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  • 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...
  • ObamaCare repeal narrowly passes major House committee hurdle

    03/16/2017 9:53:15 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 22 replies
    HotAir ^ | March 16, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Paul Ryan got what he wanted from the House Budget Committee — but also got a warning shot across the bow as well. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed on a narrow vote, but not before Republican conservatives offered some resistance to it. The final vote may have been a managed outcome. Kasie Hunt explains that they expected more debate today in the committee and had counted four Republicans on the panel as against the AHCA or leaning toward a no. Four Republican defections would have resulted in a tie, but a plea from the chair may have made...
  • Sanders Can’t Say Where He Gets His Info That ‘Thousands Will Die’ if Obamacare Is Repealed

    03/16/2017 8:25:45 AM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 15, 2017 | Jack Heretik
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) could not say on Wednesday where he got the information that "thousands will die" if Obamacare is repealed. Sanders made the claim while speaking with CNN's Jake Tapper but could not provide any specific sources that backed his assertion, instead referring to "studies that have been done.
  • After Years of GOP Repeal Bills Under Obama, Now ‘They Back Down’

    03/14/2017 3:14:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/14/17 | DAN RIEHL
    Noah Wall, the national director of campaigns for FreedomWorks, joined Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday to discuss the FreedomWorks Day of Action rally scheduled for Wednesday in opposition to the Republican Obamacare replacement plan. Concerning a full repeal of Obamacare, Wall said, “We’ve been promised this in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016, and these were not lighthearted promises. These were very powerful promises from members of Congress and the U.S. Senate across the political spectrum of Republicans.” “Lo and behold,” added Wall, “the voters give Republicans Congress, they give them the Senate, and they give them...
  • Tom Cotton: ‘There is no three-step plan’ to Obamacare repeal

    03/14/2017 7:44:34 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 93 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/14/2017 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Tom Cotton said Tuesday that it's vital for Republicans to get legislation repealing Obamacare right on the first try because he doesn't believe there are going to be three steps to the process, as proponents have outlined. "There is no three-step plan. That is just political talk," Mr. Cotton, Arkansas Republican, told radio host Hugh Hewitt. Republicans say there's only so much legislation they can get through the first time around under agreed-to budget rules. Step two would then involve regulatory changes, followed by more legislation. Mr. Cotton said step two could be subject to court challenges and that...
  • CBO: AHCA saves $337B on deficit spending, but increases uninsured by 14 million in 2018

    03/13/2017 9:31:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/13/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans in the House and Senate wanted to see a score from the Congressional Budget Office on the American Health Care Act before casting a vote either way. The CBO obliged today, giving AHCA backers good news for budget hawks, but potentially bad news on the political front. Despite assurances that the effort would not leave Americans behind, CBO estimates that fourteen million Americans would be added to the rolls of the uninsured, while the AHCA saves the federal government $337 billion in deficit spending over the next decade: CBO and JCT estimate that enacting the legislation would reduce...
  • Congress' analyst: Millions to lose coverage under GOP bill

    03/13/2017 2:29:10 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 54 replies
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | 3/13/2016 | ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and that figure would grow to 24 million by 2026, Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts projected Monday. The figures dealt a blow to a GOP drive already under fire from both parties and large segments of the medical industry.
  • The GOP's Obamacare Replacement Will Boost Jobs and Cut Taxes

    03/13/2017 2:58:00 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 10, 2017 | Betsey McCaughey
    Ignore the grandstanding on Capitol Hill and the noise coming from town-hall protests around the nation. The Republican bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare will boost your chances of getting a job and cut your tax bill, not to mention your insurance costs. The repeal bill — called the American Health Care Act — also will stave off a tidal wave of future Medicaid spending that threatens to drown the states and Uncle Sam in red ink. Here’s how. No more penalties. If you’re among the 8 million people getting whacked with a tax penalty for not enrolling in an...
  • Snip Obamacare's monopolistic strings, let the free market compete

    03/13/2017 12:54:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 88 replies
    March 13, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    The only way I'd be happy with a non repeal of Obamacare is if the president and the secretary can snip the unconstitutional monopolistic strings that prohibit free enterprise from providing competing solutions. Someone suggested leaving Obamacare basically intact for those who choose to provide or subscribe to it, but allow new free market solutions to rise up and compete. That's not a bad idea to break the stalemate. My understanding is the Obamacare law leaves many decisions for the president and the HHS secretary to make. During the rollout and throughout the remaining years of Obama's term, the president...
  • Conservatives Not Falling for AHCA 'Charm Offensive'

