Top Republican Calls For Replacing Obamacare With Obamacare
JOSH BARRO OCT. 2, 2013, 3:37 PM 22,935 52
Darrell Issa health care
Republicans often face criticism opposing Obamacare but having no plan to replace it.
So Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has been tweeting about his replacement proposal: Let every American participate in the Federal Employee Health Benefits program.
"Federal employees have long enjoyed high-quality, affordable health care benefits through this free market, consumer based system," says Issa.
I'm not exactly sure what Issa means when he calls FEHBP a "free market" system. The system does set up a marketplace where private health insurers offer plans that have to meet certain specifications, and then individuals choose the plans they like best.
That's also true of the Obamacare exchanges, which Republicans do not tend to think are very "free market."
In fact, FEHBP is similar to the Obamacare exchanges in a lot of ways.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/top-republican-calls-for-replacing-obamacare-with-obamacare-2013-10#ixzz2ghhwvatF
There are several groups that list Congress votes. They are usually single issue groups such as the NRA or NOW. It helps the single issue voter.
The problem with just listing votes is the bills the vote is on can be quite different from how they are portrayed. Congress will even go so far as to play political games with bills by inserting poison pills so they can claim someone voted against an issue. Example not from the real world. A bill titled The Teddy Bear Protection Act may have a provision to allow clubbing of baby seals. Anyone that voted against it would be attacked politically that they don't want to protect Teddy Bears.
I'm glad for myself that I've lived most of my life in relative comfort.
Are they as ignorant as the many Americans who continue to support the Tea Party?
You just proved my point. It's not about health care. It's about making Obama look bad. We know your reasons for thinking that way.
McManus: The likely winner -- gridlock
Can either President Obama or Mitt Romney break the partisan logjam in Congress? Probably not.
November 04, 2012|Doyle McManus
Mitt Romney, left, and President Obama are seen at the final presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla. Whoever wins the presidency is almost certain to face at least two years of divided government in Congress: a Republican House, a Democratic Senate.
After a year of campaign sound and fury, we're about to hold an election that will probably fail to usher in the one thing voters of all stripes would like to see: an end to the partisan gridlock in Congress.
You quack like a duck, so you must be a duck...
for all you know I might be running another completely different sort of avitar as well as this one.