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House conservatives to unveil
ObamaCare alternative

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Elise Viebeck

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/9/2013 9:50:17 PM

The conservative Republican Study Committee (RSC) is preparing to unveil legislation that would replace ObamaCare with a new set of healthcare reforms. A spokesman for RSC Chairman Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) confirmed Friday that members of the group will introduce their measure after the August recess. "Chairman Scalise and the RSC Health Care Working Group are drafting legislation to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with a conservative alternative that fixes the problems in our healthcare system without the harmful taxes and mandates in the President´s law,"

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This should be interesting. I´m sure the Democrats will be interested in it. s/o

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 8/9/2013 10:02:55 PM     (No. 9466726)

All this useless posturing is so tiresome.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: John c, 8/9/2013 10:10:50 PM     (No. 9466736)

Drudge has a repot of new fines for non profit hospitals if they don´t meet all the needs in their area. Reporting paperwork, new forms, interference etc.
Defund!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/9/2013 10:28:22 PM     (No. 9466766)

What are they trying to pull the Democrats and Øbama´s fat out of the fire? They should be selling popcorn.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Agility, 8/9/2013 11:01:42 PM     (No. 9466782)

Think that Boehner runs this caucus. Eliminated the real conservatives.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: janylou, 8/9/2013 11:09:07 PM     (No. 9466792)

They should name the bill Repeal and Replace. Put in their bill all the things we have talked about, tort reform, selling across state lines, etc. I´d love to see how any dims would sign onto it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: veritas, 8/9/2013 11:11:05 PM     (No. 9466794)

Kinda taking their eye off the ball.

As far as healthcare goes, there´s one job and one job only right now: kill Obamacare. Dead. D-E-D, dead. Got it? Kill it. Then make sure it´s dead.

Then take a step back and figger out whether there´s really any Constitutional authorization for the Feds to muck about in all this.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 8/9/2013 11:53:27 PM     (No. 9466821)

If GOP let´s amnesty pass... this is moot.

Otherwise:

1. Defund.

2. Begin consideration for healthcare that has 1.) provisions for pre-existing conditions, 2.) allows business across state lines, and 3.) serious tort reform.

Pray.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/10/2013 1:00:37 AM     (No. 9466848)

They couldn´t come up with an alternative a billion dollars ago ?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: steveW, 8/10/2013 2:10:58 AM     (No. 9466881)

There is only one "fix": government out of health care. Totally out. Out as out can be.

All else is smoke and mirrors. You do not "replace" Obamacare with anything. You get out of the way.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/10/2013 5:22:23 AM     (No. 9466934)

Replace Barry´s ´signature´ legislation? Not going to happen until the public votes demonrats out and Republicans get a super majority in both houses of congress. And that´s not going to happen because of massive demonrat voter fraud and all the parasites out there that want to keep that free stuff flowing.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: saguni, 8/10/2013 1:35:44 PM     (No. 9467551)

I don´t understand the hue and cry about "selling across state lines" as being a necessary reform.

If one can grasp the concept of an auto policy rate being based on the zip code of one´s home, how hard is it to understand that the cost of living is different in different areas?

If the argument is about the differing mandates, with some states requiring all health insurance policies must cover pregnancy, autism, alcoholism, mental illness, (or any other specific ailment) and the neighboring state not requiring any or all of the above, then talk about unnecessary mandates. Why not a have a "waiver" system, where one can go down a list of "mandates" or "suggested coverages" and the customer marks off the desired ones and signs a binding agreement that says "You can never use these services while holding this policy?" or "You will pay cash for the full cost of these services."

Why should single men and retirees pay an added premium for obstetrics when they are incapable of needing the coverage? Only to shift the true cost of the benefit away from those who actually use it!

The insurance companies would be unable to accurately judge future costs and set policy prices if a customer could buy a bare-bones policy based on "Podunk" Mississippi, then have that customer go to doctors charging New York City (cost-of-living) prices. Doctors cannot charge the same prices in any metro area as any rural area.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/10/2013 1:55:16 PM     (No. 9467564)

#8.. Good one! Post of the day candidate.

And my shelf life in this forum is probably limited, but I can´t agree with those of you who want gov´t totally out of health care. Theoretically - sure. But what about a working lower-middle-class family whose child has cancer and has to face endless treatments that, through no fault of their own, they can´t afford? What if this family is a friend of yours? or your own family? And has to face many years of impossible bills? What if the child is actually denied some of the treatment they need based on income? I´m glad that the very Republicans so reviled here are being realistic enough to address this need and the political and human facts.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/10/2013 2:00:25 PM     (No. 9467569)

P.S. I admit I am not as knowledgeable as many others here and am open to being enlightened (and expect I will be whether open or not).

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Reply 14 - Posted by: KansasWind, 8/10/2013 7:12:53 PM     (No. 9467867)

I´m against any plan that isn´t based on market forces.

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