    03/12/2017 5:24:03 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 03/12/2017 | Eric Mack
    President Donald Trump has more than the Democratic opposition to worry about with his proposed American Health Care Act. Conservatives are pushing hard against it, too, despite AHCA proponents' attempts to persuade members of the House Freedom Caucus with an ad campaign and some schmoozing in Washington. "Right now, I think there is a charm offensive going on," Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told CBS host John Dickerson on Sunday's "Face the Nation." "Everybody is being nice to everybody, because they want us to vote for this, but we are not going to vote for it." Conservatives will fight President Trump's...
  • Lots of congressional swamp dwellers and citizens alike are entirely missing the point re: REPEAL!

    03/12/2017 5:10:11 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    March 12, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    A whole lot of congressional swamp dwellers and citizens alike are entirely missing the point regarding a complete and final repeal of Obamacare. How soon they forget the outrage of we the people when Obamacare was forced down our throats and then a redoubling of that outrage when Chief Justice Roberts failed to uphold the constitution and toss it out. Have they forgotten why the tea party sprang up and why we drove out packs of rats and herds of RINOs in the last several election cycles? We the self-sufficient free citizens of America do not want a federal takeover...
  • Louie Gohmert: We Passed Full Repeal With ‘Stupid Byrd Rule’ Two Years Ago! [VIDEO]

    03/11/2017 10:22:25 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 20 replies
    Politistick ^ | 03/11/2017 | Matthew Burke
    Congressman Louie Gohmert (98% CR) (Badass constitutional conservative – TX), appearing on Fox & Friends Saturday morning, reminded America that the House and Senate with Republican majorities, already passed a full of repeal of Obamacare and sent it to Obama’s desk in 2015, and that bill met the requirements of the so-called “Byrd rule,” which allowed for its passage through the budget reconciliation process — meaning that a full repeal of Obamacare could again pass the Senate with only 51 votes and be sent to President Trump’s desk (Obama, of course, repealed the 2015 bill). “We did a more complete...
  • The Right Way to Repeal Obamacare

    03/11/2017 6:11:13 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    Politco ^ | 03/02/2017 | Ted Cruz
    "Is Obamacare Republicans’ Waterloo?" That was the question a reporter posed a couple weeks ago. It’s the narrative increasingly being pushed by the media, and starting to become conventional wisdom in Washington. My response? What the press doesn’t understand is that Obamacare, in practice, has proven to be a disaster, and it’s hurting millions of people. We’ve had three elections that focused on Obamacare repeal, 2010, 2014 and 2016. All three were massive victories for Republicans. If that’s Waterloo, we could use a few more of them. So, how do we go forward? Here are two overarching principles, three concrete...
  • Anthem endorses Obamacare repeal bill

    03/11/2017 4:48:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/11/2017 | John Sexton
    The CEO of Anthem, one of the nation’s largest insurers, has sent a letter to the GOP chairman of two committees in which he backs major elements of a GOP plan to replace Obamacare. From Politico: Anthem, in a letter obtained by POLITICO, endorsed major parts of the repeal bill, known as the American Health Care Act, and urged lawmakers to move the process forward “as quickly as possible.”…Anthem expressed support for bill provisions that would repeal Obamacare’s health insurance tax, temporarily continue the law’s cost-sharing subsidies, and allow customers to receive tax credits off the Obamacare exchanges. Modern...
  • It Might Soon Be Legal for Employers to Force You Into a Genetic Test

    03/10/2017 11:46:58 AM PST · by bamahead · 28 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 10th, 2017 | Sy Mukherjee
    Say your employer wants you to get a genetic test. You politely decline because you consider it a gross infringement of privacy. Well, too bad—your monthly health insurance payments just spiked 30%. This could be the reality under HR 1313, the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act, a House GOP-sponsored bill that would essentially allow companies with workplace wellness programs to demand your genetic information (or force you to pay a big penalty). The legislation has now passed a House committee on a straight party line vote, reports STAT News, with all 22 Republicans unified in support against 17 Democratic detractors....
  • WH privately supports earlier rollback of Medicaid expansion: report

