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  • CBO: By 2026, Senate Health Bill Would Leave 22 Million More Uninsured Compared To Current Law

    06/27/2017 7:45:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/27/2017 | John Sexton
    The CBO says the Senate health reform bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured in 2026 compared to current law. That’s a slight improvement over the House bill which the CBO said would leave 23 million uninsured the same year. The CBO does note that the majority of this change next year would be the result of eliminating the penalty on not having insurance. From the CBO report: CBO and JCT estimate that, in 2018, 15 million more people would be uninsured under this legislation than under current law—primarily because the penalty for not having insurance would be...
  • Anthem Says Senate Healthcare Bill Will Stabilize Individual Market

    06/27/2017 8:03:19 AM PDT · by johnk · 14 replies ^ | 26 Jun 2017 | by SEAN MORAN
    Anthem, one of the largest health insurers in the country, endorsed the Senate healthcare bill, saying that it will stabilize the individual insurance market and lower premiums. Anthem declared that the Senate bill will markedly improve the stability of the individual market and moderate premium increases. Anthem credits the bills $100 billion stabilization fund, eliminating a tax on health insurance plans, and the bills work toward aligning premium subsidies with premium costs. Anthem also criticized the bills changes to Medicaid. It added that the challenges the current bill proposes to the Medicaid program knowing how important it is to achieve...
  • ExclusiveSen. Rand Paul on Senate Healthcare Legislation: ...Too Much Like Obamacare

    06/23/2017 6:54:09 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 70 replies ^ | 22 Jun 2017 | Sean Moran
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that he thinks the Senate healthcare bill looks too much like Obamacare. Senator Rand Paul joined Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) in opposition to the Senate bill. The coalition of conservative senators argue that the legislation does not do enough to repeal Obamacare. Senator Paul explained his opposition to the newly released Senate healthcare bill: I think the bill looks too much like Obamacare. It really doesnt look like a repeal bill. It looks like were keeping Obamacare, it keeps probably 100 percent...
  • Rand Paul: I Will Vote for 80-90% Repeal of Obamacare, GOP Bill Not Anywhere Close

    06/25/2017 4:47:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/25/17 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABCs This Week, while discussing the Republican health care bill, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he would vote for a partial repeal of Obamacare, but the current bill was not anywhere close to repeal. Paul said, Ive been telling leadership for months now that I will vote for a repeal and it doesnt have to be a 100 percent repeal. For example, Im for 100 percent repeal, thats what I want, but if you offer me a 90 percent repeal, Id probably vote for it. I might vote for 80 percent repeal.
  • Tom Price: GOP lawmakers opposing healthcare bill don't understand Trump's plan

    06/25/2017 7:33:30 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 25, 2017, | by Kyle Feldscher |
    Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Sunday tried to persuade reluctant Republican senators and governors that the healthcare bill in the upper chamber is going to make life easier for millions of Americans. Price told CNN he believes many Republicans who have come out against the bill misunderstand the Trump administration's plan for healthcare. In responding to comments made by Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nevada, last week saying that the second biggest healthcare lie was the Senate bill would bring premiums down, Price said the bill is a part of a larger plan that would accomplish that goal. "The...
  • [VANITY] Obamacare must be fully repealed, or we will have single-payer

    06/25/2017 8:05:01 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 67 replies
    EEE | 25 JUNE 2017 | EEE
    The current plan in the Senate, much like the House version of the bill, does not repeal Obamacare. In fact, it is only a stay of execution and sets the Republican Party up for failure and possible total collapse in 2018, where a rejuvenated Democrat Party will resume control and usher in single-payer healthcare. No one in the GOP, and no one even in most of the conservative blogosphere and in talk radio other than perhaps Mark Levin and Andrew Wilkow on Sirius XM Patriot 125 (12pm-3pm EST), are talking about the root cause of the issue. Federal regulations, subsidies,...
  • VIDEO:In Testy Exchange on Senate Floor,Sen.Murray Slams RepublicansSecretive Process

