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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLY View Post
    The republicans do have a plan, it involves opening up insurance for interstate commerce, tort reform and regulation of the insurance and drug companies.
    So the republican plan is interstate commerce (can that happen without states losing their ability to regulate health insurance within them?), tort reform which has been tried in Texas but didn't lower costs at all, and more government regulations of private business? are you sure that isn't the democrats plan?
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    Brown might only be renting that seat but this is a huge upset in the most liberal state in the union and you can not deny that.
    The state that didn't elect John Kerry governor but did elect Mit Romney is the most liberal state in the union? Vermont has a socialist congressman, I think they have to get some consideration for that honor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloggingSully View Post
    So the republican plan is interstate commerce (can that happen without states losing their ability to regulate health insurance within them?), tort reform which has been tried in Texas but didn't lower costs at all, and more government regulations of private business? are you sure that isn't the democrats plan?
    I am certain that states can work together to find a bas stadard of care good for all people and their states. With more choice and competition amongst the insures the prices will go down. Allowing one company to monopolise a state is no competition and neither is the government.

    Putting a cap on cash damages, allowing Dr. to spend less on malpractice insurance allowing them to lower rates should result in lower premiums. If the cost is not passed on well I can do anything about it. I would still like to see tort reform in order to weed out junk lawsuits.

    Clearly we need to regulate the insurance companies. They should not be allowed to drop people who get sick and people with pre-existing conditions need to be insured at a reasonable rate, regulation is the only way to do that. The drug companies are making a ton of money they need to be regulated as well so we can get safe and affordable medications

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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLY View Post
    I am certain that states can work together to find a bas stadard of care good for all people and their states. With more choice and competition amongst the insures the prices will go down. Allowing one company to monopolise a state is no competition and neither is the government.

    Putting a cap on cash damages, allowing Dr. to spend less on malpractice insurance allowing them to lower rates should result in lower premiums. If the cost is not passed on well I can do anything about it. I would still like to see tort reform in order to weed out junk lawsuits.

    Clearly we need to regulate the insurance companies. They should not be allowed to drop people who get sick and people with pre-existing conditions need to be insured at a reasonable rate, regulation is the only way to do that. The drug companies are making a ton of money they need to be regulated as well so we can get safe and affordable medications
    Tort reform makes sense to me, but in general the "republican" plan sounds like taking power away from the states and adding lots of Federal regulation onto private businesses.

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    Brown was quoted as saying that the Mass healthcare reform was "working well", but was elected on a promise to block national healthcare reform even though it has many aspects of the Massachusetts version.

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