Public option seen as only way to save Obamacare

Image result for obamacare is deadThe “public option” is the health care policy idea that won’t die.

Rejected during the 2009 Obamacare debate as too controversial and unnecessary, the public option — in which the government offers insurance that competes directly with private and nonprofit plans — has been resurrected this year by Democrats who say it’s the only way to rescue President Obama’s struggling health care law.

Pressured by Sen. Bernard Sanders, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democrats down the ballot have embraced the idea. Even Mr. Obama has embraced it again, saying it should serve as a fallback plan in regions where company and nonprofit plans have failed.

“It’s just been an awful summer for Obamacare,” Robert Laszewski, a health care policy consultant in Alexandria, Virginia, said of the shift back to the public option. “I think what’s really intriguing is that the most committed Obamacare supporters are coming to the realization the exchanges are unsustainable and not working, and are in need of a fundamental fix.”

That realization has been fueled by a spate of bad news.

Health Republic of New Jersey, one of the nonprofit cooperatives set up instead of government-run plans, said it is shutting down operations. That leaves just six of the original 23 coops still running, despite more than $2 billion in federal loans to keep them afloat.

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Hey...  needs Fed $$$$$. ????   SO WHAT IS FED  $$$$$$$ ..... HEY IT IS TAX PAYER $$$$$$$$.   Obumocare was not designed for  anything but to destroy our health care.   If the politicians would have done one thing... let people buy insurance across state lines.    But that would not have given these politicians billions$$$$$ into their pockets.   Katherine Sebilous sent $6 BIllion to Chicago to help Community organizers from the Health agency as she was pushing Obumocare.... Then another $6 Billion  to the Treasury who in turn gave it to the insurance so they would wait in 2012 to raise peoples rates.    Obumocare has destroy our healthcare.   Taken us to a nation from a 40 hour week to a 28 hour week so businesses are not fined.  People must have 2-3 jobs now.   Businesses are fined for giving healthcare.   Billions into pockets $$$$ of another Dem Slush fund.  All we have  is Chicago style govt from this WH.

AND PUBLIC OPTION... TOTAL GOVT CONTROL... WOULD BE A DISASTER.    

Why save a sinking stinking ship. Should we raise the Titanic, should we reinflate the Hindenberg?

I say, KILL IT!

This was intentional. They have always wanted the Public Option but know the people do not want it so they figured they could shove it down out throats. If we do not stop this we will have another incompetent VA system. Ask the citizens how happy they are with theirs.

free market is the answer 

Obama Care is dead in the water.  Get rid of it.  Got along without it before we had it, gonna gel along without it now.

We must see this for what it really is.  It is another attempt to convert America, the envy of the world, to another failing Communist State.  Nationalizing industry and taking by Government is rampant.  In my state of Oklahoma, the government authorizes itself to take public property for its own use in false Public Trusts.  It almost sounds innocent, but it is Socialism in its simplest form.  When the people realize they no longer have any say, as in Guthrie, OK and their water rates, they have to spend 8 years in court.

Again... the federal loans are coming from the taxpayers... we are footing the bill for something we don't even want! The government waste in spending is like a drunken wife with a credit card! They can't spend enough to make them happy or drink enough to make them forget!

The public is slowly finding out they can't afford the so called public option.  How many deductions can working people afford to have on there pay checks?  It is obvious the liberal democrat agenda is to eliminate the pay check and for government to provide everything.....thereby controlling everything.  

Not one more penny to this demorat care !!!!!! The half breed bastard has cost us more for EVERYTHING not only health care but immigration cost us 300 million a year ,all the hostage payments are 400million and gifts to Iran 1.7 billion so far,not counting all the gifts we don't know about . This Muslime communist and the Killery bunch will continue to give away our country until WE THE PEOPLE  as the real leaders of this country put a stop to it,if not by votes but by standing in armed replacement of ALL of these life time polititions(RINO"s) it is past time to put a stop to our supposed government!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One of the biggest reasons that people in this country work in this country is to provide foof for their family, a place to live, medical care, clothing and a way to improve their standard of living.  Providing free or vastly subsidized medical care, food stamps, and subsidized housing is really making me wonder why I even bother to work six days a week to pay the taxes so others do not have to work.  I wonder how many others feel the same way.  Have the people of this country become so ignorant that they cannot see how this exact model has failed in other countries and how it will fail here.  Yes I am voting for Donald Trump and a return to fiscal sanity.

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Deep State Treason:  Former State Dept. Official Under Trump Tells China To Quit Negotiating Until Trump Is Removed In 2020

Deep state traitors no longer hide their deep hatred for the American people —

Mrs. Susan Thornton, the former acting assistant secretary of state in the Trump administration, told her Beijing audience to stop negotiating until President Trump is removed from office in 2020.

Until July 2018, she was Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State and led East Asia policy making amid crises with North Korea, escalating trade tensions with China, and a fast-changing international environment.

The Conservative Treehouse and The South China Morning News reported:

A former official in the Trump administration has said that China can weather the storm brought by the trade war with the United States but might have to “keep steady, keep their heads down and wait” for change in the White House.

Susan Thornton, former acting assistant secretary of state to US President Donald Trump, told a gathering in Shanghai on Wednesday that she hoped a trade deal between the US and China could be concluded by next month.

But the reality was that it would “take a while” for China and the US to talk about cooperation again, Thornton, who in 20 years rose to become the US State Department’s chief negotiator for East Asia and Pacific affairs, told the South China Morning Post.

“I want to be optimistic,” said Thornton, whose 27-year career in Washington ended in July. “I tell all our foreign counterparts they should keep steady, keep their heads down and wait. [They should] try to not let anything change dramatically.”

“If this sceptical attitude towards talking diplomacy continues in this administration, you might have to wait till another administration,” Thornton said at an event held by National Committee of US-China relations and Shanghai’s American Chamber.

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