GOP denies hypocrisy on health insurance

GOP denies hypocrisy on health insurance

There are 82 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Nov 22, 2010, titled GOP denies hypocrisy on health insurance. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

Almost all Republicans who ran for Congress this fall vowed to try to repeal all or part of the health-care reform law, saying it sanctions too much government intrusion and doesn't do enough to lower costs.

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Hmm

Columbus, OH

#1 Nov 22, 2010
No comments? Ha!
tom the traveler

Bay City, MI

#2 Nov 22, 2010
Is it hypocritical for the democrats who want higher taxes to pay at the lower tax rate ?
Hmm

Columbus, OH

#3 Nov 22, 2010
No comments?
Sterling Silver

Columbus, OH

#4 Nov 22, 2010
How about lawmakers put all of us on their plan if it is so great?
ohiodonkeydude

Fostoria, OH

#5 Nov 22, 2010
All conservatives are hypocrits. Why is this just catching on. Sure they want the Stinking thing repealed, as long as it does not affect them, they want it gone. Watch Mitch McConnell from Kentucky whine about Obamacare. He has Humana Health Care in his district that's why he wants it gone.
cbtheokas

Hilliard, OH

#6 Nov 22, 2010
I have noticed that those who oppose the health care bill HAVE insurance, so this will not affect them at all as far as their coverage goes. Pretty stingy, I think, to deny to others what they already enjoy. Remember that much of the coverage is for folks who couldn't otherwise get health benefits. If that keeps people out of emergency rooms (where we all pay the burden of covering their unpaid bills) then it's a good thing. And, if I'm not mistaken, the coverage for those new members of Congress are real gold-plated. Paid for by us, of course
Chicago Guy

Evanston, IL

#7 Nov 22, 2010
Sterling Silver wrote:
How about lawmakers put all of us on their plan if it is so great?
Because the GOP flatly rejected any form of a public option.
Morden

Lihue, HI

#8 Nov 22, 2010
GOP denies hypocrisy on health insurance???
Are we surprised??? Really??? Especially after their hypocrisy on just about everything else!

Notice how the mainstream media has become a publicity arm instead of a journalistic entity. Somewhere along the line the MSM stopped reporting the facts behind what people were actually doing. Instead the MSM simply publicizes what these people are saying!
Sid

Galloway, OH

#9 Nov 22, 2010
"Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Congress is out of touch and out of control.
Morden

Lihue, HI

#10 Nov 22, 2010
cbtheokas wrote:
I have noticed that those who oppose the health care bill HAVE insurance, so this will not affect them at all as far as their coverage goes. Pretty stingy, I think, to deny to others what they already enjoy. Remember that much of the coverage is for folks who couldn't otherwise get health benefits. If that keeps people out of emergency rooms (where we all pay the burden of covering their unpaid bills) then it's a good thing. And, if I'm not mistaken, the coverage for those new members of Congress are real gold-plated. Paid for by us, of course
Notice also the story about one of the new Congressman, the doctor, who rallied against government health care reform, but was all pissy last week because he didn't get his gold plated government run health care coverage.
abby fuller

AOL

#11 Nov 22, 2010
Republicans always manage to spin. The fact is that they are willing to accept taxpayers subsidizing their health care while being against universal health care. They are hypocrites. They voted not to extend unemployment benefits...to families who are more than struggling, but they are fighting to add 700 billion to the debt in order to keep tax benefits for the wealthy.
Matt

Columbus, OH

#12 Nov 22, 2010
$200 a month? I'd love to pay that little - and I doubt that they have to deal with in-network/out-of-network or big co-pays and huge deductibles.

I've said this for years - they earn insurance like the rest of us so don't take it away from them - but since their actions have direct outcomes on the insurance industry they should only get the "average" insurance that most of average American gets. I'm sure that would be a big eye opener when they go to make an appointment and are told that they first need to see their doctor and then schedule an appointment sometime next week. Not to mention them getting a bill a month later because they haven't met their deductible. You ever want to see a rich person cry give them a blind bill for services after the fact. Whoa Nelly...

These guys start paying like we do - along with the premium raising just about every year and I bet both parties would work together and stop grandstanding each other..

Since: Jul 10

Reynoldsburg, OH

#13 Nov 22, 2010
Funny that most GOPers are old and receiving some form of benefits. They rant and rail aginst government handouts, wile holding their hands out! Now they want to keep theirs wile denying the younger generations. Its sad the Greatest generation gave way to the greediest generation.
Ohio Born

Jackson, OH

#14 Nov 22, 2010
Not Hypocrisy, just the way the gop get along. They will use the windfall bushwhacker tax breaks to buy a new BMW! I am still waiting for the gop to announce they will vote to keep unemployment benefits IF and it is a big IF, the bushwhacker tax breaks stay in place!
Ami

Morristown, NJ

#15 Nov 22, 2010
Congress not only has the plan available to them, but the money to purchase their own should they choose not to take it. Before they begin work on repealing the existing health care plan perhaps they should talk with families who have neither. The very poor have government backed insurance, the wealthy can affort to buy their own, and some are lucky enough to have emloyer subsidised plans, but I don't know too many families that make enough money to purchase an insurance plan. These are the families that need the assistance. They work, sometimes two jobs, and do without to make ends meet. They ask for no assistance from anyone. All it takes is a sick child, or an accident and they are homeless.
rollingmyeyes

United States

#16 Nov 22, 2010
Bunch of hyprocrits!
Wait a minute

Columbus, OH

#17 Nov 22, 2010
Of course they would take the sweet deal of the public health insurance - and leave the rest of society hanging - after all - THEY REPRESENT YOU - AND - YOU (THE PEOPLE) HAVE SPOKEN!
Wait a minute

Columbus, OH

#18 Nov 22, 2010
tom the traveler wrote:
Is it hypocritical for the democrats who want higher taxes to pay at the lower tax rate ?
Huh? Uh, no - the democrats only demand close-up parking at all locations.
JohnnyFox WallStreet

Powell, OH

#19 Nov 22, 2010
I got mine and I earned it so I don't want to hear any crap about it.

You people who need insurance need to get out there and get a job with benefits instead of mooching off the government.
citizenjam

Beloit, OH

#20 Nov 22, 2010
When they cross the border into DC their brains change. Its only their feet that we can hold to the fire.

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