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  • Lamar Alexander +Patty Murray -save the illegal subsidies Congress never passed, ordered by obama

    10/17/2017 1:11:57 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/2017 | SELF
    From The Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said Tuesday that he and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) have reached a bipartisan deal that would extend payments to insurers under ObamaCare that President Trump said he was ending last week. The deal would extend the payments to insurers for two years and give states more flexibility to change ObamaCare rules. The negotiations had been aimed at stabilizing insurance markets. .........When Republicans in the Senate made a last-ditch effort to repeal ObamaCare in September, the Alexander-Murray talks were cut off, with some GOP senators saying their bipartisan efforts would go nowhere in the...
  • California judge says he'll write gas tax ballot language

    10/13/2017 8:22:28 AM PDT · by ptsal · 19 replies
    SFGate ^ | Sept. 22, 2017 | Jonathan J. Cooper
    A California judge said Friday he'll write the official ballot description for an initiative that would repeal a recent gas tax increase after he ruled that the title and summary written by Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra was misleading. Sacramento County Judge Timothy Frawley said Becerra's description would confuse voters because it focuses on the loss of transportation funding rather than the repeal of taxes. He sided with Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen of Huntington Beach, a candidate for governor, who is promoting the gas tax repeal initiative and filed a lawsuit challenging Becerra's ballot title and summary.
  • EPA Chief Tells Coal Miners He Will Repeal Power-Plan Rule: ‘The War Against Coal Is Over’

    10/09/2017 2:11:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/09/17 | Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky on Monday that he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants, assuring them, “The war against coal is over.” Speaking at an event in Hazard, Ky., with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Pruitt said his agency will publish the new proposed rule Tuesday. “Tomorrow, in Washington, D.C., I’ll be a signing a proposed rule to withdraw the so-called Clean Power Plan of the past administration, and thus begin the effort to withdraw that rule,” Pruitt said.
  • Loss for Obama, victory for coal: EPA to formally repeal Clean Power Plan

    10/08/2017 9:31:35 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/06/2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Trump administration this week is expected to formally repeal the Clean Power Plan, taking direct aim at former President Barack Obama’s climate change legacy and delivering a major win for the coal industry. A draft proposal of the Environmental Protection Agency’s looming decision, leaked late last week and posted online, says the plan — which would have limited carbon emissions from power plants and, in the process, drastically reduced the amount of coal-generated electricity in the U.S. — goes beyond the bounds of federal law and unnecessarily hikes energy prices for consumers. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, as Oklahoma’s attorney...
  • Senators close to bipartisan deal on health exchanges: Schumer

    09/28/2017 12:28:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 28, 2017 | Staff
    Two U.S. senators from both parties are close to finalizing a bipartisan deal to shore up the health insurance exchanges created under Obamacare, the chamber’s top Democrat said on Thursday. The move, which Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said was “on the verge” of completion, would stabilize the market for individuals who buy their own insurance plans on the federal or state-based exchanges.
  • Could tax reform be the win Republicans are looking for?

    09/27/2017 3:39:20 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 8 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 27, 2017 | Francine Kiefer
    PUTTING IT IN PERSPECTIVE   While far from a sure thing, the plan isn't as visceral as cutting Medicaid, and could be an easier lift for the GOP than health care. Trump is reaching out to Democrats, and may find some takers, though they generally panned the plan as a gift to the wealthy. WASHINGTON—Reeling from three failed attempts to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, Republicans are looking to score a political win before the year’s end with an issue they hope will be more unifying for the party: tax reform. President Trump hit the road in Indiana Wednesday to promote...
  • Republican leaders: Senate won't vote on Obamacare repeal

    09/26/2017 12:35:32 PM PDT · by detective · 66 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/26/2017
    Facing assured defeat, Republican leaders decided Tuesday not to even hold a vote on the GOP's latest attempt to repeal the Obama health care law, surrendering on their last-gasp effort to deliver on the party's banner campaign promise
  • A Modest Proposal for Obamacare

