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    60 Minutes- Boehner and McConnell can't explain an ACA alternative plan

    Boehner and McConnell Bomb On 60 Minutes When Asked For GOP Alternative to Obamacare

    6 years of telling us the ACA is doom, 6 years to invent an alternative.

    and THIS is the best they can come up with? interstate commerce, and malpractice reform? how does that help people with pre-existing conditions, etc?


    CBSs Scott Pelley asked again, So how do you do it? Whats the Republican plan? Boehner answered with a weak, Were, Were working on this. Having discussions amongst our members, got a lot of divergent views about how best to go back to a doctor/patient relationship thats revered.

    Pelley kept hammering away and said that this is one of the biggest criticisms of the Republican Party is that they know what they are against, but cant tell people what they are for.
    McConnell said that Pelley was mischaracterizing the success of Obamacare and claimed that the ACA will fail. McConnell said that the chances, of getting rid of Obamacare with Obama in the White House, were slim, but that Republicans were going to make the effort.

    Pelley replied, You dont have an alternative.

    At this point, Boehner jumped back in and pushed the same old Republican ideas of letting people buy insurance across state lines and medical malpractice insurance reform. John Boehner and Mitch McConnell went on the most watched television news program in the country and promptly fell on their faces. The truth is that Republicans have no replacement plan for the ACA.

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    Re: 60 Minutes- Boehner and McConnell can't explain an ACA alternative plan

    Obamacare in place with no replacement is like being up **** creek without a paddle.
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    Re: 60 Minutes- Boehner and McConnell can't explain an ACA alternative plan

    A pair of douchebags if I ever saw them. What's with that spray on tan of Boenher? WTF?! Is he that vain or is he at the golf course sipping martinis that often? Just think what the republicans in congress could have done with better leadership and a not a lush!

    And McConnell has got to be the biggest partisan hack and liar of the senate. When your only and main goal is not to get the president reelected that doesn't say much. He sure hasn't done the republicans any favors and won't for the next two years.

    If you're a democrat they are the gift that keeps on giving. If you're an American they've screwed you over by putting government in gridlock with their partisan agenda.

    This two are going to be so frustrated for the next two years as they play their partisan games. They're already finding out the president is not quite the lame duck they thought he was.
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    Re: 60 Minutes- Boehner and McConnell can't explain an ACA alternative plan

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Obamacare in place with no replacement is like being up **** creek without a paddle.
    For GOP politicians and their posters who see their party losing ground on the ACA issue, one day at a time .
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    Re: 60 Minutes- Boehner and McConnell can't explain an ACA alternative plan

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    For GOP politicians and their posters who see their party losing ground on the ACA issue, one day at a time .
    Everyone loses on the ACA issue.
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    Re: 60 Minutes- Boehner and McConnell can't explain an ACA alternative plan

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    For GOP politicians and their posters who see their party losing ground on the ACA issue, one day at a time .
    What a surprise, another thread that partisan Obama supporters post on. Still don't understand personal responsibility I see. Teachers like you continue to frustrate those of us that understand the role of the teacher and it isn't to convince the public that it is the role of the govt. to provide for their healthcare but rather the role of the govt. to promote personal responsibility and the private sector

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    Re: 60 Minutes- Boehner and McConnell can't explain an ACA alternative plan

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Obamacare in place with no replacement is like being up **** creek without a paddle.
    which is exactly where we find ourselves when it comes to the health care "system".

    I liked it when Pelly asked them what they thought about Congress' 15% approval rating, and McConnel replied, "They're right."

    I hadn't heard that the approval rating was actually that high, though.


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    Re: 60 Minutes- Boehner and McConnell can't explain an ACA alternative plan

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    Boehner and McConnell Bomb On 60 Minutes When Asked For GOP Alternative to Obamacare

    6 years of telling us the ACA is doom, 6 years to invent an alternative.

    and THIS is the best they can come up with? interstate commerce, and malpractice reform? how does that help people with pre-existing conditions, etc?




    Prior to passing legislation no one read, approximately 80% of the country had that figured out. It started with this thing we like to call personal responsibility...a requirment for individuals to provide for the health care needs of themselves and their families. And for the most part, people did just that. To help pick up the slack, states instituted care programs to help those that couldnt afford healthcare or who qualified for disability coverage. Perfect? No...but then...even AFTER the ACA a large number of people chose not to seek coverage.

    You mention pre-existing conditions. That could have been fixed with a few minor administrative adjustments. 1-make it illegal for insurance companies to jack up rates or drop people that have conditions identified while under coverage and 2-Improve state care for those with preexisting conditions identified when not previously insured. Problem solved. But to take people and tell them that they had a right to get insurance coverage AFTER their condition was discovered meaning insurers would then be on the hook for catastrophic behaviors AFTER the individual was identified...thats as foolish as telling people they can get coverage AFTER they wreck their car and the insurance company still has to fix it for them.

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    Re: 60 Minutes- Boehner and McConnell can't explain an ACA alternative plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    which is exactly where we find ourselves when it comes to the health care "system".

    I liked it when Pelly asked them what they thought about Congress' 15% approval rating, and McConnel replied, "They're right."

    I hadn't heard that the approval rating was actually that high, though.
    And yet...people are still putting most of those same congressmen right back in office...

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    Re: 60 Minutes- Boehner and McConnell can't explain an ACA alternative plan

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    Boehner and McConnell Bomb On 60 Minutes When Asked For GOP Alternative to Obamacare

    6 years of telling us the ACA is doom, 6 years to invent an alternative.

    and THIS is the best they can come up with? interstate commerce, and malpractice reform? how does that help people with pre-existing conditions, etc?





    No its not the best they can come up.....that's why they have some alternatives going thru the House. Like Jindal's plan, and Tom Price's Plan. You were hoping again, huh?

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