Republicans failed attempt to repeal ACA

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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: 01-25-2010
Mon, 02-07-2011 - 3:11pm
The odds of not ever needing medical care are astronomic. It is a sure bet that you will. Going to the emergency room costs the taxpayers a lot of money.

chaika

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Tue, 02-08-2011 - 9:35pm

Still not the same as car insurance. Just saying that it is not a good comparison.

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

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Registered: 05-27-2010
Wed, 02-09-2011 - 10:47am
To xxxs: it does not cost the taxpayers a lot of money, they do not get the unpaid bills. I know Obama keeps telling us that, but it's a lie he likes to repeat over and over. The doctors who treat these uninsured people do not get a dime of reimbursement from anyone. And no, they can't just charge insured people more...it doesn't work that way. Insurance companies pay a pre-determined amount for services..
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Registered: 11-04-2010
Wed, 02-09-2011 - 11:04am
Yes, it sure does. Our county hospital may have to close because the county (taxpayers) can't afford to keep it open any more.
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Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2010
Wed, 02-09-2011 - 1:00pm

Unpaid bills from where for whom?

chaika

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Registered: 09-26-2010
Sat, 02-12-2011 - 7:41pm

Thank goodness the Republicans' and Fox's misinformation (see my other thread re the latest evidence of Fox's bias) did not carry the day.

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Sun, 02-13-2011 - 1:13am

Second, there is precedent that shows economic inactivity can affect commerce. Therefore the government can force a person to comply by buying insurance. Finally, the government has proven to two judges that it is applying the Necessary and Proper Clause correctly.

And then, where do we stop? The Constitution was written to limit the government's powers and protect the people from an all powerful government. In this case, the 14th amendment would effective trump the rest of the Constitution..

Obviously, if the 14th amendment was not meant to just regulate commerce, but also doing nothing (ridiculous IMHO), then the government has the power to force you to buy anything, not just healthcare. Seems to be directly opposite of the Constitution.

What about people being forced into a contract (buying something) against their will? Courts have always held those contracts to be null and void.

Yes, we have two liberal judges that have ruled in favor of an all powerful government that can force you to buy whatever

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

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