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    Re: If republicans get a significant majority will they repeal Obama health care refo

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    So you think the GOP should just cave in and allow the Democrats to keep shredding the Constitution??
    I am saying that there is this thing called "reality" that we all have to live with. I would be surprised if any of this was ruled unconstitutional. The Republicans can't possible get enough seats this year to get past the veto. By 2012, no one is going to care one bit about the health care bill. Most people will see no difference at all either way. In 2012, the issue will be the economy, as it will this fall for that matter, and if the economy is growing 2012, most likely Obama will be reelected. If its not, then he won't. Either way, no one but the hard core right wingers will care about or even remember the healthcare reform bill.

    After all, if you have insurance today, and you like it, then this bill does not effect you one way or the other anyway.
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    Re: If republicans get a significant majority will they repeal Obama health care refo

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I am saying that there is this thing called "reality" that we all have to live with. I would be surprised if any of this was ruled unconstitutional. The Republicans can't possible get enough seats this year to get past the veto. By 2012, no one is going to care one bit about the health care bill. Most people will see no difference at all either way. In 2012, the issue will be the economy, as it will this fall for that matter, and if the economy is growing 2012, most likely Obama will be reelected. If its not, then he won't. Either way, no one but the hard core right wingers will care about or even remember the healthcare reform bill.

    After all, if you have insurance today, and you like it, then this bill does not effect you one way or the other anyway.
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    Re: If republicans get a significant majority will they repeal Obama health care refo

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Once again, do you think it will be politically popular for Republicans to bring back pre-existing conditions, allowing insurance companies to drop coverage for you for almost any reason once you become sick, and not allowing parents to insure their kids until their kids are 26?

    I am just trying to introduce a little reality here. Yes, the bill is not popular as a whole, largely because of the insurance mandate and the complexity of all of it. However, many components of the bill are very popular, so Republicans are never going to be able to repeal the whole bill. The problem for them then is that all they probably could get the political will to repeal are the components of the bill that are not popular with their constituents, but are supported by the insurance industry. Being that the GOP is pretty much bought and paid for by the insurance industry, its not like they are going to ditch the individual mandate, yet keep in place the ban on denying coverage due to preexisting conditions.

    Its a no win situation for Republicans now on this.
    Those few perks come at a very high cost, it could have been done much better. We have to realize that insurance is a business, not a charity. For people with pre existing conditions I think there should be a government option or at least a government subsidy for their health insurance costs. I am all for regulating insurance fraud and them repealing your policy you have paid into for years simply because you got sick. However, the "good" in this bill is at much to high a price. It was implemented the wrong way and only damages healthcare and pricing. Rationing is in this bill, and we also see government growing and the deficit growing. Practical things like allowing companies to sell beyond state lines and having competition would have helped fix things. What was passed wasn't healthcare reform, it was healthcare takeover by the federal government, and that is what the American people did not want.

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    Re: If republicans get a significant majority will they repeal Obama health care refo

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    So you think the GOP should just cave in and allow the Democrats to keep shredding the Constitution??
    [hyper partisan crazy hyperbole mode=on]If they shred it up fine enough they won't be able to wipe their asses with it[mode=off]
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    Re: If republicans get a significant majority will they repeal Obama health care refo

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Once again, do you think it will be politically popular for Republicans to bring back pre-existing conditions, allowing insurance companies to drop coverage for you for almost any reason once you become sick, and not allowing parents to insure their kids until their kids are 26?
    Depends on how these policies play out in reality. Most people are under the mistaken assumption that "insurance company can't refuse to cover me because of my pre-existing condition!" means "insurance company has to offer me coverage at a rate I'm willing to pay." In reality, I see nothing that indicates that in practice, people with preexisting conditions will see substantially increased access to affordable insurance thanks to this portion of the bill. In fact, the CBO pretty much explicitly says so.

    I am just trying to introduce a little reality here. Yes, the bill is not popular as a whole, largely because of the insurance mandate and the complexity of all of it. However, many components of the bill are very popular, so Republicans are never going to be able to repeal the whole bill. The problem for them then is that all they probably could get the political will to repeal are the components of the bill that are not popular with their constituents, but are supported by the insurance industry.
    This is all probably true.

    Being that the GOP is pretty much bought and paid for by the insurance industry, its not like they are going to ditch the individual mandate, yet keep in place the ban on denying coverage due to preexisting conditions.
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    Re: If republicans get a significant majority will they repeal Obama health care refo

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Those few perks come at a very high cost, it could have been done much better. We have to realize that insurance is a business, not a charity.
    Of course.

    For people with pre existing conditions I think there should be a government option or at least a government subsidy for their health insurance costs.
    I am all for regulating insurance fraud and them repealing your policy you have paid into for years simply because you got sick.
    So basically you are for the more liberal version of the bill that was debated last summer that included a public option.

