GOP-led House again targets Obama health care law

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  • deseret pete robertson, Wy
    Jan. 13, 2014 4:23 p.m.

    If the Dems think the website is safe why are they against the bill. --- All they have to do is say it's safe and everyone will believe them -- ie: "If you like your plan you can keep it and if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor period" .

  • Kafantaris WARREN, OH
    Jan. 11, 2014 5:37 a.m.

    "The goal of the Affordable Care Act is to expand coverage to tens of millions of Americans who lack insurance, to lower health care costs, to increase access to preventive services and to eliminate some of the pre-existing condition requirements that insurance companies have used to deny coverage."
    What's wrong with that?

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Jan. 11, 2014 5:09 a.m.

    I can't get over what some one posted once; to be a part of a family you need some responsibility's. Ain't these guys sapostta be the fathers of the country.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Jan. 10, 2014 8:35 p.m.

    LOL. YOu mean this one?

    H. R. 3121

    "To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related
    reconciliation provisions, to promote patient-centered health care, and
    for other purposes"

    It was introduced in the GOP house in September. No votes, not much has happened.

    Another bill to repeal the ACA

    Same ole GOP song

    Thats it? Thats the GOP plan?

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 10, 2014 7:06 p.m.

    only in the republican sound chamber can going from nearly 40 million people without insurance to 5 million people not having access to insurance (or even if we by their numbers of 9 million) be seen as a failure. 5 or 9 million is still to many and needs to be resolved but its hardly a failure.

  • Bob K portland, OR
    Jan. 10, 2014 5:30 p.m.

    Republicans refused to help with this necessary reform -- probably, they could have contributed a lot of good ideas.

    No new legislation to help America
    No plans to stimulate the economy
    No immigration reform

    All one has to do is watch TV news-- the commercials are mostly from pill pushing companies making billions, and paying millions per day to stop Congress from cutting down on their lucrative racket.

  • Luke Nelson West Valley City, UT
    Jan. 10, 2014 4:18 p.m.


    You can find the H.R. 3121 Bill Text, titled The American Health Care Reform Act on the Republican Study Committee website.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Jan. 10, 2014 1:31 p.m.

    "Just look it up. "

    Help me find it David. Show me where they have penned actual legislation and put it up for a vote. Not just drive by ideas. Actual legislation on paper.

    I will wait...

  • David Centerville, UT
    Jan. 10, 2014 12:43 p.m.

    The GOP have a plan. Look it up. It involves increasing competition among insurance companies, tort reform, requiring insurance companies to accept all pre-existing conditions (as it stands in Obamacare), helping people take advantage of HSAs, etc. There are a number of proposals.

    Just look it up. The media aren't inclined to help Republicans, so you actually have to seek and study the Republican proposals, instead of just getting your info from cable news.

  • Vanceone Provo, UT
    Jan. 10, 2014 12:24 p.m.

    Remember the Hippocratic oath--first, do no harm? Obama has violated that at every turn.

    The patient is complaining about a small cut on his foot. We must do something, say the Democrats. Obama's plan? If we put the patient in a tourniquet, he won't feel the cut in his foot. Now, the patient is complaining that his entire leg either hurts or is swelling up. Republicans say, "Take off the tourniquet!" Obama and the Dems say, "That's your plan? Idiots! How is that helping his foot?! But you are right, it's not optimal! This was never our plan in the first place, but we read a republican study that mentioned bandaids once, so the current pain is all your fault, Republicans!!! Our plan, and what we really wanted to do, was put a noose around his neck--then he will never have to worry about the foot problem ever again! Single Hanger, baby! "

    And that's true, the person quickly would not worry about his foot. But maybe the Republicans are right--wouldn't you rather just deal with the cut in your foot instead of Obama's "Cure?"

  • Vanceone Provo, UT
    Jan. 10, 2014 12:17 p.m.

    Ah yes... liberals are here trying to blame the Republicans. What do you have against these two bills? You guys complain that Republicans aren't trying to do anything to fix the bill. So here we are, a story where the Republicans are trying to mandate that if someone steals your credit information, the government should tell you that you've been hacked.

    You liberals clearly disagree, right? The government can hide all the security issues, right? Letting people know their credit card number was stolen is a bad idea, right?

    Hey, guess what? After Obama and company assured us that it was all fixed, the website is working perfectly hunky dory, and we all need to sign up NOW!!!--they fired the company in charge of the website, CGI Federal. Because, they said, CGI was too incompetent to fix the site. Tell me, if the site was totally fixed, or even MOSTLY fixed, why did we just fire the company to spend another 90 million at least on a new one? Could it be that Obama was--gasp!--lying to us when he said the problems were over?

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 10, 2014 11:59 a.m.

    Still amazing that there is no Republican alternative.
    Want to see about an alternative tax plan/budget? Look up "Paul Ryan Plan"
    Why is there no "Boehner Health Plan" or a "McConnell Medical Plan"?
    Why is there no leadership on the Republican side?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 10, 2014 11:04 a.m.

    47 attempts to repeal the Affordable care act.

    47 failures. Cost to the tax payer? $50 million dollars.

    400 Republican filibusters in the Senate.

    Least productive congress in history.

    82 judicial blocks under Obama.

    86 for every other President in American history.

    Republicans failed to meet with Democrats x18 times beforeā€¦

    the government shutdown. Costing American tax payers another $24 billion dollars.

    But hey! Let's try to stop the ACA again! What could go wrong? (Sarcasm)

    Is it any wonder America is watching the Republican party with disdain? When 1) They have no alternatives. 2) They only want what they want and no compromise. And the not only fail to offer working policies, but continue failed ones.

    Mountanman uses the word 'lie' x9 times.

    And yet we have 4,000+ American troops who died on the fields of Iraq over weapons..

    that never existed.

    The GOP healthcare plan seems pretty obvious.

    Die quickly.

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 10, 2014 9:59 a.m.

    Do the republicans have any ideas that could improve America, or have the simply adopted the talk radio platform of attack attack attack. I think they would have a better chance of winning if they put forward real ideas, real solutions to problems, rather than simply attack the other side.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Jan. 10, 2014 8:48 a.m.

    Watching the continued plays by the GOP to dismantle Obamacare reminds me of those old Wiley E. Coyote acts to catch the Road Runner. Just as he never suceeded we all got a good laugh at his latest, ludicrous traps that went awry.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Jan. 10, 2014 7:29 a.m.

    Everything the Democrats told us and are telling us about Obamacare is a pack of lies! They lied and bribed congress (the Louisiana purchase, etc) to us to get it passed, lied to us about what was in it ("If you like your healthcare you can keep it") they are lying about how many people signed up (sign says 9 million, its actually less than one third that number, by their own numbers but they are hiding the data about who signed up and we don't know how many signed into Medicaid). They lied and are still lying about higher deductibles, higher co-pays and higher premiums for 6 millions Americans, soon to be 40 million! Lie after lie after lie! And they think they are helping America with their lies! Someone needs to finally tell the TRUTH!