House Republicans repeal health care overhaul

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House Republicans repeal health care overhaul
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Thu, 01-20-2011 - 10:04am

House Republicans fulfilled the promise to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and will likely follow the House floor vote with work on their own proposals.

In the coming months, congressional committees will propose changes to the existing legislation, such as calling for elimination of a requirement for individuals to purchase coverage, throwing out cuts the Democrats made to Medicare Advantage and recommending curbs on medical malpractice lawsuits.

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Registered: 01-20-2011
Thu, 01-20-2011 - 3:53pm

*sigh*

I don't know where this will end up; there are no easy answers or quick fixes. Overall, each party seems to be more interested in discrediting the other than in actually working together toward a reasonable solution. JMO

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Thu, 01-20-2011 - 5:02pm

Although I really wanted health care to pass, the cobbled together piece of junk they actually enacted wasn't even close to what people wanted or expected. :O So, I am glad this is happening because it is crap, and likely harmful rather than helpful to most people as it is presently. I have no positive illusions that anything good or beneficial will actually come, due to the political intrangience of both sides, however. :|


Blessings,

Gypsy

)O(



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Thu, 01-20-2011 - 10:40pm

This is just one of the problems any administration has trying to do too much too fast.

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Sat, 01-22-2011 - 8:26am

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

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Sun, 01-23-2011 - 9:55am

I feel we really need some form of Healthcare reform. I'm on the fence about requiring people to purchase Health Ins, but if they don't purchase it, don't whine or bellyache if you end up in the hospital with your appendex ready to burst, and expect people who have insurance to pay more

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Sun, 01-23-2011 - 12:16pm

My feeling is that this is a symbolic gesture.

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Sun, 01-23-2011 - 1:26pm


I agree. If it would start an evaluation and revision of some of the problems in that cobbled together mess, it would be good. But given the intransigence of the two political parties, nothing likely will be changed or improved in the messy legislation. It's all about political posturing to make constituents "happy" that, hey they did what they thought they were recently elected to do, even if there's no chance in heck anything concrete will be done to correct any of the problems in the legislation. Just more political games-playing... annoyed-and-disappointed.gif



Blessings,

Gypsy

)O(



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Sun, 01-23-2011 - 3:39pm

ITA!

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