part of health overhaul law

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    From the OP's link"

    But a central design flaw dogged CLASS. Unless large numbers of healthy people willingly sign up during their working years, soaring premiums driven by the needs of disabled beneficiaries would destabilize it, eventually requiring a taxpayer bailout.

    After months insisting that could be fixed, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, finally admitted Friday she doesn't see how."

    So the light is finally coming on. Hurry a bill through Congress, that Pelosi said we have to pass to see what is in it.
    When is WO going to learn that changes to healthcare takes time to think things through and should not be done from the hip.

    I have a recommendation on how CLASS can be fixed. Any overrun should be paid for by rich Democrats.
    That's the first cog to slip out of place, and it won't be the last, the same principles also apply to the health insurance market, if they thought that a lot of unhealthy people would overwhelm LTC just wait until the mandate kicks in(god forbid).
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    Re: Obama pulls plug on part of health overhaul law

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    So he'll be able to run on the idea that when the USSC overturns the mess he can say that he was first.
    No doubt. LOL.

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    Re: Obama pulls plug on part of health overhaul law

    Quote Originally Posted by Smokified View Post
    This flawed bill is a perfect example of why the GOP just doesn't "hurry up and pass" Obama's half assed bills. He just seems to have a severe disconnect from the concept of cause and effect.
    Health care reform was debated for like a year. I read the entire bill in one day. If you think it was passed "in a hurry," I just don't know what to tell you. The GOP had plenty of opportunity for input. They didn't offer solutions, they offered NO NO NO NO NO NO NO. If you think that the GOP's motivation for resistance had anything to do with the content of the bill, you're delusional. They said from (before) day 1 that their first priority was to make sure Obama didn't get reelected. In the middle of the worst recession in modern history, their first priority wasn't to govern, it was to win.
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