Obama crafting his own health reform plan?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Thomas Veil, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Oh, bull****. Nothing you do is going to make the Republicans happy. This "trigger" idea will be DOA because the GOP spinmeisters will characterize it as a trojan horse.

    Obama's going the wrong direction on this one. I never expected him to be such a weak leader.
     
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    +1
     
  3. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    This either isn't going to work or is going to be a disaster. You have outlier blues that don't like the public option, but if you drop it you are going to have more pissed off mainstream dems.
     
  4. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    I still haven't figured out why he didn't do this in the first place? :confused:
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    The only thing I don't understand about healthcare is why there hasn't been an impartial enquiry onto the best healthcare plan for Americans. We're currently doing one (and several bodies have contributed serious ideas publicly) on high speed rail and that is considerably less important.

    EDIT: Reading just the contents of the Wiki article gives you a good idea of what's been happening.
     
  6. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    Because Clinton did this and it was panned since Congress wasn't involved in its drafting.
     
  7. Sky Blue Guest

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    If there is no public option or a crappy one, I'm looking forward to voting for a primary challenger in 2012.
     
  8. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    That's socialist!!!!!!!11111!!!!!!

    I like that idea...
     
  9. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    I agree. Obama needs some balls.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Link


     
  11. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    The plot thickens...
     
  12. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well, you can't fault Obama for being frustrated with Baucus and his committee. They have been the big hangup in this whole thing.

    And if the White House is right and Obama is not drafting his own version, then maybe CNN had better be a little more careful with its reporting. [​IMG]

    That whole "trigger" part still worries me, though. That didn't come out of thin air.
     
  13. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Dear Mr. President:
    You forgot these in Chicago.
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  14. it5five macrumors 65816

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    Agreed.

    Last I heard, the progressive caucus in the House has said they will not vote for a bill that does not include a robust public option. I hope they stick to their word, because if we are left with a mandate to obtain insurance, and our only choice is the for-profit industry that is the cause of the disaster we call a healthcare system, I will be furious.

    This "trigger" doesn't make any sense either. It will bring on board ONE Republican, but will lose ~80 progressives in the House.
     
  15. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I say screw the Blue Dogs and the Republicans. I don't care what they think anymore. They didn't care what we thought during Bush, why should we care what they think now? Let them get a taste of their own medicine.
     
  16. mgguy macrumors 6502

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    Well, if you lose support of the Blue Dogs and all Republicans, I don't see how you can get a bill passed. This medicine might taste pretty good to them.
     
  17. leekohler macrumors G5

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    We won't lose all the Blue Dogs, but the Republicans will never vote for health care reform anyway. I don't see why we bother to placate them.
     

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