39 Democrats Fold, Side With Republicans' "Keep Your Cancelled Health Care Plan" Bill

Tyler Durden's picture

The Republicans' "Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013" bill has passed the House (as somewhat expected). However, what is more critical - as we noted previously - is that a large number of Democrats broke ranks and voted for the bill.


39 House Democrats voted in favor, shunning Obama's proclamation that he would veto the bill (which he described as "threatening the health care security of hard working, middle class families,") anyway if it came to his desk. It is unlikely to pass the Senate.




Why this is a big deal? Here's what Obama said about the bill:

With health care costs rising at such low rates, "this bill would be a major step back," reads the White House statement on the law. H.R. 3350 rolls back the progress made by allowing insurers to continue to sell new plans that deploy practices such as not offering coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, charging women more than men, and continuing yearly caps on the amount of care that enrollees receive. The Administration supports policies that allow people to keep the health plans that they have. But, policies that reverse the progress made to extend quality, affordable coverage to millions of uninsured, hardworking, middle class families are not the solution. Rather than refighting old political battles to sabotage the health care law, the Congress should work with the Administration to improve the law and move forward. The final line reads, "If the President were presented with H.R. 3350, he would veto it."

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Jumbotron's picture

The realization that Obama is a colossal fuck up is now bipartisan.

NotApplicable's picture

As if any of them ever cared.

In other news, 39 Dems fear for their upcoming reelection chances.

knukles's picture


Obie says unilaterally that you can keep your healthcare plan if you like your healthcare plan after he said you couldn't keep your healthcare plan even if you liked it after he said that you can keep your healthcare plan if you like it, which in its last incantation is illegal as he has not the power to unilaterally change the laws and he's going to therefore VETO the bill passed in a bipartisan nature that you can keep your healthcare plan if you like it even if he said you couldn't but meant to not say you could but misspoke.


Simply Fucking Amazing

Nothing fucking works.

nope-1004's picture

With enrollment numbers the way they are, it's kind of obvious what the public thinks of BummerCare.  These expedient Dems are just now realizing that, and jumping ship in the hopes of being re elected so they can campaign that "they never wanted BummerCare."

Cheezy selfish Bastards, all of 'em.


Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

We are seeing the Twilight of the Progressives. They have been screwing up our economy, social order and pretty much everything for decades now. They did not touch any of the 3rd rails though. As long as rest of the hand outs keep coming they were safe not touching certain topics. They just blew up our health cares system (it was already in trouble). There will be no mercy for this screw up!!!

NotApplicable's picture

Problem is, as always, they'll be back.

The sheeple are easily led from one end of the spectrum to another, in search of positive change.

Swing-voters are what keeps the political pendulum going.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Demagogue comes from ancient Greek As does democracy, which appears also in the Federalist Papers but not the Constitution. The Republic was designed to filter out populist pressures.

Ying-Yang's picture

"39 Democrats Fold, Side With Republicans' "Keep Your Cancelled Health Care Plan" Bill"

Tomorrow's Headlines...

39 Democrats Who Folded AND Who Sided With Republicans "DRONED"

GetZeeGold's picture



It was Bush dammit.......infinity!

HardAssets's picture

Yep . . . its just theater. One step back . . . and later three steps FORWARD. The 'crash' is planned, so they can install a government system. Then theyll lhave even more control of your health and your very life. 


People may relax and then the demorepublicraps will screw them over again and again. Just following the bosses orders, ya know.

They know that people 'hope' that'll 'it'll all get better now'.

" 'My guy(s)' will save us. "

Yeah . . . right.

Papasmurf's picture

The sheeple are easily led from one end of the spectrum to another, in search of positive change.

Pature rotation.

Dollar Bill Hiccup's picture

How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck would?

You're right. Simply amazing. Sadly so.


Truthseeker2's picture

"The Affordable Care Act (ACA) wasn’t even read by most of Congress before it became law!"




“But we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what’s in it….”

