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Sunday, January 16, 2011
Health Care Poll Finds Decreased Republican Support For Full Repeal
There is no "post repeal plan" for healthcare because the Republicans know they will not succeed in repealing the bill, they just want to hold a vote so they can say they voted to repeal it. There were numerous opportunities for their input during the initial debate. In fact, the much maligned "insurance mandate" was a cornerstone of John McCain's presidential campaign, not something Obama or the Democrats ever endorsed. The inclusion of the mandate was a bit of sleight of hand on the part of the GOP, excising the public option and replacing it with the mandate, then voting against the bill and campaigning against the mandate which they had INSISTED be included rather than a public option.