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  • House Republicans, short of votes, withdraw health care bill

    03/24/2017 12:45:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 27 replies
    AP ^ | March 24th, 2017 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans, short of votes, withdraw health care bill. --End--
  • “NO” on American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628)

    03/24/2017 12:03:20 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 82 replies
    At some point, the House is expected to vote on the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), which would partially repeal and replace various components of Obamacare. The proposed legislation repeals a number of Obamacare provisions and contains several notable policy reforms, but the most important part of the AHCA is what it fails to include: a repeal of the regulatory architecture of Obamacare that is responsible for the rising cost of health care.Title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (i.e., Obamacare) lays out a number of health insurance mandates and regulations that make up the regulatory...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,"Open Line Fridays",March 24,2017

    03/24/2017 8:57:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | March 24, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGA"OpenLineFridays"DITTOS From Biggirl! PING!
  • House Republicans approve changes in advance of AHCA vote later today

    03/24/2017 10:14:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/24/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Coverage requirements eliminated, Medicaid benefits strengthened for elderly and handicapped people. What I keep hearing is that they’re working toward a vote of the full House at 3 p.m., although that could always change if they need more time to corral the votes. They just took a procedural vote, which doesn’t pass the bill but allows it to be amended as follows: Republicans have pushed the GOP health care overhaul past an initial procedural hurdle in the House.
  • Sen. Graham: 'Just Let Obamacare Collapse'

    03/24/2017 9:11:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 24, 2017 | 10:11 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    As Republicans prepare to vote on their health care bill, which does not fully repeal Obamacare, a number of Republicans say it’s a mistake to put their names to the plan: “Just let Obamacare collapse, then challenge the Democrats to come in and help us fix the mess they created,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Fox News Friday morning, as lawmakers debated the latest iteration of the bill on the House floor. “President Trump’s going to be judged by the outcome of the legislation, and what I see in the House, I don’t think this legislation is going to move...
  • Polls: Ryancare Even More Unpopular Than Obamacare and Hillarycare

    03/24/2017 8:36:42 AM PDT · by detective · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Mar 2017 | Neil Munro
    Multiple polls show that the GOP’s Ryancare healthcare plan is even more unpopular than the perpetually unpopular Obamacare plan or the Democrats’ 1993 “Hillarycare” plan, says FiveThirtyEight.com, which analyses polls, surveys, and data. The GOP overhaul “is much more disliked than the ACA [Obamacare] and [President Bill] Clinton’s health care reform bill were when they were first introduced,” the site reported. March 23. “Across nine surveys, the [American Health Care Act] has garnered an average of just 32 percent in favor compared with 45 percent opposed.”
  • Study: Senate Can Repeal Obamacare’s Regulations through Reconciliation, with Only 51 Votes

    03/24/2017 8:18:32 AM PDT · by AJFavish · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner (via CATO Institute) ^ | March 22, 2017 | Michael F. Cannon
    President Trump pledged during the presidential campaign to deliver legislation that “fully repeals Obamacare.” By forcing the House to a vote on a bill that does not repeal the health insurance regulations that are the driving force behind the Affordable Care Act’s skyrocketing premiums and low-quality coverage, Republican leaders are abandoning the president’s pledge. The leadership bill would only modify those regulations. As a result, the Congressional Budget Office projects, it would increase premiums 15-20 percent above their already-high levels and leave more people uninsured than full repeal would. House leaders claim Senate rules require a 60-vote supermajority to repeal...
  • Republicans should be disgusted with the House Freedom Caucus

    03/24/2017 6:53:32 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 133 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/24/2017 | QUIN HILLYER
    Reports from Capitol Hill today indicate rising exasperation among old-school conservatives about the shifting, raise-the-ante, refuse-to-say-"yes" demands from most members of the House Freedom Caucus, with regard to the upcoming vote on the House Republican healthcare bill. The exasperation is well-justified. The House Freedom Caucus is clearly driven by outside groups such as Heritage Action, which has become such an all-or-nothing, my-way-or-the-highway outfit that it makes Patrick Henry look like a compromising squish. It seems as if every concession made to the Freedom Caucus is met with a new demand. I just returned from a barbecue place in conservative Mobile,...
  • Trump delivers ultimatum to House GOP: Pass health-care measure on Friday or he’ll move on

