Republicans on Healthcare: We were for it before we were against it

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    Obama's health insurance rule — it was a GOP idea | APP.com | Asbury Park Press

    All of those "unconstitutional" aspects of the Healthcare plan were just fine when the Republicans offered them as an alternative to "Hillary care"

    WASHINGTON — Republicans were for President Barack Obama's requirement that Americans get health insurance before they were against it. The obligation in the new health care law is a Republican idea that's been around at least two decades. It was once trumpeted as an alternative to Bill and Hillary Clinton's failed health care overhaul in the 1990s. These days, Republicans call it government overreach.

    Mitt Romney, weighing another run for the GOP presidential nomination, signed such a requirement into law at the state level as Massachusetts governor in 2006. At the time, Romney defended it as "a personal responsibility principle" and Massachusetts' newest GOP senator, Scott Brown, backed it. Romney now says Obama's plan is a federal takeover that bears little resemblance to what he did as governor and should be repealed
     
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    Are you still pretending you're a Republican?
     
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    Registered Republican in good standing for over 20 years. Voted for Reagan and Daddy Bush four times
     
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    I'm thinking I may be wrong about the Constitutionality. If RW feels compelled to dwell, I must be wrong and this will be an issue. :doubt:
     
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    It shows the Republicans are using the same tactic they used in 1993. The Clinton Healthcare plan is EVIL take it back and replace it with a plan we have developed. Once the Clinton plan was withdrawn, they never mentioned healthcare again

    Now, the Democrats passed a plan that closely follows the Republican model. EVERY Republican votes against it .....NOW all of a sudden, they think it is unconstitutional. Their plan now....REPEAL AND REPLACE.

    Haen't we been down this road before?
     
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    Right, look at the precedent:

    Mass. healthcare reform is failing us - The Boston Globe

     
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    Healthcare costs money. It always has

    The US pays a higher percentage of its GDP than any other country for healthcare and receives less. Our system is terribly inefficient and too much money is spent on paperwork and covering your ass.
     
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    Just further proof that a certain version of the far right hijacked the Republican party over the last 15 years.
    There are actually plenty of moderate Republicans in Congress. They're now called conservative Democrats.
     
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    conservative Democrats




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