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Senator: Republicans Will Shut Down Government to Halt Obamacare

The question — are insurance premiums going to rise or fall when the exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act open for business — is the question of the hour, the question leading the debate that has surrounded Obamacare since the legislation’s earliest days.

The answer to that question is, of course, unknowable until after the exchanges begin operating, but the lack of any clear data on the subject has made it easier for the legislation’s opponents and supporters to answer the question as suits their respective stances best.

For example, President Barack Obama and White House officials have cited the figures recently released by New York State Department of Financial Services as evidence that the reform will decrease premiums. Speaking from the East Room of the White House, he said: “Just yesterday, state officials in New York announced that average premiums for consumers who buy insurance in their new marketplace will be at least 50 percent lower next year than they are today.” He added consumers are “getting a hint of how much money they’re potentially going to save because of this law. In states like California, Oregon, Washington, new competition, new choices, market forces are pushing costs down.”


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I double damn gurantee you

that Boner and the neocons do not have the stones to follow thru. They will cave.


Yea seeing

this bullshit article makes me mad! I'm so tired of getting false hope up that someone is going to do something to reverse this colossal mess but it's not going to happen. Noone is going to vote better, noone is going to stop spending. Nothing is going to change until the money runs out.

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

Yes, Republicans that chose the inventor of Obama...

...as their standard barer, are going to shut down government...and Obama is anti-war...

This is only good news

if they decided once they "shut down" the government to never open it again!!

"Republicans will shut down

"Republicans will shut down government to halt Obamacare".

Well...if there's one thing they get right...shut er down! The sooner the better.

We need to accelerate the

We need to accelerate the implementation of Obamacare and let it play out to it's logical conclusion as quickly as possible. The complete and total destruction of the medical industrial complex must happen as quickly as possible so prices can get back to reasonable prices.

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I hope the republicans can explain their actions to the lefties

it would be incredible to be understood. Otherwise it's interpreted as just those angry old white guys acting up again.

Being that government is 99.999% a pure waste of money.

Government where people are paid to wait around and take credit for good things that happen.

A permanent shutdown would be preferable.

Free includes debt-free!


Yeah right!

There's not enough of them that aren't traitors to make good on that threat.

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie


The GOP would shut down government because it doesn't like how the rEVOLuton and Rand Paul are taking over and they would rather shut down the government and hand the USA to the U.N. than let the rEVOution continue.

The best thing that can be

The best thing that can be said about Obamacare is that it just might convince the Republicans to shut down the federal government. We can only hope.

Gee whiz

...I didn't know you needed tens of thousands of pages of regulations to create competition and allow market forces to operate.


"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Of course, ignorant one.

Everyone knows that transactions implemented at gunpoint lower costs overall and lead to maximum individual happiness. Where have you been living these last hundred years?