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Obama rebukes opposition to health care law

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 10:38 a.m. HST, Aug 09, 2013

WASHINGTON » President Barack Obama says some Republicans have an "ideological fixation" with stopping his health care law and that they have no plan to help millions of uninsured Americans.

At his news conference today, Obama defended his recent one-year delay in the law's employer coverage requirement as a "tweak" that will ultimately help implement the legislation with fewer disruptions for businesses.

Obama chastised some Republicans who advocate a government shutdown this fall as a last-ditch effort to block the rollout of coverage for the uninsured. He says that's a "bad idea" that will weaken the economy as a recovery is getting traction.

The president says that health care politics have gotten so overheated that the discussion of "Obamacare" doesn't take place in a normal atmosphere.

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Pacej001 wrote:
Poor Barrack. He want's a "normal" political atmosphere. That would be one without a political opposition, one where over 60% of the people don't hate the Obamacare monstrosity, where the democrats would have carte blanche in spite of jamming this 3,000 page monster through without political and popular consensus. Not only was this badly done it was done with the worse possible economic timing. ----------------------------Dumb, dumber, and dumbest--- that's the progression of Obamacare legislation, planning, and implementation. Now, Mr. Mile wide and an Inch deep is furiously building straw republican boogie men to scare off the opposition to funding the law, such as "evil republicans want 30 million to go without healthcare". Obama's fabricated Republican monsters are so many that they are stacking up in a holding pattern over Reagan National Airport: R's want you to drink/breathe polluted air/water, R's are phony scandal mongers, R's want to destroy Medicare. Bad Republicans, bad.------- What a shallow, divisive, leadership void we're stuck with.
on August 9,2013 | 11:04AM
Soooooooo, you dont think health care for all Americans is a good idea? Interesting.
on August 9,2013 | 11:11AM
SandBar wrote:
Did anybody actually read the entire bill to make that judgement?
on August 9,2013 | 11:14AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Soooooooo, do you know that Obamacare is has nothing to do with healthcare but everything to do imposing a Tax? The SCOTUS justification for Obamacare is that Obamacare is a tax law - not about healthcare.
on August 9,2013 | 11:44AM
samidunn wrote:
The only things needed are tort reform & allowing insurance to be sold across state lines.
on August 9,2013 | 11:17AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Obama is in denial of reality with his belief that a recovery is getting traction.

Until and unless the US manufactures most of the consumer products the people of this US of A of ours purchase, the US economy will never ever recover.

Obama and all Democrats need to understand that the reason Stimulus spending worked in the 1930's is because the US at that time still manufactured most consumer products purchased in the US.

Stimulus spending in the US in the 21st century only results in creating demand for consumer products manufactured outside the US and consequently result in perking up the economy of the country that exports the consumer products people of the US purchase.
on August 9,2013 | 11:38AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Obamacare is not healthcare but a Tax - $1.76 trillion over 10 years.
on August 9,2013 | 11:46AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Social Security .....Franklin Roosevelt. Medicare ....Lyndon Johnson. ..... And now ..... of which the Republicans HATES THE SIGHT AND THE LOOK OF THIS ..... Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) ........Barack Obama. .......The Republicans, because of their hatred for Obama, CANNOT let this to happen ...and that's Obamacare, BEING RIGHT ALONG WITH Social Security and Medicare. A terrible sight for them.
on August 9,2013 | 12:07PM
samidunn wrote:
And they now call Social Security a benefit. As if I hadn't paid into it these past 50 years.
on August 9,2013 | 02:01PM
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