Monday, April 7, 2014
While no one was paying attention, the House Republicans
"...quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama’s health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it.
Democrats describe the change involving small-business coverage options as a straightforward improvement of the type they are eager to make, and Obama signed it into law.
Republicans are loath to agree, given the strong sentiment among the rank and file that the only fix the law deserves is a burial. ….
No member of the House GOP leadership has publicly hailed the fix, which was tucked, at Republicans’ request, into legislation preventing a cut in payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients.
Reps. John Boehner (R-OH) and Eric Cantor (R-VA) did such a good job of hiding the fix in the bill that many House Republicans might have had no idea that they were voting on this Obamacare fix. Last month, House Republican leaders introduced three fixes to the ACA while their party was distracted by CPAC." --PoliticusUSA
"Democrats now have a chance to shift the healthcare debate from whether the law should be repealed to how to improve it. Recent polls have found that between 53% and 71% of respondents (depending on how the question is worded) favor keeping the law and fixing it."--Doyle McManus, LATimes
I wonder when Speaker Boehner will hold another vote to repeal the A.C.A.? It's been a while, and the sheeple in his party need to know that the House Republicans are doing their jobs as good little Kabuki players.
Definition of idiocy: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. (See above.)