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  • McConnell predicts Senate will confirm every Trump Cabinet nominee [Healthcare: Power to States]

    01/22/2017 7:37:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/22/17 10:00 AM | Sarah Westwood
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted Sunday that Republicans in his chamber would confirm all of President Trump's remaining Cabinet nominees, even though the GOP has struggled to overcome Democratic roadblocks and confirmed only two nominees so far.
  • Trump Issues Executive Order Scaling Back Parts of Obamacare

    01/21/2017 10:07:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    ny times ^ | January 20, 2017 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — In his first executive order, President Trump on Friday directed government agencies to scale back as many aspects of the Affordable Care Act as possible, moving within hours of being sworn in to fulfill his pledge to eviscerate Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The one-page order, which Mr. Trump signed in a hastily arranged Oval Office ceremony shortly before departing for the inaugural balls, gave no specifics about which aspects of the law it was targeting. But its broad language gave federal agencies wide latitude to change, delay or waive provisions of the law that they deemed...
  • Trump Signs Executive Order Curbing Obamacare

    01/21/2017 9:44:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 20, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    Hours after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump followed up on his campaign pledge to start chipping away at Obamacare and curb federal regulations. Trump signed an executive order Friday evening in the Oval Office “to ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition to repeal and replace,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus also sent a memo titled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” to block all pending regulations under review but not yet in the Federal Register. The new president’s goal is to repeal the Affordable Care Act, better...
  • Are Those 'ObamaCare Saved My Life' Stories Legitimate?

    01/19/2017 5:25:22 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/19/2017 | John Merline
    As soon as Republicans took the first steps toward repealing ObamaCare, stories started popping up all over about how ObamaCare "saved my life." CNN ran an op-ed called "ObamaCare saved my life. What now?" and Salon one titled "ObamaCare saved my dad's life — and then he voted for Donald Trump." Another reported on how a "Sedona cancer survivor tells Paul Ryan: 'Obamacare' saved my life." Huffington Post had a piece about how "ObamaCare Saved My Mom's Life." The list of such stories grows by the day. They all tell the same tale. Someone got insurance because of ObamaCare, got...
  • Why Obamacare’s ‘20 Million’ Number Is Fake

    01/18/2017 12:25:02 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 13, 2017 | By Genevieve Wood
    The Obama administration claims 20 million more Americans today have health care due to Obamacare. The reality is that when you look at the actual net gains over the past two years since the program was fully implemented, the number is 14 million, and of that, 11.8 million (84 percent) were people given the “gift” of Medicaid. And new research shows that even fewer people will be left without insurance after the repeal of Obamacare. Numbers are still being crunched, but between statistics released by the Congressional Budget Office and one of the infamous architects of Obamacare, the Massachusetts Institute...
  • Trump and the GOP Are Hell-Bent on Making America Sick Again (Projectile Vomit Alert)

    01/18/2017 10:41:27 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 1-19-2017 | David S. Cohen
    Earlier this month, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tried to turn Donald Trump's signature line – "Make America Great Again" – against him by saying that Trump was trying to "make America sick again." Though Schumer was talking specifically about the Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare, this slogan is becoming increasingly appropriate for the entirety of the GOP platform.
  • Report: 300,000 Small Business Jobs Lost Due to Obamacare; Over 10,000 Businesses Shut Down

    01/18/2017 6:35:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 01/18/2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Obamacare has cost roughly 300,000 small business jobs due to higher health care costs, according to a new report. The American Action Forum, a center-right policy institute, released findings Wednesday that rising premiums and regulations under the Affordable Care Act have had “dire” consequences for the labor market. The report found the law has cost $19 billion in lost wages per year and forced 10,000 small businesses establishments to close their doors. The study covered employers with 20 to 99 employees. “Research from the American Action Forum (AAF) finds regulations from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are driving up health...
  • Deconstructing the left’s astonishingly vapid charges against Tom Price

    01/18/2017 6:16:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/17 | Herman Cain
    Do these people know anything about anything? Maybe I’m giving Democrats and their media allies too much credit by ascribing ignorance to them on the matter of Tom Price and the so-called “allegations” against him. I realize Democrats don’t know much about business, but I assume most of them know the law. And if that’s the case, then they know the suggestion our soon-to-be Secretary of Health and Human Services engaged in anything like “insider trading” is so much nonsense.
  • GOP senators want to give states Obamacare choice