    However, the "good" in this bill is at much to high a price. It was implemented the wrong way and only damages healthcare and pricing. Rationing is in this bill,
    Where is rationing the bill? Truth be told, we would be better off cost control wise if we actually did ration care. Its no where in the bill though.

    and we also see government growing and the deficit growing.
    Not according to the CBO analysis of it.

    Practical things like allowing companies to sell beyond state lines and having competition would have helped fix things.
    I am fine with allowing you to purchase insurance across state lines, but I don't believe that it would make any difference. Even states with very large insurance markets still have skyrocketing costs.

    What was passed wasn't healthcare reform, it was healthcare takeover by the federal government, and that is what the American people did not want.
    How did the government "takeover" healthcare with this bill? If you currently have insurance and are happy with it, you will see no difference at all in regards to your healthcare.
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    Re: If republicans get a significant majority will they repeal Obama health care refo

    I'm not sure if this legislation will be repealed if the Republicans gained a majority in the house and senate but I do know that it will take a while for everything to be put into effect because a couple states are already filling lawsuits against The Obama Administrations proposal.

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    Re: If republicans get a significant majority will they repeal Obama health care refo

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Of course.



    So basically you are for the more liberal version of the bill that was debated last summer that included a public option.
    Actually I was, I am an independent, not a hard right conservative. I still didn't support that bill, but I do believe in government assistance for those with pre existing conditions and those that are needy. Healthcare is a right, not a privilege. People shouldn't go bankrupt when disease strikes, it can really cripple families financially (and I have experienced that first hand).


    Where is rationing the bill? Truth be told, we would be better off cost control wise if we actually did ration care. Its no where in the bill though.
    They struck down an anti-rationing amendment, and I believe other users have said rationing is on pages 26 (starts there). I will have to look more into it, but I have read other users posts where they cite sources that show rationing is in the bill[/quote]

    Not according to the CBO analysis of it.



    I am fine with allowing you to purchase insurance across state lines, but I don't believe that it would make any difference. Even states with very large insurance markets still have skyrocketing costs.
    I think the CBO is wrong, didn't they double count things and only look 10 years into the financial future with this? Why don't you think selling insurance across state lines won't make a difference? It ends monopoly and provides competition for other companies and other plans. One reason we have skyrocketing costs is because of malpractice insurance and extra precautions doctors have to take to prevent from being sued. There needs to be tort reform.

    How did the government "takeover" healthcare with this bill? If you currently have insurance and are happy with it, you will see no difference at all in regards to your healthcare.[/QUOTE]

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    Re: If republicans get a significant majority will they repeal Obama health care refo

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Actually I was, I am an independent, not a hard right conservative. I still didn't support that bill, but I do believe in government assistance for those with pre existing conditions and those that are needy. Healthcare is a right, not a privilege. People shouldn't go bankrupt when disease strikes, it can really cripple families financially (and I have experienced that first hand).


    They struck down an anti-rationing amendment, and I believe other users have said rationing is on pages 26 (starts there). I will have to look more into it, but I have read other users posts where they cite sources that show rationing is in the bill
    There is some effectiveness evaluation requirements, but that is no different than what any insurer does. Being that insurance will still be provided through the private sector, how is it that the federal government is going to "ration care"?

    I think the CBO is wrong, didn't they double count things and only look 10 years into the financial future with this? Why don't you think selling insurance across state lines won't make a difference? It ends monopoly and provides competition for other companies and other plans. One reason we have skyrocketing costs is because of malpractice insurance and extra precautions doctors have to take to prevent from being sued. There needs to be tort reform.
    The majority of states have already passed tort reform. Moreover, what good would federal tort reform do when the vast, vast, vast majority of malpractice cases are litigated in the state courts?

    Several years ago I worked for a very large plaintiffs law firm. The firm had a caseload of around 900 to 1200 cases a month. Of those, around 3 to 5 were malpractice cases. There are very few frivolous malpractice lawsuits. The reason being is that med malpractice cases are very expensive to litigate due to all of the research involved and expert testimony. Plaintiffs lawyers only take really good malpractice cases. If a firm loses a couple of malpractice cases, most likely they will end up in bankruptcy. If a doctor is sued for malpractice, most likely they really screwed up and there is a really good case against them. Do you really want to live in a world where, say a doctor can show up drunk for surgery, kill your kid, and at most only be sued for a few grand? If cases are not worth much, no lawyer will take them. I am not saying that defensive medicine is not a problem, but malpractice suits are not a bad thing either.
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    Re: If republicans get a significant majority will they repeal Obama health care refo

    No, I don't think the Republicans have the backbone, nor the wherewithal, to unravel any government bureaucracy. Government is like the expanding Universe. The only thing that will stop it is the utter collapse of a Black Hole.

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