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Obama urges Democrats to pass health reform

December 7, 2009

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— Casting health care overhaul as a legacy for the American people and failure as politically unthinkable, President Barack Obama on Sunday rallied Senate Democrats to deliver on their party’s half-century quest to expand the social safety net by providing access for all.

At the Capitol during a rare Sunday session of the Senate, Obama delivered a closed-door pep talk to the fractious Democratic caucus that lasted about 45 minutes. Deep divisions remain over abortion coverage, but there was hope for compromise on whether the government should directly offer health insurance in competition with private companies.

“They’re going to get it done,” Obama said as he left. He avoided specifics in the meeting with senators and took no questions.

The health care legislation — Obama’s signature domestic policy goal — would provide coverage to more than 30 million additional people over the next decade with a new requirement for nearly everyone to purchase insurance. There would be new marketplaces where people could shop for and compare insurance plans, and lower-income people would get subsidies to help them afford coverage.

The federal-state Medicaid program for the poor would be expanded, and there would be a ban on unpopular insurance company practices such as denying coverage based on medical history.

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dumbjayhawk 4 years, 4 months ago

Our tax dollars are really hard at work now. The authoritarian democrat led congress has allegedly passed "free" healthcare. As soon as you see how free it isn't you can join me in the early stages of kissing our democratic republican free market capitalist butts goodbye.

Authoritarianism is the necessary foundation that supports the road to totalitarianism. When I say "authoritarian", it is founded. It means single party rule. We did not witness this under the evil George W. Bush. He only had a 51 republican senate (that total included the sinister Dick Cheney as a tie breaker). That is how all of those hispanic judges were blocked by the democrat filibusters. He did not have a super majority in the House either.

We are witnessing authoritarianism first hand. The democrats cannot be stopped with their super majority in the House (67+%) and 60/40 filibuster proof majority in the senate. This is unprecedented in U.S. history. All President Obama has to do is sign everything until it buckles the dollar in the process of collapsing this economy indefinitely. Then he can implement a form of martial law known as sharia law. He will have his monarchy. All hail King Obama. The courts do not have to be hijacked here as in western Europe because we have Martial Law which requires only a sitting Commander in Chief's invocation. The next Supreme Court justice appointment will bring the Supreme Court to authoritarian status as well.

I am not saying Obama is muslim. I am saying that he will do anything to appease as to be subtle. The only thing that stands in his way are the menshevik republicans.

The president gave himself a strong B+. Chavez, Putin, Medvedev, Jung Ill, Ahmadinejad, and the 12th imam gave him an A. Reportedly, they will officially endorse him for an A+ as soon as he depletes our nuclear arsenal and diminishes the rest of our intelligence and defense capabilities.

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Ray Parker 4 years, 4 months ago

It's a thought to let the Democrats foist their horrible Marxist medical takeover on us and then let them carry the blame for the dire consequences, as they're all kicked out of office and their legislation rescinded. Too risky, though. Better that the pro-lifers stuff amendments in the health care bill that are poison to baby-hating leftist Democrats, and then the pro-lifers refuse to vote for the bill anyway, because of the intolerable clauses like taxpayer-funded euthanasia, death panels, rationing, and illegal alien care. Then, after Republicans during next year's campaigns expose all the terrible ruinations the Democrats were trying to impose on us in their failed health care takeover, Obamanation will never get a second term, and dozens of leftist Democrats will be thrown out of Congress for good.

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Thing 4 years, 4 months ago

That's right Mr. President, go ahead and armtwist them into passing it. That will be the end of your party controlling both houses of Congress in 2010.

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