 — Spoken by Nancy Pelosi in March 2010 when she was Speaker of the House

Can you believe they did this -- in broad daylight -- with the most consequential
and costly legislation in USA history. 

tenpanhandle's picture

 but you gotta close yer eyes and bend over so you can find out what happens next.

bread n circuses's picture

We have to pass it to find out if you like it so you can keep it when we find what's in it.

redpill's picture

1) Even if it passed and Obama signed it, the damage is already done.  The health care companies are not going to ressurrect these plans if the fix is temporary.

2) Republicans are foolish for wanting to get involved, this thing is a disaster, stay the fuck out of the way.  I think it was Sun Tzu who said you should never get in the way of your enemy when he destroying himself.

mofreedom's picture

Why the old saying then that:  what will you tell your children and grand-children about these times and what you did to help avert the future catastrophe?

Well kids, I did nothing, I sat on my ass cause of some chinaman.

Gee, thanks Gramps.

somecallmetimmah's picture

"Well kids, I did nothing, but at least I didn't vote for Obamacare."

Fiks't ti fer yuh.

redpill's picture

Maybe you missed the part where it's TOO LATE to avert.

disabledvet's picture

what i read today is that it might be illegal as well. The target date is January 1st, 2014. "the day another 30 million lose their health care coverage to a web site?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qkJJQM0xZk this plan was never funded but "Rahmbo'ed through." what are the "pre-existing conditions" people are being refused for now? the ability to pay period? i mean the bulk of small businesses will not be able to afford health insurance within six weeks.

ElvisDog's picture

I down-arrowed you because the Republicans are not foolish for passing this bill. It's all about perception, and they forced Obama to threaten to veto a bill that would let people (supposedly) keep their old health care policies. 

Urban Redneck's picture

2 decembre 1805 08:25 CET - right flank rope a dope in the morning mist (as opposed to the dawn's early light)...

--Crazy Corsican Sun Tsu in re taking the Pratzen Heights at Austerlitz

it's amazing what they don't bother to tell you at Wikipedia (since I couldn't remember the precise time) or in modern textbooks, or perhaps it's the lack of memorization drills and teachers who can cane their students for failure - and I'm not even 50 years old yet... so it's not that long ago

(the entire euro ZH crowd must have started happy hour early again)

Redhotfill's picture

But the are not enemies!  They are working for a common cause.  The idea that Republicans if they were truly different from Dems  would pass something to help "fix" this cluster is amazing.  All it does is help put off public rage, which is the goal.  A true opposition party would have said you made your bed lie in it.  See you at the polls next election lol.  Suckerz

ShrNfr's picture

Obe is like the pointy haired boss from Dilbert. A total fucking manglement disaster. He never ran anything but his mouth and it shows.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Coward and Piven are masturbating in their graves.

kchrisc's picture

Hey, the Cliff-Notes to Obamacare. Thanks.

Race Car Driver's picture

> Nothing fucking works.

No surprises. Ordo ab chao.

Now we may face a 'Constitutional Crisis' ... and I think that may be the ultimate goal here anyhow. Nobody in DC likes the constitution and it seems both sides of the stupid fucking isle are working like dogs to get rid of it and on with the real business of the American people. Oh, we're gonna get the business, alright.


Curiously_Crazy's picture

For some reason reading that reminded me of Liangs 'Knots'

They are playing a game. They are playing at not
playing a game. If I show them I see they are, I
shall break the rules and they will punish me.
So I play the game, of not seeing I see the game.

James-Morrison's picture

Back to the Future: Politcs as usual...

kralizec's picture

Yeah, and Dingy Harry won't bring it up and Obama threatening to veto the fix to his fuckup...Dingy & O'Bongo just saved the Pubbies from themselves...

Repeal or no deal, end it don't mend it...fuck it or fuck them all!

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

If the R's had any brains(I know--They don't) they wouldn't do anything to O care. If they were smart they would hang that lead ball on the D's and let them sink with it. Now Obama can say if those evil Republicans wouldn't have messed with it it would have worked as planned.

mofreedom's picture

NO NO NO.  Doing nothing is implicitly agreeing with it.  They will be seen as allowing the greatest tragedy to be plopped on the American public..cause, once these gub programs start, they never stop, EVER, EVER, EVER.

wee-weed up's picture



"Doing nothing is implicitly agreeing with it."


Bullshit! The ObamaCare monstrosity is totally a Democrat creation...

