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Senate won't bring Upton fix to floor
« on: November 15, 2013, 03:29:52 PM »
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/190431-senate-wont-bring-upton-fix-to-floor

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Senate Democrats do not expect to vote on the ObamaCare fix the House approved on Friday with 39 Democratic votes, according to a senior Democratic aide.

The aide said there is not any pressure on the Senate Democratic leadership to bring the legislation sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) to the floor.

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“There is a difference between constructive fixes designed to improve the law and bills that would gut it,” said the senior Democratic aide. “The Upton bill is the latter.”

Upton’s bill would allow insurance companies to offer the less expensive, limited plans that do not meet all of the more stringent requirements under ObamaCare.

Millions of people have been told their existing plans have been or will be canceled, and the GOP bill is meant to address that.

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) has sponsored rival legislation that would require insurance companies to offer the old plans. She has panned Upton’s proposal.

“The House bill guts and undercuts and drives a Mack truck through the Affordable Care Act by not only allowing people that had policies to keep them but allowing new people to sign on,” she said. “Their whole purpose is to undermine and throw the markets out of wack and make the Affordable Care Act not work.”

Landrieu’s bill would mandate that insurance companies allow people to keep their plans if they prefer them to the options available through government exchanges. It would also require insurance companies to send notices to people who keep their plans informing them of the ways it does not meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has yet to commit to putting Landrieu’s bill on the floor.

Some Democrats argue a legislative fix is not necessary.


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Re: Senate won't bring Upton fix to floor
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 03:56:30 PM »
Reid follows Obama's orders. Period!

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Re: Senate won't bring Upton fix to floor
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 04:24:18 PM »
Reid follows Obama's orders. Period!

Good!! :beer: Let the commiecrats show how much they REALLY care about the plight of Americans. :th_10444:
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Re: Senate won't bring Upton fix to floor
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013, 04:46:49 PM »
If Mary REALLY wants to be re-elected, why doesn't she get behind some bill to waive the exemption she and her staff got? Oh, nevermind . . .

The ACA should stand on its own merits. Bye-bye, Mary.

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Re: Senate won't bring Upton fix to floor
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2013, 04:53:41 PM »
Rush was hoping for this today. He wants no Republican fingerprints on Obamacare at all, even if they are from trying to 'help' the Democrats.
 
The Dems did it alone, by cloak and dagger, and at midnight. They did it. They have to own it.
 
In an ironic twist of fate, Obama/Reid are doing exactly what Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives want them to do. lol
 
 
You cannot "COEXIST" with people who want to kill you.

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Re: Senate won't bring Upton fix to floor
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2013, 04:57:36 PM »
and other conservatives want them to do. lol
Would  that be talking a hike off a short pier by chance?  :whistle:    :smokin:     :patriot:  8888madkitty  :king:


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Re: Senate won't bring Upton fix to floor
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2013, 05:31:18 PM »
Rush was hoping for this today. He wants no Republican fingerprints on Obamacare at all, even if they are from trying to 'help' the Democrats.
 
The Dems did it alone, by cloak and dagger, and at midnight. They did it. They have to own it.
 
In an ironic twist of fate, Obama/Reid are doing exactly what Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives want them to do. lol

Now they can say we tried.
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Re: Senate won't bring Upton fix to floor
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2013, 08:52:04 PM »
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“The House bill guts and undercuts and drives a Mack truck through the Affordable Care Act by not only allowing people that had policies to keep them but allowing new people to sign on,” she said. “Their whole purpose is to undermine and throw the markets out of wack and make the Affordable Care Act not work.”

Now here's an quote to use by her Republican opponent.  By the time the 2014 elections roll around, Obamacare's going to more unpopular than it is now.   Landrieu's going to choke on those words.

Let's hope she keeps talking.
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Re: Senate won't bring Upton fix to floor
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2013, 08:24:01 AM »
I guess the democrats were "actually for it before they were against it." :silly:
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