    03/23/2017 6:26:26 PM PDT · by NRx · 310 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-23-2017 | Mike DeBonis
    President Trump delivered an ultimatum to House Republicans on Thursday night: Vote to approve the measure to overhaul the nation’s health-care system on the House floor Friday, or reject it and the president will move on to his other legislative priorities. The president signaled that the time for negotiations was over with rank-and-file Republicans who were meeting late at night on Capitol Hill to try to find common ground on the embattled package crafted by House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.). The move was a high-risk gamble for the president and speaker, who have both invested significant political capital in...
  • White House: Trump Is Done Negotiating; If House Bill Fails, Obamacare Remains

    03/23/2017 6:17:31 PM PDT · by davikkm · 179 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney emerged from a meeting with House Republicans with an ultimatum. If the House-led effort to replace Obamacare fails, the United States is stuck with Obamacare, according to several Congressional reporters on Twitter. Mulvaney was joined by a group of administration officials including senior advisors Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, and Kellyanne Conway for an evening meeting with House Republicans in an effort to break the logjam on the bill. Most House Freedom Caucus members refuse to vote for the bill without major changes. Moderate House Republicans have also protested the bill.
  • H.R.596 - To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care- [...]

    03/23/2017 5:55:58 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 15 replies
    Congress of the USA ^ | 1/28/15 | Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1]
    H. R. 596 To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES February 4, 2015 Received; read the first time February 5, 2015 Read the second time and placed on the calendar AN ACT To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States...
  • Trucking Leaders Talk Health Care With Trump at White House

    03/23/2017 3:35:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Transport Topics ^ | March 23, 2017 | Eugene Mulero and Joe Howard
    President Trump intends to make the country better aware of truck drivers' challenges, such as health care, when he meets with industry executives at the White House on March 23. The high-profile event will take place just as the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote on legislation that would significantly alter the nation’s health care landscape. House Republican leaders are aiming to advance a bill designed to repeal President Obama’s signature health care law. American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear and several other trucking executives will be on hand for the meeting with Trump. “It is an honor to...
  • Conservatives Angry That Trump Healthcare Bill Could Cover Illegals

    03/23/2017 2:30:21 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 39 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 March 2017 | Raven Clabough
    A deal has not yet been reached between the White House and congressional Republicans on the American Health Care Act, the bill intended to repeal and partially replace ObamaCare. Many Republicans have been unable to rally around the bill, asserting that it breaks too many promises made to the American people during the 2012, 2014, and 2016 election cycles. The latest disappointment involves the removal of a provision intended to stop illegal immigrants from receiving health insurance coverage from the bill. The change has made an already widely unpopular bill even more so.Reuters reports that the dropped provision would have...
  • GOP Obamacare Repeal Vote Delayed – Thanks Paul Ryan!

    03/23/2017 2:10:34 PM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    The GOP has had 7 years to work on the repeal of Obamacare and now that they have full control, they still can’t seem to get anything done. We want Obamacare repealed now! NBC reports: The House of Representatives delayed its vote on repealing and replacing parts of the Affordable Care Act after Republican leaders failed to rally enough support to pass the bill, sources told CNBC. The GOP House caucus will meet at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday to discuss its path forward, NBC News reported. A vote on the legislation is still possible on Friday, NBC said. The...
  • Conservative Koch brothers spending millions to stop GOP health care bill

    03/23/2017 12:53:36 PM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 23, 2017
    The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans. The network’s leading organizations, Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Partners, announced late Wednesday the creation of a special fund to support House members who vote against the health care bill. The announcement, which comes on the eve of the House vote, marks the influential conservative network’s most aggressive move against the health care proposal, which is under attack from the right and the left. “The bill as it stands today is ObamaCare 2.0,” said...
  • Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan

    03/23/2017 12:47:49 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 179 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 23, 2017 | erica werner and ricardo alonso-zaldivar
    GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers were also bailing on the legislation, leaving it short of votes. [...]
  • AP: House GOP Leaders delay vote

    03/23/2017 12:36:31 PM PDT · by Dog · 100 replies
    AP | me
    Just breaking on Fox Business.....no vote.
  • Thursday vote on health care bill canceled [Politico]

