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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 01/19/2011

GOP Rep. Steve King on repealing health-care bill

By Ann Telnaes

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By Ann Telnaes  | January 19, 2011; 12:00 AM ET
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IN HONOR OF HIS CENTENNIAL
A quote by Ronald Reagan
"Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them."
That is all that Health Care Bill represented!

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | January 20, 2011 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Democrats went to war to preserve slavery.

Posted by: jornolibist | January 19, 2011 10:20 PM | Report abuse

billybeer6 (your screen name says it all); are you really stupid enough to truly believe that Democrats want to bankrupt the United States? You're watching way too much Faux "News" and it's eroding your brain.

No one wants to bankrupt the country. Not even the Republicans.

Posted by: girard73 | January 19, 2011 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Britain's socialized health care system is bankrupting Great Britain this is exactly what Democrats want for the United States. Republicans need to pass legislation to repeal the Democrats job killing government run health care program. Git er done Republicans.

Posted by: billybeer6 | January 18, 2011 9:08 PM
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Excellent regurgitation of the Limbaugh/O'Reilly/Bohner Talking Points for Brain-Dead Teabaggers. Well done.

Posted by: luridone | January 19, 2011 3:20 PM | Report abuse

How misinformed most of you and Representative King are on this issue. Research has shown that the rates are not going up because of the new law but because the insurance companies are paying:
1. A great deal more for specialists, technology and prescription drugs ordered by doctors and hospitals.
2. An increase in the spreading of chronic diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis, and Diabetes etc, the resulting cost of treating, prevention and cure.
3. Rapid growth in the number of baby boomer's moving into their golden years and their associated ailments, care, and injuries.
4. High administrative costs and their numerous levels of bureaucracies.
5. Lack of true competition with some areas having only small number of insurance companies.
6. Large number of people who are uninsured and are forced to use the emergency rooms as their primary care. The hospitals have to pass their cost on to the paying patients and their insurance providers.
7. Not enough general practitioners caused by limiting the number of students allowed into medical schools and the attraction of higher income in specialized fields (fewer doctors higher charges).
By the way Great Britain and other countries are not going bankrupt because of its health programs, they are going into financial discord because, like the rest of the world, they are going through bubble burst that resulted in a great recession caused by greed in the banking, insurance, investing and building industries. We forget so quickly why things happen and rely so easily on the politicians, pundits, spin masters and faux news reporters for our "facts".

Posted by: MyVoice3 | January 19, 2011 2:08 PM | Report abuse

"26 States are suing to repeal Obamacare.

Posted by: jornolibist | January 19, 2011 6:33 AM | Report abuse"

BFD. Half the states went to war to preserve slavery.

Posted by: Observer691 | January 19, 2011 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Strange, the malignant growth I found was the nearly 20% increase in premiums my non-profit HMO shoved down my throat last month. You think the rate increase was determined to cover the higher expected costs from things like no lifetime caps, expanded dependent coverage and elimination of pre-existing coverage denials? Anybody that stopped to think knew the increases were coming, but we got to enjoy the political theater of watching the front-team for the Dems explain that ObamaCare was going to bring down costs.

The smokescreen was set to provide cover so the Dems could create another grand government entitlement further saddling our future generations when we haven't figured out how to pay for the ones that we already have.

Posted by: West_Seattle | January 19, 2011 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Strange world. Health care is expensive, and getting more so. If it is bankrupting the UK, then what is it doing here. It is bankrupting individuals and forcing companies to limit their expenditures so that employees are picking up more and more of the tab. Soon, those employees will be bankrupted. The question becomes, how do we limit the costs? One way is to limit the monopolies and introduce competition. Drug companies have monopolies with patented medicines, and insurance companies have monopolies within their customer population. Perhaps we need to accept less.

Posted by: gss49 | January 19, 2011 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Rep. King sure has a high opinion of himself. Too bad his I.Q. does not match.
Health care is here to stay. Poor people are not going to just lay down and die because of some narrow minded politicians want to let the super wealthy keep all their ill gotten gains. What King is saying, in effect, is 'Let them eat cake.'
Let congress do without their health care package they get and let them pay for it out of pocket like everyone else. See how thy like it.

Posted by: jrnberrycharternet | January 19, 2011 8:10 AM | Report abuse

"Absolutely unbelieveable that such a large country (one cannot use the term A Great Nation anymore) could send a representative to a (fairly) democratically elected body whose mind processes and mouth processes are so far out of sync with reality"

Hey, I don't care for Nancy Pelosi either, but that's not a nice thing to say about her.

Posted by: bobmoses | January 19, 2011 7:40 AM | Report abuse

26 States are suing to repeal Obamacare.

Posted by: jornolibist | January 19, 2011 6:33 AM | Report abuse

Absolutely unbelieveable that such a large country (one cannot use the term A Great Nation anymore) could send a representative to a (fairly) democratically elected body whose mind processes and mouth processes are so far out of sync with reality. Would it be better that he knows better and is lying through his teeth or would it be better that he really does not understand reality. The result is the same. Pity for the country.

Posted by: hamelinfish | January 19, 2011 5:53 AM | Report abuse

Britain's socialized health care system is bankrupting Great Britain this is exactly what Democrats want for the United States. Republicans need to pass legislation to repeal the Democrats job killing government run health care program. Git er done Republicans.

Posted by: billybeer6 | January 18, 2011 9:08 PM | Report abuse

ANOTHER worth a thousand words!

Strange? Kink has yet to come up with a "Replacement" Plan.

Posted by: lufrank1 | January 18, 2011 9:07 PM | Report abuse

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