The Obamacare rebellion

Landmark opposition to flawed health-care reform should be pushed to victory

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If over half the states were suing to block, say, a signature law of the Bush administration, it would be recognized by the media as the landmark it would be.

The case would be front and center on the news in the evening and on the front pages in the morning. It would be called a rebellion, an uprising, historic and more.

Well, it is happening, only with the signature bill of the Obama administration, known colloquially as Obamacare. Over half the states now have joined together in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the legislation.

It is, indeed, unprecedented and historic. But do the "mainstream" media report it that way? Do they question the constitutionality of Obamacare -- or the practicality of Washington insisting on unleashing a leviathan that is so widely opposed in court and the court of public opinion?

Two-thirds of doctors, for instance, say the new health-care law will erode the quality of health care in America.

Where's the media's curiosity, its mission of questioning authority?

Instead, the media are circling the wagons to protect the president they worked so hard to elect, and aiming a jaundiced eye at House Republican efforts to overturn the bill legislatively.

Don't be fooled. This might be being carried out by people in suits, but this is a revolt -- a backlash against an overreaching federal government that, after bankrupting itself, now has its sights set on the private sector.

How can anyone in his right mind think for a minute that a federal government that has the country on the edge of financial disaster is now capable of handling our health care, one sixth of the economy?

Six more states recently joined Florida and 19 others in suing to overturn Obamacare.

Pray they prevail. These battles will go a long way toward determining how free America is in the years to come. If the government can force you to buy health insurance and fine you if you do not, what can't it do? What other activity -- or failure to participate in it -- will a future Congress decide is its business?

The federal government is actually a creation of the states. It used to exist to serve the common interests of the states. Now, it is acting as a dictator might -- actually pursuing policies that more than half the states oppose.

How did we get here? And how do we go back?

This lawsuit may provide the way.

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Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 01/23/11 - 05:29 am
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We need LESS federal

We need LESS federal government and cancellation of ALL social enabling programs such as this.

Techfan
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Techfan 01/23/11 - 05:49 am
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We the PEOPLE of the United

We the PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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old49er
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old49er 01/23/11 - 06:35 am
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The "mainstream" media is not

The "mainstream" media is not going to report on anything that will make the rockstar that they swooned over in 2008 look bad, if they can possibly avoid it. They would rather take cheap shots at Republicans and Tea Party members for daring to require the federal government to act responsibly. If the original states that joined the union could have had any idea how powerful the federal government would one day become, they would never have joined the union.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 01/23/11 - 08:57 am
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"news"media. left. Any
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"news"media. left. Any correlation? jeffrey immelt, ceo of GE and nbc, soon to be Comcast (nbc), is now the chief economic advisor to barry obama. I do not believe Comcast's purchase of nbc and keith olberman's departure are coincidents, nor immelt's appointment. A "reward" for nbc not reporting obama's conversion of America to the left. Beware of the Harvard connection to government. immelt, another member of obama's advisory board and cabinet with ties to the Boston school. cbs and abc have their own agenda and I'm not sure of it's origin other than hatred for Richard Nixon, a not so pleasant man.

carcraft
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carcraft 01/23/11 - 09:23 am
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The press is a bunch of

The press is a bunch of predjudice story spinning aganda pushing meat heads. Give you a good example. An 18 January news story carried in the Augusta Chronicle "Experts see little truth in title GOP attack on health care". There was front page head lines, story page 3. Story ended by basically saying that since people bought thier own health care it would not increase cost to business. 19 January brought a news news story on page 8 of the Augusta Chronicle, no front page head lines. The title of the story "Obama calls for review of business laws". The second paragraph stated "Business groups have bitterly complained about new regulations in health care and the finnancial overhaul...are holding back hiring" Will once the hit piece has been duly puplished and the implication the Republicans are lying has been made we can get on to the truth..

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Riverman1 01/23/11 - 09:47 am
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We may have our differences

We may have our differences about the Obama Health Care Law, but I don't think anyone honestly thinks it will save money as the Democrats have been saying. It's an era where it's never been more important to cut government expenditures.

Chillen
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Chillen 01/23/11 - 11:32 am
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Well, they passed the bill so

Well, they passed the bill so we could see what's in the bill & the American people don't like it. Not one bit. That's why the Nov. elections were so devastating for obama & the liberals.

I like Paul Broun's HR 299 bill that he introduced. First, it repeals obamacare. Then, it has 4 simple points - outlined below from his web site.

1. Allows all individuals & businesses to deduct 100 percent of their health care expenses, including insurance premiums;
2. Strengthens & expands new avenues for affordable health care for sick Americans through state high-risk pools;
3. Expands choice & competition by allowing consumers to shop for health insurance across state lines;
4. Creates association health plans, which would allow businesses, individuals & any entity to form pools that will increase availability and allow their sheer size to negotiate lower costs for their employees or members.

This bill is a WINNER for Americans. I called his office last week to thank him & support him.