    01/17/2017 5:30:29 PM PST · by springwater13 · 39 replies
    Two Republican senators are working on legislation that would let states decide whether they want to keep Obamacare or move to a different system. Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Maine both hinted on the Senate floor Tuesday about a bill that would preserve Obamacare, but only for states that choose to keep it. The move comes as the GOP-controlled Congress is pushing to repeal the law, but some Republican senators are concerned about repealing the law without an immediate replacement. Cassidy said the bill would be essentially the same as a bill he introduced in the...
  • Why Obamacare's "20 Million Insured" Number Is Fake

    01/17/2017 9:12:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/17/2017 | Submitted by Genevieve Wood via DailySignal.com
    Liberals are notorious for caring about “groups” of people, but when it gets down to individual persons, not so much. You’re about to see this play out in spades as Democrats cry crocodile tears over the coming repeal of Obamacare.You hear it over and over again: “This will be catastrophic for the 20 million people who were previously uninsured but now have coverage! You can’t take away their health care!”First of all, no one is talking about doing that. Any repeal legislation will have a transition period for those who got coverage through Obamacare to move to new plans. And...
  • More Americans say government should ensure health care coverage

    01/17/2017 8:28:53 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 37 replies
    Pew Research ^ | January 13, 2017 | Kristen Bialik
    As the debate continues over repeal of the Affordable Care Act and what might replace it, a growing share of Americans believe that the federal government has a responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. ... The belief that the government has a responsibility to ensure health coverage has increased across many groups over the past year, but the rise has been particularly striking among lower- and middle-income Republicans. Currently, 52% of Republicans with family incomes below $30,000 say the federal government has a responsibility to ensure health coverage...
  • When Discussing Obamacare, Remember the UniParty Supports It…(Ryan, McCarthy, McConnell Cornyn)

    01/17/2017 5:43:11 AM PST · by xzins · 52 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | January 16, 2017 | sundance
    With the repeal of Obamacare gathering a considerable amount of corporate media attention, it is important to remember the UniParty, Democrats and Republicans, have been paid by the U.S. CoC to retain it at all costs. ♦ The U.S. Chamber of Commerce constructed a short list of Wall Street-centric legislative priorities back in 2014 for legislative years ’15 and ’16. Among those priorities was: Retention of Obamacare Implementation of Common Core federal education standards. Passage of the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) Comprehensive immigration reform to include amnesty. the-big-club-2 U.S. CoC President Tom Donohue has spent hundreds of millions via K-Street...
  • What Comes After Repeal? How to Fix American Health Care, Part 2

    01/16/2017 8:57:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 13, 2017 | Jim DeMint
    Thursday, I laid out the case for why Obamacare should be repealed, instead of propped up and tinkered on by additional top-down, boardroom thinking. It’s clear that whatever replaces Obamacare must focus on quality and incremental local solutions, not one-size-fits-all government mandates.In this respect, the federal government’s biggest task for replacing Obamacare is to get out of the way and let state policymakers and health care providers innovate.First off, let’s get clear what Americans want: They’d like many choices of affordable health insurance plans that allow them to choose their doctors. They want to buy a plan when they are...
  • Sergeant York and The Affordable Care Act

    01/16/2017 4:15:41 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 16, 2017 AD | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on Enemies, Warriors, and Duty… As I write these words, hundreds of Republican, libertarian, and independent politicians, civil servants, and think tank analysts on Capitol Hill are working to finally overturn the monstrous law called the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. And just as many Democrats are working just as feverishly to thwart the effort. Now, before we get into the details, we should first begin by considering a crucial issue: Obamacare is a misnomer: it's not REALLY Obama's program. Barack Obama didn't write the bill (in all his years as a legislator, he’s never written a...
  • Sometimes Trump’s Cigar Isn’t Just a Cigar