    09/26/2017 1:44:15 PM PDT · by FlipWilson · 5 replies
    Vanity | September 26, 2017 | FlipWilson
    Dear President Trump, Once again it is apparent that the establishment elites have no intention to pass any part of your agenda. Why should they wish to? They are living quite well in DC on their lobbyist moola and government perks. It is time sir you use your bully pulpit to call them out but not in a way that is insulting, rather, in a way that simply exposes them. I propose that you in the most vigorous way possible challenge, no demand, that Mr. McConnell bring a bill to the floor of the Senate and have it voted on,...
  • Politics is a Team Sport: Rand Paul’s Destiny

    09/22/2017 8:13:53 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 66 replies
    Black and Center Blog ^ | September 22, 2017 | L M Walker
    Rick Perlstein said it best, “I believe politics is a team sport. That, for awful and unfortunate reasons beyond any of our control, the American system only allows, effectively, for two teams.”Is politics a team sport? The question resurfaced recently when Senator Rand Paul referred to the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Plan as — “Amnesty for Obamacare.” Rand Paul Gives Graham/Cassidy a New Name: 'Amnesty for ObamaCare' - Big League Politics — Rand Paul (@DrRandPaul) September 19, 2017 When I saw this, I immediately fired off a tweet to Senator Paul stating, “Not again! It's a team sport. Time is...
  • Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

    09/21/2017 4:27:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    AP ^ | September 20, 2017 | Erica Werner
    President Donald Trump said Wednesday the Republicans' last-resort "Obamacare" repeal effort remains two or three votes short, forecasting days of furious lobbying ahead with a crucial deadline looming next week. The legislation by Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina would repeal major pillars of former President Barack Obama's health law, replacing them with block grants to states to design their own health care programs. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to round up 50 votes to pass the legislation before Sept. 30, when special rules preventing a Democratic filibuster will expire. [Snip] Democrats made their...
  • Could John McCain kill the Republican health-care bill again?

    09/21/2017 3:00:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 21, 2017 | Jeva Lange
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) stunned his colleagues in the Senate when he torpedoed the Republican health-care bill with a tie-breaking no vote in July. With the GOP prepared to send its latest iteration of the health-care bill to the floor sometime next week, McCain is now poised to potentially make or break the legislation yet again.
  • Trump, White House go all-out for Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill

    09/20/2017 8:22:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/20/2017 | Kaitlan Collins
    President Donald Trump would sign the Graham-Cassidy bill if the legislation to repeal Obamacare makes it to his desk, an administration official told CNN Tuesday, as the White House launched a full-court press on Capitol Hill. The White House has been working with Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana for weeks on the new effort. A second source added that Trump himself had quietly encouraged the two senators to take another shot at health care. Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials are on Capitol Hill Tuesday to lobby Republican senators on the...
  • Kimmel: GOP Are Villains Looking to Take Your Kid’s Health Care

    09/20/2017 12:17:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 20, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    ABC’s self-described “eating pizza” expert, Jimmy Kimmel was at it again on Tuesday, admittedly politicizing his son’s medical condition to push for socialized medicine. This time he was targeting Republican Senator Bill Cassidy and Senate Republicans with disgusting charges of aiming to do cruel things with the lives and health care of Americans. In all, Kimmel’s description painted the GOP as villains in a straight-to-DVD Hollywood flop. “And this new bill actually does pass the Jimmy Kimmel Test, but a different Jimmy Kimmel Test,” he declared, noting that Cassidy wanted his bill to live up to Kimmel’s situation. “This one,...
  • Senate Republicans near votes to replace Obamacare with state block grants

    09/18/2017 8:47:33 AM PDT · by yoe · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Seertember 17, 2017 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Senate Republicans pushing to replace Obamacare with state block grants are making real noise before their window to act closes, insisting they are just one or two votes shy and that President Trump can nudge their last-gasp bill to victory. “We are thinking that we can get this done by Sept. 30,” Sen. Bill Cassidy, the Louisiana Republican who co-wrote the bill with Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, said Friday. Republican leadership seemed to greet the bill with a shrug when it was introduced last week, yet Mr. Cassidy said the idea “took off” during a Thursday luncheon that...
  • President Trump Applauds Lindsey Graham’s Bill to Repeal Obamacare

