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  • POTUS: "Obamacare Is Finished, It's Dead, It's Gone... There Is No Such Thing Anymore."

    10/16/2017 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    POTUS: "Obamacare is finished, it's dead, it's gone... There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore." https://twitter.com/FoxBusiness/status/919974555342516226
  • Trump Faithfully Executes Obamacare; Media, Democrats Go Nuts

    10/16/2017 9:43:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/16/2017 | By Andrew C. McCarthy
    Why don’t the stories say: “President Trump Faithfully Executes Affordable Care Act”? In report after sky-is-falling report, the journalism wing of the media-Democrat complex castigates the president over his decision to — as the New York Times put it — “scrap subsidies to health insurance companies that help pay out of pocket costs of low-income people.” These subsidy payments are “critical” to sustaining the “Affordable Care Act.” Without them, the Grey Lady frets, “President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement” could “unravel.” To add insult to injury, the paper implies that Trump’s “determination to dismantle [Obamacare] on his own” is...
  • Obamacare Tax to Raise Premiums in 2018, Cost $270 Billion Over Next Decade

    10/15/2017 10:55:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 15, 2017 | Ali Meyer
    Tax could potentially affect 156,000 Americans who could see premiums rise even furtherAn Obamacare tax that will be imposed in 2018 will raise premiums even further and is estimated to cost $270 billion over the next decade, according to a report commissioned by UnitedHealth Group. The report was commissioned to examine how a tax imposed by Obamacare would impact premiums. Under Obamacare, health insurers that offer coverage are required to pay a fee on health insurance premiums they earn, which is also considered a tax by the IRS. Congress imposed a moratorium on collecting these taxes in 2017, but that...
  • Turley: Obama's Original Obamacare Order Was Unconstitutional, Also Violated Law Itself

    10/15/2017 7:03:30 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 33 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/14/17 | Ian Schwartz
    Legal eagle Jonathan Turley responds to Democrats that say President Trump's decision to reverse former President's order on Obamacare subsidies was unconstitutional. Turley said Obama's decision to order billions to fund subsidies would be analogous to Trump ordering money to build The Wall.
  • Trump Revises Obamacare Rules [semi-satire]

    10/14/2017 4:34:52 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    This week President Trump made some administrative revisions to the Affordable Care Act health insurance program. Using latitude granted to the president in the original legislation, Trump issued an executive action that allows individuals more choices in how to insure themselves. This expansion of choice was denounced by key Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) called Trump's move "a stab in the back. Allowing people more choices is the exact opposite of what is needed if the changes made by Obamacare are to be made permanent. People will choose selfishly. They will only buy coverage they think they need....
  • Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision [fakenews]

    10/14/2017 7:15:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2017 9:47 AM EDT | Christina A. Cassidy and Meghan Hoyer
    President Donald Trump’s decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was benefiting roughly 6 million Americans helps fulfill a campaign promise, but it also risks harming some of the very people who helped him win the presidency. Nearly 70 percent of those benefiting from the so-called cost-sharing subsidies live in states Trump won last November, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.The subsidies are paid to insurers by the federal government to help lower consumers’ deductibles and co-pays. People who benefit will continue receiving the discounts because insurers are obligated by law to provide them....
  • Nancy PelosiTrump's Policies Are Violent to America and the World

    10/13/2017 5:54:37 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    nbc think ^ | Oct.13.2017 | Nancy Pelosi
    What the president is doing, it's violent. His actions are violent. He does violence to what we want to do in health care. He does violence to the national debt by what he is adding to it. He does violence to the world, in terms of nuclear proliferation and the environment and our standing in the world, with his frivolity. What we want him to do is to calm down, get used to the job he has, know that his words weigh a ton, and that he really should know what he's talking about when he says something. For instance,...
  • Seeking a real patch for ObamaCare’s latest mess

    10/13/2017 11:40:07 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 13, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    President Trump was right to call ObamaCare “a total mess” Friday, even as he added to the immediate mess by ending illegal payouts to health insurers. The Affordable Care Act ordered insurers to make special provisions to reduce co-pays and other out-of-pocket costs for lower-income ObamaCare enrollees. The law said the feds would repay the companies for these subsidies — but left it to Congress to actually appropriate those funds. Congress then turned Republican (in good part thanks to outrage over the ACA) and refused to OK the payments. But then-President Barack Obama sent the checks anyway. That was blatantly...
  • Trump Needs to Re-Brand "Obamacare" With Some Killer Nickname That Really Fits.

