Former Pennsylvania Governor and Democratic stalwart Ed Rendell is lauding the progress of Obamacare, calling the past several days ‚Äúa great week‚ÄĚ for the program amid continued issues with signups and the website.
‚ÄúAs time goes on, as the kinks are totally smoothed out of the system, people are going to find that this bill ‚ÄĒ the 31 million who never had health care are going to find that it‚Äôs like‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ Cue biblical drum-roll)‚Äú‚Ä¶manna from heaven.‚ÄĚ
Jim Lincoln wrote: Well, Mike of N.Y., I should have taken a breath, if I messed up a URL, to make it hard to find a URL, such as, the Conservative Origins of Obamacare...
Jim, please explain how a plan that was advocated by Jimmy Carter, Edward Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, etc. in 1976 is some how the brain child of the republicans 13 years later? But alas apparently we did not go back far enough to its democratic (progressive) roots. The following is from a speech better than a decade before Obamacare given by a group that favored universal health via the government. They readily acknowledge its democratic roots.
Hmm, perhaps people should have signed up with an Android tablet, at least my name is on the list and I didn't have any trouble with the first time I got on. But, do I think a new nirvana has come to the American healthcare scene. But wait for it, hold your breath, for a little bit, no I don't. I follow the news in England, Australia, and Israel. All with more socialized healthcare programs, and they all have had problems. But some healthcare, even if its sometime flaky is sure better than no healthcare.
Jim Lincoln wrote: GSTexas, I'm glad to see you didn't call it Obamacare, since this was a Republican Party idea, even before, Romneycare, which is also GOPcare. from, the very short commentary, krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/conservative-origins-of-obamacare Conservative Origins of Obamacare you will find this link, which might be more to your liking, except for the Republican history of course, URL=http:/healthcarereform.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=004182>History of the Individual Health Insurance Mandate, 1989-2010 Republican Origins of Democratic Health Care Provision.
You should take a breath before posting, Jim. Your packaged responses are beginning to remind of JY's. Are you kin?
NYT(your favorite newspaper), April 16th, 1976 (pay close attention to the year) by Robert Reinhold.
"WASHINGTON, April 16 Jimmy Carter said today that he favored nationwide mandatory health insurance to be financed through employer and payroll taxes as well as general tax revenues."
Seems like it favored a Kennedy-Corman health security plan favored by Humphrey, Jackson and Udall all democrats.(from documented Wikipedia article on Jimmy Carter)
Again, my friend TELL ME HOW IF JIMMY CARTER AND EDWARD KENNEDY SUPPORTED THE PLAN IN 1976. it originated with Republicans 13 years (or how every many you want) later? (a plan they have since repudiated, where do we see ANY democrat repudiating Obamacare--of course some will during next years elections)
Besides, like GS said, it doesn't matter if the reverse of what happened was true and all Republicans voted for it and all democrats opposed, it is a BAD plan. Yet the TRUTH is NO REPUBLICAN voted for Obamacare, and it originated with the dems. It is a democrat plan, you can take ALL the credit for its success and failures. Besides your an independent what do you care if the dems get blamed for Obamacare?
Jim, I don't care what political party obamacare has its origins in, I'm against government run healthcare either way. I personal think the vast majority of politicians (Republican or Democrat) are a bunch of power hungry crooks, that care more about votes, than actually representing "We the people."