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    New health insurance requirement.....was a GOP idea

    New health insurance requirement ... was GOP idea - Yahoo! News

    Republicans were for President Barack Obama's requirement that Americans get health insurance before they were against it.

    The obligation in the new health care law is a Republican idea that's been around at least two decades. It was once trumpeted as an alternative to Bill and Hillary Clinton's failed health care overhaul in the 1990s. These days, Republicans call it government overreach.
    ....Conservatives today say that's unacceptable. Not long ago, many of them saw a national mandate as a free-market route to guarantee coverage for all Americans the answer to liberal ambitions for a government-run entitlement like Medicare. Most experts agree some kind of requirement is needed in a reformed system because health insurance doesn't work if people can put off joining the risk pool until they get sick.

    Any argument that the tactics of the GOP are anything other than political posturing simply to oppose anything that Obama proposes is disengenuous.


    They were for it before they were against it.
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    Re: New health insurance requirement.....was a GOP idea

    So what, even if true, it's still wrong.
    You should try to remember, ideas are conveyed by researching information, vetting sources, and confirming said information. Not by regurgitating talking points given to you by your "news" station.
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    Re: New health insurance requirement.....was a GOP idea

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    New health insurance requirement ... was GOP idea - Yahoo! News

    Republicans were for President Barack Obama's requirement that Americans get health insurance before they were against it.

    The obligation in the new health care law is a Republican idea that's been around at least two decades. It was once trumpeted as an alternative to Bill and Hillary Clinton's failed health care overhaul in the 1990s. These days, Republicans call it government overreach.
    ....Conservatives today say that's unacceptable. Not long ago, many of them saw a national mandate as a free-market route to guarantee coverage for all Americans the answer to liberal ambitions for a government-run entitlement like Medicare. Most experts agree some kind of requirement is needed in a reformed system because health insurance doesn't work if people can put off joining the risk pool until they get sick.

    Any argument that the tactics of the GOP are anything other than political posturing simply to oppose anything that Obama proposes is disengenuous.


    They were for it before they were against it.
    beat ya to it

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    Re: New health insurance requirement.....was a GOP idea

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So what, even if true, it's still wrong.
    The topic isn't about whether you personally agree that the healthcare bill is right or wrong. Its about whether the GOP is genuine in their opposition or whether their actions demonstrate otherwise.
    There are plenty of other topics to express your personal like or dislike of the healthcare bill.
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    Re: New health insurance requirement.....was a GOP idea

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    opps.....sorry.....didn't see it.
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    Re: New health insurance requirement.....was a GOP idea

    But republicans didn't implement it, Democrats did. Nice try at putting out fires, but words < actions.....the Republican party sucks, but the Democrat party sucks harder and they own everything about this bill.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: New health insurance requirement.....was a GOP idea

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    opps.....sorry.....didn't see it.
    thats ok, have a mod merge them

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    Re: New health insurance requirement.....was a GOP idea

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The topic isn't about whether you personally agree that the healthcare bill is right or wrong. Its about whether the GOP is genuine in their opposition or whether their actions demonstrate otherwise.
    There are plenty of other topics to express your personal like or dislike of the healthcare bill.




    Well, to be honest, which I know is tough for you, one would have to look at the big picture here. Did they support this as part of a different plan? Maybe it made sense to them then... Who knows.


    This hyperpartisan "na-na" game that you all have been playing since the bills passage is so sophomoric it would be laughable if not so lame.
    You should try to remember, ideas are conveyed by researching information, vetting sources, and confirming said information. Not by regurgitating talking points given to you by your "news" station.
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    Re: New health insurance requirement.....was a GOP idea

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    But republicans didn't implement it, Democrats did. Nice try at putting out fires, but words < actions.....the Republican party sucks, but the Democrat party sucks harder and they own everything about this bill.
    i'm not tring to "put out fires". I'm more interested in discussing how people view the GOP's "opposition" to it in light of the fact that their history shows that they supported it...before they were against it.
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    Re: New health insurance requirement.....was a GOP idea

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    i'm not tring to "put out fires". I'm more interested in discussing how people view the GOP's "opposition" to it in light of the fact that their history shows that they supported it...before they were against it.
    just imagine if the repubs actually tried to work with the dems on the recent legislation

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