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Bill Frist calls for GOP to get over opposition to healthcare law

Bill Frist calls for GOP to get over opposition to healthcare law | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
As Republicans continue to fight implementation of President Obama’s healthcare law, one former party leader is urging them to get over it and embrace a central pillar of the new law.

 

In an op-ed published Wednesday in “The Week,” a weekly news magazine, former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a surgeon from Tennessee, said state leaders in both parties should move quickly to establish state-based insurance exchanges where consumers who don’t get insurance through an employer will be able to shop for health insurance plans.

 

The law envisions these exchanges will allow consumers to compare plans online much as they now compare airline tickets or hotel rooms. Those making less than four times the federal poverty line will also be eligible for government subsidies. And by 2019, about 24 million Americans are expected to buy coverage on an exchange.

But several GOP governors nationwide have said they will not set up exchanges in their states, a move that would prompt the federal government to step in and run one for residents in those state.

Frist said the resistance is misguided, noting that the exchanges were originally a Republican idea.

 

“As a doctor, I strongly believe that people without health insurance die sooner. Sure, they can eventually go to an emergency room. But it is often too late. They wait longer to get a breast lump checked out. They wait until their nagging cough turns into a fulminant pneumonia. They skip preventive care and then show up to the ER with severe, costly, late-stage symptoms that are harder and more expensive to treat,” he wrote.

 

“State exchanges are the solution. They represent the federalist ideal of states as "laboratories for democracy." We are seeing 50 states each designing a model that is right for them, empowered to take into account their individual cultures, politics, economies, and demographics. While much planning has yet to be done, we are already seeing a huge range in state models. I love the diversity and the innovation. … Simply put, state exchanges represent a distinctly American opportunity to improve our local communities and at the same time help our nation avert a major crisis. Let's take the plunge.”
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40 charts that explain money in politics

40 charts that explain money in politics | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
Money suffuses our political system. Here’s what’s going on, in charts.
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How big a mess is Ryan's report on poverty? Scholars say: Very big.

How big a mess is Ryan's report on poverty? Scholars say: Very big. | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
We've already passed a critical eye over the report on the War on Poverty issued by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), specifically its inaccurate and undeserved drive-by attack on Medicaid .
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How to Punish Putin

How to Punish Putin | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
If the West is serious about Ukraine, it must stop enabling Russia’s corrupt oligarchs.
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Why Does Anybody Care What John McCain Thinks? | Nomadic Politics

Why Does Anybody Care What John McCain Thinks? | Nomadic Politics | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
Once again, Arizona Senator John McCain is telling us what he thinks about foreign policy. Again he is criticizing the Obama efforts at avoiding an unnecessary war. But the real question is why is anybody in their right minds even listening to McCain?
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Tax Returns Show Fraudulent Activity With Sean Hannity's Military Charity -

Tax Returns Show Fraudulent Activity With Sean Hannity's Military Charity - | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
Sean Hannity's military charity is embroiled in a scandal broke by one of own fellow conservatives, Debbie Schussel.
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The Unprecedented—and Contemptible—Attempts to Sabotage Obamacare

The Unprecedented—and Contemptible—Attempts to Sabotage Obamacare | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
Doing everything possible to block the law's implementation is not treasonous—just sharply beneath any reasonable standards of elected officials.
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John Boehner Is Getting Slammed For His New Debt Ceiling Strategy

John Boehner Is Getting Slammed For His New Debt Ceiling Strategy | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
Paying China before U.S. troops?
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The One Chart You Need To See To Understand America's Mind-Blowing Income Gap

The One Chart You Need To See To Understand America's Mind-Blowing Income Gap | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
Occupy Wall Street is all but gone, while income inequality appears here to stay. Such is life in the United States of America, where the divide between rich and poor can sometimes feel like one of the country's only true constants.
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The G.O.P.’s Bachmann Problem

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The Republican Party is experiencing an existential crisis, born of its own misguided incongruity with modern American culture.
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Report: Chocolate Maker Used Nonexistent Factory To Avoid Taxes

Report: Chocolate Maker Used Nonexistent Factory To Avoid Taxes | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
March 5 (Reuters) - Cadbury Plc, now part of Mondelez International Inc, used a nonexistent factory in India to avoid about $46 million in taxes, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing a report by the Indian tax authorities.
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NBC's David Gregory Challenged John Boehner And Told Him His Sequester Talking Points Are 'Just Not True'

NBC's David Gregory Challenged John Boehner And Told Him His Sequester Talking Points Are 'Just Not True' | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
"Well, David, that's nonsense."
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Millennials' Political Views Don't Make Any Sense

Millennials' Political Views Don't Make Any Sense | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
That's not a harsh assessment. It's just a fair description.
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It’s a Trap! How Paul Ryan Is Misleading You About Poverty.

It’s a Trap! How Paul Ryan Is Misleading You About Poverty. | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
A little kernel of truth can be a very dangerous thing. This week, the House Budget Committee, led by Republican ideas man Paul Ryan, published a 204-page report cataloging just about every conservative complaint about the federal government’s anti-poverty efforts. (Mercifully, though, no food-stamp recipients were maligned for buying seafood.)...
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The Gender Gap: Why Women Voters will Reject the GOP in the Midterm Elections | Nomadic Politics

The Gender Gap: Why Women Voters will Reject the GOP in the Midterm Elections | Nomadic Politics | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
In red states like Kentucky, women voters may just turn these states to blue in the upcoming election. That should not surprise anybody, Much of the GOP platform is simply not appealing to women.
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13 data milestones for 2013

13 data milestones for 2013 | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
In the course of conducting public opinion surveys and demographic analyses, the Pew Research Center found a wide range of data milestones, breakthroughs, peaks and valleys in 2013.
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The Crazy Party

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At the moment, it seems highly likely that the Republican Party will force a shutdown of the U.S. government next month. How did we get here?
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FactCheck.org : Zuckerberg-backed Group Spins Immigration

A group with ties to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hijacks the credibility of news organizations in a misleading ad that supports a bipartisan immigration overhaul bill. The ad, featuring Sen. Marco Rubio, attributes several quotes to media outlets, but the quotes come from opinion pieces written by backers of the immigration bill.

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7 Corporations That Are Freaking Out About Obamacare

7 Corporations That Are Freaking Out About Obamacare | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
It's no secret that Obamacare, otherwise known as the 2010 Affordable Care Act, has inspired fear among many of the most vocal business leaders.
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WATCH: O'Reilly Goes After Bachmann

WATCH: O'Reilly Goes After Bachmann | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
Bill O'Reilly laid into Michele Bachmann Wednesday night for comments she made about the president's "lavish" lifestyle in the White House.
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Why Paul Ryan’s Star Dimmed

Why Paul Ryan’s Star Dimmed | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
Once celebrated as the GOP’s next big thing, the Wisconsin congressman has lost the respect of the media and is taking fire from his own side. By Howard Kurtz.
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Corporate Profits Soar as Worker Income Limps

Corporate Profits Soar as Worker Income Limps | Common Sense Politics | Scoop.it
Experts estimate so-called budget sequestration could cost the country about 700,000 jobs, but Wall Street doesn’t expect the cuts to substantially alter corporate profits or threaten stock markets.
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