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Tag: ACA (page 2)
Reprinted by permission from NetRight Daily
By Rick Manning
Republican Washington, D.C. insiders have spent the past month wagging their fingers at tea party types and telling anyone who will listen that these people just don't understand realpolitik and the "politics of the possible."
In a first reveal of what constitutes the Beltway Republicans "possible", Fred Upton, the inert chairman of the House Commerce and Energy Committee has introduced legislation to deal with the Obamacare problem of the day - people are losing their health insurance due to regulations propagated by the Obama Administration.
After bruising battles trying to stop, delay or defund Obamacare, Upton's politics of the possible is language that would allow, if they wanted, health insurers to continue to offer this year's plans to customers next year.
Apparently rather than push for a real solution to Obamacare now that some Democrats are approaching panic mode as their constituents and supporters are getting the higher premiums and dropped policies that the Ted Cruz's of the world tried to prevent, the possible politics crowd is choosing to push legislation that delays the problem for another year, and allows the politicians to blame the insurers when policies are cancelled.
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By JGillman, Section News
State Representative Greg MacMaster (R-105) has provided a little insight to the past year's health care debate, and his participation in the process.
"Bait and switch," a term he uses to describe the promises and ultimate product, is no stranger to any government program designed to help so many. He writes:
"In 2012, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that the United States leads the world in health care research and disease treatment.Continued below the fold
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Say What? (No .. really not all that surprised - this WAS a 100% Democrat plan after all)
And There are R's in congress about to cave on this?
Peters is the guy the Dems will be presenting as their choice for US Senate.
This ad mocks Peters Washington record, and abuses the pure Michigan campaign slightly.
Whats not to love?
By JGillman, Section News
In a 'garden party' hosted by the Leelanau Republican women, Michigan state senator Darwin Booher (R-35) clarified that he would NOT be voting for the Medicaid expansion bill being advanced by Governor Rick Snyder.
The garden party, held on Sunday at a local small business, was attended by Republican US Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land, State Senator Darwin Booher, State Representatives Ray Franz (R-101), Bruce Rendon (R-103), and other local politicians and interested citizens. Booher announced he "would not be voting for medicaid expansion" during a part of the program where elected officials and prospective candidates spoke.
Booher has also spoken out against the "outrageous fine" levied on Mark Baker of Baker's acres for the heinous crime of trying to farm in Michigan.
Call his office and thank him for his principled stand on these important issues.
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By JGillman, Section News
Sen. Joe Hune today urged residents not to let special interest groups hijack their voices and opinions.
Hune, R-Hamburg, recently mentioned that his office has received an innumerable number of phone calls from constituents that were transferred to the office from `robo-calls' they had received regarding Medicaid expansion. However, many of them do not understand the phone calls they are receiving and some seniors are even mistaking it for changes to Medicare.
"These robo-calls appear to be intentionally misleading! These calls prompt you to press one to speak to our office or it automatically transfers you. Either way, many are mistaking it for being originated by my office. I repeat that we are not responsible for these calls."
Interest groups have launched a campaign that automatically sends phone calls to many of the Michigan Senate offices recently. He understands the frustrations of those receiving the calls:
"I apologize to my constituents who are receiving robo-calls from shadowy interest groups scripted to sound as if it was coming from our office, which is not the case. Aside from these calls being very persistent to homes in my district, many of my constituents don't know who called them or why, and are confused by the automated statements made before they are transferred. These robo-calls are a product of questionable, pro-Medicaid expansion groups that don't have the residents of the 22nd District's best interests at heart.Thanks for the Update Joe.
Yessiree folks. Keep an eye out for those " questionable, pro-Medicaid expansion groups ".
They'll do ANYTHING to move it forward.
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By JGillman, Section News
The 14th Congressional District Republican Committee last evening passed a resolution opposing the expansion of Medicaid and the implementation of health care exchanges.
The committee resolution states
IT IS THE SENSE of the 14th CDRC Officers and Members that expanding Medicaid at the behest of the federal government runs contrary to the principles of the Republican Party, which opposes government-run health care, economic interventionism, and federal control of private industry.Indeed.
And this is not the ONLY Republican committee to do so.
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You know you have a problem when your pets growl at you.
A recent letter to President Obama looks for the most part like things we have said for years. That the ACA is deeply flawed legislation which never had the appropriate vetting done, was rushed, and frankly will have negative impacts that were predicted, yet ignored. James Hoffa writes:
"Dear Leader Reid and Leader Pelosi:Don't you hear the whistle anymore Mr. Hoffa?
We warned you. We told you it was a lie. We advised against such socialist manifestations of public policy, but your boots on the ground guaranteed the demise of your "hard earned benefits".
And there isn't an executive order that would stand a constitutional test even by THIS liberal court which would support a carve out, or fix for this fundamental destruction of our way of life, Mr Hoffa. This president is not a friend to the United States, and the two you write to are fully owned by this corrupt administration.
The question is, will you put boots on the ground to support more of the same or follow through with what appears to be the spark of an epiphany? How many times will you allow the master to kick you.
Before you bite his leg.
Go ahead. Do it.
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