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Well, not really.

BUT we should keep asking them, until they finally explain:

"Hey GOP, you hate the ACA so much -- What's your Health Care Plan called?"

And then sit back and count the hems and haws, and muffled guffaws.

In the meantime, we can help them along with few 'friendly suggestions' ...

for those of them who can't keep their talking points in a row.


The Republican Health Care needs a Name. Let's help them out.

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  •  "Don't Care" should have been one of the choices (8+ / 0-)

    It's the true rethug answer to any problem, except taxes for the obscenely rich.

    May you live in interesting times--Chinese curse

    by oldcrow on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 08:04:59 PM PST

  •  typo ... sorry (0+ / 0-)

    the poll question should read

    The Republican Health Care Plan needs a Name. Let's help them out.

    sorry for the omission.

    much as the GOP is sorry for their non-existent Plan.

  •  How could you forget the (3+ / 0-)
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    jamess, ladybug53, Naniboujou

    "There's Always the Emergency Room" and the

    "Die In Your Apartment" Plans?

  •  I voted for Greyson's "Don't Get Sick" (3+ / 0-)
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    jamess, ladybug53, Hockeyray

    but I prefer "DIE QUICKLY."

    What do we want? Evidence-based change! When do we want it? After peer review!

    Big-tent progressivism for 21st century Canada:

    by puckmtl on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 08:24:28 PM PST

  •  here's some their thinking on the topic (5+ / 0-)

    Rachel Maddow:  Republican Debate Audience: "Let Them Die"

    link to youtube

    from "The Rachel Maddow Show,", (9/13/2011)

    Tea Party Debate Audience Cheered Idea of Letting Uninsured Patients Die

    by Amy Bingham, -- Sep 13, 2011

    CNN moderator Wolf Blitzer’s hypothetical question about whether an uninsured 30-year-old working man in coma should be treated prompted one of the most boisterous moments of audience participation in the CNN/Tea Party Express.

    “What he should do is whatever he wants to do and assume responsibility for himself,” Paul responded, adding, “That’s what freedom is all about, taking your own risk. This whole idea that you have to compare and take care of everybody…”

    The audience erupted into cheers, cutting off the Congressman’s sentence.

    After a pause, Blitzer followed up by asking “Congressman, are you saying that society should just let him die?” to which a small number of audience members shouted “Yeah!”

  •  Robert Reich's article today says this (5+ / 0-)
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    about the Republicans and the ACA:

    They are hell-bent on destroying the Affordable Care Act in Americans’ minds....Every Republican in Washington has been programmed to use the word “disaster” whenever mentioning the Act, always refer to it as Obamacare, and demand its repeal...The idea is to make the Act so detestable it becomes the fearsome centerpiece of the midterm elections of 2014 — putting enough Democrats on the defensive they join in seeking its repeal or at least in amending it in ways that gut it (such as allowing insurers to sell whatever policies they want as long as they want, or delaying it further). Link
    Reich says we've got to fight back.  Your suggestion of deriding non-existent Republican healthcare plans is a good one.

    The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right. -- Judge Learned Hand, May 21, 1944

    by ybruti on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 08:59:21 PM PST

  •  Republicans speak in code. It's never about (1+ / 0-)
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    what they are talking about. Just so, the opposition to the PPACA, aka Obamacare, is not about health. Though it is about insurance companies and banks.
    The legislation stripped the banks, including local and state banks, of the student loan gravy train. Not only are there no more guaranteed loans that can amass fees with no need to account for the fact that the education purchased was for naught, but start-up educational programs are no longer guaranteed a captive clientelle.
    Also, even though private insurance companies selling health policies continue in business and under state supervision, if they want new clients, their profit is capped. Which means there is less money to funnel to the banks.
    So, local bankers and insurance brokers, the source of political candidates, as well as the seed money that propells them and keeps them in office, have been seriously affected by legislation that the numbskulls probably didn't bother to read 'cause they were sure it could be repealed just as soon as the next election was held. They got the bodies in 2010, but they didn't get the legislative skills needed to repeal anything.
    It may be easier to undo a bow than it is to tie one, but legislation is not easily reversible. DADT took almost two decades and it had a flawed moral basis.

    Sometimes speaking in code is grossly flawed. Because Congress was dithering about death panels, the bankers got screwed and now, because they are dithering about computers, patients are being provided with insurance at the same clinic where they already get some minimal care.
    Oh, and the hospitals, those other bastions of the local country club set, are going to have to wean themselves off the Emergency Room and the sauna set. And diet programs offered by the Medicare Advantage clan are going to be phased out.

    Obamacare at your fingertips: 1-800-318-2596; TTY: 1-855-889-4325

    by hannah on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 03:54:57 AM PST

  •  Didn't you hear their plan? (2+ / 0-)
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    As outlined by Sarah Palin recently when she said:

    "The plan is to allow those things that had been proposed over many years to reform a health care system in America that certainly does need more help so that there's more competition, there's less tort reform threat, there's less trajectory of the cost increases? And those plans have been proposed over and over again. And what thwarts those plans? It's the far left. It's President Obama and his supporters who will not allow the Republicans to usher in free market, patient-centered, doctor-patient relationship links to reform health care!"
    Can't get any more specific than that, eh?

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

    by deebee on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 07:02:20 AM PST

  •  Leeches for all? (1+ / 0-)
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    Leeches and bleeding to balance the humours, just like the founding fathers used.  If it was good enough for Jefferson it is good enough for us!  

    The could also throw in a few of Rushes "Thunderclaps" for good measure (calomel and Jalap resin - when they were done with you, it felt so good you didn't notice the broken arm)

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