WW1949
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WW1949 01/23/11 - 12:29 pm
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Rep Broun's HR 299 sounds

Rep Broun's HR 299 sounds good to me also. We need lower premiums. My went this year to $1026.43 per month with a $1000.00 ded. with Blue Cross. Hospitals and doctors are having to charge so much because of the non payment by the people who have no insurance. Those who do not have insurance should not be able to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical care with no ability to pay and then the costs added to those that do carry insurance.

dani
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dani 01/23/11 - 01:12 pm
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Hey, those ambulance chasers

Hey, those ambulance chasers are on TV any time you want one. Ready to share your ill-gotten gains. So how about some tort reform along with the new proposals.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 01/23/11 - 03:46 pm
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Any bill "passed" behind
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Any bill "passed" behind closed doors, without the benefit of having been read by the electorate is CONSPIRACY. obama and his regime need to be put on trial for conspiracy and treason.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/23/11 - 04:00 pm
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Lindsey Graham must be a no

Lindsey Graham must be a no good son of a gun the way he is going to make that 59 year old woman in Charleston keep working past 62. She walked past him and as he was screaming "Die, old woman" at her, spit was coming out of his mouth on her. If he hadn't twisted her arm behind her back she wouldn't have torn her rotator cuff. She even had surgery after he kicked her after pushing her down. Heartless Republicans.

carcraft
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carcraft 01/23/11 - 04:24 pm
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Obama promised, PROMISED that

Obama promised, PROMISED that C-span would carry the deliberations on health care reform and the bill would be posted 5 days before the bill was signed...LOL Don't see to many libs here today talking up the health care bill..Krauthammer explains how the Dems raised taxes by 750 billion and are only spending 500 billion hence the 250 billion deficit reduction..I've seen better run scams on American Greed...

carcraft
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carcraft 01/23/11 - 04:27 pm
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WW1949- The reason your

WW1949- The reason your premiums went up is because the insurance companies now have to insure everybody reguardless of pre existing illness and have to carry children until they are 26 years old. Sombody has to pay for it so it is those who are responsible enough to buy insurance.

onlysane1left
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onlysane1left 01/23/11 - 08:39 pm
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Those who do not have

Those who do not have insurance should not be able to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical care with no ability to pay and then the costs added to those that do carry insurance.

Thus one of the many problems with the current healthcare system. I just hope one of the people that is denied care is not one with any kind of infectious disease.
Also, the Broun HR 299 is nothing. It does nothing to lower the cost of healthcare. It barely does anything to cover anyone. It just lets the insurance companies run business as usual pre 2004. I don't want some business person whose best interest is his/her bottom line caring about my healthcare. Its like leaving the wolf in charge of the hen house.

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chascush 01/23/11 - 08:46 pm
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onlysane, 'I don't want some

onlysane, 'I don't want some business person whose best interest is his/her bottom line caring about my healthcare. Its like leaving the wolf in charge of the hen house.’
So the Guvamint is better suited to watch over you than you are. Typical liberal.

Chillen
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Chillen 01/23/11 - 08:52 pm
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HR 299 would reduce costs for

HR 299 would reduce costs for healthcare. If you can deduct your premium & all h/c costs from your taxes it could save you thousands annually (if you actually pay taxes). It also does cover everyone. States take care of pre-existing conditions and everyone else can buy what they want.

onlysane1, if you think obamcare will reduce healthcare costs overall you are smoking a little too much of something. Premiums have ALREADY gone up! No doctors or hospitals have lowered their rates that I'm aware of.

I'd much rather have the option to choose from a list of companies who I'd like to use rather than have the govt provide it for me. Talk about someone who doesn't care about you at all. Govt is all about power and greed (for themselves). They don't care about you.

carcraft
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carcraft 01/24/11 - 04:49 am
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Onlysane one left-People with

Onlysane one left-People with infectious diseases are not getting treatment or only partially getting treatment. since the liberals let the mentally incompetent loose to roam the streets in the seventies the mentally incompetent are getting TB and not following throught on treatments etc spreading and creating drug resistance strains. There are many people who don't get medical care because they don't want it. I watched hoarding the other night for the first time. A man and women living in a house full of rabbits and rabbit feces and the man didn't want to do any thing about it!

onlysane1left
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onlysane1left 01/24/11 - 08:07 am
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"So the Guvamint is better

"So the Guvamint is better suited to watch over you than you are. Typical liberal."

I NEVER said that, you assumed that! With that being said, you can have a insurance company person, control your health interest at the cost of their company, I'm not very safe with that idea. Just think about it. And I hear talk of death panels, the afore mentioned idea, is no worse than a death panel, if it is not in the company's best interest to keep me living!

onlysane1, if you think obamcare will reduce healthcare costs overall you are smoking a little too much of something. Premiums have ALREADY gone up! No doctors or hospitals have lowered their rates that I'm aware of.

Before "obamacare" was introduced, my healthcare was going up at an alarming rate and they were cutting costs. Please explain why is that? It is so easy to blame the closet target....

Onlysane one left-People with infectious diseases are not getting treatment or only partially getting treatment. since the liberals let the mentally incompetent loose to roam the streets in the seventies the mentally incompetent are getting TB and not following throught on treatments etc spreading and creating drug resistance strains. There are many people who don't get medical care because they don't want it. I watched hoarding the other night for the first time. A man and women living in a house full of rabbits and rabbit feces and the man didn't want to do any thing about it!

People who dont want to get treatment is a whole other animal. Even with insurance, you can refuse treatment. If you dont have insurance or a means to pay, and you have an infectious disease, according to a previous comment, you should be turned away to become a "Typhoid" Mary.

WW1949
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WW1949 01/24/11 - 08:25 am
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There is no easy answer to

There is no easy answer to the problem with people who depend on the taxpayer for their existance. They never will and never have towed their own weight. Why should the taxpayer waste billions of dollars a year giving them the best health care available. Maybe they could be case studies. See, it gets harder and harder where to draw the line. Where do you stop?

kmb413
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kmb413 01/24/11 - 09:00 am
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Riverman1- please tell me you

Riverman1- please tell me you are being sarcastic with your "She walked past him and as he was screaming "Die, old woman" at her, spit was coming out of his mouth on her." If not, please provide a viable source for this. If you do not it is considered libel. I googled your statements and only find democratic ad campaign messages, and a story about raising the age to 62.
Poor old woman, my mother is 67 and still working strong. I don't consider 59 old.

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