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August 09, 2013

The Hill Headline: "ObamaCare 'Death Panel' Faces Growing Opposition from Democrats"

I've got a great idea: The Republican Party should go meekly along with funding ObamaCare, because it's obviously so popular. It might cost them seats to oppose it.

ObamaCare’s cost-cutting board — memorably called a “death panel” by Sarah Palin — is facing growing opposition from Democrats who say it will harm people on Medicare.

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean drew attention to the board designed to limit Medicare cost growth when he called for its repeal in an op-ed late last month.

Dean was quickly criticized by supporters of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), who noted his ties to the healthcare industry as an adviser to a major D.C. lobbying firm.

But the former Vermont governor is not the only Democrat looking to kill the panel.

A wave of vulnerable Democrats over the past three months has signed on to bills repealing the board’s powers, including Sen. Mark Pryor (Ark.) and Reps. Ron Barber (Ariz.), Ann Kirkpatrick (Ariz.), Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) and Elizabeth Esty (Conn.).

All five are considered vulnerable in next year’s election, highlighting the stakes and the political angst surrounding the healthcare measure.

Obama and his leftist cultist have created monsters in order to "fix" two problems: difficulty getting insurance for the already-sick and permitting "children" to stay on their parents' insurance until their "Sweet Twenty-Sixth" birthday.

But apparently it's more important to "have the issue" than to actually accomplish any public good.

Harry Reid: Gee I Sure Hope the GOP isn't Opposing ObamaCare Because Obama is Black. No, that's why Mark Pryor and Howard Dean oppose it though.


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