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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 09:56 PM

Democrats Markey, Lynch tangle over Obamacare in first TV debate

Source: Boston Globe

Democrats Markey, Lynch tangle over Obamacare in first TV debate, following debate by GOP's Winslow, Sullivan, Gomez

03/27/2013 9:37 PM

By Martin Finucane, Globe Staff

US Representatives Edward J. Markey and Stephen F. Lynch tangled over Lynch’s vote against President Obama’s health care law in a televised debate tonight between the two contenders for the Democratic nomination in the special election race for US Senate.

Lynch said he didn’t vote for the bill because “it was a very flawed bill and we missed a real opportunity to create real health care reform.”

Markey described his own vote for the Affordable Care Act as “the proudest vote of my career” and said, “Steve, when that vote came up, you were wrong.”

Lynch responded, “What we did there was wrong,” describing what he said were several flaws in the law and calling it a giveaway to health insurance companies.

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Read more: http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2013/03/27/markey-lynch-tangle-over-obamacare-first-televised-debate/39Mpm10N56QCZPYgkrdZPL/story.html

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Reply Democrats Markey, Lynch tangle over Obamacare in first TV debate (Original post)
Eugene Mar 2013 OP
Cha Mar 2013 #1
MADem Mar 2013 #4
Cha Mar 2013 #7
1KansasDem Mar 2013 #2
LiberalFighter Mar 2013 #3
bornskeptic Mar 2013 #5
graywarrior Mar 2013 #6
Cha Mar 2013 #8
BlueDemKev Mar 2013 #9

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 11:59 PM

1. Good on Markey.. I don't

think I like Lynch.

thanks Eugene

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 08:32 AM

4. Lynch is anti-choice....he flip-flops like rMoney did, but he's not onboard

with Woman's Right To Choose. That is a disqualifier to my POV.

I am outta town and didn't see the debate, but I will vote for Markey. There's no contest.

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Response to MADem (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 02:55 PM

7. It's good to know my instincts have

been right about Markey from far away.

Thanks MADem.. GO MARKEY!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 12:15 AM

2. "a giveaway to health insurance companies"

Can anyone disagree with that statement?

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Response to 1KansasDem (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 07:56 AM

3. Yes

When they have to get permission for any increases 10% or more. When they have to return money to the enrollee if the medical loss ratio is not met.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 08:55 AM

5. Insurance companies also took a big hit in the cuts of overpayment to Medicare Advantage plans.

Actually, health insurers will probably be fortunate to maintain their current level of profitability after the ACA is fully implemented, and, contrary to what most DUers seem to believe, health insurance is not an extremely profitable business. The profit margins of the large health insurance companies have been running from 2% to 3%, while drug makers and medical device manufacturers have been recording profit margins of around 20%. Insurance company profits make up less than 1% of US healthcare costs.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 09:26 AM

6. Lynch does not play well with others

He came across as his true self during the debate and it wasn't pretty.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 02:57 PM

8. Yay, for him coming across as

his true self. thanks graywarrrior!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 10:31 PM

9. Lynch is a conservative Democrat

We don't need him in the U.S. Senate.

MARKEY is the man!

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