    03/23/2017 12:40:35 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/23/17 | Rachael Bade and Josh Dawsey
    Update 3:29 p.m.: House leaders have canceled a planned Thursday night vote on a Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to a GOP source. There was no immediate word when the vote might happen. This story will be updated. Original story: President Donald Trump and conservative House Freedom Caucus members failed to strike a deal on the GOP Obamacare replacement Thursday, endangering the prospects of passage and all but assuring any immediate vote on the measure would fail. Negotiations between Trump and the arch-conservatives opponents of the bill reached at least a temporary standstill after Freedom Caucus members...
  • Just repeal

    03/23/2017 12:24:23 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    Da Tech Guy Blog ^ | March 23, 2017 | JD Rucker
    As I write this, the House is pushing for a floor vote on the American Health Care Act. It “hangs in the balance” as some mainstream media news outlets are saying, but that doesn’t really paint the picture properly. In reality, it hangs over the GOP’s head in two major ways. If it passes, things get really interesting in the Senate. There, the GOP cannot afford more than a couple of internal detractors and in the current form, there are more than enough. We haven’t seen the final version, but unless major changes were made, it’s very possible it could...
  • President Trump, Freedom Caucus reach 'agreement in principle' on Ocare repeal and replace

    03/23/2017 9:48:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/23/2017 | Rick Moran
    President Trump and the conservative group called the Freedom Caucus have reached an agreement in principle on repealing and replacing Obamacare. If the deal holds, it should bring at least some conservatives on board the House bill.  But opposition to the legislation runs deep on the right, and the modest changes agreed to might not be enough to swing a majority of Republicans in the bill's favor. The Hill: "I think what we're trying to do now is make sure that our agreement is actually something that can be executed in a way that passes the Senate," he added....
  • Freedom Caucus holdout: GOP's Obamacare replacement an 'assault on our individual' rights

    03/23/2017 8:02:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    House Freedom Caucus member Ted Yoho told CNBC on Thursday he will vote against the GOP's Obamacare replacement without more concessions to get rid of "a growing entitlement." The Florida Republican said he prefers a "clean repeal" of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, but he acknowledges it's a negotiation. "We're getting closer," Yoho said on "Squawk Box." "I have the utmost confidence in [Freedom Caucus] leadership that we will come out with a bill that the president will sign [and] that the American people will thank us for." The House vote is crucial for the Trump agenda. President...
  • What’s So Hard About Repeal and Replace

    03/23/2017 7:45:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-23-17 | MOTUS
    <p>I find myself increasingly ambivalent about the fate of the RyanCare bill. I don’t relish handing the media another reason for a 2 week news cycle bashing of the President; on the other hand this is not what I signed on for and I’m betting it’s not what you signed on for either.</p>
  • Obama joins the debate to try to save his healthcare law

    03/23/2017 7:43:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 53 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 23, 2017 | Kyle Feldscher
    Obama added it's silly to just repeal his law. He also said it's not in a "death spiral" because most people haven't seen their premiums rise. Obama called on people who believed in the fight to pass the law to stand up and defend it against repeal attempts. "Americans who love their country still have the power to change it," he said.
  • Why Are These Conservatives Waving The White Flag On ObamaCare?

    03/23/2017 4:05:02 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 42 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/22/2017 | John Merline
    If the Republican's ObamaCare replacement plan ends up looking an awful lot like ObamaCare, here's one reason why: Prominent conservatives have already conceded defeat. In his latest column, Charles Krauthammer declared that "For all its catastrophic flaws, ObamaCare changed expectations. Does any Republican propose returning to a time when you can be denied health insurance because of a pre-existing condition?" Another well-known conservative commentator, George Will, wrote almost exactly the same thing in his column that just posted. "It is unknowable whether Barack Obama produced an American consensus in favor of a government obligation to guarantee universal access to health...
  • House GOP leaders emerge from late-night meeting without yet securing enough votes

    03/22/2017 8:54:03 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/22/2017 | MJ Lee, Deirdre Walsh, Phil Mattingly and Lauren Fox
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump and House Republicans are still scrambling to reach a deal on legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare ahead of what is expected to be a dramatic vote Thursday. House Speaker Paul Ryan held a long meeting Wednesday night in his office with moderate Republicans. Cameras from networks were set up for possible reactions and readouts, but it was clear leadership had no good news to share. With the exception of a few members who rushed away without speaking to press, all leaders, including Ryan, ducked out using side exits.
  • Freedom Caucus appears to be getting on board with "Repeal and Replace" (Hannity Show)

