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Tue Feb 25, 2014, 05:44 PM

Oops: GOP Bill Would Strip 1 Million Workers Of Health Coverage

Source: TPM

SAHIL KAPUR FEBRUARY 25, 2014, 4:55 PM EST

A Republican-led bill designed to "save American workers" would cause 1 million workers to lose their health care coverage and increase the deficit by $74 billion, according to Congress' official scorekeeper.

The legislation, offered by Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) and 208 co-sponsors as a tweak to Obamacare, would change the definition of a full-time work week under the health care law from 30 hours per week to 40 hours. The aim was to mitigate the effect of the law's employer mandate, which says businesses with 50 or more workers must offer insurance to full-time employees.

An analysis of the bill, released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation, found that it would cause 1 million people to lose their employer-based insurance coverage. The report projected that more than 500,000 of them would end up getting coverage through Medicaid, the Children's Health Care Program or the Obamacare exchanges. The rest, CBO and JCT said, would become uninsured.

The legislation would also lower the amount federal the government collects in penalties from businesses who don't abide by the employer mandate. As a result, the report found, the deficit would go up by $74 billion over 10 years.

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Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/todd-young-obamacare-bill-cbo-report



Of the bill's 208 cosponsors, seven are Democrats.


and they are 7 of the 19 "Blue Dogs":

Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL3] (joined Feb 10, 2014)

Matheson, Jim [D-UT4] (joined Feb 10, 2014)

Peterson, Collin [D-MN7] (joined Feb 10, 2014)

Schrader, Kurt [D-OR5] (joined Feb 10, 2014)

Barrow, John [D-GA12] (joined Feb 11, 2014)

McIntyre, Mike [D-NC7] (joined Feb 11, 2014)

Rahall, Nick [D-WV3] (joined Feb 21, 2014)

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Reply Oops: GOP Bill Would Strip 1 Million Workers Of Health Coverage (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2014 OP
Laelth Feb 2014 #1
rhett o rick Feb 2014 #2
n2doc Feb 2014 #3
Hosnon Feb 2014 #16
n2doc Feb 2014 #18
Kingofalldems Feb 2014 #9
trishtrash Feb 2014 #11
LSK Feb 2014 #12
rhett o rick Feb 2014 #13
Hosnon Feb 2014 #17
Cha Feb 2014 #4
rhett o rick Feb 2014 #14
Turbineguy Feb 2014 #5
DeSwiss Feb 2014 #6
global1 Feb 2014 #7
alp227 Feb 2014 #8
OneCrazyDiamond Feb 2014 #10
red dog 1 Feb 2014 #15
mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2014 #19

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 05:54 PM

1. k&r for the truth. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 06:08 PM

2. Would those here that advocate supporting Blue Dogs plez try to explain

 

why?

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 06:16 PM

3. I don't support my blue dog, Barrow

He is a worthless POS. He prevents a better Dem from running and winning, while offering nothing of value to his constituents.


However, this isn't a bug, this is a feature. GOP doesn't want anyone getting health care except the top class. Everyone else can have their assets mined out by the Health care industry when they get sick.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

16. Barrow holds his seat by the skin of his teeth.

What liberal Democrat is he preventing from winning? Seriously?

That's just... absurd.

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Response to Hosnon (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 05:08 AM

18. Party uber alles!

Barrow votes as a republican. He prevents a more liberal den from trying. And the State party does nothing.

People who only vote based on affiliation have killed the democratic party's soul.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 07:40 PM

9. Yep.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 08:45 PM

11. So true.

I supported him for years just to keep the seat on the Democratic side of the aisle and hoping he would throw our party a bone every now and then but he has routinely voted for the most atrocious and anti-progressive legislation imaginable. I'm done with him. His father, a Georgia superior court judge who ruled with great compassion and wisdom in the civil rights battles, must be turning over in his grave.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 09:35 PM

12. controlling the house n/t

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Response to LSK (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 09:39 PM

13. Yes, and that is more important than having principles. nm

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 12:02 AM

17. No, but it is important.

The best we can get in our district is a (D) who will vote for a Democratic majority leader. That's just how it is.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 06:28 PM

4. Stupid blue dogs and their sociopatic Orwellian

bullshit teabagger scammers.

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 09:40 PM

14. I agree. I think this is the second time today. What is happening?

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 06:41 PM

5. The GOP has a serious problem

Stalin killed 53 million people. Trying to compete with that is tough.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 06:46 PM

6. Oops: Is used to signify that a mistake has occurred.

 

- This was no mistake.

K&R

This, is a mistake. A terrible mistake ----->

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 06:49 PM

7. Daniel Lipinski Is An Idiot....

always was. Glad I was switched out of his district.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 07:38 PM

8. But but but...Obama LIED when he said "if you like your insurance you can keep it" --Cons

so where will Fox so-called News, talk radio, the blaze, etc be with THIS story? oh wait you have to go to the REAL liberal media to know this.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 08:20 PM

10. They are starting small,

they hope to have those numbers rise rapidly...after the election.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 11:14 PM

15. Those 7 Dems should be ashamed of themselves

and I hope every one of them is replaced by a "real" Democrat this November.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:10 AM

19. The "Oops" part is that they meant to strip 20 million workers of health coverage,

not just 1 million. Next time, they'll be more careful.

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