President Obama says he’ll listen to anyone with a healthcare reform plan… except for Republicans

One the primary tactics the left uses against those who oppose Obamacare is the notion that no one has presented a better alternative. On December 4, President Obama had this to say to the naysayers:

OBAMA: Folks who were criticizing [Obamacare] don’t seem to have any ideas in terms of how to reduce costs to ensure millions of people get coverage for the first time. I want work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. You got good ideas? Bring them to me. I’d be happy to listen. But that’s not what’s happening.

According to President Obama, he willing to work with anyone whose “got good ideas” – but apparently “that’s not what’s happening.” Well, Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) just so happened to be a guest on Fox and Friends the other day where he offered several “good ideas” about how to reform the American healthcare system that will actually save trillions of dollars instead of costing the American people trillions of dollars.

“Not a single other plan out there,” Pat asked on radio this morning. “There’s no GOP person – well, okay, there’s quite a few, and Tom Price is one of them. Tom Price who some people would call it, oh, a doctor and a representative.”

Rep. Price lays out his plan in the clip below:


“Now wait a minute. That does sound like [a plan],” Glenn quipped. “It sounds oddly suspiciously like… specific.”

From allowing for competition across state lines to allowing Americans to decide whether they even want insurance, Rep. Price’s plan sounds remarkably feasible. President Obama may actually benefit from meeting with the Congressman – unless, of course, his intentions are not as pure as he would like the American people to think.

“I mean unless the government is really not trying to fix healthcare but instead collapse it,” Glenn mused. “No, that couldn’t be. No, that can’t be it. [That] would be crazy.”

As Pat explained, the CBO has said Rep. Price’s plan will reduce costs to the federal government by $2.34 trillion over 10 years, which works out to about $230 billion a year. It will cause smaller premium increases, while increasing the number of insured people by 29% in two years. Essentially, it basically accomplishes everything Obamacare allegedly sought to using the free market and resulting in a much cheaper price.

“No, but he’s willing to talk to anybody,” Glenn joked of President Obama. “So there must be a catch there that you’re not telling me about… It’s kind of like that whole thing: If you really love something, let it go. Except this case [it is]: If you really love something, destroy it.”

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  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Translation – you will do this my way, and give me a single-payer communist health care system, complete with death panels.

    So how much longer until people who are not die-hard communist Democrats will be denied any kind of healthcare due to party affiliation, or non-affiliation in the case of those who are independant.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Translation – Obama say “My way or the highway.”

  • Anonymous

    If I ever hear him say “folks” again I am going to wretch! What a phony.

  • Bonnie Somer

    Tom Price has a plan and i am sure so do alot of others in the GOP but OBAMA THE COMMIE SOCIALIST PROGRESSIVE MARXIST DOES NOT WANT THEIR PLANS EVEN THOUGH THEY R NOT THE WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION GOVT COERCION PLAN HIS IS. YEP THAT IS WHAT HIS PLAN IS SOME DAM NERVE B/C HE DID NOT LIKE YOUR PLAN HE IS BY FORCE MAKING U GET HIS PLAN OOOPS BUT HE DOES NOT HAAVE IT YET I THOUGHT IT WAS SO GREAT RIGHT?

  • Anonymous

    They need to come up with a medical device for politicians. They insert it into the brain and if you lie your head blows up. How’s that for “reform” ?

  • landofaahs

    I think Obama has proved to anyone with a brain that Obama and his ilk are the problem.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    I am sorry to say this liberals but refusing to do anything that looks like working together, lying about their not being other plans, and calling the other side racist Nazis is not working together. I know crazy.

  • Jill Goldrich

    Common Core has a questionnaire that asks for the political affiliation of adults in the home…..welcome to FedED

  • Anonymous

    This man says one thing but does another. He pulled the same stunt back when the Federal Budget was being discussed, “have any ideas, any at all, to cut the Federal Budget, I’m open to all ideas.” Only its his way or the highway….or be distraught by betrayal… only he creates the situation(s) and the field of steaming divots because he steeps coals over his own head by shoveling out lie after lie after lie.

  • Anonymous

    Can there possibly be any bigger liar and deceiver than Obama. How can someone like the liar Obama and the fool Joe Biden be the #1 and #2 in America. It makes no sense at all.

  • sea-libtard

    It’s called a money grab. There are rules written into obamacare that allows the government to back bill and levy your estate after you die to pay for medical expenses. So much for giving your property to you heirs after you pass.

    http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2022469957_medicaidrecoveryxml.html

  • sea-libtard

    What kills me is all the lefties who say conservatives only want to stop obamacare but never put any solution on the table themselves. It’s a broken record. I guess when you say a lie long enough, you begin to believe it.

  • Charles Hurst

    Which translates to we listen only to the professionally entitled.

    I was a former medical provider for thirteen years before turned writer. This is the abuser of the healthcare system–the professional disabled. Not ALL but this stereotype fits most of the time. Because the simple fact is almost every person on this planet is capable of holding a job of some sort.

    Most of Medicaid is as follows:

    : “I’m forty to sixty years old, obese and with pain and nothing is my fault. I have many diagnosis problems including a vast array of “disorders” such as anxiety that is non specified but keeps me from dealing with life. And the medical provider needs to understand that it isn’t that I’m non compliant but depressed and it isn’t my fault–even when I continually plague the system for the same pain, same depression and same anxiety at the cost of the producer.”

