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Hillary: I'm Open to Changes to Obamacare
« on: February 27, 2014, 08:33:47 AM »
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Hillary: I'm Open to Changes to Obamacare
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:02 PM

By: REUTERS

Hillary Clinton, who leads the pack of potential Democratic 2016 presidential contenders, defended Obamacare on Wednesday but added she was open to "evidence-based changes" in the program, CNN reported.

President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law is shaping up as a hot-button campaign issue in congressional elections in November and possibly the 2016 White House race.

The law, which seeks to extend health coverage to millions of uninsured or underinsured people, has been under steady attack by Republicans, who say it is too costly, kills jobs and robs many Americans of healthcare choices.

"I think we are on the right track in many respects," CNN quoted Clinton as saying in remarks in Orlando, Fla., to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

"But I would be the first to say if things aren't working, then we need people of good faith to come together and make evidence-based changes," said Clinton, who led a failed effort to pass healthcare reform during the administration of her husband, Bill Clinton.

Among issues she said should be addressed were small businesses of 50 or more employees providing health coverage and companies moving people to part-time from full-time work to avoid making healthcare contributions.

Clinton praised Obamacare for allowing people under 26 to stay on their parents' healthcare plans and broadening access to preventive care.

She said all the "misinformation" was making it difficult to discuss the law in Washington.

"Part of the challenge is to clear away all the smoke and try to figure out what is working and what isn't," Clinton, who served as secretary of state in Obama's first term, was quoted by CNN as saying.

"What do we need to do to try to fix this? Because it would be a great tragedy, in my opinion, to take away what has now been provided."

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Re: Hillary: I'm Open to Changes to Obamacare
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 08:59:05 AM »
how 'bout outright repeal?

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Re: Hillary: I'm Open to Changes to Obamacare
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 09:18:54 AM »
how 'bout outright repeal?

I don't think she was talking about improving it for the people.  I think she meant she's open to making it more costly, with less coverage, to help the government afford it. :thumbsdown:
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Re: Hillary: I'm Open to Changes to Obamacare
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 09:34:09 AM »
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She said all the "misinformation" was making it difficult to discuss the law in Washington.

Does she really think this line thrown in with the gentle she will fix what needs fixing will work?
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: Hillary: I'm Open to Changes to Obamacare
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 09:43:31 AM »
I don't think she was talking about improving it for the people.  I think she meant she's open to making it more costly, with less coverage, to help the government afford it. :thumbsdown:

That and making it a more efficient tool to control people.

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Re: Hillary: I'm Open to Changes to Obamacare
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2014, 09:55:04 AM »
how 'bout outright repeal?

It will certainly be repealed.  And, she will replace it with a one party payer government plan.


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Re: Hillary: I'm Open to Changes to Obamacare
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2014, 01:34:31 PM »
It will certainly be repealed.  And, she will replace it with a one party payer government plan.

exactly.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?


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