December 16th, 2009
11:52 AM ET
soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Dominican Papa not for Obama

    This health care bill is a joke! People will get subsidies if they make $88,000.00 dollars a year!!!!!!!! I have never made $88,000.00 dollars a year in my life, and I buy health insurance for my family every year. This is a terrible thing that is being forced onto everyone, when we don't even get to vote for it!!!!!!!!! Obama is a joke, these dems are a joke, 2010 elections are going to be a landslide. People everywhere I go are talking about revolution and not paying anymore taxes so Obama and his family can live it up. People don't want to be forced to pay for other peoples abortions!!!!! It is time to stand up and be american, not pay taxes to some Indonesian who Oprah got elected. It is revolution time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 16, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |

    Hatch is a talking head w/talking points just like all the other repugs! He's throwing out numbers like he understands them. He really has no clue!

    December 16, 2009 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  3. ivan

    The Republicans opposition to health care reform is based on their using misrepresentations, distortions and lies to support their position.
    What is incredulous to me is that the media instead challenging the Republicans misrepresentations, distortions and lies, let them pass as if they were accurate assertions.

    December 16, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  4. Ethan

    Hatch is such a fearmonger. Stabenow is absolutely correct. This is NOT about who votes for what but what will this bill do for AMERICANS. American businesses, families, individuals, local/state/federal government. This bill is a win-win-win-win-win and the GOP is just playing games with our health. Cmon already. Cut the BS Hatch. This bill will save Medicare and WILL NOT CUT ONE CENT from Medicare benefits, JUST from how much the government pays for drugs and the like. I'd like to see an explanation of why Republicans - whose only objection to the bill is on purely ideological grounds (i.e. "big government") - are IN FAVOR of the Federal Government paying MORE than it should. This insane backwards logic by the GOP in opposing this bill will only lead to bigger government and more taxes for you and me because WE have to pay the Federal government's higher costs. The GOP has it all backwards. Stupid stupid stupid. PASS THE BILL!

    December 16, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  5. Reggie

    Senator Debbie Stabenow helped mess up MIchigan. Now, she's trying to do it to the rest of the country, too.

    December 16, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  6. Jeff

    If this health care bill is so great, why will it not go into effect until 2013,
    will it take that much time to raise prices on the people who have insurance to be able to start paying for this, or do they want to wait until after the 2012 elections, so they don't look so bad.

    December 16, 2009 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  7. Randolph Carter. I'm no expert but...

    Sept. 3, 2003: The Hotline: “Lieberman: Calls for Health Care for Everyone”:

    “Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) on 9/2 unveiled his health care platform for the WH '04 campaign, "proposing a multifaceted plan under which he said no American would go without health insurance." His plan would "offer government-funded medical coverage aimed at filling all gaps between private plans and Medicare or Medicaid, at a projected cost of $53.4 billion over five years" . . . Lieberman "pledged" to offer "every American affordable health insurance from birth to age 25" as part of a $747B health care plan he unveiled to "counter" his WH '04 Dem rivals' plans.
    Lieberman said his plan would extend coverage to 31.6M "uninsured people within a decade–at less expense to the government than other Democratic candidates have proposed." He would create a "new universal health program called 'Medikids,' meant to guarantee coverage for the estimated 9 million children who are uninsured." Said Lieberman in his speech at an elementary school in Silver Spring, MD: "When I'm president, newborn babies won't go home just with a name and a birth certificate. All American children–rich or poor–will have health insurance that stays with them from the moment they're born, all the way to age 25" (Anderson, Los Angeles Times, 9/3).
    Lieberman would pay for his plan by repealing "some" of Pres. Bush's tax cuts . . .”

    Have a nice day!

    December 16, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
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