Obamacare= Romneycare

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    The curious triumph of RomneyCare - The Week

    the essence of this reform -- which is that the insurance market has been restructured to remove those adverse-selection and moral-hazard problems that have broken our private insurance-based health-financing system. Americans are now being asked not to shirk their responsibilities but rather to act like adults: to take on the burden, to the extent they are financially able, of making sure that when they wind up at the hospital the cost of paying for their care is not loaded onto somebody else's shoulders.
    The conservative DNA of ObamaCare is hardly a secret. "The Obama plan has a broad family resemblance to Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts plan,” Frum wrote. “It builds on ideas developed at the Heritage Foundation in the early 1990s that formed the basis for Republican counter-proposals to Clintoncare in 1993-1994."

    So why are none of the talking heads on your TV screen and none of the op-ed writers in your newspaper talking about how this health plan is a big victory for Mitt Romney and Republican policy analysts? Because there has been a conspiracy of silence among those working for the bill and those working against it.
     
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    Many elements of this bill were actually proposed in the past by Republicans. It is not the basic bill that they oppose, it is the fact that it represents a victory for President Obama, and shows up the prior administration to be even more of a failure.
     
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    With all the Republican elements resident in the Healthcare bill, isn't it odd that not a SINGLE Republican voted for it?
     
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    Was listening to Morning Joe this AM.

    Pelosi wouldn't let a single ammendment come to the floor for debate before they voted this in.

    Among those ammendments presented by the Reps was Tort Reform and doing away with the regs and allowing insurance companies to compete across the country.

    That would have been true reform and would have helped to get costs down

    One has to wonder why Pelosi didn't want any debate on any of these ammendments?
     
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    The is only one answer........... political gamemanship.
     
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    Republicans working against the bill have been unwilling to say "It's RomneyCare!" because they would then face the awkward question of why they did not support it. And they were never, never, never going to vote for it. The point for the Republican legislators, you see, was to follow the Gingrich strategy: work as hard as you can to block the Democratic president’s initiatives so that the press then portrays him as a wimp. Then, Republicans could pick up seats and regain their congressional majorities -- for Americans do not like wimps and the politicians who support them
     
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    If those amendments were added to the bill, how many Republicans would have voted for it?

    What is the use of opening the floor for amendments (delaying tactic), when those offering the amendment will vote against it anyway?
     

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