On 2nd anniversary, GOP says health care law bad prescription
March 23rd, 2012
04:26 PM ET
3 years ago

On 2nd anniversary, GOP says health care law bad prescription

(CNN) - The second anniversary of President Barack Obama's signing into law the landmark and controversial health care reform measure brought, as expected, fierce attacks from Republicans.

"Today is the two-year anniversary of Obamacare, but President Obama is not celebrating. He would rather Americans forget about his signature 'accomplishment,' because today it is a massive, undeniable failure and a heap of broken promises," said Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, in a statement Friday.

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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Most people are in favor of ACA, it is Obamcare that fires up the right wingnuts. This will come back and hurt republicans as much as the republican war on women has hurt the moronic GOP.

    March 23, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  2. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Wire Palladin, S. F. - Most people are in favor of ACA, it is Obamcare that fires up the right wingnuts. This will come back and hurt republicans as much as the republican war on women has hurt the moronic GOP.
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    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Which is why they are all hiding under a rock today! Sounds like you've been living under a rock as well. When all these people vote for Romney and the repeal of Obamacare you'll probably spin some other looney version of your make believe world.

    March 23, 2012 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  3. DENNA

    I'm sure you have a better plan, right GOP? Oh yes, if you get sick and you have no healthcare, you should be allowed to die. Refer to Ron Paul supporters applauding this idea. What is wrong with you people?

    March 23, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  4. Nelson Colorado Springs Co.

    Thank you President for the Health Care Law. It is very sad when so many people don't have health care. Now Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus need to go to a hospital emergency room and sit and wait for care for two or three hours sometime longer but he want because Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has good health care plan. Like the President Obama said if you don't want it don't take it. Outstanding job Mr President Obama

    March 23, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  5. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Why isn't Obama and Biden out there explaining to the American people that the cost of Obamacare has already doubled and the disaster is not yet fully implemented?

    Why isn't Obama and Biden out there explaining to the American people that 3-20 MILLION could lose the healthcare they currently have?

    Why isn't Obama and Biden out there explaining to the American peoplewhy all their union supporters have received waivers to exempt them from Obamacare?

    Oh yeah... 57% of American want iObamacare repealed and this would run that up to 70-80% if it was talked about.

    March 23, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  6. Myviewis

    @Denna – Obamacare was born from Romneycare/Republican, they are the same health care plans with the differences:
    Obamacare is Federal, to be paid by cutting money from Medicare and it does raise Taxes.
    Romneycare is State, no money cut from Medicare and it does not raise Taxes.
    So if you like Obamacare you like Romneycare/GOP.

    March 23, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  7. Myviewis

    @Wire Palladin, S.F.- I don't think Republicans will hurt from this, Obamacare is the same as Republican Romneycare and if we women don't want someone telling us what to do with our bodies than we need to pay for ourselves and stop asking our government and bosses to pay for us thus giving them the right to have an opinion, rules on our bodies.

    March 23, 2012 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  8. go nuts.Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Big insurance and the Kochs has spent over $200 million to destroy the affordable care act. That is why the Fox viewers

    March 23, 2012 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  9. Malory Archer

    Myviewis, are you suggesting that women and ONLY women shouldn't expect employer-provided medical coverage yet men should? Because that's exactly what you're implying with your post. An employer-provided medical insurance is a form of compensation, meaning the employee WORKED for it and EARNED it in lieu of higher wages. Since the employer pays the employee a salary/hourly wage, should the employer tell the employee what type of car they will purchase with those wages? What type of housing they will secure, and whether they will buy or rent? What they will eat? Where they will worship? Because it's pretty much the same thing. You constantly make a point of saying you're a woman, but I'm beginning to believe that as much as I believe Jerry is a Democrat.

    March 23, 2012 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  10. Four and The Door

    ObamaCare barely even passed when Democrats fresh off the historic 2008 general election ruled Washington. It was poorly designed, way too expensive ( and getting more expensive every day ) and sacrifices cost and quality for access. It was one of Obama's most politically partisan bills and unfortunately also his most far-reaching. No thanks. We can do better and we will.

    March 23, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  11. DENNA

    @Myviews – I finally read your posts enough times to catch the snarkiness. Obamacare will not hurt the country. Stop listening to Fox News. I have choices now and I will have choices in the future as long as the GOP don't get control.

    March 23, 2012 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  12. Another Day in the Idiot Mines

    "if we women don't want someone telling us what to do with our bodies than we need to pay for ourselves and stop asking our government and bosses to pay for us thus giving them the right to have an opinion, rules on our bodies."

    Where in the world do you get this crazy stuff? Do you realize that women PAY for their health insurance? The issue is the religious nuts trying to PREVENT them from obtaining insurance coverage that includes contraception. It's none of their business and it's none of yours. None!

    March 23, 2012 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  13. Charlie in Maine

    We are coming up on the 11th Anniversary of the Bush Error tax cuts. And the untimely demise of the Clinton Surplus. I've got a memory to you lousy SOB's and I will be shouting it from the rooftops.

    March 23, 2012 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  14. ThinkAgain

    To all you Repub yahoos complaining about President Obama's healthcare reform, did you know these FACTS:

    In addition to the Mssachusetts healthcare reform signed by Mittens , which included a mandate and which was the blueprint for President Obama's Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare), in 1993, the Republicans championed the idea of the individual mandate in healthcare reform (as an alternative to the Clinton initiative).

    During the 2000s, dozens of Senate Republicans co-sponsored healthcare plans that included a mandate.

    In 2007, Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), a favorite of the teabaggers, endorsed Mittens for President, citing Mittens HEALTHCARE PLAN AS A REASON FOR DOING SO.

    Seriously, folks, these Repubs only care about obstruction and nothing else. Pretty darn pathetic – made even more so by all the Repub voters who have no memory or the stones to question all the BS they are daily fed by the GOP and its mouthpiece, Fox "News."

    Obama/Biden 2012

    March 24, 2012 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  15. ThinkAgain

    Truth and yada yada: You're just parroting the Fox/right wing echo chamber lies regarding the cost of Obamacare. Here is the TRUTH; notice the date ranges:

    The previous CBO report estimated the costs of expanded insurance coverage between 2012-21. The new report covers 2012-22. In other words, the new report includes AN EXTRA YEAR compared to the previous one. That's the main reason that costs are higher.

    Here's the CBO apples-to-apples comparison:

    "The current estimate of the gross costs of the coverage provisions ($1,496 billion through 2021) is about $50 billion higher than last year’s projection; however, the other budgetary effects of those provisions, which partially offset those gross costs, also have increased in CBO and JCT’s estimates (to $413 billion), leading to the small decrease in the net 10-year tally."

    March 24, 2012 01:37 am at 1:37 am |