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    13 Republicans Voted to Allow Single-Payer Systems in States

    Woops. I guess them small government conservatives aren't so small government when in comes to their home states. I suppose they want a socialist state in the US. HAHA. Hilarious.

    13 Republicans Voted To Allow Single-Payer Systems In States

    The amendment to the committee's health care bill allows states to essentially opt out of a national public health insurance option if they set up a single-payer alternative that meets similar standards for coverage. Offered by one of Congress's foremost liberals, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), the legislation enables a system progressives have long desired.

    So why would 13 House Republicans, after bemoaning Democratic plans for public health care for months, attach their names to the provision? Depending on who you ask, it's either a philosophical belief in states' rights or childish political shenanigans.
    I think it's the latter.
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    Re: 13 Republicans Voted to Allow Single-Payer Systems in States

    Jesus what Hypocrites...I wonder how many of those publicly supported allowing single-payer provisions?

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    Re: 13 Republicans Voted to Allow Single-Payer Systems in States

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    Woops. I guess them small government conservatives aren't so small government when in comes to their home states. I suppose they want a socialist state in the US. HAHA. Hilarious.

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    I think it's the latter.
    And your objection to allowing states to take care of their own their own way is what, precisely?

    Or do you disbelieve in the notion of states rights, and consider the 10th Amendment to the Constitution a mere trifling annoyance?

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    Re: 13 Republicans Voted to Allow Single-Payer Systems in States

    Wow, this author is a moron.

    In an exquisite political irony, 13 Republicans on the House Education and Labor Committee offered their support for an amendment that allowed states to set up single-payer health care systems.

    The amendment to the committee's health care bill allows states to essentially opt out of a national public health insurance option if they set up a single-payer alternative that meets similar standards for coverage.
    How is that ironic at all?

    Assuming that you're someone who opposes single-payer, it's completely reasonable to say that if you're going to be forced to have single-payer, you would prefer it to be by state rather than national.

    If you have control of Congress and are proposing a bill to kick me in the balls 10 times, I would support an amendment to make it so you could only kick me once. Does that mean I want you to kick me in the balls?

    Why don't you try reading and thinking on your own next time before you just blindly CTRL-C, CTRL-V some HuffPost writer's idiocy?
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    Re: 13 Republicans Voted to Allow Single-Payer Systems in States

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    And your objection to allowing states to take care of their own their own way is what, precisely?

    Or do you disbelieve in the notion of states rights, and consider the 10th Amendment to the Constitution a mere trifling annoyance?
    I realize the question is rhetorical, since these communists want all of us to pay for some bull**** program to take over 30% of the economy.
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    Re: 13 Republicans Voted to Allow Single-Payer Systems in States

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    Jesus what Hypocrites...I wonder how many of those publicly supported allowing single-payer provisions?
    They just don't get it do they?
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    Re: 13 Republicans Voted to Allow Single-Payer Systems in States

    Let's see if I have this right. Thirteen republicans voted for an amendment sponsored by the very liberal Dennis Kucinich, and one which promotes progressive ideals, yet they are getting attacked for it anyway?

    Good grief. In any sort of sensible world, a true liberal would be thanking them for their vote.
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    Re: 13 Republicans Voted to Allow Single-Payer Systems in States

    The question is are these 13 republicans guys who have railed against Obama for "socialism" and about the government taking over health care. If you have quotes from them saying such yes that would be hypocritical. Another thing you missed is the vote the other day. Several republicans have come out against Medicare calling it a failed program and bashing on it. So one democrat called their bluff and introduced a bill to kill Medicare. Everyone in congress voted against it including the republicans. This just goes to show this is political show its more about hurting Obama than protecting Americans.

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    Re: 13 Republicans Voted to Allow Single-Payer Systems in States

    178 GOP House members. 13 voted one way. Big woop.

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    Re: 13 Republicans Voted to Allow Single-Payer Systems in States

    Quote Originally Posted by PogueMoran View Post
    The question is are these 13 republicans guys who have railed against Obama for "socialism" and about the government taking over health care. If you have quotes from them saying such yes that would be hypocritical. Another thing you missed is the vote the other day. Several republicans have come out against Medicare calling it a failed program and bashing on it. So one democrat called their bluff and introduced a bill to kill Medicare. Everyone in congress voted against it including the republicans. This just goes to show this is political show its more about hurting Obama than protecting Americans.
    Yeah, have fun with that argument.

    Medicare is a failed program--or is about to be. Bankruptcy == failure, and Medicare is going bankrupt; as constructed it is not sustainable. There is no avoiding that reality, and there is no debating that reality.

    So some bright brainy lunatic liberal in Congress gets a wild hair up his butt to just cancel Medicare. Solves the financial problems right away--and the people who paid into the system, who played by the rules set up by Congress, are left stranded. It would be just as harsh as eliminating all health insurance today--you would bring healthcare costs down pretty damn quick, but the body count during the transition would be pretty damn high. The Republicans, being possessed of at least some brains and every politicians desire to get re-elected, voted down the bright brainy lunatic liberal.

    That's not being hypocritical or anything else but realistic.

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