    03/09/2017 10:15:39 PM PST · by TBP · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/09/17 | NIKITA VLADIMIROV
    President Trump's administration is privately supporting an earlier rollback of ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion than what is outlined in GOP leadership's healthcare plan, CNN reported Thursday. A senior House conservative aide and two senior administration officials told the news source that the White House, while publicly supporting the House GOP bill, is privately backing a call from conservatives to reverse the expansion before the bill's 2020 phase-out date. According to the report, the administration is already urging several House Republican leaders to change the legislation for an earlier rollback.
  • Pence on ObamaCare Repeal: 'President Donald Trump Is a Man of His Word'

    03/09/2017 2:50:17 PM PST · by cornelis · 14 replies
    Vice President Mike Pence will join Bret Baier tonight from Capitol Hill to discuss a range of issues surrounding the Trump administration, including how they plan to proceed with repealing and replacing ObamaCare. . . . "This is the bill, but if there are ways to improve that bill to give people greater confidence that we all are going to arrive at the same place where ObamaCare is done and we repealed it," Pence said. He said that they are committed to following through on President Trump's campaign promise of repealing and replacing ObamaCare. "President Donald Trump is a man...
  • President Trump "Receptive" To Conservative Concerns Over GOP Healthcare Bill

    03/09/2017 2:44:46 PM PST · by cornelis · 129 replies
    CBN news ^ | 03/09/2017
    In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint says after meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office, he believes the president seems very serious when it comes to listening to concerns from conservatives over the new GOP healthcare bill. “He seemed a lot more receptive than the word we had gotten from the House that this was the bill, take it or leave it,” DeMint tells us. DeMint spoke with me Thursday afternoon in DC.
  • Sen. Cotton Tells House GOP to 'Start Over' on ObamaCare Replacement Plan

    03/09/2017 2:41:48 PM PST · by cornelis · 19 replies
    FoxInsider ^ | 03/09/2017
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) on Thursday warned House Republicans that their bill to replace ObamaCare won't pass in the Republican-controlled Senate in its current state. Cotton tweeted that the bill needs "major changes," and he cautioned Republicans against acting "like Dems" by voting before a budget estimate is completed.
  • Paul Ryan Outlines Why It Takes Three Steps For ObamaCare Repeal and Replacement…

    03/09/2017 12:44:19 PM PST · by Bratch · 59 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | March 9, 2017 | sundance
    Good news, they’re listening to you.  No other approach to repealing ObamaCare is possible.  It’s not ideological, it is simply reality.  The backstory on our prior explanations are HERE and expanded HERE. After listening to conservative groups at a White House meeting yesterday, it became obvious to POTUS  those group leaders/members did not understand WHY no other approach to repeal is possible.   POTUS asked Speaker Ryan to put this together and deliver it today: WOW: Paul Ryan's American Health Care Act (Obamacare Replacement) FULL PowerPoint Presentation Most of you already know this outline because you’ve understood the bigger picture.  Hopefully this message will reach the...
  • Conservative groups blast GOP healthcare plan

    03/07/2017 9:59:16 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 112 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/07/2017 | Scott Wong
    Outside conservative groups on Tuesday blasted House Republicans' newly unveiled health care proposal, saying it doesn't live up to the GOP's promise of fully repealing ObamaCare. The Club for Growth dissed the proposal as "RyanCare," and threatened to record names of Republicans who vote for the bill unless it includes significant changes. Heritage Action, FreedomWorks and the Koch Brothers-aligned Americans for Prosperity also issued scathing statements highly critical of the legislation dubbed the "American Health Care Act," which was released on Monday. "This is simply not a full repeal of ObamaCare. It falls far short of the promises Republicans made...
  • Rep. Gohmert: Don't let Robert Byrd's 'KKK rule' stop Obamacare repeal

    03/08/2017 10:53:37 PM PST · by TBP · 25 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 08, 2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    Speaking on Fox News Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas (A, 98%) dismissed concerns that Republicans cannot fully repeal Obamacare with the budget reconciliation process under what Gohmert derogatorily referred to as “the KKK rule,” an arcane part of Senate procedure called the “Byrd rule,” named for the late Sen. Robert Byrd. Gohmert argued that Republicans are hiding behind Senate procedure to cover for their inaction on Obamacare repeal. “We need to at least be as bold as we were in 2015,” Gohmert told “Happening Now” host Jon Scott, referring to a bill passed by Congress in 2015 to...
  • If conservatives hold out for free market health care, repeal may never happen.

