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  • Trump Attempts to Save Senate Obamacare Bill by Calling Ted Cruz Personally

    06/24/2017 2:54:25 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 14 replies
    RedState ^ | 06/24/2017 | Susan Wright
    I can’t imagine what he could have said to put enough shine on the current version of an Obamacare replacement bill that would persuade Senator Cruz to embrace it. The Senate needs 50 votes to get the bill to pass. They can’t rely on Democrats to help in that effort, so they have to pull all the Republican support they can muster. To date, that seems a faraway hope, as well. Senators Cruz, Rand Paul, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, and as of Friday, Dean Heller have all rejected the bill, as written. Cruz, Paul, Johnson, and Lee released this statement...
  • President Trump's Weekly Address 6/23/17

    06/23/2017 4:36:03 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 1 replies
    The White House ^ | 6/23/17 | The White House
    Transcript: My fellow Americans, Millions of families across our nation are suffering under the disaster known as Obamacare.  Traveling throughout our country over the last two years, I have met so many of these wonderful Americans, and I have never forgotten their stories. In Wisconsin, I recently met a proud Veteran and his wife – Michael and Tammy Kushman. When they were forced onto Obamacare and the exchange in 2015, they thought they would be able to keep their doctor-but they couldn't.  They thought they would be able to keep their plan – but they weren't allowed.  They were told...
  • (Hillary) Clinton: If Republicans pass ObamaCare repeal, 'they're the death party'

    06/23/2017 5:34:56 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton dubbed the GOP "the death party" on Friday. She blasted Republicans in a tweet over the Senate GOP's recently unveiled bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare. “Forget death panels,” Clinton tweeted. “If Republicans pass this bill, they’re the death party.”
  • Why the New Healthcare Bill Will Be a Loser

    06/23/2017 4:59:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 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. That’s 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...
  • Sandoval, Heller cite Medicaid concerns in opposing Obamacare repeal bill

    06/23/2017 4:25:41 PM PDT · by Eagle Forgotten · 28 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 23, 2017 | Yvonne Gonzalez
    The GOP’s new health bill would mean Nevada cannot afford to maintain coverage for the 210,000 residents insured under Medicaid expansion, Gov. Brian Sandoval says. The governor and Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., spoke against the bill during a Friday news conference in Las Vegas. Heller said he couldn’t support the bill in its current form. . . . . “I want to make sure that we prop up Medicaid to the degree that the federal government has given in the past and that has become an expectation for the state of Nevada,” Heller said. . . . . “There isn’t...
  • 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 Senate’s draft legislation dismantling the Affordable Care Act:“The Senate’s 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...
  • 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
  • Vanity - Obama, Clinton, Pelosi, Schumer, self-inflict political destruction on the Democrats.

    06/23/2017 6:51:23 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 20 replies
    The failing, defeated Democrat Party needs Obama & Clinton out campaigning, like they need a hole in the head. Obama has declared he will be actively campaigning for the Democrat candidate running for Governor of Virginia. I am overjoyed, that Obama joins the other Democrat nutcases, Clinton, Pelosi & Schumer, etc., in their active quest to destroy the entire Democrat Party politically. It should be interesting to witness the impact that Obama (who singlehandedly destroyed the Democrat Party over his eight years as POTUS, on the rank and file Democrats in Virginia. The governor race in Virginia was certainly almost...
  • Critics Of The Senate Health Bill Aren't Playing Fair

    06/23/2017 4:08:40 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/22/2017 | Staff
    Health Reform: Just before the Senate unveiled its ObamaCare replacement bill, Anthem announced that it was pulling out of most of Indiana and Wisconsin. It was a timely reminder that Republicans have no choice but to get ObamaCare off the books, and why critics of the Senate bill aren't playing fair. As soon as the details emerged, critics of the Senate bill point to the various ways that it wasn't as good as ObamaCare. The subsidies are less generous, the Medicaid expansion is slowly rolled back, insurers would be free to charge older people more, it would gut ObamaCare's "essential...
  • '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...
  • ‘Meanness at the core:’ Obama jumps back into political fray to slam Trump, GOP on health care

    06/23/2017 12:29:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 60 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/22/17 | David Nakamura
    The text of the Senate’s 142-page Obamacare repeal bill had been public for just a few hours Thursday when the nation’s most influential private citizen weighed in — Barack Obama. The plan is “not a health care bill,” Obama declared in a 939-word message to his nearly 53 million followers on Facebook. “It’s a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America.” The 44th president did not mention his successor, Donald Trump, but his scathing criticism and urgent tone — imploring his supporters to speak out against the “fundamental meanness at the core...
  • Here Comes The Stupid: Senate Health Care Proposal

    06/22/2017 3:46:46 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 20 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 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...
  • Obama slams Senate's GOP-written health care bill [auto barf]

    06/22/2017 2:08:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    President Barack Obama says the Senate's GOP-written health care bill will cause millions of families to lose health care coverage. Obama called Senate Republicans' health care bill a "massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America." He also says it "hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else." The former president says amending the GOP-written bill "cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation." "Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get...
  • 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...
  • Donald Trump: Senate Obamacare Replacement ‘Going to Be Negotiated

    06/22/2017 1:15:40 PM PDT · by johnk · 52 replies ^ | 22 Jun 2017 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    When reporters asked him if he felt that the bill had “heart,” Trump replied, “A little negotiation, but it’s going to be very good.” Trump made his remarks after meeting at the White House with technology CEOs about drones and automation. “Obamacare is dead and we’re putting a plan out today that is going to be negotiated,” Trump said. He suggested it was difficult to work on a bill, as Democrats remained entirely opposed to it. “We’d love to have some Democrats’ support, but they’re obstructionists,” he said.
  • 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.
  • The Senate GOP's New Health Care Bill Is Just Obamacare, But Less Of It

    06/22/2017 10:38:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Reason ^ | June 22, 2017 | Peter Suderman
    When congressional Republicans began drafting health care legislation at the beginning of the year, critics worried that the result would not be the repeal and replace of Obamacare that the GOP had long promised. Instead, they warned, the Republican party was on track to produce something more aptly understood as "Obamacare lite"—a watered down version of the law that is already in place.
  • Vanity: How many insurance companies have pulled out of which states under Obamacare?

    06/22/2017 9:30:12 AM PDT · by OregonRancher · 7 replies
    6/22/'17 | OreganRancher
    In order to rebut some letters to our local paper, I need the total number of medical insurance companies that have either, pulled out of counties or states, or have raised their premiums in the same. Need sources of the above.