Thursday, November 14, 2013

When GOP House ObamaCare 'Upton plan' returns from Senate it will be a bill to save ObamaCare with mandates and GOP will vote yes-Erick Erickson, RedState

11/13/13, "It's a trap!" Erick Erickson, RedState

"Republicans are walking into a trap and they don’t even realize it. They are about to consider, in the House of Representatives, legislation by Congressman Upton that would allow people to keep their insurance plans. 

There’s a problem though. It is widely acknowledged that Congressman Upton’s legislation is more messaging than substance. His legislation does not have anything in it that can force insurance companies, in the topsy-turvy world of Obamacare, to keep insurance plans going.

But there is a plan than does. Senator Mary Landrieu has written legislation in the United States Senate that the Democrats love. It mandates insurance companies have to keep people on their present insurance. The GOP is supposedly against mandates and against government forcing private businesses and individuals into contracts they don’t want.

Here’s what is going to happen.

The House, with the help of a good number of Democrats, will pass the Upton plan and send it to the Senate. Harry Reid will substitute the Landrieu plan and send it back to the House. The House will be forced to either vote for the Landrieu plan or be characterized as siding with insurance companies against people.

In one fell swoop, the Democrats will have the GOP on record saving Mary Landrieu’s re-election in Louisiana by casting her as the one who saved Americans’ health care plans, and also getting on record as really being in favor of fixing Obamacare with the use of mandates.

In truth, Obamacare is not fixable. The only solution is to fully repeal it. The Republicans should not be helping Democrats with their re-election plans, which is all the are doing with Upton/Landrieu. The GOP is walking right into the trap."


2 among comments to above post:


"americantruth 6 hours ago

"Repeal this nightmare! As an employee of a medical insurance company, Erick IS RIGHT. The cancelled plans are no longer available, gone, kaput, finished, fini!! To "mandate" private companies to scramble to comply with new bureaucratic edicts would JUST HASTEN the further destruction of that industry. AND it amounts to a delay of the individual mandate forcing Americans to purchase health insurance plans "acceptable" to the omniscient-preniscient-benevolent BIG BROTHER. THEN the employer mandate kicks in and we are WORSE off! If you think that 5 MILLION insureds being cancelled is APPALLING, then wait until the employer mandate causes MILLIONS of additional plans to be cancelled. REPEAL it. This was a PLANNED destruction of the insurance industry. 
This country hasn't had a "free market" economy operating within the insurance industry for decades and this is the final lunge for the "kill". Government regulations already interfered with the public's ability to purchase certain medical insurance plans across State lines, impeding the ability of true supply/demand to operate and contribute to competitive pricing.;"....

joshinca 11 hours ago

"The trap is that it's too late for people to keep the cancelled plans - as they haven't been approved by state insurance commissions. So both bills are nothing more
than a scam to put the blame for cancelled policies onto the insurance companies instead of the ACA that caused the cancellations in the first place."


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