    03/22/2017 8:28:55 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 88 replies
    Congressmen Mark Meadows and Dave Brat, who have up to now been dead set against Ryan's "Repeal and Replace" bill were on the Hannity Show (towards the end) tonight both looking like the cat that ate the canary. Apparently much progress has been made on the "Repeal and Replace" bill and they are now optimistic that the revised bill is very close to getting the necessary votes tomorrow to pass the House. I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that Ryan's bill has been gutted and rewritten to satisfy the Freedom Caucus (a congressional caucus consisting...
  • Trump, House leaders, conservatives working on health care deal

    03/22/2017 6:54:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | March 22, 2017 | MJ Lee, Deirdre Walsh, Phil Mattingly and Lauren Fox
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is personally calling individual members of the influential conservative House Freedom Caucus Wednesday evening as House leaders work on a possible deal to secure the votes to pass the GOP health care bill.
  • BREAKING: House Considering Last-Minute, Regulation-Repealing Changes to AHCA?

    03/22/2017 6:10:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2017 | Guy Benson
    It's floor vote eve, and many creatures are stirring in the House. In a potentially dramatic eleventh-hour gambit, Republicans are considering pushing further than they initially thought possible to repeal additional Obamacare regulations within the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Remember, part of the reason that the current bill does not attempt to tackle certain issues is that under "reconciliation," all provisions must be germane to the budget. That's why buying insurance across state lines and tort reform aren't included, for example. For this same reason, unraveling some of Obamacare's "essential health benefit" regulatory mandates was seen as beyond...
  • Gun Owners of America: Paul Ryan’s Obamacare 2.0 Still Contains Gun Control

    03/22/2017 5:36:06 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/22/2017 | Awr Hawkins
    Gun Owners of America (GOA) is warning that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Obamacare 2.o still contains measures that will allow doctors, insurance companies, and the ATF to use medical records to further a gun control agenda. GOA points out that it opposed “the original Obamacare” because it threatened Second Amendment rights and they are concerned about Ryan’s new healthcare push for the same reasons. {..snip..}
  • BREAK: House leaders open to the AHCA after learning new info about EHBs/the reconciliation process

    03/22/2017 4:39:24 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 50 replies
    cnn ^ | 03/22/2017 | Phil Mattingly
    BREAK: House leadership now open to changes to the AHCA after learning new info about EHBs/the reconciliation process, per leadership aide
  • Go Ahead... You Own It (AHCA)

    03/22/2017 3:41:04 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 15 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | March 22, 2017 | Karl Denninger
    Go Ahead...You Own It I had an "interesting" debate on Twitter last night with someone who is involved in the health insurance game in some way and apparently has cancer patients as clients. He is a strong shill for (supporter of) the "Obamacare Repeal/Replace" process by his own admission. The debate was plenty fun and decent right up until I pointed out that on the math the Federal Government spent $1,417 billion last fiscal year on Medicare and Medicaid, up from $380 billion in 1998, which incidentally was 37% of all federal spending last year -- and it's accelerating at...
  • Will President Trump Be Able to Pass ‘Obamacare Lite?’

    03/22/2017 2:40:53 PM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    The fate of the American Health Care Act, also dubbed as ‘Obamacare Lite’, is looking quite grim. The bill attracted unwavering criticism, even from conservatives. Thomas Massie slammed the AHCA, stating that it will engender the rise of prices and compel healthy Americans to desert the insurance market. Senator Rand Paul recently predicted that Speaker Ryan will be forced to withdraw the current healthcare bill and present a better alternative. The current bill is unfavorable to many conservatives because it retains a plethora of Obamacare’s main elements. In order to truly repeal Obamacare, Republicans must draft a new alternative to...
  • GOP Rep. Sessions: "You'll Be Able To Keep Your Same Doctor, You'll Keep Your Same Plan"

    03/22/2017 10:26:41 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 49 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 22, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) said under the proposed Republican health care bill "nobody is going to lose their coverage."
  • Spicer: Trump ‘had some fun’ with Mark Meadows comment {Politico]

    03/22/2017 9:53:56 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/21/17 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    President Donald Trump was “having fun” when he told the leader of the House Freedom Caucus that he would come after him for not supporting the Obamacare replacement plan, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday. “Mark Meadows is a longtime, early supporter of the president,” Spicer told reporters at Tuesday’s briefing. “He had some fun at his expense this morning during the conference meeting.” During a rare trip to the Capitol, Trump singled out Meadows, who chairs the House Freedom Caucus, a conservative group with enough votes to potentially sink the GOP proposal. “Mark, I’m gonna come after...
  • The American Health Care Act is a great, and necessary, start