    10/13/2017 4:29:05 PM PDT · by zencycler · 40 replies
    Vanity | 10/13/2017 | self
    Crooked Hillary, Low-Energy Jeb, Very Fake News - we've all seen Trump masterfully take down his opponents by re-branding them with names like these. And yet for some reason, as it relates to one of his major campaign promises, he has not yet used this effective tool against the label of "Obamacare" - which arguably serves the purposes of the left by associating "caring" with not only that horrific law, but with all things "Obama". So I propose that Trump and folks on the right start calling this law some other fitting name. Here are a few of my own...
  • U.S. states to file new suit challenging Trump healthcare subsidy cut

    10/13/2017 10:16:10 AM PDT · by granite · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/13/2017 | Reporting by Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - A coalition of U.S. states will file a new lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's plan to end Obamacare subsidies to health insurers that help low-income people pay out-of-pocket medical expenses, a source in the New York attorney general's Office said on Friday.
  • Trump scraps key Obamacare subsidies, urges Democrats to fix 'broken mess'

    10/13/2017 6:02:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 13, 2017 | by Yasmeen Abutaleb, Jeff Mason
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged Democrats to make a healthcare deal after cutting off Obamacare subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients in a forceful move that sparked threats of legal action and concern of chaos in insurance markets. The decision is the most dramatic action Trump has taken yet to weaken the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, which extended insurance to 20 million Americans. The move drew swift condemnation from Democrats and threats from state attorneys general in New York and California to file lawsuits. Trump, a Republican, urged opponents to reach...
  • Statement on Trump Administration's Decision Regarding Obamacare Payments

    10/12/2017 8:52:33 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    Press Release Statement on Trump Administration's Decision Regarding Obamacare Payments October 12, 2017|Speaker Ryan's Press Office WASHINGTON–House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s determination that certain payments under Obamacare have no valid appropriation: “Under our Constitution, the power of the purse belongs to Congress, not the executive branch. It was in defense of this foundational principle that the House, under the leadership of former speaker John Boehner, voted in 2014 to challenge the constitutionality of spending by the Obama administration that was never approved by Congress. The House was validated last year when...
  • Trump to end key ACA subsidies, a move that will threaten the law’s marketplaces

    10/12/2017 8:05:12 PM PDT · by NRx · 117 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10-12-2017 | Amy Goldstein
    President Trump is throwing a bomb into the insurance marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act, choosing to end critical payments to health insurers that help millions of lower-income Americans afford coverage. The decision follows an executive order on Thursday to allow alternative health plans that skirt the law’s requirements. The White House confirmed late Thursday that it would halt federal payments for cost-sharing reductions, although a statement did not specify when. According to two people briefed on the decision, the cutoff will be as of November. The subsidies total about $7 billion this year. Trump has threatened for months...
  • Sen. Rand Paul Writes Op-Ed Explaining New Executive Order

    10/12/2017 9:40:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    In an op-ed penned for Breitbart, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) explained that President Donald Trump's upcoming executive order--which would legalize the sale of health insurance across state lines--would come at zero cost for the taxpayer and would enable 28 million people "left behind" by Obamacare to purchase insurance cheaply. According to Paul, the executive order will create "Health Associations," which would allow people to create groups similar to large corporations in order to get lower premiums on their plans. Paul said that these Association Health Plans will "be among the biggest-free market reforms" of the healthcare industry in decades, and is...
  • Exclusive – Rand Paul on Trump Healthcare Executive Action: Congress Failed, Time to Act

