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  • 2017’s “Donald Trump of Healthcare”

    06/26/2017 4:47:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2017 | Tom Tradup
    As the U.S. Senate tackles its version of repealing and replacing ObamaCare this week, the behind-the-scenes influence of physicians cannot be underestimated. From Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Rand Paul (R-KY) to Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price (R-GA) the Federal government can draw on expertise from its “doctor base” to zero-in on real world, medically-rooted solutions to the disaster known as Barack Obama’s so-called “Affordable Care Act.” But regardless of the current Senate bill’s success or failure, healthcare promises to be the preeminent issue in American politics for years to come. Which is why the...
  • Tom Price: GOP lawmakers opposing healthcare bill don't understand Trump's plan

    06/25/2017 7:33:30 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 52 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...
  • Mike Lee pens must-read essay on Senate’s Obamacare replacement plan

    06/25/2017 3:26:12 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Chris Enloe
    One of the central campaign promises of Republicans since 2010, which has helped them sweep elections nationwide including the White House last year, has been their vow to repeal and replace Obamacare with a customer-centered, free market solution. Indeed, the promise was likely a significant reason some reluctant voters chose to vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton last year. And once Trump won the White House, he continued to promise a repeal and replace of Obamacare would come in the immediate days of his presidency. However, the initial effort by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and the White House...
  • Commie-fornia Democrats Hit a Wall on Single-Payer

    06/25/2017 5:26:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    There is so much winning for taxpayers, concerned citizens, and conservatives in general in the state of California. The slow but steady victories in this blue bastion of progressive insanity should raise hope for all of us. After all, the Left loves to gloat that what happens in California is most likely to pop up all over the United States. They might want to change their minds. First, an assemblyman in Commie East Bay Alameda County attempted to allow Communists to serve openly in our government. The South Vietnamese Community in Orange County and veterans throughout the state hammered this...
  • Fake News: Stephanopoulos Claims Senate Bill Cuts Medicaid by $800 Billion

    06/25/2017 11:33:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | June 25, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    After Senate Republicans unveiled their ObamaCare replacement on Thursday, ABC smeared the bill during World News Tonight with claims that people were going to pay more for less and that Medicaid was being cut. On Sunday, Clinton lackey George Stephanopoulos took to his show, This Week to continue their smear campaign. “The President right there said no cuts in Medicaid … Why is the President going back on his promise,” he rudely yelled at Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway. According to Stephanopoulos, “A lot of senators have questions about the Senate bill. Particularly those cuts in Medicaid. More than $800 billion.”...
  • Senate Bill Cuts One Third of California’s Medicaid Funding

    06/25/2017 11:00:44 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 41 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 06/25/2017 | by Chriss W. Street
    California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Los Angeles) has blamed the collapse of the state legislature’s effort to socialize the state’s $389.5 billion in healthcare spending on the U.S. Senate Republicans’ restructure of Obamacare, which threatens to “reallocate” over a third of California’s $82 billion of Medicaid funding to other states. Rendon stated that SB 562 will not go to a floor vote by both houses of the legislature, because it was flawed by not addressing “financing, delivery of care, cost controls, or the realities of needed action by the Trump Administration and voters to make SB 562 a genuine piece of legislation.”...
  • Remember that California single payer plan? Yeah… never mind.

    06/24/2017 4:14:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 24, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Earlier this month we reported that California was in a bit of a quandary. They were bound and determined to have a single payer health plan for their citizens no matter what the Republicans wanted to do on the national level. And by golly, they got a plan put together in the state legislature and moved it out of committee, despite the fact that it was going to cost more than the total GDP of the state. Then it made it out onto the floor of the Assembly. As Leslie Eastman of Legal Insurrection tells us, the cold light of...
  • 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....
  • Sen Paul Uses 3rd Grade Math to Explain How Tax Cuts Work, Donny Deutsch Still Doesn't Understand

    06/23/2017 6:31:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | June 23, 2017 | Alex Xenos
    On Friday’s Morning Joe, MSNBC panelist Donny Deutsch pushed the typical liberal “tax cuts for the rich” narrative as he slammed the Republican health care reform bill: "The other side of the aisle will call this as a redistribution of wealth. Obviously, parties are given to hyperbole, but the reality according to the Center [for] Tax Policy is that 90 percent of the benefits in this plan go to families making $700,000 a year or more, the one percent. That is a fiscal reality." He demanded of Senator Rand Paul (R-KY): "How do you explain that to some of the...
  • Are Big Pharma gifts to physicians an expensive problem, or a red herring?

