GOP Majority Leader: Embrace ObamaCare's Exchanges

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    Former GOP Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist--a medical doctor--has some spot-on commentary out today: "Why both parties should embrace ObamaCare's state exchanges"

    He reminds us that ObamaCare purposefully avoided a single, federal exchange in the final approach, instead opting to let states customize solutions to meet their needs:

    Well said. And a nice note to end on: "Simply put, state exchanges represent a distinctly American opportunity to improve our local communities and at the same time help our nation avert a major crisis. Let's take the plunge."
     
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    Customized solutions that have to comply with unwritten federal regulations, no wonder the guy is a former majority leader.
     
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    And had the president and Congress been republican at the time of the ACA’s passage, conservatives would be among the Act’s greatest advocates.
     
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    Bullshit,
    where does it say anything about people being fined or penalized IF THEY don't purchase it?
     
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    Frist readily acknowledges that he's "slow to favor a mandate." That doesn't change the fact that folks of all political stripes can embrace new transparent markets where consumers can shop for coverage. Competitive markets are a good thing.

    And those of us who enjoy watching states compete as laboratories of democracy--trying different solutions that make sense for them--can enjoy watching states customize the exchange/marketplace concept to meet the needs of their cultures, markets and populations.
     
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    Oh...EX Majority Leader....The one who meddled in the Terry Schiavo mess, no less.

    Imagine that...Pinkbeard being duplicitous and misleading. :rolleyes:
     
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    Bill Frist. Not the first RINO in history.

    Ron Paul is a Doctor and he's against ObamaCare.
     
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    They will yet (some already are)! Try as they might to hate anything associated with Barack Obama, they can't resist market competition and state-based solutions and state innovation. Even those with only a passing familiarity with the subject matter recognize that these transparent, competitive marketplaces are vast improvements over the existing individual insurance markets in states. And they've got enough flexibility built in to accommodate the brightest red and the brightest blue states.

    Some recent advice to state governors from Mike Leavitt, Mitt Romney's transition lead (and potential Chief of Staff): "Governors Must Lead on Health Reform."


    Tommy Thompson, former Wisconsin governor and contender to be its next senator, reminds us "State Based Health Exchanges Are Important":

    Even back in ancient times--three years ago--you can find Paul Ryan, Tom Coburn, Richard Burr, and Devin Nunes advocating "Creating Affordable and Accessible Options through State‐Based Exchanges":

     
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    *crickets*
     
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    The Miami Herald notices something: President Barack Obama’s health exchanges mirror Marco Rubio's 2008 'marketplace' idea

     

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