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We can fix the problems with the
‘employer mandate,’ but the
GOP won’t let it happen

Washington Post, by Greg Sargent

Original Article

Posted By:DaddyO, 7/5/2013 6:55:35 AM

Last night, the Obama administration announced that it would delay the “employer mandate” provision of the Affordable Care Act, which requires businesses of 50 employees or more to provide health insurance or face a penalty. The reason for the delay, as Sarah Kliff reports for The Post, is that the administration has heard “significant concerns from employers about the challenges of implementing it.” As far as policy is concerned, this isn’t a huge blow to the ACA. “The employer mandate is both weaker and less important than most people realize,” writes Jonathan Cohn for the New Republic.

Comments:
Really? Greg gets paid for writing this stuff?

So if republicans passed a bill with not one democratic vote (and passed it just to ´see what was in it´), Greg would complain that the democrats were keeping the bill from being ´fixed´?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: socaworld, 7/5/2013 7:19:06 AM     (No. 9409575)

Like Communism, Obamaism is never completed.

Free men, free markets. . .or death

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mainelysane, 7/5/2013 7:25:55 AM     (No. 9409581)

Up is down. Down is up. Right is left. Left is right. Good is evil. Evil is good....

What´s happened to our country?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/5/2013 7:29:29 AM     (No. 9409587)

".... The GOP wants Obamacare to fail"....
As do most of the American people.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 7/5/2013 7:29:46 AM     (No. 9409589)

Ummm . . . #2, you forgot Black is now White, and White is now Black. Otherwise, you are right on target!


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Reply 5 - Posted by: franq, 7/5/2013 7:30:58 AM     (No. 9409591)

You mean HusseinCare, which the public overwhelmingly wanted, and passed with bipartisan support, has problems? Yes, I know those previous statements are lies.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Doctor P, 7/5/2013 7:40:52 AM     (No. 9409601)

The only real fix is spelled R-E-P-E-A-L

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pucky1, 7/5/2013 7:41:50 AM     (No. 9409605)

Greg lives in a parallel universe where his only source of info is other liberal writers. He says so in the first paragraphs.

Why not go back to the Treasury Department announcement where the reason is the I.R.S. doesn´t have the programs in place to crunch the data and come up with valid determinations.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/5/2013 7:46:20 AM     (No. 9409611)

The Headline reminds me of a marquee for a local used car lot..."If I had my way I´d give the cars away but my wife won´t let me!"

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Reply 9 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 7/5/2013 7:55:00 AM     (No. 9409621)

Another classic ´Rat political ploy:

1. Delay implementation of a job-crushing law without legal authority.

2. Republicans start howling about it and, God forbid, sue to force implementation before the 2014 elections.

3. Zippy "reluctantly" implements the mandate, economy crashes and the ´rats blame the Republicans for the fallout.

Just watch.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/5/2013 7:56:26 AM     (No. 9409622)

The GOP House already fixed ALL the problems with the ACA -- they repealed it. But the DIMOCRATS won´t let it happen.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/5/2013 7:57:46 AM     (No. 9409626)

The Dems didn´t need the GOP to pass the legislation ... let them fix it themselves.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: KTWO, 7/5/2013 7:58:34 AM     (No. 9409628)

And now hear this.

The WH approved Official Spin spews from the MSM orifices. We will be told the GOP is just as responsible as the Democrats are for these problems. But unlike the Democrats the GOP refuses to fix problems.

The weekend approaches and the talk shows will again proclaim the Golden Child Obama is without flaw.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: The Architect, 7/5/2013 8:08:10 AM     (No. 9409647)

You don´t suppose that the delay could have anything to do with not wanting to crash and burn in the 2014 elections, do you Gregster?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: fritzilou, 7/5/2013 8:11:10 AM     (No. 9409651)

As usual it is Bush´s fault.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: fleetusa, 7/5/2013 8:17:21 AM     (No. 9409658)

Article is actually written by one, "Jamelle Bouie". Certainly a friend of VJ.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Polecat49, 7/5/2013 8:37:18 AM     (No. 9409684)

This pile of crap is right on track. It was written and passed by worthless pukes WHO hate the American People. NOW, the delay is nothing more than screwing ALL OF US, so that more American Hating politicians can be elected.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: spahrkl, 7/5/2013 8:51:11 AM     (No. 9409711)

I thought the most elite implemented this Obama Care program without input by the citizens of the US and was THE health care of all ages. How is it there are problems?

Now it´s the GOP´s who are to blame. Don´t these people take responsibility for anything?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/5/2013 8:57:46 AM     (No. 9409722)

Repeal? GOP leadership has already committed to saving the "good parts" of Obamacare. The "new" Republicans will likely declare 90% of the law "good" after the big money talks in 2016. Get ready for "Jeb", ´cause he´s coming, like his brother, to save conservatism and the Republican Party. Comprende?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: M2, 7/5/2013 8:59:45 AM     (No. 9409729)

What children are writing this stuff?

Republicans don’t care, and that indifference guarantees that — when the administration hits roadblocks in implementing the Affordable Care Act — it will have no choice but to power through them, even when legislation is a better option. The GOP wants Obamacare to fail, and it’s doing all it can to ensure that outcome.

"Republicans don´t care" is getting pretty thin. The GOP was powerless to stop Obamacare but they are not powerless now and yes, they do want it to fail because it´s bad for Americans, bad for doctors, bad for medical care, bad for hospitals, bad for patients.

This is a hoot:

As far as policy is concerned, this isn’t a huge blow to the ACA... Indeed, there’s a case for repealing the employer mandate altogether, given how little it matters to the full scheme of the law.

So if the employer mandate matters so little, why is there "a case for repealing" it?

Can he think analytically or does he just pull this stuff out of his nether regions?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 7/5/2013 9:14:27 AM     (No. 9409753)

All of the above..

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Reply 21 - Posted by: jasmine, 7/5/2013 9:51:25 AM     (No. 9409804)

What´s the rush? Democrats wrote the legislation they wanted.

People need an opportunity to "try out" Obamacare the way Democrats wrote it.

Once people "experience" the law, THEY can tell their elected leaders what, if any changes they want.


For Democrats to change the law themselves, and for Republicans to help them do it, is to continue the same bassackward, dictatorial, politician-serving process that created Obamacare in the first place. No more of that.

The GOP should keep its hands off Obamacare and let the people "find out what is in it" for themselves. Trust me. They will straighten this mess out far better and faster than politicians can imagine.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: nimby, 7/5/2013 9:52:02 AM     (No. 9409805)

I am surprised he blames only the GOP. He should have carried his stupidity a bit further and blamed it on BUSH.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/5/2013 10:08:49 AM     (No. 9409832)

The Dems didn´t blame Climate Change yet.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/5/2013 10:10:44 AM     (No. 9409837)

The Republicans are bound to oppose the "mend it don´t end it" approach that the liberal Democrats are attempting, because the very controversial Obama-care monstrosity was rammed through the Congress by the Democrats on a straight party line vote. In other words it is the Democrat´s baby, and they are going to either have to run with it and/or go down in flames.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 7/5/2013 10:26:32 AM     (No. 9409861)

I think the House has voted to repeal Obamacare something like 35 times.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: sliver of truth, 7/5/2013 2:11:26 PM     (No. 9410200)

Dumbocrats know Obamacare is unworkable, so they have begun positioning themselves to place the blame on Republicans.

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