Not one Republican voted for it.

"the greatest tragedy to be plopped on the American public" was done by Democrats...

Only Democrats. They own it! And now they're scared shitless!

Of course, the Democrats would love to get some Republican's fingerprints on it.

Thus the desperate comment above.

mofreedom's picture

I'm not saying fix it. Hell, I want to go back to when doctors came to your home and you paid them cash.

Put your name on paper that you hate this crap.  That does not absolve those that voted for it in the first place, unless they are SINCERELY SORRY FOR VOTING FOR IT.

You have to show that you are marked with the sign of true love for the American people.

These republican pols just can't seem to communicate, or they really like the LAW.


wee-weed up's picture



Never interfere with your opponent when he is destroying himself...

Get out of the way... do nothing... and let him do it!

mofreedom's picture

You may be right, but I can see that logic in the case of running against the mayor of toronto.

Will Obama Care be the first gub wellfare-and-take program be the first gub welfare-and-take program to be rescinded?

Nobody liked Medicare back in the day either, and here we still have it.

Please help me, I am not from here and don't get politics.

somecallmetimmah's picture

I recall several weeks ago hearing about some kind of effort to SHUT DOWN THE G--damned GOVERNMENT over this fiasco, and everybody cried "foul".

Was that real or did I just imagine it?

TBT or not TBT's picture

If we all see and hear a forest of trees fall down, but the NYT memory-holes it a few weeks later, it is off limits. The writers over there can just reboot reality like jj Abrams did for star trek.

DosZap's picture

I recall several weeks ago hearing about some kind of effort to SHUT DOWN THE G--damned GOVERNMENT over this fiasco, and everybody cried "foul".

Was that real or did I just imagine it?


No it was real, and they got body slammed over it, NOW with the Oscrewus Care fiasco, and the prices being made known, and the insurers raising rates 10x's over, they (the stupids) are finally getting it, and a ton are admitting the Cruz deal and the sequestration deal were CORRECT.

As the MORE pain is felt, this will be the Dems downfall, they OWN this POS lock stock, and barrel.Not ONE GOP member voted FOR this Bill,the Dems POWN it!!!.

Race Car Driver's picture

I junked you for perpetuating the false dichotomy of red/blue, democrat/republican, right/left ... yada, yada, yada. It's all bullshit. We're slaves, managed out of some corner office of a bank building. Get fucking used to it and stop with this sophomoric duopoly nonsense already.

tenpanhandle's picture

I junked you for perpetuating the false dichotomy that doing nothing is doing something.

knukles's picture

If this does not pass the Senate and or Obie vetoes it, then the R's should take the Tea Party line and simply suggest that since they (the D's) don't want a bill, they wouldn't change it or vetoed the changes, then set up a vote to cancel the law.


Then step back and let the D's sink on their own

At this juncture, with a buncha D's finding out what's in the bill after they passed it, having listened to their illustrious Botoxed Leader Nazi P., it appears to me that the only thing standing between a Full Monty clusterfuck Progressive Socialist Agenda on Healthcare is the Tea Party (what party?) wing of the Republicans.
So at this juncture, good on them for fucking things up

syntaxterror's picture

O-bomb didn't write the bill. Probably never even read it. Probably couldn't even write an executive summary of what was inside it. It was the congressional democrats that created it. And the insurance lobby that wrote it. O-bomb just signed the check.

knukles's picture

But to be fair to Obie....

In the spirit of Al Goreism, he did say that if he wrote code, he'd fix it himself.

Hah ha ha ha ha ha

narcissistic retard


ElvisDog's picture

Doesn't matter. Obama embraced the idea of calling it "Obamacare". That's what everyone except desperate liberals know it as. Obama owns it.

Blano's picture

No it isn't, what a ridiculous comment.  39 Democraps in the House, what about the other 100+ along with the Senate and tens of millions nationwide?  They'll all still on board with TeleNegro Care and will never acknowledge the total fuckedupness of it all.

InTheLandOfTheBlind's picture

people will complain even if you hang them with a new noose

SAT 800's picture

"TeleNegro Care"; whoo. makin me spill my tea, here. LOL.