Top Republicans Demand Obama Provide Coverage

Posted by: NucleusG4

Top Republicans Demand Obama Provide Coverage - 03/08/13 07:58 AM


Republicans voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act more than three dozen times, ran on a pledge to eliminate the law on “day one,” and sought to underfund the measure at every opportunity. But since the Supreme Court upheld the ACA and President Obama won re-election the political dynamics of reform have changed: Republican governors are slowly embracing elements of the law and Congressional Republicans are no longer scheduling votes to repeal it.
In another sign of the growing political support for health reform — or the sense that opposing its most popular elements has become politically perilous — a group of top House Republicans have written a letter to President Obama asking him to preserve a temporary program included in the law that provides health care coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.
The so-called Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) was designed as a bridge to the exchanges for families and individuals who don’t have an offer of coverage from an employer and cannot find insurance in the individual market. The $5 billion program, which covers only sick people is incredibly costly, and will soon stop processing new applicants.
Republicans however, are incensed, and are demanding that the White House shift funds from prevention or comparative effectiveness research to keep the PCIP running.


More at the link.
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/03/...ions/?mobile=nc
Posted by: DLC

Re: Top Republicans Demand Obama Provide Coverage - 03/10/13 07:50 AM

HYPOCRISY runs deep in the GOP !! grin

maybe we should change their abbreviation to GHP !!
Posted by: MrB

Re: Top Republicans Demand Obama Provide Coverage - 03/10/13 01:31 PM

Originally Posted By: DLC
HYPOCRISY runs deep in the GOP !! grin

maybe we should change their abbreviation to GHP !!



Like I've been saying. It really doesn't make any difference what the Democrats propose or offer. The Republicans are going to find some reason to be against it.
That's what they always do.

Dave
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Top Republicans Demand Obama Provide Coverage - 03/10/13 03:59 PM

Originally Posted By: MrB
Originally Posted By: DLC
HYPOCRISY runs deep in the GOP !! grin

maybe we should change their abbreviation to GHP !!



Like I've been saying. It really doesn't make any difference what the Democrats propose or offer. The Republicans are going to find some reason to be against it.
That's what they always do.

Dave


Would you say that attitude is a bit childish?
Posted by: MrB

Re: Top Republicans Demand Obama Provide Coverage - 03/10/13 07:51 PM

Not sure childish is right, but from what I've seen in my lifetime, political members of the two parties generally find opposition to the proposals of the other party. But then their constituents who are steadfast party members do also.

Dave
Posted by: DLC

Re: Top Republicans Demand Obama Provide Coverage - 03/10/13 08:26 PM

I don't see it as visceral on the D side. Many Dems went along with a lot of BS supporting GW much to their chagrin !! The Iraq war the worst.

Childish is too mild a description... more like a 2 yr old's temper tantrum !! wink
cry Wah-wah-wah- WE didn't win... Wah-wah-wah- WE didn't get our way !! Wah-wah-wah !! cry

Remember you can reason with most children - not so with GOP "heads". Like trying to get rational with D. Trump...