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Thread: Do Republicans want to kill ALL healthcare reform?

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    Re: Do Republicans want to kill ALL healthcare reform?

    I would also point out that the Republicans held power in Washington from 2001 - 2006 and the White House through 2008. During that time their only foray into health care reform was a huge give away to big pharma with the Medicare Drug Benefit (Medicare Part D), a bill they quite literally let K-Street write and even give them their debate talking points on. If they care so much about health care reform, why did they make no real attempts at it when they held power? The last Republican that tried to actually address health care reform was Richard Nixon.
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    Re: Do Republicans want to kill ALL healthcare reform?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I would also point out that the Republicans held power in Washington from 2001 - 2006 and the White House through 2008. During that time their only foray into health care reform was a huge give away to big pharma with the Medicare Drug Benefit (Medicare Part D), a bill they quite literally let K-Street write and even give them their debate talking points on. If they care so much about health care reform, why did they make no real attempts at it when they held power? The last Republican that tried to actually address health care reform was Richard Nixon.
    And how often have Democrats been in control between now and Nixon?
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    Re: Do Republicans want to kill ALL healthcare reform?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    And how often have Democrats been in control between now and Nixon?
    Well, they had control for a short time during the Carter years, and then they had control for a time during the early Clinton years. In the early Clinton years they tried to reform health care and failed.
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    Re: Do Republicans want to kill ALL healthcare reform?

    Republicans do not have the power to block anything right now. Fact is that Democrats are opposing this reform option because it is that bad of an idea.

    We need reform, but we need actual reform, not a worthless bill that does not change much of anything.

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    Re: Do Republicans want to kill ALL healthcare reform?

    I'm all for healthcare reform, but it has to address the core problems we have with healthcare and nothing Obama has talked about even examines the reasons that healthcare is so expensive now. Piling government intervention on top of the already-existing problems isn't going to solve those problems, in fact it will likely make them even worse and healthcare costs will go up even higher.
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    fyi Re: Do Republicans want to kill ALL healthcare reform?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    Not just Obama's reform, but ANY form of healthcare at all, whether it comes from the private sector, TORT reform, or something else. I personally don't think so, considering the Republicans have had their own reform bill since may. Despite this, does anyone think that Republicans are against ALL healthcare reform, no matter what?
    I would like to reform it to what it was in the 1950's, when health care was affordable BECAUSE there was very little government involvement.

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    Re: Do Republicans want to kill ALL healthcare reform?

    Both sides in Washington want change. This is beyond debate
    Last edited by DrunkenAsparagus; 09-03-09 at 05:38 PM.

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    Re: Do Republicans want to kill ALL healthcare reform?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I don't think either side wants actual reform. The Democrats want to change the current system fundamentally which would in no way just be reforming it, and the Republicans largely just want to keep the status quo and just let people buy insurance across state lines (big give away to the insurance industry there), and tort reform (which is needed).
    I would go much futher, but allowing people to buy across state lines would end the dominance of one or two insurers in most states. I'd say that it doesn't go far enough, but it would certainly help quite a lot

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    The insurance industry and other big players have flooded Washington with so much money over the years that any real reform is a pipe dream.
    No disagreement here

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    Re: Do Republicans want to kill ALL healthcare reform?

    It is a fact that many GOP representatives support reform in ways other than introducing a public option (ie. TORT reform).

    (If you cant tell from my post, i chose NO)

    Addition: I just wanted to add something that may be irrelevant; Why am I seeing so many polls that ask questions that are already answered with facts? Are we really so thick that we now look for answers to rhetorical questions?
    Last edited by MikeVFF; 09-03-09 at 08:13 PM.

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    Re: Do Republicans want to kill ALL healthcare reform?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeVFF View Post
    It is a fact that many GOP representatives support reform in ways other than introducing a public option (ie. TORT reform).

    (If you cant tell from my post, i chose NO)
    The GOP supports their "reform" and not much else.
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