Repealing Obama's health care law won't be easy

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 17, 2012 8:46 a.m.

    LDS Lib,
    If Romeny were like BO (thank heaven he is NOT!), he could issue an executive order telling the entire executive branch not to enforce a single provision of Obamacare (remember BO and his executive order which was a de facto passage of the dream act?). If Romney were to be like that, one executive order is all it would take. My, would you not howl then!?

    As Hellooo said, repael and replace with nothing would be better than leaving it in place. It is NOT the responsibility of the federal government to provide health care or even health insurance for everyone. it is NOT!

    Chaliceman,
    repeal IS the objective. It is a horrible bill.

  • chaliceman Salt Lake City, UT
    July 17, 2012 7:56 a.m.

    The title of this article is biased. It implies that repealing Obamacare is an objective. I, for one, am in favor of it. It is not perfect but I am angry that my wife is denied health coverage because of a head injury she had while we were living in another state and now she cannot get coverage here in Utah. I am angry because insurance providers cancel coverage if they see that their client represents a big risk to them or limits the life time coverage. Health insurance is supposed to be there when we need it not cancel us because we need it. With our current system, those 50,000,000 who are either denied coverage or can't afford it are cared for by the rest of us who are paying premiums and taxes. If we all were to pay premiums, the providers would have the funds to cover all of us when we need coverage. It will still be administered by insurance providers competing in a capitalist market, not a socialist system. It will not effect the quality of our care nor our ability to chose our providers.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    July 16, 2012 2:46 p.m.

    re:LDS Liberal

    HA! My goodness did you not read my entire post? I said - "If the GOP gets the senate back - that's the real key here to repeal of Obamacare. With a GOP Senate and the Presidency and retaining the House I would say Obamacare will be fully repealed no later than February 2013".

    So once again - all that is needed is a simple signature on the "repeal bill" that has been passed by the GOP House and Senate. President Romney then simply signs the "repeal bill" and it is law - no more Obamacare. Yes it really is that easy.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    July 16, 2012 1:59 p.m.

    patriot
    Cedar Hills, UT
    bladersash! Getting rid of Obamacare is as easy as a signature on a piece of paper by Pres Rmoney.

    11:51 a.m. July 16, 2012

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    patriot,

    What planet are you on?

    The President of the United States is not God or King.

    He can no more sign a piece of paper and repeal a law
    Legally passed by the U.S. House,
    U.S. Senate,
    signed by a sitting U.S. President,
    and
    UPHELD by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Please --

    For the sake of our country, STOP trampling the Constitution.

    It's ironic,
    the group who touts protecting the Constitution,
    tramples it more than any gorup I've ever seen.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    July 16, 2012 11:51 a.m.

    bladersash! Getting rid of Obamacare is as easy as a signature on a piece of paper by Pres Rmoney. If the GOP gets the senate back - that's the real key here to repeal of Obamacare. With a GOP Senate and the Presidency and retaining the House I would say Obamacare will be fully repealed no later than February 2013. It really isn't that difficult. One BIG help is the fact that most of the mandates don't kick in fully until 2014. I think the liberal press would like to project the lie that Obamacare will be hard to repeal but it simply is a lie. Now if OBama somehow gets another 4 years (heaven forbid) then I would say we are cooked - there is no way to repeal the thing without major political trauma and the US will well on its way to full bankruptcy like Greece and other socialist European countries.

  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2012 10:41 a.m.

    In the case of Affordable Care Act, nothing would be a huge improvement. Because the Act itself is so damaging to affordable care. Any progressive should be appalled by its use of insurance as the means to improve access, when as the expenses mount those firms will simple leave the market. Also, single payer is a nice catch phrase, but where exactly is a working model of such in a country the size of the USA. Certainly, it is not Europe, which has more than 17. The closest is China, and they have left that model long ago, replacing it with a combination system that includes public and private delivery, which is the model most large modern countries have. Even England has a two tier dual system that is a mixed public and private system. Further, contrary to what the article suggests with a few simple modifications the most objectionable portions of the Act can be stricken from the law and with less than half the taxes in the current law a State based network of public care with strong state control and oversight can both improve access and finally place some measures in place to reduce costs.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    July 16, 2012 10:19 a.m.

    Agreed.

    Repeal and Replace with WHAT?
    The GOP has had NOTHING to counter-offer,
    and all I've ever heard is Repeal, period.

    Repeal and Replace with a Single Payer system is the only thing better than RObamneycare.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    July 16, 2012 9:58 a.m.

    obama groupies amaze me. this guy jammed this bill through without anyone reading it. that was deliberate. kool aid drinkers will love this bill when they pay taxes that they didn't know would be imposed. other than the military, what does the federal government run that is run efficiently and better than the private sector?..................i'm waiting to hear.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    July 16, 2012 8:33 a.m.

    The Republicans have not put forth a single plan that substantially reduces the number of uninsured.

    Republican's stated goal was to make sure Obama was a one-term president, yet they blame Obama for the divisivness.
    There is one group that has lower poll ratings than Congress, and that is the Republicans in Congress.

    This country will not move foward unless the parties work together. I cant see that happening with the current crop of Republicans.

    Please, where are the adults???

  • Midwest Mom Soldiers Grove, WI
    July 16, 2012 6:52 a.m.

    Repeal and replace "Obamacare." Yes, that's the GOP rallying cry, but replace it with what? Romney says it will be "something" cheaper, "something" more efficient, "something" that will be better for everyone. For all the political money that is being spent to destroy the Affordable Care Act, those against reform are having a tough time of identifying what that "something" will be. But rest assured, it will be "something" wonderful.

    Progressives, like myself, wanted single payer. If the GOP were really sincere about addressing costs and giving Americans freedom of choice, then they should support allowing those of us who wanted to buy into a single payer system the option to do so. When the dust settled, after the stampede, I think that there would be very few people left standing in line for private insurance.

    Currently, we have the most expensive system in the world, with far from the best outcomes. It is unsustainable and it is making it difficult, if not impossible, for American businesses to compete.