    06/24/2017 2:02:25 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 27 replies
    Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) ^ | Jun 22 2017 | Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
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  • Sen. Bernie Sanders rips California Democrats for pulling $400B single-payer bill, calls for vote

    06/24/2017 2:07:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Progressives furious after California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon shelves bill, citing cost concernsVermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lashed out Saturday at California Democrats for shelving an ambitious single-payer bill, urging them to vote on the health-care legislation estimated to cost $400 billion per year. California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced Friday that Senate Bill 562 had been pulled indefinitely because it does not address many serious issues, including financing, deliver of care, [and] cost controls. Mr. Rendon left open the possibility that the measure could be reconsidered, noting that this is the first year of the two-year legislative session, but Mr....
  • Ann Coulter: GOP Health Care Bill a Total Disaster, Obamacare Lite

    06/23/2017 9:09:12 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 60 replies ^ | 23 June 2017 | Pam Key
    Friday on Fox Business Networks Varney & Company, conservative columnist Ann Coulter said the Senate Republicans health care bill was a total disaster because it is Obamacare-lite. Coulter called for a one-sentence law saying there shall be a free market in health insurance. [U]nder the Republicans health care bill, guess whos still paying for transgender operations? Guess who still cant go to Memorial Sloan Kettering? Guess who will still be paying 700 dollars a month for heath insurance? ... This is going to ruin Republicans if this passes because its Obamacare lite, she added.Now Republican will get blamed for it....
  • Why the New Healthcare Bill Will Be a Loser

    06/23/2017 4:59:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | June 21, 2017 | Scott Adams
    People accuse me of imagining that everything President Trump does is brilliant (persuasion-wise) no matter what he does. But I expect the next version of the Republican healthcare bill to be a complete failure. Thats because Republicans seem deeply committed to a losing path, thanks to what might be called the Contrast Problem. Contrast is the driving principle behind all decisions. You have to know how your options differ, and by how much, or else you have no basis for a decision. President Obama solved for the contrast problem by designing Obamacare to cover more people than before. The rest...
  • Federal union leader says Senate health care bill shameful

    06/23/2017 4:05:48 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | June 22, 2017 | American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr
    AFGE: Millions of veterans, low-income Americans could lose health care coverage WASHINGTON American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement in response to the Senates draft legislation dismantling the Affordable Care Act:The Senates bill follows the same failed approach as the House-passed bill. It would deny health care coverage to millions of Americans in order to lavish huge tax cuts on corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent.The Senate bill would cut Medicaid even deeper than the House bill, and both bills could leave millions of veterans unable to afford health insurance...
  • GOP senators unveil ObamaCare overhaul

    06/22/2017 9:57:04 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 53 replies ^ | 6/22/17 | Mike Emanuel, Chad Pergram/ ap
    The 142-page draft of the bill, which also prohibits states from opting out of key protections for patients with preexisting conditions, eliminates much of former President Obamas signature health care legislation. The measure would repeal tax increases Obama's law imposed on higher-income people and medical industry companies to pay for expanded coverage. And it would end the tax penalty Obama's statute imposes on people who don't buy insurance -- in effect, ending the so-called individual mandate.
  • 'This bill will do you harm!' Obama blasts Republican Senate's Obamacare repeal as he declares it's

    06/22/2017 3:08:06 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    dailymail ^ | 6/22/17 | Francesca Chambers,
    Full Title...................'This bill will do you harm!' Obama blasts Republican Senate's Obamacare repeal as he declares it's 'not a health care bill' but a gift to the rich..................... Barack Obama threw himself into the Senate's health care reform deliberations Said in a lengthy post on Facebook that the GOP bill that was unveiled today is 'not a health care bill' at all - it's a transfer of wealth to the rich Obama's final White House spokesman had said the outgoing president would not immerse himself in the partisan about his namesake law once he departed Former president got involved Thursday...
  • Here Comes The Stupid: Senate Health Care Proposal

