Tuesday, March 7, 2017

RINOcare? No, we want you to Repeal Obamacare ENTIRELY!

“the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act… is amended….” ~ actual text of Republicans' American Health Care Act
So this was announced Monday evening...

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But why not just repeal the thing in its ENTIRETY first? It's more and more obvious that the Republicans, from Congress on Up, don't want to be on the hook for removing government from our healthcare choices. Folks, this replacement leaves A LOT to be desired, and conservatives are speaking out on it...

“This is a Republican welfare entitlement”
And the Freedom Caucus rolls out an incredibly novel health care plan: Repeal Obamacare ENTIRELY!
Not sold on GOP leadership’s touted “repeal and replace” bill, congressional conservatives have a simple plan to handle Obamacare: Do what they promised voters and pass the same legislation they did 14 months ago.
Related link: Conservative Republicans hold presser AGAINST GOP health replacement bill

...while the pom-pom squad cheer RINOcare on...
...and the Left sits back smiling, because they'll just pick up where they left off when power shifts back to them.
"So, well done, Republicans. Instead of putting forward a gradual repeal of Obamacare, you've actually created a gradual cementing of key elements of Obamacare, all to avoid the political blowback." ~ Ben Shapiro
Related link: Obamacare 2.0 is a gift to illegals. Oh, and GOP? You LIE.

ADDENDUM: Levin certainly weighed in tonight on this issue...
CR: Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin thrashed establishment Republicans on his Tuesday radio show for what he called the “RINOcare” bill Republicans introduced to supposedly replace Obamacare.

“Has the American spirit been conquered?” Levin asked of the weakness of the politicians in Washington, who are seemingly afraid to stand up for free market principles.

“The problem with the Republican plan is that it is not a market-oriented plan,” Levin explained. “The substance of this thing is politics through and through.”

“They have embraced the progressive agenda, and Barack Obama and the Democrats have won,” Levin said of the bill.

“The decision has been removed from the individual,” he added. “We’re out of the decision-making process.”

Levin moved on to his next point.

“What kind of country do we want to be?” he asked, explaining that the American healthcare system has been used to “redistribute wealth” and distribute funds through the “welfare program” of Medicaid.

Levin also spoke to other conservative colleagues over concerns...
On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, The problem with the Republican RINOcare healthcare plan is that it is not a market-oriented plan. The substance of this thing is politics through and through. Republicans embraced the progressive agenda, and Barack Obama and the Democrats have won. The worst part is that the Republicans are dressing their RINO plan up with conservative propaganda. Every one of the Obamacare fundamentals is being preserved, because Republicans fear being blamed. In addition, more and more of our society and what the government does revolves around the centralization of power, because the people are apparently too stupid to decide for themselves what kind of healthcare they need. Now, we need politicians, professors and surrogates to develop our healthcare plans. Later, Daniel Horowitz, Senior Editor at Conservative Review, calls in to explain that the new RINOcare not only doesn’t replace Obamacare, it doesn’t repeal it either. Also, Rep Dave Brat of Virginia calls in to talk about his opposition to the Republicans replacement healthcare plan. After that, we are leaving our children and grandchildren a broken Social Security system, a broken healthcare system, broken education system and trillions of dollars of debt. We have gone from a nation that was the consent of the governed to a nation where the government gets to make every decision for us. What kind of a country do we want to be?
ADDENDUM II: More from Levin on Wednesday:
On Wednesday’s Mark Levin show, President Trump is 100% behind the RINOcare replacement plan, which is a combination of establishment Republicans and the Trump administration pushing a massive government program. This plan will create a massive amount of regulation that will have a devastating impact on the economy. They are leaving price hike regulations in place and getting rid of the individual mandate, and then putting in place a 30% fine for those who don’t have insurance and decide to come back in. In addition, there will be tax credits, where the tax payer is going to be subsidizing an enormous amount of money. How will we ever move towards a completive market system for insurers to market to the middle? Also, the government is throwing money at the states to help them deal with high risk pools but it won’t be enough. The Republican plan doesn’t address the cost increasing mandates and it will affect Republicans at the ballot box. Why are the Republicans talking like liberals to get their big government program through? Conservative’s opposition is not based on purism or perfectionism but based on promises to fully roll back the core pillars of Obamacare which are hurting the country. After that, GOP leaders, like Steve Scalise are trying to shore up support for the bill are sending a dire message to conservatives. He’s telling principled constitutional conservatives that they have 2 choices, either you support Donald Trump who supports the American Healthcare Act, or you support Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare. These Republicans are acting like leftists and are creating a false dilemma. Later, Jim Jordan calls in to discuss his effort in fighting RINOcare.
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CR: Health care policy is complicated, and it’s easily to get lost in the details when it comes to House leadership’s Obamacare replacement plan.

Referencing an earlier discussion with a GOP lawmaker, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin broke down the problems with the replacement package, and what the bill's various provisions mean for the American taxpayer.

In conclusion, he posed a simple question to the audience about the end result of GOP leadership's big-government plan:

“What are we doing to future generations – children, grandchildren, and children yet born – with these massive, overwhelming costs, debt, [and] entitlements?”
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ADDENDUM III: On Thursday, Mark expressed how there is something horribly immoral about RINOcare...
CR: Thursday on the radio, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin gave the rundown on the press conference of Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc. (F, 51%), in which Ryan tried to give the hard sell to Americans on the Republican American Health Care Act "reform" plan.

Levin called Ryan’s proposal “repeal in name only." Or, if you will, “RINOcare,” because the GOP plan keeps the core of Obamacare in place.

Levin had a “number of questions” for the speaker, questions that so far remain unanswered.

“Now, here’s my question Mr. Ryan,” Levin said. “How much will the average American’s deduction go up, or down?”

Further, Levin asked, how much will the federal government be spending on subsidies for certain individuals? Will individuals be able to see the doctors they want? The specialists they need? Will individuals be able to go to the hospital of their choice? Will they be able to get the medicines they need to get?

At the end of the day, the problem with RINOcare, Levin explained, is it embraces the Left’s assumption that government involvement is needed to make health insurance affordable. It embraces progressivism; it embraces centralization.

“Republicans have blown it,” Levin said. "There is something horribly immoral about RINOcare."
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