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Boehner wants to shelve health care ’monstrosity’

Published: Wed, November 3, 2010 @ 10:06 a.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican Leader John Boehner is claiming a voter mandate to roll back the Obama administration’s health care overhaul, calling it a “monstrosity.”

The presumptive next speaker of the House told reporters this morning the Republican takeover of the House and its success in narrowing the Democratic Senate majority was proof that “the Obama-Pelosi agenda” was rejected by the American people.

The Ohio Republican is in line to succeed Pelosi, a California Democrat who became the first woman speaker of the House four years ago. Posing for pictures with GOP Whip Eric Cantor, Boehner said, “The American people were concerned about the government takeover of health care.” He added, “I think it’s important for us to lay the groundwork before we begin to repeal this monstrosity.”


1peacelover(798 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

The Republicans are so quick to jump in and repeal the health care bill, but what do they want to replace it with? if anything? Ask someone who can't pay for their medical bills and/or prescriptions if the old way was good enough.

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2howardinyoungstown(591 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

I wish we could shelve John Boehner, the Tea Party and the Republican Party.

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3cambridge(3180 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

"John Boehner is a decent hard working fellow. A good Ohioan."

One donation under God.


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4bluehouse(9 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

Peacelover,"Ask someone who can't pay for their medical bills and/or prescriptions if the old way was good enough."

YOU can pay your medical bills via payment plans. Hospitals sometimes even right off a bill if a person has gone in and explained what they can afford.

As for prescriptions, people should learn how to be healthier rather then rely on pills to make them better. Other source, ever heard that Astra Zenica can help with your medications. There are websites for people that need help NeedyMeds.org is one.
Too many people want to complain rather then help themselves.

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5Traveler(606 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

Everyone agrees that something needs done about health care. Just no one can agree what it is this law isn't the answer.

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6peacelover(798 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

Bluehouse, yes, a hospital can write off a bill if you cannot afford to pay it. But they have to make up the money for their services some way. So they charge huge fees to people who DO have insurance to make up for charity cases.

I agree if you can make payments, that is the responsible thing to do. But you can easily accrue twenty or fifty thousand dollars on one or two surgeries or hospital stays. My husband recently had an accident with his hand and needed emergency surgery. The hospital's fee for a three hour surgery was $21,000 and that didn't include the doctor's fee and he didn't even stay there overnight. God help you if you need to go to the hospital again in the same year or even in the next year. Or if your kids get sick or if you get cancer. You could have a bill of a hundred thousand dollars hanging over your head. as for "Too many people want to complain rather then help themselves." that is a very, very, unfair statement.

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7AKAFR1(322 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

Not surprised that this is the republican answer. If you vote for the same people, you can expect the same results. Enjoy the ride...you voted for it!

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8goman71(104 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

you guys won and you got what you wanted . talk is cheap and i hope the newly elected politicians do anything worthwhile in office. my guess is it will be business as usual . show us what you got , were waiting. GOD HELP US

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9redvert(2119 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

"Not surprised that this is the republican answer. If you vote for the same people, you can expect the same results. Enjoy the ride...you voted for it!"

The valley has been voting the same way for as long as I can remember and the result is that it is the '"armpit" of Ohio!

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10woolyd(579 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

I diddnt vote because i realized a long time ago no matter what OBAMA wants the Republicans will refuse it.Im glad they and the tea baggers made it now maybe we in this country will see a real decline in our country. Im happy cuz we are the divided states of Amerikkka and there will be no progress in the next 2 years. But know since the conservative and repubs know it all lets see where we will go.

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11Cowboyfan(105 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

Obamacare isn't going to help you pay your medical bills. Your 20% will always be there. I had surgery that cost 70K. I have to pay 14k where in the heck am I going to get that money. Nothing that needed fixed was fixed. Well one thing was I do approve of the pre -existing condition/drop part. They said we could leave our kids on our insurance but the cost is twice as much and we are union. They need to cap what can be charged for procedures and medications that would be a huge step.

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12najjjj(106 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

So many seem to have forgotten that this mess did not happen in two years. Bush dug this hole we are now in. As for healthcare.......under current laws no ins. co. will even cover me because of pre-existing medical conditions. That's not something that needs fixed??? Take a good look who is behind anti healthcare reform: Pharma companies and Health insurance co. If you believe otherwise you are truly blind. They own the republican party. Censorship: do you truly believe most meds are opiate based??? What about blood pressure med, diabetes med, heart.....etc., etc, etc. As Goman71 said........Gd help us. I have very little hope left for this country. All we have now is a new group of republican politicians who have pretty much stated their goal is to cause gridlock so nothing improves, and they can once again control the White House. If you are middle class, get ready to go down for the count. If you want to get even angrier I suggest you watch Michael Moore's documentary Capitalism. I don't want to even hear it from you right wingers, about Moore. I don't always agree with him......but this time he hit the nail on the head. It will turn any sane, intelligent persons stomach.

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13najjjj(106 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

censorship, I find it very hard to believe that 70% of pharma drug contain an opiate base, and believe me I am no fan of pharma companies. Now, scripts written for pain relievers containing opiates or opiate-like ingredients may well be quickly on the rise. But most pharma do not contain an opiate base. Where on earth did that figure come from? You named a few narcotic pain relievers. I could name hundreds of meds used for blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, dozens of antibiotics, blood thinners, anti depressants, anti fungals, sulfa, etc......you can't really believe these contain opiates??!!

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14cambridge(3180 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

najjjj.....There are people that because they think it must be true. Save your breath, there is know getting through to some people.

I wish you luck and I hope things work out for you.

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15cambridge(3180 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

The link below list about 20 drugs that would cause a positive test for opiates. That's 20 listed out of thousands of drugs manufactured.


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