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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    but he does want to deny healthcare to citizens, the very people he is supposed to work FOR.
    really? where has he said this? all i have seen (on this thread, at least) is that he wants to stop the disastrous law that is busy making the health insurance system worse for those people.

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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    or just possibly, some people really don't give a **** and just think it's funny. everything isn't life or death, you know.
    To be perfectly frank, no it's not possible. What we have here are two unrelated facts. Fact one: A politician campaigned against Obamacare. Fact two: That same politician inquired about his healthcare benefits as an incoming employee of the federal government. Neither one of those facts are even remotely amusing. In order for them to be "funny" you have to make a connection that isn't there. And what group of people are most likely to make an imaginary connection between two unrelated facts in an effort to make a Republican look bad or "funny"? Hmmmmmmmmm, could it be left wing partisan hacks? Nah. They'd never do that.
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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    It's funny that TPM linked to the Politico article and repeated all the stuff that made him look hypocritical, but didn't repeat the part concerning what his office said -- that he was making a point about the inefficiency of government-run health care.

    The guy's a doctor, for crying out loud -- do you think he's really so stupid as to not know what he's doing in that regard? Do you think he's really worried about his health care plan as such?
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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    It's funny that TPM linked to the Politico article and repeated all the stuff that made him look hypocritical, but didn't repeat the part concerning what his office said -- that he was making a point about the inefficiency of government-run health care.
    That's one of the dumbest statements (from a political office) that I've ever heard. He's making them look "inefficient" by pointing out that there's a 1 month period where you aren't covered? I've never applied for a job, worked at a job or known anyone that worked at any job that starts your health insurance the second they hire you. My father in law works for AT&T, they make you wait 3 months, my fiance works as a vet tech, she had to wait a little over a month, I had to wait a month at my current job. If he was trying to make a point then he's half a tard and should hire a few extra staffers to spoon feed him regularly and to keep any and all press away from his dumb ass.

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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    That's one of the dumbest statements (from a political office) that I've ever heard. He's making them look "inefficient" by pointing out that there's a 1 month period where you aren't covered? I've never applied for a job, worked at a job or known anyone that worked at any job that starts your health insurance the second they hire you. My father in law works for AT&T, they make you wait 3 months, my fiance works as a vet tech, she had to wait a little over a month, I had to wait a month at my current job. If he was trying to make a point then he's half a tard and should hire a few extra staffers to spoon feed him regularly and to keep any and all press away from his dumb ass.
    Even if it's a stupid comparison (which I'm not conceding, because if a company defers coverage it's to make the sure the employee is actually going to stay, and there's no question of that here), it's still not the hypocrisy that TPM, the OP, and other posters imply it is.
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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Even if it's a stupid comparison (which I'm not conceding, because if a company defers coverage it's to make the sure the employee is actually going to stay, and there's no question of that here), it's still not the hypocrisy that TPM, the OP, and other posters imply it is.
    I think it's a stupid comparison but I also think that calling him a hypocrite here is stretching it. There's a difference between being against government run insurance for all and the government offering insurance to employees.

    Do you really think that pointing out how inefficient the government is by pointing out that they have extremely similar policies that most private companies have was a smart move? I don't understand how that isn't an extremely dumb comparison. Hell, my company knows I'm not going anywhere but after my fiance and I get married I have to wait a month to add her to my plan and take her off of hers.

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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    now, now, did i post EVERYONE? of course not.
    Ok then... which people do the GOPers want to deny health care to? Care to be specific?

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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Ok then... which people do the GOPers want to deny health care to? Care to be specific?
    for starters, those who have pre-existing conditions
    otherwise why deny those with pre-existing conditions from being able to qualify for health insurance to be able to obtain the necessary health care
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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    for starters, those who have pre-existing conditions
    otherwise why deny those with pre-existing conditions from being able to qualify for health insurance to be able to obtain the necessary health care
    Oh, I see. They voted against Obamacare in toto and by this, they all specifically want to deny health insurance to everyone with a pre-existing condition.
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    Re: Freshman GOPer: Hey, Where's My Health Care?

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    I think it's a stupid comparison but I also think that calling him a hypocrite here is stretching it. There's a difference between being against government run insurance for all and the government offering insurance to employees.

    Do you really think that pointing out how inefficient the government is by pointing out that they have extremely similar policies that most private companies have was a smart move? I don't understand how that isn't an extremely dumb comparison. Hell, my company knows I'm not going anywhere but after my fiance and I get married I have to wait a month to add her to my plan and take her off of hers.
    Like I said, whether or not it's stupid doesn't make it hypocrisy.
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