[QUOTE=majormajor42;3955609]Start of a good debate here before the thread went off into the usual directions.
So, how true is this? how similar is Obamacare to the 1993 Republican alternative to Hillarycare?[/QUOTE]
In terms of a mandate, here's the Republican lead proposal in 1993:
[QUOTE]Subtitle F: Universal Coverage - Requires each citizen or lawful permanent resident to be covered under a qualified health plan or equivalent health care program by January 1, 2005. Provides an exception for any individual who is opposed for religious reasons to health plan coverage, including those who rely on healing using spiritual means through prayer alone.[/QUOTE]
Basically, an identical mandate compared to Obamacare.
You can find a more detailed breakdown and comparison of the health plans here:
[QUOTE=Warfish;3955564]Out of curiosity, what have Democrats "fixed" exactly?
Pretty much all the things Democrats passed laws to fix still exist. From FD to LBJ to BHO, it's generally the same story "we'll pass this, give the Government more power, so as to fix povery, education, healthcare, etc"
The problem doesn't get fixed.
The Democrats blame everything but their own policies.
Then the Democrats say "now we'll pass THIS, give the Government more power, so as to fix povery, education, healthcare, etc".
Thats not fixing the problem. Thats growing the Government.
There is a meaningful difference. The best action is sometimes inaction (by Govt.)[/QUOTE]
Well....I was still right about the yelling "NO!" and flag masturbation thing :D:P