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February 24, 2017 12:33 PM UTC

Ken Buck Scrambles Obamacare Repeal Message

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Rep. Ken Buck (R).

As the Denver Post’s John Ingold reports, Rep. Ken Buck of Greeley just helped deprive Coloradans of whatever security they might have felt about health care, after other Colorado Republicans like Rep. Mike Coffman and Sen. Cory Gardner assured us that the Affordable Care Act would not be repealed without a replacement in place:

In a meeting with constituents in Douglas County on Tuesday, Colorado Congressman Ken Buck said he believes that fully implementing a replacement could take years after the vote to repeal the law. His fellow Colorado U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, though, told constituents in a video message last week that he would not vote to repeal the law without “a concurrent replacement.”

…Buck said he believes that a repeal of the heath care law will occur “soon” but will have its effective date delayed. Crafting, passing and fully implementing the replacement plan, he said, “will take a while to formulate.”

“I think other Republicans are expressing their optimism that something can happen concurrently,” Buck said. “I think realistically, if we do the process the right way, replacement is going to take a period of time.”

To be fair, Buck does assert that “there won’t be a change that happens next month that is going to completely alter the health care system, but Buck’s willingness to accept repeal without any replacement creates major uncertainty for everyone who has gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act–or benefited from improvements to coverage like keeping kids on parents’ plans longer and requiring pre-existing conditions to be covered.

Obviously, this sets up a conflict between Buck and the promises made by other Colorado Republicans–and given the reticence of most Republicans to be specific about the plan for health care going forward, we wouldn’t look for any clear answers anytime soon.

If that’s cold comfort for you, there are protests just about every day lately.

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10 thoughts on “Ken Buck Scrambles Obamacare Repeal Message

    1. Hey Moldyanus.  If we do that, how will you get covered with your preexisting condition of having a rectal-cranial inversion?

      With all your half-witted posts, it's no wonder you could never get a gig as a paid troll.

    2. According to your people, Wing Nut Daily, the world was nearing its end in 2009  

      “When I started doing a little research, I found the Greek word for ‘lightning’ is ‘astrape’, and the Hebrew equivalent is ‘Baraq,'” said YouTube contributor “ppsimmons,” a self-described Christian with a theological education and many years in the ministry, who spoke to WND under condition of anonymity out of concern for members of his local church. “I thought that was fascinating.”  

      As he continued looking into the rest of the words in the phrase, he focused on “heaven,” and found that it can refer not just to God’s dwelling place, but also “the heights” or “high places.”

      He then recalled Isaiah 14:14, where Lucifer, another name for Satan, is quoted as saying, “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”

      “I wondered what the word ‘heights’ is,” said ppsimmons, “and I looked it up in the dictionary, and it’s ‘Bamah.'”

      Thus, on the video, the announcer notes, “If spoken by a Jewish rabbi today, influenced by the poetry of Isaiah, he would say these words in Hebrew … ‘I saw Satan as Baraq Ubamah.'”

    3. Yes, the free market of denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions, medical expenses-induced bankruptcy, and more deaths!  Yay for for-profit healthcare!

       

  1. I'm revolted by the perjorative "Moldyanus". Don't agree with his posts at all, never seen much evidence of actual thought, never changed his mind on anything as far as I know,  but it's too close to what someone might call a woman they hated. Corrupt c**t—you get the idea.

    You all do what you want – you would anyway – but I'm speaking only for myself, and just leaving that there.

    And on the other hand, he sticks around for it – it would be interesting to know why.

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