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  • The Second Attempt Appears Doomed: The votes just aren't there for Obamacare repeal/replace

    04/28/2017 9:30:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2017 | Rick Moran
    The fate of Obamacare repeal/replace Part II isn't quite sealed yet but the latest nose count among Republicans in Congress holds out very little hope that this current iteration of Obamacare reform will meet the same end as the first one. The Hill is reporting that at least 21 Republicans have indicated they are a "no vote" for the current legislation. Since 23 negative votes would scuttle the bill - unless some Democrats could be convinced to vote for it - it doesn't appear that Speaker Ryan is any more inclined to bring this version of Obamacare repeal to the...
  • Apparently repealing Obamacare could violate international law (sez the UN)

    04/26/2017 1:41:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/25/17 | Dana Milbank
    We’ve already seen that repealing Obamacare is politically perilous. Now there’s a new complication: It may also violate international law. The United Nations has contacted the Trump administration as part of an investigation into whether repealing the Affordable Care Act without an adequate substitute for the millions who would lose health coverage would be a violation of several international conventions that bind the United States. It turns out that the notion that “health care is a right” is more than just a Democratic talking point. A confidential, five-page “urgent appeal” from the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner on Human...
  • Exclusive—Freedom Caucus Chairman: ‘We Will Repeal Most Aspects of Obamacare by the End of May’

    04/25/2017 5:35:36 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/25/2017 | Sean Moran
    House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that he expects an Obamacare repeal bill to pass by the end of May. Rumors started spreading last week that House Republicans were close to a deal on repealing Obamacare, and now Congressman Mark Meadows says a repeal bill will pass by the end of May. The agreement, brokered by the House Freedom Caucus chairman and Tuesday Group co-chairman Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), would allow states to eliminate Obamacare’s community rating system — a rule that prohibits health insurers from pricing health care plans based on age,...
  • Brat: New health care bill can be done in a week

    04/22/2017 12:38:33 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/21/2007 | Sally Persons
    Rep. Dave Brat said Friday the GOP can get the new health care bill done in a week. “It’s not really a new bill,” Mr. Brat, Virginia Republican and a member of the House Freedom Caucus, said on CNN’s “New Day.” “We’re still waiting on the official text.” Mr. Brat said that after the Republicans’ failed attempt at putting together a replacement plan for Obamacare last month, Vice President Mike Pence came together with House Republicans to work out the issues from the last bill. “Vice President Pence came over and met with all of us. He had a great...
  • Rep. Dave Brat: Revised Healthcare Bill Fundamentally the Same

    04/21/2017 3:24:04 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 38 replies
    Newxmax ^ | 04/21/2017 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    ".@RepDaveBrat: New health care plan in GOP pipeline "the same fundamental bill" as one that faltered last month" — New Day (@NewDay) April 21, 2017 A revised GOP healthcare bill is the 'same fundamental bill' as the first one, but it contains some significant amendments and lawmakers will likely approve it, Rep. Dave Brat said Friday. "[Republicans] like to rely on free markets as much as we can," the Virginia Republican told CNN's "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo. "This is still a federal government structure. I'm not totally happy with that outcome." The plan "at least cracks the door...
  • Repeal Obamacare now

    04/21/2017 9:44:52 AM PDT · by Oklahoma · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | April 21, 2017 4:00 AM | Dan McLaughlin
    Repeal Obamacare now. Here's why it would work. House Republicans are reportedly ready to return any day now to health-insurance reform after the spectacular failure in late March of the American Health Care Act, the resoundingly unpopular bill to “replace” the long-unpopular and misnamed Affordable Care Act. This time, they need to deliver: After seven years of promises to repeal Obamacare root and branch, the party can’t go back to the voters with nothing more than a participation trophy. It won’t be easy, and it may be agonizingly slow, but the Democrats didn’t get Obamacare passed overnight: They spent 40...
  • Report: Obamacare Replacement Amendment Has Been Negotiated Between Pence and Freedom Caucus

    04/20/2017 5:15:48 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 71 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 04/20/2017 | Andrew Mark Miller
    The GOP’s first shot at fixing Obamacare was an absolute dumpster fire. Paul Ryan never bothered to get conservatives involved and it cost him big time. He couldn’t even get his Obamacare lite bill to the floor for a vote. Now, it looks like Mike Pence got involved in the negotiations and an agreement was made. "#BREAKING Sources tell me @mike_pence, @SpeakerRyan, @RepMarkMeadows and @RepTomMacArthur negotiated a possible amendment to the #AHCA." — Brian Schwartz (@schwartzbFBN) April 20, 2017 "#BREAKING The possible amendment is titled the "MacArthur Amendment" and sources tell me it could bring up to 15-20 new @freedomcaucus...
  • Will an amended AHCA be any better?

