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  •  Are you sure McAllister supports ObamaCare? (0+ / 0-)
    McAllister, who self-financed much of his campaign, said he also doesn't believe people should be required to purchase health insurance, though the Obama administration argues that without the mandate it would be fiscally impossible to require companies to provide affordable coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
    The mandate is everything.

    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

    by HairyTrueMan on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 11:07:17 AM PST

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    •  Oh good goddess!!! (6+ / 0-)
      In the campaign, McAllister differentiated himself from Riser by saying he wants to modify the Affordable Care Act to make it work. He also said that he believes Louisiana should accept federal funds under the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid to provide coverage for more uninsured residents, including many poor constituents in the Fifth Congressional District.
      There is a big difference between 'the mandates suck, we should modify Obamacare' and 'the mandates suck, lets destroy the global economy until Barry Obummer repeals his signature legislation'.

      This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

      by DisNoir36 on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 11:15:48 AM PST

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      •  He wants to "modify" the ACA... (0+ / 0-)

        by removing the essence of the law: the individual mandate. And where was the Democrat in this race? A Republican who dislikes ObamaCare beat a Republican who hates ObamaCare and you think it's a sign of good things to come?

        Okay then...

        I'll be eagerly watching this race next year to see if McAllister is still planning to fix the law.

        If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

        by HairyTrueMan on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 11:26:43 AM PST

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        •  People voted for him because he wants to (4+ / 0-)

          accept Medicaid money. That's 400,000 people in Louisiana who had NOTHING who will now have healthcare. Get it?

          •  Nothing wrong with wanting more money... (0+ / 0-)

            for your state. Doesn't mean he supports the ACA though. In fact, McAllister is against the individual mandate. He would vote with Republicans to eliminate it.

            If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

            by HairyTrueMan on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 12:14:16 PM PST

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        •  What part of 'modify' do you not get? (1+ / 0-)
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          Modify means change.  Hell there are many progressives who fucking hate the mandate and would drop it if we could.  

          You're really being obtuse here.  It's simple.  One guy says he wants to end Obamacare while another guy says he wants to modify and would be willing to expand Medicaid.  The other guy wins by a wide margin. That was the only substantive difference between the two.  

          There was no republican because it was a beat red district.  You know the very same type of district which we've been told has increasingly elected tea bagging nut sacks because they have no fear of veering towards the center.  Yet here is a GOP running towards not only the center but Obama and he wins OVERWHELMINGLY.  

          So you can sit there and elect to be a negative Nellie all you want.  I'll elect to consider the possibility that, when viewed in conjunction with the elections in other states such as VA and NJ, that the electorate is veering slightly left even with the hiccups in the websites.  

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          by DisNoir36 on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 11:43:20 AM PST

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          •  Modify... (1+ / 0-)
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            mod·i·fy[ móddə f ]
            make small changes to something: to make a minor change or alteration to something, or change slightly, especially in order to improve
            Removing the mandate is not a small change; It would destroy the essence of the law. That math wouldn't work out even in theory without the individual mandate. This is exactly why the President has refused to even DELAY it, let alone eliminate it. Obama would veto any bill that removes the mandate because he knows that it would gut his signature accomplishment. Without young, healthy people paying for insurance and others paying the tax penalty, the cost to insure people with pre-existing conditions and 26-year-old kids would be cost prohibitive. Insurance companies would have to raise their premiums drastically to make a profit.

            What I'm saying is that without the mandate, there is no ObamaCare. If you are against the mandate, you are against ObamaCare. Or am I just being obtuse?

            If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

            by HairyTrueMan on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 12:12:40 PM PST

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