    01/16/2017 3:04:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2017 | Lawrence Meyers
    Sigmund Freud’s famous quote, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,” was to clarify that not everything a patient said or did was somehow symbolic of a deeper psychological issue. That’s almost never the case with politics, when almost every action is really about what’s behind the act itself. That’s why I’m presenting this article a “Guide to the Perplexed Liberal” for all the activities they’ve been buzzing about since Donald Trump won the election. Tweet! Tweet!Liberals are furious with President-Elect Trump’s tweets. They say it is evidence that he is an unhinged narcissist with his finger of the...
  • Incurable Obamacare

    01/16/2017 8:26:11 AM PST · by Signalman · 7 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/16/2017 | Fred Barnes
    Democrats are addicted to Obamacare. It has performed poorly, alienated far more people than it has aided, and been a political disaster. Yet Democrats can’t shake it. In 2010, it was the issue that delivered the House to Republicans. In 2014, it gave them the Senate. In 2016, it was one of the keys to Donald Trump's capture of the White House. After all this, a rational party would want to scrap Obamacare or modify it significantly. President Obama has tinkered but nothing more. Democrats act as if it is as essential to national wellbeing as Medicare and Social Security....
  • Trump vows to provide ‘insurance for everybody’ in Republican health care replacement plan

    01/16/2017 6:29:08 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 130 replies
    Blaze ^ | 1/16/2017 | Blaze
    Speaking with the Washington Post over the weekend, President-elect Donald Trump promised that every American will have health insurance under his Obamacare replacement plan, which is set to be introduced in the openings months of his presidency. Though he didn’t provide the Post with many details about his plan, Trump said the plan will provide “less expensive and much better” coverage to Americans that Obamacare has “in a much simplified form.” “We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump told the Post. “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it....
  • Hispanic Dems warn Latinos will be hit hard by ObamaCare repeal

    01/16/2017 6:17:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/16/2017 | BY RAFAEL BERNAL
    Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) warn that repealing ObamaCare without an appropriate replacement would disproportionately hurt Latino families. "First and foremost we need to protect and defend healthcare for the American people," Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) told The Hill on Thursday. House Republicans on Friday passed a measure to begin dismantling the Affordable Cart Act (ACA) through a process known as budget reconciliation, which can bypass a Senate filibuster. Democrats are decrying the push to roll back the healthcare law, arguing there could be disastrous consequences for people with serious illnesses. "We want to make sure that people...
  • THE WASHINGTON COMPOST: TRUMP VOWS ‘INSURANCE FOR EVERYBODY’ IN OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT PLAN

    01/15/2017 5:52:27 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 188 replies
    THE WASHINGTON COMPOST ^ | 2017 JANUARY 15 | ROBERT COSTA, THE WASHINGTON COMPOST
    President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Obama’s signature health-care law with the goal of “insurance for everybody,” while also vowing to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in Medicare and Medicaid. Trump declined to reveal specifics in the telephone interview late Saturday with The Washington Post, but any proposals from the incoming president would almost certainly dominate the Republican effort to overhaul federal health policy as he prepares to work with his party’s congressional majorities. Trump’s plan is likely to face questions...
  • WASH POST PAGE ONE MONDAY: TRUMP SAYS OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT DONE...

    01/15/2017 5:12:34 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Drudge ^ | January 15,2017 | Drudge
    WASH POST PAGE ONE MONDAY: TRUMP SAYS OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT DONE...
  • The British National Health Service Is in Crisis: What Else Is New?

    01/15/2017 1:56:50 PM PST · by rey · 14 replies
    Liberty law Site ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Theodore Dalrymple
    One of the most curious political phenomena of the western world is the indestructible affection in which the British hold their National Health Service. No argument, no criticism, no evidence can diminish, let alone destroy, it. The only permissible criticism of it is that the government does not spend enough on it, a ‘meanness’ (with other people’s money) to which all the service’s shortcomings are attributable. In effect, the NHS is the national religion. Yet again, however, the NHS is in ‘crisis.’ The British Red Cross has called the present situation an incipient humanitarian crisis, as if the country were...
  • First Ever Post and It's About Obamacare

