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Sat Feb 8, 2014, 09:17 PM

"7 Things Republicans Would Be Shocked To Learn About Ronald Reagan"

7 Things Republicans Would Be Shocked To Learn About Ronald Reagan

By Zack Beauchamp at Think Progress

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2014/02/06/3258121/reasons-tea-party-hated-ronald-reagan/

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1. Paved the way for Obamacare

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Reagan’s health policy previewed Obamacare in three major ways. First, Reagan signed Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), the law barring hospitals from turning away patients on grounds of their insurance or citizenship — a preview of Obamacare’s ban on insurance discrimination against individuals with preexisting conditions. Second, Reagan doubled the size of Medicaid over the course of his presidency to pay for all of those new uninsured patients — a huge Obamacare-style Medicaid expansion. Third, Reagan pushed something called Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), which essentially had the government set the prices Medicare was willing to pay for each Medicare admission rather than pay for reimburse doctors per cost. DRGs cut Medicare costs by $49 billion by 1986, proving a promising trial for the sorts of Medicare payment reform policies you can find in Obamacare.


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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2014, 09:21 PM

1. What Was He, Some Sort of Fucking Commie?

He should have been impeached! Ideological purity forever!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2014, 09:42 PM

2. I'm glad he pulled out of Lebanon, don't know why we need to be snarky about that point.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 8, 2014, 09:45 PM

3. We are snarky because the GOP base are hypocrites thinking Saint Ronnie

gave birth to their creation myth and justifies all of their current actions. Their current actions are gutting the middle class.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 8, 2014, 09:47 PM

4. That's Right! Creation myth.

Reagan is no longer Reagan. He is now a personality cult, just like dead Lenin was.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2014, 10:21 PM

5. That he is dead ?

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