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Offline Rapunzel

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 Ron Johnson on Obamacare: ‘We’ve Got to Start Talking about Transitioning’
By NRO Staff
December 9, 2013 12:31 PM

In a visit to NR’s New York office, Senator Ron Johnson said the fight against Obamacare is entering a new phase: “We’ve got to start talking about transitioning.” Johnson won his Senate seat in 2010 based in large part on his fierce opposition to Obamacare, which he still adamantly opposes as an assault on Americans’ liberty and criticizes in the harshest terms (look no further than his recent weekly radio address). But simple repeal is no longer enough, he believes. He says that Republicans have to acknowledge that the law now exists. “How do you repeal?” he asks. “Yeah, you can get rid of the law, but what do you do with what’s already there?” He continues, “Am I opposed to state-based exchanges? No.” He thinks “it may be that they can be usable.” “I’m all for repeal,” he stipulates, “but it’s there. What do you do with what’​s there? . . . .We’ve got to start talking about the reality of the situation.” He says that his approach, acknowledging the reality of the new structures put in place by Obamacare and offering a positive alternative, might be summarized as “repeal, dismantle, and transition to something better.”
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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He's right.

It will be impossible to simply throw everything out.  But, use the exchanges, sell across state lines, repeal the individual and employee mandate, and introduce tax credits.

Shut down the IPAB, remove EVERY mandate for coverage and let buyers choose the coverage they want and need.  Reintroduce and encourage HSAs.
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Offline Cincinnatus

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It will be impossible to simply throw everything out.  But, use the exchanges, sell across state lines, repeal the individual and employee mandate, and introduce tax credits.

Shut down the IPAB, remove EVERY mandate for coverage and let buyers choose the coverage they want and need.  Reintroduce and encourage HSAs.


And then watch as Obama vetoes all of that.
We shall never be abandoned by Heaven while we act worthy of its aid ~~ Samuel Adams


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