    01/15/2017 1:32:52 PM PST · by Organic Panic · 24 replies
    Me | 1/15/2017 | Organic Panic
    My First Ever Post and it’s About Obamacare Enrollment. Hello Y’all. Because of the wonders of Obamacare I lost insurance many years ago and never applied again. Thanks to Obamacare I’m forced to buy a new insurance plan, which I should have now with a few health changes, ONLY through ‘healthcare.gov.’ There are a whopping 2 providers in my county. It is a total nightmare. I am self-employed and make sure to keep my adjusted as low as possible and minimize my tax liabilities. Some years are really good. Some years are really bad. The past 4 years have been...
  • Repealing Obamacare Has To Include Consequences

    01/15/2017 7:20:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Repealing Obamacare is all but a certainty. It’s the "replace" part that has everyone hung up. Democrats hilariously claim if Republicans “break it, they’ve bought it.” That’s like accusing someone of breaking the picture on a jigsaw puzzle. Still, the matter of replacing this abomination presents Republicans with serious problems, not the least of which is the concept of government interference in health insurance has long been ceded. Were this a pre-Obamacare world, implementation would be easy to stop – people can’t miss what they never had. But it was implemented, and millions of people are used to what Obamacare...
  • Obamacare IRS Penalty Letter

    01/14/2017 11:08:42 AM PST · by bethtopaz · 36 replies
    Yahoo News, AP ^ | January 14, 2017 | bethtopaz
    FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, tax form 8962 is seen in Washington. If you haven’t signed up for health insurance this year, you may be getting a nudge from the taxman. The IRS is sending personalized letters to millions of uninsured taxpayers that they’re potentially on the hook for hundreds of dollars in fines. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — If you haven't signed up for health insurance, you may soon be getting a not-too-subtle nudge from the taxman. The IRS is sending personalized letters to millions of taxpayers who might be uninsured, reminding them...
  • House votes to begin Obamacare repeal process

    01/13/2017 2:32:27 PM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Mike DeBonis
    Congress took its first step toward rolling back President Obama’s health care reform law Friday, with the House voting along party lines to pass key preliminary legislation. The measure, which was passed Thursday by the Senate, will allow Republicans to use special budget procedures to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act without cooperation from Democrats.
  • House passes budget to begin Obamacare repeal

    01/13/2017 12:46:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 13, 2016 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Nine Republicans balk at risky ‘repeal-and-replace’ strategyThe House passed a 2017 budget Friday that lays the groundwork for dismantling Obamacare, brushing aside intra-GOP anxiety and defiant Democrats to launch the repeal-and-replace strategy staked out by President-elect Donald Trump. Nine Republicans balked at the politically thorny plan — the budget doesn’t balance, and the party hasn’t coalesced around a health bill of its own. But their defections weren’t nearly enough to tilt the 227-198 vote, which imposes a Jan. 27 deadline for crafting legislation that guts the Affordable Care Act. “The ‘Unaffordable’ Care Act will soon be history!” Mr. Trump posted...
  • Repealing Obamacare Is Just the Start: How to Fix American Health Care, Part 1

    01/13/2017 12:28:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 12, 2017 | Jim DeMint
    Obamacare, the left’s grand attempt to create a national government-run health care system, has failed. They promised lower health insurance premiums, but delivered higher ones. They promised more choice and competition, but delivered less. They promised continuity and better access to care, but delivered disruption and dislocation. Despite promises that people could keep their plans and doctors, thousands of Americans were forced into more expensive insurance with higher deductibles and plans that didn’t include their doctors. After spending billions in tax dollars, Obamacare managed to increase the number of people with health insurance by much less than predicted—with over 80...
  • Health Care’s Bipartisan Problem: The Sick Are Expensive and Someone Has to Pay

    01/13/2017 12:00:44 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 104 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 12, 2017 | Anna Wilde Mathews and Louise Radnofsky
    The 2010 health law, also known as Obamacare, forced insurers to sell coverage to anyone, at the same price, regardless of their risk of incurring big claims. That provision was popular. Not so were rules requiring nearly everyone to have insurance, and higher premiums for healthy people to subsidize the costs of the sick. If policyholders don’t pick up the tab, who will? Letting insurers refuse to sell to individuals with what the industry calls a “pre-existing condition”—in essence, forcing some of the sick to pay for themselves—is something both parties appear to have ruled out. Insurers could charge those...
  • Ryan: Repeal and replace will happen at the same time, much of it in the same bills