    That is it in a nutshell. The problem is this mentality is growing yearly as there are plenty of bleeding heart MDs out there ready to hand out the disability certificate. The Mormons would say it is a morality problem. So would the rest of us Christians or “right wing fanatics.”

    Charles Hurst. Author of THE SECOND FALL. An offbeat story of Armageddon. And creator of THE RUNNINGWOLF EZINE

  • Anonymous

    I hope everyone will watch the real news on the Blaze or the repeat showing ( Tues Dec 17, 6 p.m ) So Glenn and his great staff and you will spread the word so talk radio and Fox News will pick it up !! Is about obama hidden regulations in obama care so democrats will get the bill past,and get past 2010 and 2012 elections !! It obama devious way to bring down the middle class and the first step in having no private own property in U.S !! This regulation is forces many people to go on medi caid by raising the income you must have to not be force on it!! But if you never even use it just drop dead or a little sick ,government will seize your house ,bank assets etc, not to pay for your care or treatments ,but to pay for obama care system, and the don’t care to work crowd and illegals ,you cannot leave it to your family so they have a good start in life !!! So vote every Democrat out office local,state,federal !! For going along with obama bait and switch scam to steal your home and your life savings from your family ,destroy U.S middle class , and in bringing down U.S , destroying American dream in owning your home !!!!!! I hope Glenn and his great staff address this on Glenn Radio program and Glenn Beck program so others will pick it up to spread the word ,like Fox News, talk radio, many U.S citizens would of never voted for Democrats if the knew of this devious regulation was hidden in obama care not just pay for treatment ,but just to seize all to redistribute the wealth at hard workers expense !!! Vote all these thieving bums outed office !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It will be a very short time before obama raise the threshold of not being force on medi caid that no middle class family can avoid to be force into medii caid !!!

  • Anonymous

    Your 100% right just look at misuse of IRS and closing of sound auto dealer ship because they weren’t in lockstep with obama or funded oppositions ,and now the corrupt IRS be in-charge of your medical care and if your not in lockstep per the NSA with obama policy the IRS will come down on you with extreme ration care or have their bean counter your not worth to treat at all as callous obama would say go take a pain killer and die ,even you have another good 10 to 15 of years of work and life !!

  • Anonymous

    Have you heard Burger King loss the title of being the home of Whoppers to competition ??? The new official site of being the home of the Whoppers is obama White House administration who won the contest !! Plus you have a speciality whopper selection of a whopper of grand theft of money in your wallet by obama sticky government hand in your wallet !!!!!

  • Anonymous

    That sounds about right. I think you have struck on it.

  • Crassus

    Soros Lib Troll Rule #7-Always accuse conservatives of being obstructionists and having no plan of their own even if they have a hundred on the table.

  • Anonymous

    Many of homeowners and blue collar workers would not have of voted for obama & Democrats in 2010 & 2012 elections !!! If knew they be force into medi-caid , a contract which has obama sneaky regulation to sieze your life savings in your house completely etc even you hardly use medi-caid or don’t get use it at all !!! This has given obama a license to steal your life savings to give freebies to buy votes from the don’t care to work crowd of leeches at your expense !!!!!! obama and the democrats won elections on false premises in a way stole 2010 & 2012 elections !!!!!!!!!

  • Fat Lip

    When people figure this out i’m afraid (and I agree with you 100%) there won’t be many people loosing there property they will be loosing there minds because comprehension of this will be extremely hard for those who worked so hard all of there lives to have the things that make us a very different society and I’ve been hearing a lot of talk and it maybe just that talk , but many in the older classes say if they can’t pass it down to there loved one when they pass or when they know there time is close that they will torch there homes and consider that there burial so only land prevails everything else will have already have been split up before anyone can get there hands on it .
    I’ve meet 3 older couples that have told me that same story and they all say the same thing , What is the color when black is burned .
    This is a tragedy that is unfolding in some of the elderly’s minds ..
    Thank you for the info it’s very compelling indeed .
    Merry Christmas to you and yours my friend .

  • Derek Anderson

    What good fortune for those in power that people do not think.
    Adolph Hitler

  • Benjamin Dover

    Hussein Obama’s marxist delusions are a menace to mankind.

  • Deborah Ward

    I have been posting a query about whether this is true? I contacted my Senators but have not heard back from them yet. I had heard this was a facet of expanded Medicaid but hadn’t heard about the Marketplace; but suspected they too could attach your assets. HEY you don’t get something for nothing folks. Never have and never will.

  • Deborah Ward

    ARE we on the brink of the largest scheme to confiscate private property? The cuts to Medicare that now slash funding for elderly home care means they will have to enter nursing homes and lose their assets to their state. Then there are the healthcare laws which may contain the ability to attach your assets to compensate for any subsidy you got. We have the elements of a perfect storm for a government sweep up of private property. Crazy?

  • Deborah Ward

    That may be their sentiment but if they are in a nursing home; they won’t be able to act on their wishes. I haven’t much but I always thought I would pass something on.

  • Fat Lip

    Yes Ma’am
    I agree with your view but this isn’t what I have heard you see the folks I have heard this from have all said that a home will not be an option so when they feel it’s close enough to there end days here on earth they will relieve there family’s of any