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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:02 AM

 

Cuomo Acts to Advance Health Law in New York

Source: New York Times

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, stepping into the national debate over President Obama’s health care law, used his executive power on Thursday to carry out one of its critical features in New York after the state’s Republican lawmakers blocked legislation to do so.

Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat who has generally avoided national politics even as he is often mentioned as a potential candidate for president, offered an enthusiastic endorsement of the benefits of the health care measure, which is currently being litigated before the Supreme Court and contested in this year’s presidential campaign.

As he issued an executive order to establish a health insurance exchange, an online marketplace where individuals and small businesses can choose among competing health insurance plans, Mr. Cuomo said it would drive down the cost of insurance while helping the 2.7 million uninsured New Yorkers get affordable coverage.

“The bottom line,” Mr. Cuomo said in a statement, “is that creating this health exchange will lower the cost of health insurance for small businesses, local governments and individual New Yorkers across the state.”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/13/nyregion/cuomo-orders-health-insurance-exchange-in-new-york.html?_r=2



Screw the Republicans, full speed ahead! Andy, I like your style! !

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Typical NYC Lib Apr 2012 OP
ProgressoDem Apr 2012 #1
PBass Apr 2012 #2
Typical NYC Lib Apr 2012 #4
ProgressoDem Apr 2012 #5
firehorse Apr 2012 #3
bleedinglib Apr 2012 #6
whyzayker Apr 2012 #7

Response to Typical NYC Lib (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:13 AM

1. Unimpressed.

Sorry, but Cuomo is the epitome of minimum effort, maximum pompous bragging. If you think Obama is the compromiser-in-chief, wait until you get Cuomo. He's really more of a moderate Republican.

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Response to ProgressoDem (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:58 AM

2. Can't you just admit something positive happened? JFC...

I'm getting weary of "Super Liberals" who can't ever be happy about anything because perfection wasn't achieved. :rolleyes:

Guess what, I live in New York too, I'm a card-carrying liberal, and I am ECSTATIC that Governor Cuomo took this important first step, on an issue that means a lot to me.

Maybe I'll be able to afford health insurance soon! I can't wait! Right now, the plan I want (the plan that covers everything) is $1,300... PER MONTH!!!! I can pay less for a plan with half-ass coverage, but if I get sick, I'll go bankrupt because of the co-pays, and the high cost of treatment.

Good job Governor Cuomo! It's awful to see the NY state legislature tying everything up because they are dysfunctional!

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Response to PBass (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:26 AM

4. Yes, Yes and YES!

 

Thank you, PBass! The 12th rec is for you personally!

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Response to PBass (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:48 PM

5. I'm hardly a super-liberal.

I'm also happy but this isn't exactly a great accomplishment, considering Cuomo essentially had to do it anyway. I thank President Obama for mandating this through Obamacare.

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Response to Typical NYC Lib (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:16 AM

3. Trust is earned, this is the same guy who has approved frakking upstate, and is forcing all small


businesses to reapply for their tax id with a $50 charge and a mandate to file online or be fined. As a small business owner, I've never had the tax headaches that I have now till he came in office.

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Response to Typical NYC Lib (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:16 PM

6. Affordable Care Act !!

It is called the "Affordable Care Act" not obama care. Lets all start calling it by it's proper name.

Every time we call it obama care, we're using a faux news talking point

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Response to Typical NYC Lib (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:53 PM

7. Speaking as a f*cked over NYS public employee....

Cuomo is grandstanding. He's more of a snake than Walker (not to mention he got more $$ from the Koch Bros. than Walker). He's running for president. That's all. Playing both sides of the fence.

You have been warned.

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