Republicans failed attempt to repeal ACA

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Republicans failed attempt to repeal ACA
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Wed, 02-02-2011 - 7:55pm

The Senate on Wednesday voted against repealing the health-care overhaul but approved a measure eliminating a tax requirement that had irked small businesses.

In a debate reshaped by this week's court strike against the law, the Senate voted 51-47 against repeal. All of the chamber's Democrats who were present and one independent who caucuses with them voted against it, and every Republican voted for it. The measure, which Republicans tacked on to an unrelated aviation bill, had been expected to fail.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704775604576120602891006160.html

Here's an additional snip-it:

"It's certainly an assault on individual Americans' freedoms when someone goes without insurance and they show up in the emergency room and they stick other Americans with their emergency-room bill," said Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa). "The individual mandate is just common sense, and that's why so many Republicans supported it in the past."

I whole heartedly agree with this statement from Sen. Harkin.

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Sat, 02-05-2011 - 6:55am

The Commerce Clause. Only someone who isn't paying attention to the news would not know that.

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Sat, 02-05-2011 - 10:22pm
not necessary. Car insurance is required in all states. so what's the big deal?

dragowoman

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Sat, 02-05-2011 - 11:23pm

The Commerce Clause. Only someone who isn't paying attention to the news would not know that.

I didn't know I had to pay attention to the news to find out what you referred to in your post when you made a general comment about the Constitution. I must have missed their coverage of your post.

The commerce clause pertains to interstate activity. It doesn't cover inactivity, which is what the government is trying to do.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Sat, 02-05-2011 - 11:30pm
not necessary. Car insurance is required in all states. so what's the big deal?
Car insurance? You mean the requirement to have liability coverage for damage you may do to other's property? There's no requirement to cover your own vehicle.
Obama wants to require that you purchase health

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Sun, 02-06-2011 - 9:41am

If

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Sun, 02-06-2011 - 12:02pm

How does that relate to buying liability insurance for your car?

I think there are some parallels between car insurance and health insurance.

If your car is in an accident and you own the car outright, then there is no financial reason for anyone other than yourself to invest in the car.

If your car hits someone else's car, then you are responsible financially for fixing that person's car. (I think you agree with this already).

If your car is in an accident and you still owe the bank money on the car, then you are responsible financially for fixing the bank's investment.

Just like when you own the car outright and you choose not to get it fixed, you can choose not to fix your body. Having insurance doesn't change that.

The problem emerges when the body is broken and there is no insurance. How will the body's repair be paid for?

Unlike a car, other people do have a financial obligation if your body is injured.

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Registered: 09-08-2008
Sun, 02-06-2011 - 1:49pm

The Fed doesn't have to power to demand or require purchase of any product, however the States do have their own powers to pass such laws.

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Sun, 02-06-2011 - 2:38pm

The Fed doesn't have to power to demand or require purchase of any product, however the States do have their own powers to pass such laws.

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Sun, 02-06-2011 - 3:07pm

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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 12:45pm