    06/23/2017 2:07:19 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 23, 2017 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Physicians are influenced by marketing. That's no surprise. So are most consumers, as evidenced by television and radio commercials, billboards, pop up ads and targeted ads for drugs on your computer screen. Big Pharma markets not only to physicians, but also directly to consumers. In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Dr. Nicole Van Gronigen made the case that Big Pharma successfully influences physician prescribing behavior via marketing. Specifically, drug reps do with with free lunches provided by the pharmaceutical reps, or educational dinners at nice restaurants. She reported a JAMA study correlating industry-sponsored meals with increased promotion of branded medication...
  • President Trump, Why Not Let America Write the Obamacare Replacement

    06/23/2017 11:40:13 AM PDT · by american_ranger · 23 replies
    Why not scrap the healthcare bill from the House and the one from the Senate? Pick a group of people from the medical field, insurance companies, and normal citizens and let them write the new healthcare bill. Make them post everything on a website that allows citizens' comments. After 6 months, put the bill to Congress. We citizens can write a much better bill than a bunch of Congress critters aides
  • The Recess Bell is About to Ring

    06/23/2017 7:49:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2017 | Dan Celia
    Soon, all the politicians in Washington, D.C., will run down the Capitol steps, full of excitement about the beginning of summer recess. (I just couldn’t resist that visual.) Still, some lawmakers are calling for a reduction in Congress’ time off for the month of August so the needed legislative work can actually get done. It’s not as if they haven’t had time to work, but I believe our legislators have chosen to wait and see how the mainstream media and the progressive left might lead them. Budget reconciliation must be completed, and the American people deserve an Obamacare repeal-and-replace. Congress also needs...
  • Democratic Party More Bankrupt Than Ever

    06/23/2017 5:02:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    The Democrats' comprehensive meltdown after their fifth straight election loss is a spectacle worth savoring. They're vacillating between denial and self-flagellation, between consuming depression and delusional optimism. Some are even blaming hacking for the loss. Don't let them fool you; they did not expect carpetbagger Jon Ossoff to lose to Karen Handel in the special election for Georgia's 6th Congressional District. If they had, they would not have poured unprecedented millions into the race. No one but gambling addicts intentionally waste that kind of money. For all the talk about President Donald Trump's being in trouble, the Democratic Party is...
  • 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 bill’s 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 Obama’s 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 Trump’s Healthcare Path Here’s 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...
  • Here Comes The Stupid: Senate Health Care Proposal

    06/22/2017 3:46:46 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 25 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...
  • 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.
  • Let California become our 'single-payer' test case

    06/21/2017 9:56:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/21/2017 | By Silvio Canto, Jr.
    The Obamacare repeal debate goes on.  We may have a U.S. Senate plan coming out in the next couple of weeks. Obamacare's implosion is also moving forward: "Iowa's Last Obamacare Insurer Asks For 43% Rate Increase For 2018"!  Wasn't this thing called the Affordable Care Act? The "single-payer" chorus is also singing 24/7.  They argue that a "single-payer" program would be good for all concerned or put us on the right side of history, as they love to say. Here is an idea.  Let California become our single-payer test case.  It is the only place in the U.S. where there are...
  • NOW: ‘Discussion Draft’ of Healthcare Bill to Be Revealed Thursday

    06/20/2017 2:18:07 PM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on Tuesday that Republicans would see a discussion draft of the healthcare reform legislation on Thursday. McConnell also declared that the press would get an opportunity to see the bill on Thursday. This addresses numerous concerns from the Democrat leadership that Republicans are keeping the bill secret. McConnell stated at a press conference today: “We’ve continued our discussions on the way forward on healthcare, as all of you know, because I’ve reported it weekly. For weeks now, we’ve been in intense discussions with all Republican senators, both in working groups that all members...
  • Nurses’ Union Leads Push for Health Care Socialism in California

    06/19/2017 3:11:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NLPC ^ | June 19, 2017 | Carl Horowitz
    There are few things quite as expensive as “free health care.” And the nation’s most populous state may be about to find out the hard way. On June 1, the California Senate voted 23-14 in favor of a bill, the Healthy California Act (SB 562), to authorize the state to act as a “single payer” in place of insurance carriers in negotiating prices with doctors, hospitals and other providers. The measure covers all residents regardless of financial ability or immigration status. Annual costs may reach $400 billion – and that’s just for starters. As existing Medicare and Medicare funds will...