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Getting Repeal Right

deleeuw Wrote: Apr 30, 2014 1:30 PM
Here's some suggestions I have regarding reforming healthcare -- and some of these may already be in effect anyway: -COMPLETE REPEAL OF "OBAMACARE" -Removal of any anti-trust exemption for health insurance companies -Require health insurance companies to accept those with pre-existing conditions, and to not deny services or drop coverage based on such conditions -Decisions regarding ANY medical treatment to be between a qualified doctor and the patient who has personally met with and been examined by said doctor at least twice, or once during a medical emergency -Limitation damages claimed in lawsuits against medical providers to be no more that 3x the actual costs of the damage incurred -Remove capital-gains tax -Taxation of business to be based on actual revenue from previous year, not on projected revenue for the coming year -Deductions of all business, such as for expenses and depreciating assets, to be claimed that same year (instead of needing to spread it over 3-5 years) -Cessation of Employee contribution of FICA tax -Across-the-board reduction of income tax rate (and thus matching taxes paid by employers) -Open-enrolment for group-health benefits to be year around -Mandatory offering of health-care plans from more than 1 company by businesses with group health -Removal deduction limit on FSA's -Indefinite carry-over of FSA excess -FSA to remain pre-tax -Use of FSA funds to be reserved for copays of any prescription medication or procedure or test prescribed by a doctor -Forced sterilization of all individuals whose majority of monthly income is derived from any federal assistance program and where such persons have been on any such program for more than 5 consecutive years or a total of 10 years -Publications provided or to any extent paid for by any government entity to be in English only (this is to stem flow of illegals who would be using medical resources) Many of the tax incentives are to offset costs incurred by insurance companies needing to cover pre-existing conditions.
"Under peace" -- how cowardly and ungrateful!
Does the IRSS care about the Fifth Amendment when going after us? "...nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation" is an argument on taxes on income
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Getting Repeal Right

deleeuw Wrote: Apr 29, 2014 3:25 PM
I'll give Rand Paul a couple more chances; he's still one of the best ones in the GOP bunch -- but that ain't saying much.
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Getting Repeal Right

deleeuw Wrote: Apr 29, 2014 3:23 PM
In signficant ways, Ocare is like Medicare or Social Security -- and I don't see the GOP even daring to even think repealling those programs. Within a decade, you'll have the GOP proudly campaigning that it will save Obamacare (against the next step toward socialist tyranny which, in a couple decades after that, will be defended vigourously by the GOP)
I'm just hoping that this is merely posturing to make the GOP less vulnerable on health care for the 2014 mid-terms. God forbid we use the OCare disaster as a platform as to why government is usually worse than the problem it claims it wishes to solve.
"I like killing white people" -- comedy "Perhaps the blacks are better off under slavery than under welfare" -- hate speech WTF?? Instead of defending the point of the statement, "allies" a pouncing on Bundy's poor word use.
Gee, I thought this stuff happened only in the UK, or Nazi Germany. God help us!
I wonder if their new party will demand the passage of the laws criminalizing homosexuality. Won't that be quandry for the left!
Taxes are meant to be purely of a financially reason; to apply tax penalties/breaks makes taxes to be more punitive and, more dangerously, a method of behavioral modification on behalf of the government.
Um, OK. In that same article, it mentioned that the amendment was such, that it could be interpreted as not funding CIA activities. Also, it states that support could not be rendered to the Contras "for the purpose of overthrowing the government". That Reagan may have technically broken the law is certainly a possibility, But, by the same token, when the congressional democrats sent to delegation to meet with Ortega, THAT was in violation of the Constitution and the powers granted to the executive (yes, even Obama) to conduct foreign policy. How this is even closely on par with the Federal government using its powers to spy on and intimidate political enemies is beyond ridiculous.
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