What is the GOP position on Health Care Reform?

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    I work in the public sector and have not had a raise in salary for four years. What would have gone toward raises has been eaten up by rising health care premiums.

    And while those premiums have risen, the quality of care has fallen. Our deductibles have gone up, our co-pays have as well. A gap policy was obtained to bridge the gaps our private sector insurer has in spades. This gap policy now no longer covers basic blood work.

    I would like to have a better choice in health care providers.

    But with all the debate in Washington, I haven't heard anything from the Republicans except NO!

    Which begs the question: What is the Republican position of Health Care Reform? Do they see the status quo as sustainable, productive and the best possible for the American people? Are they acting in the best interest of the American people, or the best interest of the Insurance companies? And if it is indeed the latter, why do so many of the new Conservatives think that protecting Insurance companies and allowing them to continue to raise costs while eroding service is such a grand idea?

    Tort reform is a state issue, and as such is out of the realm of Washington policy. The anti-trust exemption granted insurance companies seems to flout the competition and "free markets" so many Conservatives rely on to foist their ideology. Why is there no movement from the Right Wingers to enact real reform?
     
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    Are you baiting, being deliberately obtuse, or just fucking stupid?

    This has been discussed numerous times. Go use the search function.
     
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    The republican plan Is......oh let me find the post BRB
     
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    You gotta be kidding me.

    If you did not get a raise in 4 years you are one of two things...

    Really bad at what you do for a living..

    or

    Too stupid to get another job.

    Talk about a post that uses talking points.......pathetic.
     
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    Your thread is too rational and thought provoking to get much of an answer from the knee-jerk "conservatives". I wish they would just change their name to the corporatist party and be done with it. They don't even try to hide it anymore.
     
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    Mr Peepers did you see my post above yours....really should have waited until i found the post i made before and posted it here. Now you will look like a jackanapes.


    A few of the republican ideas for health care:

    1) Allow the purchase of insurance across state lines to increase competition and drive down prices
    2) Pass legislation stating that the insurance company can not deny you coverage if you get sick after they have agreed to extend you coverage
    3) Pass Tort reform to lower costs.
    4) Provide an income tax credit of 100% for those making 2x the poverty level or less. Those at 3-2x poverty get a 75% credit and those between 3x and 75,000/year get a 50% break. Everyone else buys it or takes the gamble of going broke for not having it. Then provide a subsidy for those on unemployment and welfare.



    Its really sad that those who support Pelosi/Obama's health care plan have to lie about those opposed to it in order to try and pass the version that their coroporate interests want passed. Sad indeed.

    No need to continue to lie about the republicans.....lets stick to the bill.
     
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    OUCH thats gotta sting there Nosmo. You gotta stop listening to the leftthink fringe media so much and start thinking for yourself :)
     
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    Your post is completely irrational, emotional and typically Liberal. I wish you would change your name to the Socialist/Communist Party and be done with it. You don't even try to hide it anymore.
     

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