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Roberts, Wolf blast Obamacare at Douglas County GOP event

January 20, 2014


U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., shakes hands with his GOP primary opponent, Dr. Milton Wolf, earlier this year at a Douglas County Republican Party event.

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., shakes hands with his GOP primary opponent, Dr. Milton Wolf, earlier this year at a Douglas County Republican Party event.

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and his GOP primary opponent Dr. Milton Wolf, on Monday blasted President Barack Obama over the federal health reform often called Obamacare.

But Wolf also blamed Roberts for Obamacare during a Douglas County Republican Party event that focused on health care.

Wolf, a tea party-backed candidate who running for office for the first time, faulted Roberts for backing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a former Kansas governor, during her confirmation in 2009.

"Senator Roberts voted to put Kathleen Sebelius in charge of Obamacare. If you were sitting in the United States Senate, would you put Kathleen Sebelius in charge of Obamacare," Wolf said.

In October, Roberts called on Sebelius to resign, citing "gross incompetence" over the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare. During his talk, Roberts said he voted against Obamacare three times.

Roberts said if the Republicans can take back the Senate this year there is a chance that the ACA could be repealed because even Democrats "are very, very nervous" about the law.

"If we could unite our party and win the Senate, I believe we could repeal and replace this terrible law," Roberts said.

He said the ACA was the first step to nationalized health care, and that it was just one of many moves by the Obama administration that represented a "march toward socialism."

Wolf said Obamacare "will destroy our country" and needs to be replaced with a free-market, patient-centered system.

Wolf said he agreed Republicans need to win the Senate, but they need to be "conservative Republicans." He warned that Republicans shouldn't work with Democrats. "You cannot make friends with our adversaries," he said.


Julius Nolan 4 years, 1 month ago

Dumb and dumber, take your pick as to which is which.

Steve King 4 years, 1 month ago

Baloney. My health care costs have gone down significantly. Significantly. And I have my policy in hand. Have used it. Works fine. Better coverage than I had before for @40% less. And I received no subsidies. Was easy to enroll. Maybe thirty minuets on line. This is all a smokescreen. Their statements are not borne by facts but fear mongering.

You fools have wasted millions of dollars trying over 40 times to repeal ACA. You have never brought a viable alternative to the table. In fact, after failing 40 times you took the Country to the brink of default. Like we need more of your interference.

As for Wolf; “…He warned that Republicans shouldn't work with Democrats”. Really? What part of Democracy don’t you understand? It’s a two party system with checks and balances so we don’t get some dictatorial dunderhead in a position of power who favors one interest group above that of the citizens. Oops. We already have that. So we don’t need your “my way or highway” attitude. You need to learn how to get along with others.

This Lead by Crisis, Tinfoil Hat, Tea Party bunk is quickly going by the wayside. The layers are coming off the onion faster and faster exposing the underhanded dealings of Alec and it’s core. Sponsors are leaving in droves hoping the stink won’t stick to them. The populace has been awakened. You guys are dead meat come November.

Fear even strikes the heart of the Governor now. He had to revert to shenanigans with the loan from his buddy at the last minuet to make it look like he was leading. Does he really think we believe that? Nationally he’s a joke and has one of the lowest approval ratings in the Nation among Governors.

Can’t wait to see the look on his face when he and Kobach are kicked out. You aligning with the Tea Party have already signed your exit papers.

Richard Heckler 4 years, 1 month ago

Let them blast Obamacare all they want however medical insurance rates would have increased substantially without Obamacare. That's the nature of the medical insurance industry. Double digit increases were the order of the day prior to Obamacare. Rates go up and/or services are cut or reduced.

One thing is for certain nothing will be gained by reverting back to what the insurance industry wants no matter what their paired shills such as Roberts say Ever heard of special interest campaign money? Roberts is an ALEC man.

There is only one way which is Medicare Single Payer Insurance which would save billions annually. Why are citizens NOT outraged over the fact that Medicare Single Payer Insurance is not among the choices?

IMPROVED Medicare Single Payer Insurance for ALL would cover every person for all necessary medical care 24/7 to include:

Wellness /prescription drugs / hospital / surgical / outpatient services / primary and preventive care / emergency services / dental / mental health / home health / physical therapy / rehabilitation (including for substance abuse) / vision care / hearing services including hearing aids / chiropractic / medical equipment / palliative care / long term care

No deductibles / No Co-pays ( saves billions annually) Physicians for a National Health Program

Steve King 4 years, 1 month ago

Yeah, well you really don't have much creditability when you enter the room with a fib Mr. Richards. Your use of a fake name to hide behind in clear violation of the rules really doesn't serve your cause of truthfulness. We're to believe anything you say?

Who are you? An Alec plant?

Personally I've not talked to anyone who has had their rate go up and I'm talking to everyone I meet about how great it was for me. Dozens and dozens. The only negative I've heard are from posters in these blogs. Show me the money.

Chris Golledge 4 years, 1 month ago

"So, as Johnson indicated, the average annual premium was $2,581 higher in 2013 than when the Affordable Care Act was adopted in 2010.

But premiums rose each year before Obamacare, too."


"Health economist Gail Wilensky, the former head of Medicare and Medicaid under President George H.W. Bush, told us increases in premiums have slowed, "but I’m one of those people who thinks that has nothing to do with the Affordable Care Act.""

Mark Rainey 4 years ago

Around 10,000 people will get to choose which man wins the seat. When primaries become the "real" election it opens the door to extremism, candidates with small bases can win office. 5,001 votes can win you a senate seat. About 75% of House and Senate seats are not in contention, they are decided by the primary winner.

Larry Sturm 4 years ago

The ACA was passed in congress and the republicans have tried to repeal it over 40 times it is time to quit kicking that can down the road and change the things that make it better. It should have been made a one payer system like Medicare.

James Powell 4 years ago

When will we hear about the Candidates for Insurance Commissioner, you know, the reason for the forum.

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