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    Re: Senate Republicans pitch ObamaCare alternative on eve of presidential address

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Then there's pharmaceuticals. The asthma inhalers I use cost $50/ea here. Mexico? 3 for $15. TEN times as much in the states. Ridiculous verging on criminal.
    Yeah I'm in the same boat with needing to use inhalers. Luckily I'm service connected at the VA for mine.

    The price is insane.

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    Re: Senate Republicans pitch ObamaCare alternative on eve of presidential address

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    So its going to be paid for with fairy dust and dreams? This is a serious question, the mandates in Obamacare are unpopular but they are also the thing that pays for all the benefits that everyone loves, you can't have your cake and eat it too kind of thing, if the Republican alternative can't even answer a basic question like "How will this program be funded" its just a stupid joke for stupid people.
    Well, I think we will have to see the specifics to know. Right now all we have is the opening sales pitch...And if Harry Reid won't even consider letting the bill be debated, then we will never know will we? That has been his tactic all along.
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    Re: Senate Republicans pitch ObamaCare alternative on eve of presidential address

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, I think we will have to see the specifics to know. Right now all we have is the opening sales pitch...And if Harry Reid won't even consider letting the bill be debated, then we will never know will we? That has been his tactic all along.
    It has to go up for debate before we learn how its funded? Why is that exactly? The Republicans released all the other details about it, the feel good details, the benefits, so why can't they release the figures for the costs as well?

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    Re: Senate Republicans pitch ObamaCare alternative on eve of presidential address

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    It has to go up for debate before we learn how its funded? Why is that exactly? The Republicans released all the other details about it, the feel good details, the benefits, so why can't they release the figures for the costs as well?
    Yeah, kind of reminds you of O-care doesn't it? I mean, remember this:



    And then, we got the ACA that front loaded all the goodies, and now we are finding out daily what is in it...People being dropped, and next up, people like me with employer based coverage being dropped....But, your double standard requires that NOW you want to see all the details? Isn't that convenient?
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    Re: Senate Republicans pitch ObamaCare alternative on eve of presidential address

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yeah, kind of reminds you of O-care doesn't it? I mean, remember this:



    And then, we got the ACA that front loaded all the goodies, and now we are finding out daily what is in it...People being dropped, and next up, people like me with employer based coverage being dropped....But, your double standard requires that NOW you want to see all the details? Isn't that convenient?
    Ya exactly like that, I thought Republicans held themselves to high standards. Guess not :/

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    Re: Senate Republicans pitch ObamaCare alternative on eve of presidential address

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Ya exactly like that, I thought Republicans held themselves to high standards. Guess not :/
    Demo's constantly eat our lunch by repubs holding ourselves to "higher standards".... It's time to play demo's game right back at them, then watch them squeal.
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    Re: Senate Republicans pitch ObamaCare alternative on eve of presidential address

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yeah I'm in the same boat with needing to use inhalers. Luckily I'm service connected at the VA for mine.

    The price is insane.
    Well, when they've got you by the lungs...

    Which is, at the end of the day, the problem with for profit healthcare.
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    Re: Senate Republicans pitch ObamaCare alternative on eve of presidential address

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Demo's constantly eat our lunch by repubs holding ourselves to "higher standards".... It's time to play demo's game right back at them, then watch them squeal.
    So then you're for doing the same thing you complain the Dems do. Yeah that makes sense

    sounds like the GOP is just wanting to play games then instead of solve problems. Not that the Dems are solving problems, but hey, I guess that just makes the GOP like the Dems.

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    Re: Senate Republicans pitch ObamaCare alternative on eve of presidential address

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Demo's constantly eat our lunch by repubs holding ourselves to "higher standards".... It's time to play demo's game right back at them, then watch them squeal.
    So you're suggesting they pass a law where we don't know whats in it that could screw American people to get back at Dems for passing a law where they didn't know what was in it and screwed a lot of Americans?

    How does that help anyone exactly? Or it just not supposed to help people but just to spite the Democrats? Is this an honest alternative to Obamacare or is it just something to **** with Dems over? Are the Republicans actually interested in governing or is it just about politics?

    You know having a higher standard means you stick to it even when other's don't, that's the definition of a higher standard.

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    Re: Senate Republicans pitch ObamaCare alternative on eve of presidential address

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So then you're for doing the same thing you complain the Dems do. Yeah that makes sense

    sounds like the GOP is just wanting to play games then instead of solve problems. Not that the Dems are solving problems, but hey, I guess that just makes the GOP like the Dems.
    At this point, until we take the Senate we really can't do much else....Demo's have been masterful at controlling the narrative that repubs are obstructing while they have Reid block everything....So, we are going to have to start playing their game like it or not....
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