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(2008)Obama's call was an echo of a speech he made last April when he said Democrats "need to cling to the core values that make us Democrats, the belief in universal health care, the belief in universal education, and then we should be agnostic in terms of how to achieve those values."
His argument Thursday not only will be considered through the prism of the presidential campaign, but weighed against rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's ill-fated plan to overhaul the health care insurance system (1993) when she was first lady. usatoday30.usatoday.com...
But officials aren’t sure it’s possible to make that happen in less than six months. Given the narrow timeframe, they intend to simultaneously start shifting the Massachusetts exchange, known as the Connector, to HealthCare.gov.
A move by Massachusetts to the federal exchange would represent a symbolic blow for local Obamacare supporters. Massachusetts built the model of a state-run exchange in 2006, a result of the health care reform effort by then-Gov. Mitt Romney. The RomneyCare exchange, which helped the state provide health coverage to more than 97 percent of residents, became the template for the Obamacare version.
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The reason for Massachusetts Healthcare Reform in the first place is two-fold: political pressure to put a vote to affordable coverage on the ballot, and Federal government pressure for the state to reign in some of the most expensive healthcare costs in the nation.
In 2008, two years after the reform act, health insurance premiums remained a problem. The cost of healthcare was a growing burden on individuals, businesses, and government. Then, the Massachusetts legislature enacted an array of measures related to health care costs and quality like the development of uniform coding and billing standards and prohibitions against hospitals seeking payment for preventable complications from medical errors, all of which helped add to costs.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America..........
originally posted by: tavi45
a reply to: xuenchen
I guess you'll ignore the fact that when Obama won twice Republicans SCREAMED BLOODY MURDER about how the election meant nothing and he had no mandate.
They were right too !
Republican wins. It's a mandate. Democrat wins. It's a tragedy and a threat to democracy.
The mandate started with the 2010 elections !
Reminds me of another hypocrisy Republicans engage in. When a Muslim beheads someone it's Islamic terrorism. When a Christian beheads someone its an isolated incident of a mentally ill man.
Pointless - off topic !
I don't hate Republicans. I sure do hate the endless hypocrisy though.
Good for You !
originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: Aazadan
Your analysis gives many people hope that Republicans will prevail for possibly decades.
It's looks like the general public has had it with all the malarkey.
The entire Democrat Party structure has completely collapsed.
Obama will now make mistakes that will knock eyes out of peoples' heads.
The dropping jaws will break concrete.
It's all over.
R.I.P. Democrat Party.