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GOPer Advantage on Health Care

Mar
17

Jonathan Cohn points out the GOPer advantage whenever they have to come up with an alternative health care plan:

...[T]he vast majority of Republican officials have zero interest in health care reforms that significantly increase access to care.

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Lindsey's Bold Prediction

Oct
13

Can't wait to see how this plays out:

"To our Democratic friends, you own Obamacare and it's going to be the political gift that keeps on giving," [Sen. Lindsey Graham] said. "So the shutdown will be old news next year; Obamacare's faults will be front and center in 2014, if we don't screw this up." [transcript]

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Health Care, Again

Apr
06

Ezra Klein has an extremely methodical take-down of what conservative columnist, Ben Domenech, bills as the "GOP's eight-point plan to replace Obamacare".

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Bob Schieffer (CBS) on Health Care : Obamacare Sucks and I Got Mine!

Jul
15

Bob Schieffer made this throw-away comment before moving on to more important matters:

"We need health care reform, but I'm a long way from believing the president's plan was the best way to go about it."

Anyone got any idea what Bob Schieffer's preferred solution is beyond making it to 65, taking advantage of Medicare and having CBS make up the difference?

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Single Payer Health Care in America

May
26

Give us an inch and we'll take a mile! (Hee, hee, hee).

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None for All and All for None

Feb
03

Jack Balkin explains the real motivation behind the GOPer assault on universal health care:

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Barack Obama: 'I Feel Lucky'

May
20

Jonathan Chait quotes a TNR account of Obama choosing to go all out on health care reform rather than piecemeal as recommended by Emanuel and Biden, among others:

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HCR : 'First Major Progressive Legislative Achievement of the 21st Century'

Mar
26

This is how Greg Sargent put the successful passage of HCR in his 'Morning Plum' for today:

A new era in American politics dawns this morning, in the wake of the House's successful passage of the reconciliation fix last night. The first major progressive legislative achievement of the 21st Century has now been achieved.

I like the sound of that!

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It's Been a Long Time Coming ...

Mar
21

... But I Know A Change Gonna Come

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