    01/13/2017 9:13:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/13/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Getting closer. This is just a hunch, but I think Trump, Price, McConnell and Ryan are a lot further along in crafting the ObamaCare replacement than anyone has really said on the record. First, Trump comes out this morning with this:
  • Fake News is Old News in the Drive-By Media

    01/13/2017 8:06:17 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/13/17 | Dr. Robert Owens
    He campaigned on Hope and Change and all we can do now is hope for change You want some fake news? I’ve got some fake news for you right here. The GOP has no plan to replace Obamacare. That is the headline the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media try to scare the low information voters with. Nothing could be further from the truth.
  • 5 Big Myths About ObamaCare's Repeal — Busted

    01/13/2017 4:12:49 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/12/2017 | Staff
    Health Reform: Democrats are predicting doom and gloom if Republicans make good on their ObamaCare repeal plans. Aren't these the same Democrats who promised that ObamaCare would be a huge success? Early Thursday morning, the Senate voted 51-48 for a budget resolution that marks the first step toward the repeal of ObamaCare. Democrats say repealing ObamaCare will strip millions of Americans of insurance, leave people with pre-existing medical conditions unable to find coverage, increase the budget deficit, and be a political nightmare for Republicans. Let's leave aside for a moment the fact that Democrats also promised that ObamaCare would let...
  • Busting 5 Big Myths About ObamaCare Repeal

    01/13/2017 3:46:20 AM PST · by expat_panama · 3 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Jan. 12, 2017 4:21 PM ET | Editorial
    Health Reform: Democrats are predicting doom and gloom if Republicans make good on their ObamaCare repeal plans. Aren't these the same Democrats who promised that ObamaCare would be a huge success? Early Thursday morning, the Senate voted 51-48 for a budget resolution that marks the first step toward the repeal of ObamaCare. Democrats say repealing ObamaCare will strip millions of Americans of insurance, leave people with pre-existing medical conditions unable to find coverage, increase the budget deficit, and be a political nightmare for Republicans... ...Republicans plan a transition away from ObamaCare to reforms that will make insurance more competitive and...
  • Dead Doctors Don't Lie Somebody Should Go to Jail

    01/12/2017 9:54:01 PM PST · by Future Useless Eater · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 19, 2015 | Dr. Joel Wallach
    Dr. Wallach points out very convincingly in this YouTube that most diseases are caused by poor nutrition.
  • NY bill would keep birth control free if ‘Obamacare’ revoked

    01/12/2017 1:33:33 PM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 11, 2017 | MARY ESCH - AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Health insurance would have to cover birth control without co-pays in New York even if President-elect Donald Trump repeals “Obamacare,” under legislation proposed Wednesday by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The bill would codify into state law the Affordable Care Act mandate for cost-free contraception and expand upon the federal requirements to provide cost-free coverage for all birth control methods, including vasectomies and emergency contraception like Plan B. It also would allow access to a year’s worth of contraception at one time and prohibit insurance companies from reviews that can limit or delay contraceptive coverage.
  • Vote-a-Rama Ends with Senate Passing Obamacare Repeal

    01/12/2017 11:04:00 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 111 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 12, 2017 | by NEIL W. MCCABE
    The Senate is already rolling back President Barack Obama’s legacy. It passed the continuing resolution, S. Con.Res. 3, that tears away the fees, taxes and subsidies from the 201o Patient Protection and Affordable Cart Act, Obamacare, shortly after 1:25 Thursday morning, 51-to-48. All Republicans, except for Sen. Rand Paul (R.-KY), voted for the resolution. Paul criticized the budget resolution for not addressing the federal debt and for not having a companion replacement bill. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.-CA), who is recovering from a scheduled medical procedure was absent from the chamber. As senators waited for their names to be called by...
  • Senate Takes First Step To Repeal Obamacare With 51-48 Vote