    03/22/2017 8:16:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/22/17 | Herman Cain
    There is no other way to rebuild the house that was torn down by the Unaffordable Care Act. In my commentary this past Sunday, I broadly explained why there is no before the Unaffordable Care Act to go back to. Maybe it was too broad, because some Senators and House Republicans are still saying the American Health Care Act does not go far enough on delivering what was promised to the American people. Republicans promised to repeal the UCA, but they did not say how. The House Republicans came up with a three-phase approach to get as much of the...
  • Pelosi: In 2018 GOP Will Be Held Accountable for ‘Terrible’ Vote on Obamacare Repeal

    03/22/2017 7:58:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Tuesday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said in the 2018 midterm elections, Republican House members will be held accountable for their “terrible” vote on the proposed House Republican health care legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.
  • Trump Warns House Republicans: Repeal Health Law or Lose Your Seats

    03/22/2017 7:32:10 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 79 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3/22/2017 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on recalcitrant Republicans to support a sweeping bill to overhaul the health care system, threatening wavering lawmakers in his party with political payback if they failed to get behind a measure that has become an early test of his negotiating power. In a series of meetings and phone calls at the White House and on Capitol Hill, Mr. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Republican congressional leaders haggled with holdouts over details as they struggled to assemble a majority to support a bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable...
  • As Republicans Debate Health Bill, Let’s Remember Why Americans Want Obamacare Repeal

    03/22/2017 7:01:37 AM PDT · by aspasia · 12 replies
    daily signal ^ | Edmund Haislmaier
    Obamacare’s basic construct is to take control of private health plans and convert them into off-budget extensions of federal programs. As one of the law’s supporters explained back in 2010, its design “transforms health insurance into a public accommodation,” and turns private health insurance into “a regulated industry … that, in its restructured form, will therefore take on certain characteristics of a public utility.” The architects of Obamacare implemented that construct by imposing on private health plans new coverage requirements such as “essential benefits,” “preventive services,” and limits on plan cost-sharing. They also enforced cross subsidies—such as limits on age...
  • Trump Meeting With Obamacare Architect Dr. Emanuel

    03/22/2017 5:06:04 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 60 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/20/2017 | Jeffrey Rodack
    Donald Trump on Monday is scheduled to meet with Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, architect of Obamacare, as the president fights to replace the healthcare package with his own plan. The president's meeting with Emanuel is also expected to include Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and House Speaker Paul Ryan.... It marks the third time since the November election that Emanuel has met with Trump to discuss healthcare policy, the Post reported. In addition, he has discussed health issues with several of Trump's top advisers.....
  • Repealing The ObamaCare Train Wreck Has Become A Train Wreck

    03/22/2017 4:06:41 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 36 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/21/2017 | Staff
    Health Reform: President Trump's visit to Capitol Hill might have been enough to ensure that the House ObamaCare "repeal and replace" bill will get enough votes to pass. If it fails, it will be a disaster for Trump and the GOP. If it passes, it will hardly be a victory. Trump met with House Republicans in a closed-door session to warn them that failure to pass this bill is not an option. According to some lawmakers, he told anyone thinking of voting no that "I'm going to come after you, but I know I won't have to because I know...
  • Ezekiel Emanuel, an ACA architect, is now advising Trump as GOP works to level the law

    03/21/2017 6:10:23 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 50 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 21, 2017 | Juliet Eilperin, Amy Goldstein
    When bioethicist and oncologist Ezekiel Emanuel met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday, the session revealed publicly what has been happening privately for months: A trusted ally of former President Barack Obama and chief architect of the Affordable Care Act is trying to help steer how Republicans take it apart.
  • TIME FOR A LEVIN SURGE!

