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  •  That's the problem to look out for (7+ / 0-)

    scope creep.

    If this works to put Republicans on the spot over protecting insurers over consumers, good. If it helps highlight that insurers are screwing people over to get them in more expensive plans, good.

    If it's the start of an eroding of the laws protections, bad.

    I'm liking the politics here, not liking the policy.

    "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. [...] There would be no place to hide."--Frank Church

    by Joan McCarter on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 09:06:40 AM PST

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    •  No, that's *THE* problem (2+ / 0-)
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      sotiredofusernames, Victor Ward

      You can't look at this in isolation. If this bill passes, the law is basically toast. If we're going to get an emergency fix passed because people are getting cancellations, just wait until the insurers have to jack up premiums because of the fix.

      You can't fix one problem that's going to create a bigger one.

      This whole thing is yet another unforced error from the Obama team involving being chickenshit.

      Obama also campaigned on a plan without an individual mandate. That was the only substantive policy difference between him and Hillary (despite what people believed) and he didn't intervene to restore that promise.

      This is madness.

      •  Why can't they just keep their premium? (0+ / 0-)

        Most of the outrage is just healthy/wealthy sticker shock.

        Why can't the subsidies be expanded so those who were paying $X in 2013 pay the same for their exchange policy choice?

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