    06/22/2017 3:46:46 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 28 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | June 22, 2017 | Karl Denniger
    Here Comes The Stupid: Senate Health Care Proposal From the AP: When U.S. Senate Republicans unveil their plan to overhaul America's healthcare system, they will face a skeptical public that already does not buy the justification for an earlier version that passed the House of Representatives, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. They're right to be "skeptical"; Obamacare did exactly nothing to address cost, which is where the real issue resides, and the House bill, as I analyzed, would actually make it worse (which is hard to believe, but true.) The Senate "attempt" will do the same. The...
  • Four GOP senators oppose Senate health-care bill in its current form (It won't pass)

    06/22/2017 5:35:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/22/2017 | By Sean Sullivan, Kelsey Snell and Juliet Eilperin
    The health-care proposal unveiled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday came under immediate attack from conservative and centrist Republican senators as well as industry officials, casting the bills viability into doubt even as GOP leaders plan to bring it to a final vote next week. The 142-page bill, which McConnell (R-Ky.) released after weeks of drafting it in secrecy, drew swift criticism from hard-right senators who argued it does not go far enough in undoing Barack Obamas signature health-care law the Affordable Care Act. It also prompted an outcry from centrist senators and medical organizations worried that...
  • If You Follow President Trumps Healthcare Path Heres What You Get

    06/22/2017 4:26:02 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 23 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | June 22, 2017 | Sundance
    Before explaining I must state this is written with a servant’s heart. It is not my intention to debate the arguments or merit of legislation, only to point out the logical pathway if people hang tough, support President Trump and stay out of the traps laid by special interests (and their special-interest paid troll army). (snip) ♦Unions don’t want health insurance back in/on their liabilities. ♦U.S. CoC Multinational Corporations (Wall Street) don’t want the liability of worker health insurance back on their ledgers. ♦Big Pharma does not want limits to how much they can charge (profits) and they want a...
  • Senate unveils healthcare bill

    06/22/2017 8:39:30 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 22, 2017 | Robert King, Kimberly Leonard
    Senate Republican leaders released a healthcare bill Thursday that overhauls Medicaid, scraps most of Obamacare's taxes and alters tax credits available to individuals to purchase health insurance. The Senate discussion draft unveiled Thursday is the chamber's response to the American Health Care Act, which passed the House last month. Like the House bill, the Senate version guts Obamacare's controversial individual and employer mandates.
  • Report: At Least Three GOP Senators To Oppose Health Care Bill (chuck todd 'solid source')

    06/22/2017 12:48:58 PM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 22, 2017 12:27 pm | Alex Griswold
    A group of at least three Republican senators are planning to openly oppose the newly-released Republican health care bill, NBC's Chuck Todd reported Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) released the text of the bill Thursday after more than a month of speculation. "For the past seven years, Obamacare has continued to hurt the people we represent," McConnell said on the Senate floor. "For the past seven years, Republicans have offered ideas for a better way forward. And soon, we will finally have the chance to turn the page on this failing law." But the host of "Meet...
  • Four Republican senators say they cannot support healthcare bill

    06/22/2017 11:50:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 22, 2017 | by Susan Cornwell
    Four conservative U.S. Republican senators said on Thursday they are not prepared to vote for the Senate Republican healthcare proposal unveiled on Thursday when it comes to the floor, probably next week. "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor," the senators -- Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ron Johnson, and Ted Cruz -- said in a joint statement. The draft bill would not repeal Obamacare and lower healthcare costs, they said.
  • Senate Democrats Try to Gum Up Works Over Affordable Care Act Repeal

    06/20/2017 6:16:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 6/20/2017 | THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR
    Democrats vowed on Monday to slow work in the Senate to a crawl to protest the secrecy surrounding the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, as Republican leaders raced to prepare a bill for a vote as soon as next week. Without the votes to stop the majority party from passing a bill, Democrats can only draw attention to the way Republicans are creating their bill behind closed doors without a single hearing or public bill-drafting session. Senate Republican leaders hope for a showdown vote before lawmakers leave town at the end of next week,...