    03/21/2017 5:40:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 57 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | March 21, 2017
    CALL YOUR HOUSE MEMBER AND TELL HIM/HER TO VOTE AGAINST THE REPUBLICAN HEALTH CARE BILL! THE CAPITOL HILL SWITCHBOARD IS: 1-202-225-3121
  • Trump warns House Republicans: Many will lose seats if they vote against GOP Obamacare repeal bill

    03/21/2017 5:13:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 21, 2017 | Dan Mangan
    President Donald Trump reportedly warned Republican congressmen on Tuesday morning that many of them could lose their seats next year if they vote Thursday against the leading bill to repeal and replace key parts the Affordable Care Act. Trump's stern message came during an unusual personal visit to Capitol Hill to spur wavering members of the GOP caucus to get behind the bill, known as the American Health Care Act.
  • Rand Paul: ‘Easily 35 No Votes’ Against Paul Ryan’s Obamacare 2.0, ‘I Would Predict They Pull Bill"

    03/21/2017 4:52:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 209 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/21/17 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News exclusively on Tuesday afternoon that he expects House Speaker Paul Ryan will be forced to pull the American Health Care Act (AHCA) before a scheduled Thursday vote because Ryan will not get the votes to pass the legislation. The AHCA has been dubbed “Obamacare Lite” by Paul — a leading conservative critic of the plan — and by other conservatives as “RyanCare,” “RINO-Care,” and “Obamacare 2.0,” since the bill does not actually fully repeal Obamacare and keeps many of the main structures that the now-former President Barack Obama installed in the healthcare system....
  • House Republicans revise ObamaCare replacement

    03/21/2017 2:28:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/21/17 | Dan Calabrese
    House Freedom Caucus declines to take united position, which is probably good news for the bill I assume you already know enough not to take anything Justin Amash says seriously, so the fact that my ex-congressman isn’t satisfied means nothing. For people who don’t live in the utopian fantasyland of their adolescent dreams, here’s how House Republicans have improved the American Health Care Act in the past 24 hours: Under the modified version of the GOP replacement bill, states would be allowed to require able-bodied Medicaid recipients without dependents to work beginning in October — and would get a funding...
  • We are having the wrong conversation about healthcare (vanity)

    03/21/2017 11:13:01 AM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 42 replies
    03/21/2017 | Me, Wisconsin Lady
    I can't believe we are allowing the powers that be in D.C. to change the subject on what the healthcare problem is in this country. Health care is not about "coverage" or "insurance." It's about price. Therefore any discussion about "coverage", "insurance" or similar is an intentional deception until and unless price has been addressed.
  • Trump to Republicans: Vote for Obamacare repeal or lose your seat

    03/21/2017 10:47:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | March 21, 2017 | Kyle Cheney, Rachael Bade and John Bresnahan
    'I'm asking for your vote on Thursday,' the president said. President Donald Trump arrived on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning with a stern message for Republicans who've been wobbly about dismantling Obamacare: Give me your vote or you may lose your seat in 2018. During a closed-door meeting with the House GOP conference, the president gave a full-throated endorsement to the House repeal bill that will come to the floor for a vote on Thursday. He warned that if Republicans don't pass the bill, "I honestly think many of you will lose your seats in 2018." Trump even called out the...
  • The CBO Score, Patients Losing Insurance Coverage and Other Myths of This Healthcare Debate

    03/20/2017 6:45:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2017 | Hal Scherz
    There are problems with the debate over healthcare and “reforming” it. The first is that the Progressive Left has defined the terms under which we discuss healthcare. The second is that the GOP is terrible at messaging their solutions. Examine the CBO claim that 24 million people will lose health insurance coverage under the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The only way that people lose their coverage is if the government is giving it to them. Let this sink in. That logic may be true for the greater than 50% of healthcare already being provided through Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, VA...
  • Fact-checking Democrats’ rhetoric on the GOP health-care bill

    03/20/2017 2:28:23 PM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 17 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    Democratic lawmakers have made a number of misleading claims about the House Republican replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act and findings in the Congressional Budget Office report. We compiled a roundup of their talking points, as a companion to our fact-check of White House claims about the CBO report.
  • Biden returning to Washington in push to save ObamaCare ahead of repeal vote

    03/20/2017 12:01:51 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 20, 2017 | Jessie Hellmann
    Former Vice President Joe Biden will return to Washington, D.C., Wednesday to join Democrats rallying to save ObamaCare in one of his first major public appearances since leaving office. Biden will join House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders on the front steps of the Capitol to mark the seventh anniversary of ObamaCare's passage, Pelosi's office said Monday. The event comes one day before the House plans to vote on repealing President Obama's landmark healthcare plan, although many conservatives have threatened to withhold their support.