Senator to Introduce Bill - Allow All Americans to Apply for Obamacare Waivers

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    The Hill reported:

    Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said he will introduce a bill next week to let every American apply for a waiver from the healthcare law.

    “Each waiver demonstrates that the president’s health care law is a complete failure,” Barrasso said in a statement.

    The waivers apply only to certain plans and one part of the healthcare law. Beginning in 2014, the new law bans annual caps on benefits. It requires those caps to gradually increase in the interim.

    But some companies would be more likely to quit offering health benefits if forced to comply immediately with the new rules.​


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    I love the Senators' idea but "applying" doesn't mean "receiving".
     
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    Agree, but it is start
     
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    Cool..what other waivers should we get?

    I like a line item tax form..where I could check off what I want the government to pay for..and what I don't want the government to pay for..

    Would be nice.
     
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    It would be nice, indeed

    And those who call for more taxes could voluntarily pay more
     
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    Cool.

    So you like "Direct Democracy" where people hold the purse..not congress.:lol:
     
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    The bill isn't worth the paper it is written on.
    Many, many people will be forced to use Obamacare as businesses will dump private plans for the cheaper penalties.
    We don't get to choose what plan we want - it is chosen for us by our employer.
     
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    would is not should


    For example, it would be nice if any of Papa Obama failed policies actually worked
    See the difference...

    No need to thank me
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    What failed policies?

    Failed would mean they failed.

    George W. Bush's experiment in tax cuts failed. They failed to produce jobs. They cause economic collapse. They led to massive deficits. They added to the debt.

    That's a failure.

    And I find it interesting that you advocated Direct Democracy.
     
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    Newsflash: They were going to dump private policies anyway.

    They've been dumping American employees.
    They've gotten rid of pensions.
    They've been eroding benefits in general.
    They've enjoyed record breaking profits.
    They've been doing this while the US government has been lax on regulations, giving them all sorts of grants, contracts, tax breaks, cheap loans and give backs.

    All this "business friendliness" has led to a massive funnelling of tax payer cash to the wealthiest 1%.

    And they haven't done anything, nothing, nadda, zilch...to return "the favor".
     

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