    01/12/2017 4:32:24 AM PST · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | January 12, 2017
    Early on Thursday morning, in a 51-48 vote, the Senate took the first concrete step toward dismantling Obamacare, when it voted to instruct key committees to draft legislation repealing Barack Obama's signature health insurance program. Republicans needed a simple majority to clear the repeal rules, instructing committees to begin drafting repeal legislation, through the upper chamber, with the vote falling largely along party lines. Rand Paul was the lone Republican to vote against the budget resolution because it didn’t balance. Paul said in a statement after the vote that while he supports nixing ObamaCare "putting nearly $10 trillion more in...
  • Nancy Pelosi Argues Obamacare Was ‘Bipartisan’ – Forgets It Wasn’t

    01/11/2017 4:26:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 12/10/17 | Justin Koski
    With the incoming Trump administration wanting to repeal Obamacare, Rep. Nancy Pelosi tried defending how it was passed. PELOSI: The Affordable Care Act was passed not under reconciliation when it first came to the Congress. So the main part of the bill — House and Senate — was not under reconciliation. But the bulk of the bill — if you look back to the history of it — the bulk of the bill was done on the 60-vote rule, not under reconciliation. CNS NEWS REPORTER: But it passed without a single Republican vote.
  • The Declaration of Independence beautifies (and beatifies) the Constitution

    01/11/2017 8:33:24 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/11/17 | Jerry Todd
    The Constitution works because it is founded on the beauty of the solid moral and spiritual rock of the Declaration of Independence. By Jerry Todd 12/18/2011 On September 17, 2010 President Barack Obama spoke to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 33rd Annual Award Gala. During his speech - reading from a teleprompter - he quoted from the Declaration of Independence. Here is what he said: "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain unalienable rights, life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Perhaps his teleprompter muddles the defining phrase “endowed...
  • Why Obamacare will self-repeal; Two words summarize why: risk pool

    01/11/2017 8:16:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/11/2017 | Robert Arvay
    The debate is over.  We do not need to repeal Obamacare; it will repeal itself.  Two words summarize why: risk pool. The ACA is founded upon a stunning misconception of the very definition of insurance.  Its advocates have mistakenly conflated two unrelated concepts: insurance and welfare – or, more to the point, risk and charity. People buy insurance in order to mitigate risk.  We buy fire insurance because there is a slight chance that our house will burn down.  If we cannot afford insurance, and our house burns down, we do not go to the insurance company to demand...
  • Trump, Hill GOP fret about fallout from repealing Obamacare so quickly

    01/10/2017 10:38:05 PM PST · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 10. 2017 | Kelsey Snell, Sean Sullivan and Amy Goldstein
    After years of promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a growing number of Republicans are balking at the prospect of doing so quickly without a firm plan to replace it. As the Senate begins voting Wednesday on a path to eliminate the landmark health-care bill, some Republicans are worried about the political fallout and uncertainty of starting to roll back Obamacare without knowing how the process will end.
  • Ryan and McConnell agree: No long delay in passing an ObamaCare replacement

    01/10/2017 12:22:40 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/10/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Lickety-split. I don’t know if the repeal-and-delay talk was just a trial balloon, or if it was never really under serious consideration. But there was never much enthusiasm - from the conservative base or from anyone else - for the idea of repealing ObamaCare quickly but then taking an extended period of time to come up with a replacement. And apparently both Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have gotten the message.
  • Obama: Those darn Bernie supporters helped bring down ObamaCare

    01/10/2017 11:33:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/10/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Blue on blue. Tell me again, who was the Illinois state legislator who once said single-payer (also known as socialized medicine) was the ultimate goal of any health care reform? I can’t quite place the name. It was someone. An awful lot of Democrats believed from the start that ObamaCare was a clusterfark, somewhat by design, and that when the financial models collapsed it would open the door for them to say, “Hey, we tried to give the private insurance market a role, but that clearly doesn’t work so the government is taking over.”
  • I Meet my First Obamacare Commissar

    01/10/2017 5:44:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2017 | James Lewis
    When ObamaCare was first promulgated, my fine HMO doctor called it quits. MDs who hate the New Medicine talk about it very quietly, if at all, and mostly among themselves. Shutting up the medical profession was the first order of business for the Left establishment, and they were duly scapegoated in the Fakestream Media. Like most of you, I assumed that all those HIPAA forms they made me sign over the years actually meant what they said they meant. About medical privacy and such. So, it came as a surprise to me when I called another doc's office and a...
  • rush to throw out Obamacare could backfire