    03/08/2017 4:57:36 PM PST · by Twotone · 60 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 8, 2017 | David Catron
    From the moment the GOP released the American Health Care Act, the first iteration of what will evolve into Obamacare repeal and replace legislation, conservatives have been griping. The editors of Investor’s Business Daily sum up the general reaction of the right thus: “Republicans have labored to produce plan that replaces ObamaCare with…. ObamaCare.” Interestingly, the editorial goes on to refute this argument by listing the bill’s positive attributes, including repeal of the law’s individual mandate, employer mandate, countless hidden taxes, and its expansion of HSAs. Yet IBD’s editors conclude that it “supports all the key elements of Obamacare.” This...
  • GOP critics of Trump health-care plan propose 'clean repeal'

    03/08/2017 11:54:55 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 03/07/2017 | Art Moore
    2-step process would begin with vote on bill that passed last year Republican critics of the health-insurance bill unveiled by the party’s House leadership Monday night held a press conference in front of the Capitol Tuesday afternoon calling for a two-step process that begins with a simple bill to repeal Obamacare and saves debate over replacement for later. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., argued that Republicans are “united on repeal and divided on replacement.” He will introduce an alternative plan in conjunction with a companion bill in the House sponsored by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, to accomplish a “clean repeal” of...
  • Why ObamaCare Cannot Simply Be Repealed… (Dont get PO at not total repeal. Not possible till 18)

    03/07/2017 7:59:07 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 190 replies
    conservativetreehouse (Treepers) ^ | March 7, 17 | Sundance.
    FACT: ObamaCare was passed, using the original legislative vehicle, at 1:38am on 12/23/09 with 60 votes in the Senate. The House then approved that Senate Bill without changes; and in February 2010 created a secondary bill which created the opportunity for the Senate to modify ObamaCare using “reconciliation” for a lower vote threshold of 51 votes. [Understand the full construct by reading HERE] If you do not understand how legislation is created; if you do not understand the difference between the Senate and House; if you do not understand the way ObamaCare was created, you really need to read this...
  • Dear GOP Congress: Do NOT betray us! Repeal ObamaCare NOW!!

    03/07/2017 4:29:59 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 134 replies
    We voted you in, gave you the majority in the House, the majority in Senate, delivered the presidency and soon the judiciary. You have been given a mandate to repeal ObamaCare in every election cycle since 2010. Do your job! Do not betray us! No more excuses! Screw the democrats and their unconstitutional socialist entitlement schemes! We did not vote you in to deliver ObamaCare-lite! Repeal every word of this unconstitutional boondoggle!! No more government entitlements!! The constitution clearly reserves health care to the states and the people. Feds stay OUT!! Do the job you were elected to do! Repeal...
  • Freedom Caucus Slams ObamaCare Replacement, Promises 'Clean Repeal'

    03/07/2017 4:09:56 PM PST · by cornelis · 61 replies
    Members of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of some of the most fiscally conservative representatives, held a press conference criticizing the Republican leadership's ObamaCare replacement bill. They announced they will be re-introducing a "clean repeal" bill tomorrow, which they said received unanimous Republican support last year.
  • President Trump on 'Obamacare Lite:' There Will Be Multiple 'Phases' (Why not a Clean Repeal?)

    03/07/2017 9:37:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/07/2017 | Tyler O'Neill
    Even before Congressional Republicans revealed their plan to replace Obamacare on Monday, many conservatives had expressed concerns that the bill would become "Obamacare Lite" — more a modification than a full "repeal and replace." For those unsatisfied with the health reform blueprint, President Donald Trump tweeted an answer Tuesday morning. "Don't worry, getting rid of state lines, which will promote competition, will be in phase 2 & 3 of healthcare rollout," the president declared via Twitter. Follow Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Don't worry, getting rid of state lines, which will promote competition, will be in phase 2 & 3...
  • House GOP releases plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

    03/06/2017 3:13:27 PM PST · by gwjack · 118 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 3/6/2017 | Dan Mangan
    Congressional Republicans on Monday night released their formal plan for replacing Obamacare. Read the bill here.
  • House Republicans release long-awaited ObamaCare replacement bill