    10/12/2017 9:55:03 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12 Oct 2017 | Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
    President Trump will today legalize and allow individuals to form Health Associations and purchase insurance across state lines. This is what real free market replacement looks like. Millions of Americans will be eligible to band together to demand less-expensive insurance. The 28 million individuals left behind by Obamacare will now be eligible for inexpensive insurance. The cost to the taxpayer? ZERO! As opposed to the trillion-dollar, “fake” replacements we voted on, this replacement simply legalizes choice. I’ve been working with President Trump and his Cabinet for months to get this done. How will it work? Well, nationwide associations like the...
  • Trump signs order to weaken Obamacare, boost bare-bones insurance

    10/12/2017 9:34:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 12, 2017 | by Yasmeen Abutaleb, Jeff Mason
    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday to weaken the Obamacare law and make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans, but the action faces possible legal challenges. Stymied in Congress by the failure of Senate Republicans to pass legislation to dismantle Democratic former President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement, Trump’s order marks his administration’s latest effort to undermine the law without action by lawmakers. Trump’s order gives people more access to plans that do not cover essential health benefits such as maternity and newborn care, prescription drugs, and mental health and addiction treatment....
  • Trump clears way for ObamaCare 'alternatives' in new executive order, goes around stalled Congress

    10/12/2017 9:08:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | October 11, 2017
    The White House announced Thursday that President Trump is taking executive action on health care as Congress stalls on efforts to overhaul ObamaCare, calling for a plan that could let employers band together and offer coverage across state lines. An executive order Trump plans to sign Thursday morning aims to offer “alternatives” to ObamaCare plans and increase competition to bring down costs. “The time has come to give Americans the freedom to purchase health insurance across state lines, which will create a truly competitive national marketplace that will bring costs way down and provide far better care,” Trump said in...
  • Replacing Obamacare

    10/11/2017 9:01:23 AM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    A Janitor's View ^ | 10/10/17 | Reasonmclucus
    President Trump promised to replace Obamacare, but so far has only suggested modifying it. He should replace the Obama approach to health care. Medical costs cause the price of health insurance to be too high for some to afford. Obamacare attempted to deal with high insurance rates by forcing healthy people to buy health insurance. A better approach would recognize that it isn't practical for profit-making insurance programs to pay for expensive to treat chronic disorders such as those associated with alcohol or tobacco use. Special programs could be set up to cover such disorders. Taxes on alcohol and tobacco...
  • AG Ferguson sues to block Trump rules eroding contraception access

    10/10/2017 3:36:36 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 47 replies
    Attorney General Bob Ferguson ^ | Oct 9 2017 | Attorney General Bob Ferguson
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct 9 2017 Ferguson asks court in Seattle to declare new rules unlawfulSEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit in federal court to block the Trump Administration’s new rules undermining women’s access to contraception.The new rules would allow any company to deny coverage for contraceptive services to its female employees based on religious grounds. Additionally, certain types of organizations would also be able to deny this coverage on moral grounds. If allowed to go forward, President Trump’s rules could have a significant impact on the more than 1.5 million Washington workers and their dependents who receive...
  • Brick By Brick ObamaCare Is Being DEMOLISHED – Lunch Alert!

    10/10/2017 1:34:49 PM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 10/10/2017 | Dick Morris
    Synopsis of video: Trump is demolishing Obamacare, piece by piece. brick by brick. 1. He is reducing enrollment in Obamacare by slashing outreach funds and cutting back on hiring people whose job is to sign up new enrollees. 2. More importantly, Trump is creating viable alternatives to Obamacare: a. Obamacare has a provision for "short term programs" which don't have to cover everything. Those in these short term programs are expected to sign up with Obamcare after a few weeks. Trump has changed the definition of "short term" and made it up to 1 year and beyond. b. Trump is...