    01/09/2017 4:18:25 PM PST · by spintreebob · 52 replies
    georgia health news ^ | Jan 4, 2017 | Jack Bernard
    We are the most religious democracy in the world, and our Judeo-Christian ethic demands that we take care of the downtrodden. But we are also the only advanced democracy without universal health coverage. Are we confused . . . or just hypocrites? My bet is that we are very confused. The public’s reaction to Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act, or ACA) is a prime example of our confusion. Most Americans are preoccupied with making a living and raising a family, and rightly so. They have no time to fully examine health care policy issues. Surveys show that...
  • Meet The Republicans Trying to Slow Down Obamacare Repeal

    01/09/2017 2:32:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 01/09/2017 | Russell Berman
    GOP Governors John Kasich of Ohio and Rick Snyder of Michigan urge lawmakers to protect the Medicaid expansions they say are working in their states. Congressional Republicans knew their push for an immediate repeal of the Affordable Care Act would draw howls of protest from Democrats. But they are now hearing warnings from elected officials who may be harder for them to ignore: Republican governors. In the last week, GOP Governors John Kasich of Ohio and Rick Snyder of Michigan have raised concerns about the impact a full repeal of the health law would have on their states, which rely...
  • Obama: A Legacy Of Abject Failure

    01/09/2017 12:12:17 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 7 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | January 2nd, 2017 | M. Menuck
    Obama took something of a victory that had been achieved in Iraq and Afghanistan and replaced it defeat born by the premature withdrawal of American troops for no other reason than a crass political desire to be done with the whole affair, and in the former's case his facilitated the rise of Islamic State, possibly the most heinous entity of the twenty first century. He stood by and did nothing as the Arab Spring destabilized the entire Middle East, and in those cases where he did act such as Libya his interventions served only to make matters worse. Iran is...
  • To GOP: Repeal Obamacare and DON’T replace

    01/09/2017 9:29:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/09/17 | A. Dru Kristenev
    The catastrophe of ObamaCare was and is complete Plain and simple, the PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) must be repealed utterly, no replacement or residual “good idea” left to haunt us. This is stated emphatically for the following reasons and I pray that Congress, particularly the republicans, are listening to the people and not to polls purposely skewed by the misleading, malpracticing media. It doesn’t take someone who has worked in healthcare to understand the overwhelming disaster that has been ObamaCare although I’m one who has, so it behooves us to go back to the beginning… why people...
  • Senate Rejects Dem Proposal to Require 60 Votes to Repeal Obamacare [semi-satire]

    01/08/2017 10:02:40 AM PST · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Jan 2017 | John Semmens
    A move by Democrats to reestablish a rule that would require a minimum of 60 votes for any legislation to pass the Senate was repulsed by a 52-48 straight party line vote. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, recent vice-presidential running mate of Hillary Clinton, sponsored the 60 vote requirement and called the GOP's stance against it "unfair. For decades it had been the tradition in the Senate to permit the minority party to block legislation that couldn't obtain a super majority. Now just because former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) eliminated this tradition when Democrats held the majority in the...
  • TIME FOR SEN. BOB CORKER TO FEEL THE HEAT!

    01/08/2017 9:50:24 AM PST · by windhover · 41 replies
    1/8/2017 | Windhover
    According to A.P story run on Yahoo News, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee will oppose repealing Obamacare until an entirely new bill for health care is passed by the GOP in the Senate.
  • NHS rejects claims of 'humanitarian crisis' in England's hospitals

    01/07/2017 1:56:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/07/2017
    One of NHS England's specialist directors said he thought the service was not "at that point" of crisis, but admitted demand was higher than ever. The Red Cross helps some hospitals with patient transport and provides care for patients who have returned home. Labour's Jeremy Corbyn urged Theresa May to tell MPs how she would fix the "national scandal" of the NHS. Mr Corbyn said: "The fact is, this government have repeatedly failed to put the necessary resources into our health service, while they have cut social care and wasted billions on a top-down reorganisation to accelerate privatisation." The Labour...