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JOHN BRUMMETT: Rush to a ruse

By John Brummett

This article was published September 21, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Republicans promised for years to repeal and replace Obamacare. It was the essence of their rise to power.

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hah406 says... September 21, 2017 at 8:25 a.m.

This is another horrible bill. Cutting six billion dollars in funding to Arkansas over seven years absolutely is cost shifting, if the level of services is to be maintained. What this bill is actually designed to do is one thing: allow states to passively let the poor, the elderly, and those with pre-existing conditions die if they so choose. The GOP just wants to fulfill a political promise, but they don't give a damn about actual people's health.

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MM03 says... September 21, 2017 at 8:31 a.m.

The state should not be spending that $6 billion on healthcare anyway. Colossal waste of funds.

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Delta2 says... September 21, 2017 at 9:33 a.m.

Political Darwinism.

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mrcharles says... September 21, 2017 at 9:41 a.m.

I join in the great voters of W. Virginia who worshiped and still worship Trump [ almost violating the erroneous called 10 commandments early injunctions by making little dolls of him to place on their dash boards or holy sites at home with candles and such] for his immediate action on bringing to many health care , especially to those who worked in very clean coal for years who are suffering many illnesses. They could not believe that even before he was sworn in many were covered where before they had no coverage.

They are now seeing the real truth and cant wait till 2020 again to vote for the orangeman, as they really like health care so they can live and breathe and see their family members instead of dying .

Remember hah, the children are too young to be productive citizens, and anyway they are being brainwashed now so they have no time to be janitors and such at schools, and your elderly , they tell me we all go to certain death so what you gona do about that except let nature run its course.

Uncle Joe tells me, that most of all the business and people in health care industry are against the bill. Well , as many post here they must be socialist/fascist/commies/peronist and you cant trust those people [ whether biological unit or legal entity creation] . Could those who know what they know, KNOW?

Nevermind.

As Fox business recommends, invest in funeral industry and put your kids through law school to specialize in bankruptcy due to medical bills. And dont forget the preachers will make donations with all the extra funerals to be done and my favorite, the highway congestion clearance aspect of the medical death bill.

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TimberTopper says... September 21, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Good One, John! Without the core mandates of Obamacare, the health insurance industry will have a field day on premiums. Then without those mandates, group insurance will change back to the way it was. That is employees thinking they have health insurance, but in reality they wind up with a limited pay policy of some type. At some point some hospitals and clinics will close, especially in rural areas. However, that's where the Republicans have their strength, at present, but that may change. Before it is over, the Republican Party may die of self inflected wounds.

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DoubleBlind says... September 21, 2017 at 3:03 p.m.

Excellent article in The Atlantic titled Doctors: No re the opposition from virtually every major medical and hospital organization in the country to Cassidy-Graham.

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Delta2 says... September 21, 2017 at 5:43 p.m.

DoubleBlind, I see that article, but I've noticed physicians are like a lot of red state voters...they tend throw support against their own interests. Those major medical organizations (read: AMA) represent an underwhelming minority of physicians. Hospital organizations are another matter; AHA is pretty unified.

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carpenterretired says... September 21, 2017 at 9:54 p.m.

Just republicans being republicans trying to do unto the sick,poor and least among us by taking away their health care in order to promote the wealth of the rich by cutting government spending that minsters to the sick ,poor and least among us.

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Lifelonglearner says... September 21, 2017 at 10:30 p.m.

Without the ACA we will go back to the most expensive and ineffective version of national healthcare... the emergency room.
Besides that, just as uninsured motorists increase the risks and costs for the rest of us, those who are unwilling or unable to buy health insurance increase the costs of healthcare and the risks of epidemics for the rest of us. What is worse, unlike not driving or owning a car, all of us will eventually need healthcare, starting with birth. Plus employers who avoid providing group health insurance gain a competitive price advantage while adding to the costs for the other businesses

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gohogs17 says... September 22, 2017 at 3:35 p.m.

Don't worry folks, John McCain just saved you, again.

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