    03/06/2017 4:34:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 112 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2017
    House Republicans on Monday evening released the text of their long-awaited ObamaCare replacement bill, calling to eliminate the myriad taxes and penalties tied to the original legislation while still preserving certain patient protectionsThe bill, called the American Health Care Act, can be read online at readthebill.gop.   The sweeping legislation would repeal ObamaCare’s taxes along with the so-called individual and employer insurance mandates. It also would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies, replacing them with tax credits for consumers “We begin by repealing the awful taxes, the mandate penalties and the subsidies in ObamaCare,” House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin...
  • Rand Paul's Obamacare repeal plan gets there — Paul Ryan's doesn't

    03/05/2017 6:15:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 3, 2017 | Adam Brandon
    Republican leadership's plans for the Obamacare repeal were recently leaked, though "repeal" is perhaps too strong a word. "Tweaks" more accurately describes the work of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and other House Republicans. It does not go back to ground zero, where this disaster began. Instead, the plan is to go for "Obamacare Lite." It's simply a different version of Obamacare — a Republican version of Obamacare. It's how President Obama himself might have done it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said, "The best interest of the country would be achieved by pulling out Obamacare, root...
  • -Completely Getting Rid of Obamacare ‘Not Acceptable’

    02/26/2017 9:24:52 AM PST · by xzins · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Feb 17 | Pam Key
    Kasich on ACA: There are some very conservative Rs in the House who are going to say just get rid of the whole thing & that's not acceptable pic.twitter.com/9XUlCfMzl2 — Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) February 26, 2017 by PAM KEY26 Feb 201711 Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), a former candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, said it was “not acceptable” for Republicans in Washington, DC to completely “get rid” of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Obamacare replacement plan "dangerous," top Democrats say.

    02/24/2017 1:49:47 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 67 replies
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi slammed a leaked draft plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, saying it cuts coverage and amounts to a tax break for the wealthy. "While Republicans hide from their constituents, they are moving down an increasingly cruel path to raise taxes on middle-class families and dismantle Americans' right to affordable health care," she said Friday. Pelosi's statement comes a few hours after leaked draft legislation was released by Politico Friday. The draft, dated Feb. 10, would cut Obamacare's mandates and taxes and pay for a replacement by capping tax breaks on employer-sponsored health plans. "The latest...
  • Cruz has no patience for GOP's Obamacare-lite. Calls 'em out at CPAC

    02/23/2017 1:09:59 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 133 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 02/23/2017 | Nate Madden
    Mincing no words when it comes to lukewarm replacement plans that would keep most of the disastrous 2009 law in place, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (A, 97%) called out Obamacare-lite replacement plans at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday. “There are some Senate Republicans who would like to keep the Obamacare taxes because they want to spend money,” the senator said in a closed-door meeting with reporters at CPAC. “That would be exceptionally foolish.” “I don’t think we should replace one 2,000-page monstrosity with another 2,000-page monstrosity,” Cruz said, in discussion of the current struggle to repeal the...
  • GOP rep: Protests could derail Republicans' plan to repeal Obamacare

    02/24/2017 11:47:02 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/2017 | Max Greenwood
    Protests breaking out at GOP town hall meetings could stop Republican lawmakers from fully repealing the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said on Thursday. "I don't know if we're going to be able to repeal Obamacare now because these folks who support Obamacare are very active," Brooks said during an interview on "The Morning Show with Toni and Gary" radio program, highlighted by CNN. "They're putting pressure on congressmen and there's not a counter-effort to steel the spine of some of these congressmen in tossup districts around the country," he continued. Brooks said that Republican lawmakers might not...
  • How Angry Will You Be If The Republicans In Congress Do Not Repeal Obamacare?

    02/24/2017 5:33:55 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 137 replies
    Econmic Collapse ^ | 02/23/17 | Michael Snyder
    Top Republicans are now publicly saying that Obamacare will never be fully repealed. In fact, many Republicans in Congress are already using the term “repair” instead of “repeal” to describe what is going to happen to Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. Without a doubt, the Republicans in Congress are eventually going to do something, but strategists in both parties are now suggesting that most of the key elements of Obamacare are going to remain once everything is all said and done. It will be put into a more “conservative” package, but it will still be Obamacare. On Thursday, former House...
  • ObamaCare fix hinges on Medicaid clash in Senate

    02/22/2017 10:00:42 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/22/2017 | Alexander Bolton
    The most divisive issue for Senate Republicans when it comes to repealing and replacing ­ObamaCare is what to do with Medicaid. The Affordable Care Act gave states the option of accepting federal funds to expand Medicaid, the healthcare program for the poor and disabled. Millions of people gained health insurance after 31 states -- including many with Republican governors -- decided to accept the deal. Repealing ­­ObamaCare would end the Medicaid expansion, cutting federal funds to all of those states. Some Republicans want to save the expansion at least through a transition period during which states would continue to get...
  • The prospects of a quick Obamacare repeal are sinking fast [textbook example of fake news]

