ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Kayfabe continues, as Republicans fall in line with Democrats against single payer
I mean, come on. You don't think all those Republican votes to abolish ObamaCare meant anything, did you? Red meat for the base, purely. Even if the Democrats lose the Senate in 2014, Obama's got the White House 'til 2016, and the veto pen. If the Republicans were serious, they'd have held hearings about the ObamaCare website debacle, and asked -- as we asked -- "What did Obama know, and when did he know it?" And so what hearings are they holding now? That's right: Hearings that show problems in a single payer system. Isn't this all just a little transparent? So, here's McConnell, turning on a dime:
Republicans’ Suprising New Position On Obamacare
Granted -- wait, Think Progress can't afford a copy editor? -- I didn't call this. But I don't think it's all that surprising.
Since winning his primary, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — the man who has repeatedly voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act “root and branch” — is embracing key tenets of reform, which has provided health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians.
Speaking to reporters last week, McConnell reiterated his support for repealing the ACA, but suggested that the state’s health exchange, established with $252 million in federal grants, should not be dismantled. Campaign manager Jesse Benton and other campaign advisers later doubled down on the claim and went even further, arguing that Kentucky should also maintain the ACA’s expansion of Medicaid.
The state has been a model for effective Affordable Care Act implementation, enrolling over 400,000 people in health insurance coverage since October. ...
The comments aim to repackage the key tenets of President Obama’s health care law, its exchange of private plans and funding for Medicaid expansion, as unique Kentucky solutions, designed and built by state officials far away from Washington D.C. It’s a page right out of the Democrats’ playbook: embrace the most popular elements of the law without having to carry any of its political baggage.
Not it's not. It's a page right out of the same playbook both parties use. While every rentier in the health care industry laughs all the way to the bank.
NOTE  Note to Democrats: Stop sucking!
NOTE  Too bad that good coverage from ObamaCare is random by state, among other things. How much sense does it make that everybody doesn't have whatever good Kentucky has?