    09/13/2017 7:25:19 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 38 replies ^ | 13 Sep 2017 | Sean Moran
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday applauded Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy’s (R-LA) new legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare through block grants. President Trump released a statement on Wednesday cheering the Graham and Cassidy bill to replace Obamacare. Graham and Cassidy, along with Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Dean Heller (R-NV), and former Sen. Rick Santorum, unveiled their legislation on Wednesday – otherwise known as Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ). The legislation would repeal Obamacare’s individual and employer mandate, Obamacare’s medical device tax, and deliver health care dollars to the states so that they can design a health care system that...
  • After insurer departures, 70,000 Virginians will not be able to purchase health coverage in 2018

    09/12/2017 3:01:35 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 34 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | 9/12/2017
    The Affordable Care Act exchange is collapsing in Virginia, with the last potential insurer pulling out of western Virginia and leaving about 70,000 people without the ability to purchase health insurance for 2018. “Any individual, regardless of income, who purchased an individual policy — on the exchange or non-exchange — won’t be able to buy a policy next year,” Carilion Clinic Chief Financial Officer Don Halliwill said Tuesday. “When people think of the exchange, they think of poor people. That’s not accurate. It’s all income levels.” About 40,000 of the people affected live within Carilion’s service area. Should nothing change...
  • ObamaCare is making the middle class the new uninsured

    09/07/2017 8:53:15 PM PDT · by TBP · 56 replies
    The Affordable Care Act added millions of mostly poor people to the insurance rolls. But the law is driving premiums so high that middle-class people can no longer afford insurance. Several million are expected to drop coverage in 2018. Under ObamaCare, poor lives matter. Middle-class lives? Not so much. The ACA is actually two laws glued together: a vast Medicaid expansion to cover the poor and a federal takeover of individual insurance markets, previously regulated by states. Since that takeover, individual premiums have more than doubled, and they’re predicted to rise another 25 percent to 35 percent next year. The...
  • Here we go: McCain, Trump endorse last-gasp ObamaCare repeal bill

    09/07/2017 6:36:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/07/2017 | Ed Morrisey
    With the shot clock about to expire, Republicans on Capitol Hill may have the ball in their hands again for another chance at what was supposed to be an easy lay-up. Yesterday, Sen. John McCain — who stuck a stake through the heart of the previous ObamaCare repeal effort — announced that he would endorse the only vehicle left remaining. McCain even said that he’d put aside his distaste for operating outside regular order to vote for the Lindsey Graham-Bill Cassidy version of repeal-and-replace: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that he supports a newer version of an ObamaCare...
  • Republican senator to unveil new Obamacare repeal bill on Monday

    09/07/2017 1:34:01 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 45 replies ^ | 9/7/17
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new Republican bill to replace Obamacare will be unveiled in the U.S. Senate on Monday with backing from President Donald Trump, according to one of two Republican senators who have crafted the legislation. The lawmaker, Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, told reporters he was optimistic the legislation could pass before a Sept. 30 deadline. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has said he will hold a vote if the bill can attract support from enough senators for it to succeed on a simple majority.
  • Thorny Battles Loom for Lawsuits Against Trump’s DACA Repeal

    09/06/2017 6:03:48 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies
    The National Law Journal ^ | September 5, 2017 | Cogan Schneier
    Many of President Donald Trump’s policies have met resistance in federal courts, but anyone challenging the decision to end deportation protections for thousands of immigrants Tuesday will face a difficult legal fight.... “The reality is that DACA was announced and signed by the secretary of Homeland Security,” said Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, a professor at Penn State Law and director of the school’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. “It is a policy document, so it is a tool in administrative law, but it can technically be rescinded, modified, replaced.” President Barack Obama created the program in 2012. He expanded it via...