    02/19/2017 2:52:38 PM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 17 replies
    WashingtonCompost ^ | 2/19/2017 | John Sides
    One of President Trump’s primary goals — and a long-standing priority of the Republican Party — is to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. On Thursday, House Republican leaders briefed members on aspects of their plan, but there is as yet no consensus on what the plan will ultimately contain.
  • Paul Ryan: Obamacare repeal bill will be coming next week

    02/16/2017 11:14:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/16/2017 | John Sexton
    During his weekly press conference Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced a bill to repeal Obamacare would be introduced next week. “After the House returns following the Presidents Day, we intend to introduce legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare,” Ryan said. He added, “It has become increasingly clear that this law is collapsing.“Look at the events that happened this week. On Tuesday another major insurance company announced that it too will leave the marketplace. In its decision, Humana cited a lack of young people signing up, a problem that has dogged Obamacare for years now.“And then on Wednesday, the...
  • JUST IN President Donald J Trump signs repeal of Dodd Frank provision

    02/14/2017 12:18:13 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 104 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2-14-2017 | Time News
    JUST IN President Donald J Trump signs repeal of Dodd Frank provision
  • What Would You Rather See From President Trump First?

    02/09/2017 8:37:34 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    02/09/17
    What would you rather see from President Trump first? Broad Tax Cuts or Obamacare Repeal
  • Paul Ryan: Obamacare repeal WILL happen this year ("I think there's a little confusion here")

    02/07/2017 10:31:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2017 | John Sexton
    At a press conference Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Obamacare repeal would take place this year, despite some comments President Trump made to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Monday that repeal could take until 2018. President Trump told Bill O’Reilly that Obamacare repeal would take place, “within the year and the following year.” That led to headlines that Obamacare repeal was being pushed back to 2018. But today Speaker Ryan was asked about Trump’s timeline and replied, “I think there’s a little confusion here.” “The legislating is going to be done THIS YEAR,” Ryan clarified, adding, “We are going to...
  • Yes, we can repeal EVERY WORD of Obamacare

    02/06/2017 8:58:10 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 31 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 6, 2017 | Dean Clancy
    Two new pieces of information change the equation dramatically. The first offers unmistakable evidence that the Obamacare exchanges are collapsing, contrary to the Left’s “everything is working fine” narrative. The second proves the Senate can repeal the law’s onerous insurance mandates with only a simple majority, rather than a bipartisan supermajority — something that, up till now, Republican leaders have (conveniently) denied. ***snip*** The second bit of news is even more game-changing. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed what many of us have long suspected, namely, that the Senate can indeed repeal every word of Obamacare’s mandates and subsidies —...
  • Woman impersonated lawmaker’s wife, snuck into GOP retreat

    01/29/2017 2:22:10 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 28, 2017 | By Erica Werner | AP
    WASHINGTON — A woman impersonated the wife of a GOP lawmaker and snuck into the congressional Republican retreat in Philadelphia Thursday, the same day President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence appeared, retreat organizers told lawmakers late Saturday. The revelation came as the nonprofit Congressional Institute that organizes the retreat investigates how audio of the gathering leaked. In an email to GOP lawmakers, institute president Mark Strand did not directly say that the impersonator was the same person who leaked the audio, but that was the implication. “The Congressional Institute is continuing to investigate this breach in order to...
  • Obamacare replacement plan to be unveiled by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

    01/23/2017 7:22:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/23/2017 | Howard J. Warner
    Senator Susan Collins of Maine and Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, two very different politicians, plan to unveil their proposal for replacing Obamacare on Monday.  This combination of sponsors gives hope that a compromise will be possible with Senator Charles Schumer of New York, the minority leader.  This is necessary since the Democrats can filibuster any replacement plan.  Budgetary reconciliation process can allow removal of Obamacare funding via a simple majority but does not allow for replacement legislation.  Replacement legislation is required to remove the negative impact for Republicans and to the 13 million users of the federal exchanges resulting...
  • What Comes After Repeal? How to Fix American Health Care, Part 2

    01/16/2017 8:57:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...