    04/20/2017 5:15:45 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 50 replies
    DA Tech Guy ^ | 04/20/2017 | JD Rucker
    I don’t make it a practice to comment on potential legislation before reading it. Speculation takes too much bias and rumors into account which tends to sway the reader (and author) in directions before the truth is even known. I’m making this exception because if reports that Vice President Mike Pence has negotiated a deal with the Freedom Caucus turn out to be true, it could be the best move made by the administration on health care since taking office. Then again, it might be a big nothingburger. The good news: limited waivers for the states. This means states have...
  • House GOP compromise on health care reform emerges, though centrists might still balk

    04/20/2017 5:15:43 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/20/2017 | Tom Howell Jr
    Allows states to roll back Obamacare rules if they choose! An emerging House GOP compromise on health care would allow states to waive certain Obamacare protections with an eye toward driving down premiums for healthier customers and subsidizing sick people who would end up paying more through separate funding pools. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan recently said negotiators were putting the “finishing touches” on an effort to bridge the gap between archconservatives who want to tear down the Affordable Care Act’s rules on insurers and centrists who’ve pledged to defend popular protections in the program. The GOP tug-of-war tanked Republicans’...
  • Trump says no government shutdown, predicts new health care bill will pass

    04/20/2017 5:41:38 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/20/2017 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump predicted Thursday that Congress will avert a government shutdown next week and that the House will also pass a revised bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. “I want to get both,” Mr. Trump said at a White House press conference. “I think we’ll get both.” Of the new health care bill being negotiated by House Republican leaders, the president said, “This is a great bill. This is a great plan. It’s evolving. We have a good chance of getting it soon — whether it’s next week or shortly thereafter.” {..snip..}
  • Repeal, take two: House GOP’s ObamaCare deal may let states opt out of “community rating”

    04/20/2017 11:26:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2017 | AllahPundit
    Biiiiig caveat: Under the deal, states would still have to make sure that people with preexisting conditions are eligible for some sort of coverage. Insurers wouldn’t be allowed to drop them entirely. To obtain a federal waiver from the relevant ObamaCare regs, a state would either have to join a federal high-risk pool for those consumers or set up one of their own. In that sense, the GOP compromise (between the conservative Freedom Caucus and the moderate Tuesday Group) is a mirror image of O-Care itself. That law gave states the power to set up their own insurance exchanges,...
  • Republican lawmakers to file bill calling for FATCA repeal

    04/08/2017 5:01:22 AM PDT · by vannrox · 32 replies
    Expat Blog ^ | 6APR17 | iExpats
    Two republican lawmakers are about to present a bill calling for the unpopular FATCA tax reporting law’s repeal. USA lawmakers have scheduled a first hearing on April 26 for a bill requesting the repeal of the controversial and much-disliked FATCA legislation. Republican anti-FATCA campaigners Senator Rand Paul and Representative Mark Meadows are determined to end the chaos caused to USA expats and overseas financial institutions since the unpopular legislation was introduced. Should the house vote for repeal, the FATCA legislation underpinning the Internal Revenue Service’s links with foreign governments will be a thing of the past. In a letter to...
  • An Open Letter to Rand Paul and Members of the Freedom Caucus!

    04/07/2017 8:11:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/07/17 | A.J. Cameron
    This is a ONE-TIME opportunity to save healthcare and rejuvenate our still moribund economy Mr. Paul and members of the Freedom Caucus, the American people are counting on you and supporting you to ensure that Obamacare is fully repealed. If you are to repeal Obamacare, it must be FULLY REPEALED on the first attempt, or it will NEVER be repealed. If it is not repealed on the first attempt, you cannot trust that any promised future attempt will occur. Even if a subsequent attempt occurs, Las Vegas would probably place the odds high that it will be even more contentious...
  • White House to unveil new Obamacare repeal deal Tuesday

    04/03/2017 6:56:49 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 76 replies
    The White House is expected to release the text of a new deal on Tuesday that would give states the power to opt out of certain Obamacare insurance mandates, in a major attempt to revive Obamacare repeal as early as this week. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the Freedom Caucus, told reporters after meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and White House officials that he expects the text of the new compromise on Tuesday. The compromise would allow states to opt out of forcing insurers to cover 10 essential health benefits in plans, including maternity care and hospitalization. The...
  • Treating the symptoms and not the disease: Tennessee RINOs introduce Obamacare bailout plan

    03/30/2017 5:48:04 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 03/30/2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    So said the Lord, "Have you murdered and also inherited?" ~ I Kings 21:19 Welcome to another edition of the arsonist dressing up as the firefighter. Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) have introduced legislation to exempt parts of Tennessee from Obamacare. Currently, 16 counties in eastern Tennessee have no insurers thanks to the insolvent Obamacare regulations. The bill from the state’s two liberal senators would allow individuals to use massive government subsidies to purchase any state plan, even outside of the exchanges. Tennessee residents would also be exempted from the penalty for not purchasing insurance. {..snip..}
  • The sooner the president realizes that Ryan is an establishment swamp dwelling snake...

    03/29/2017 4:54:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 90 replies
    The sooner the president realizes that Ryan is an establishment swamp dwelling snake...that's going to suck him down into the swampy quicksand and destroy his chances of enacting HIS agenda the better off he and we will be. Ryan represents the enemy within! Trump won the election already! Now it's his duty is to change gears, uphold the constitution, drain the swamp and MAGA. Quit screwing around with unwanted, unpopular, unsustainable, unconstitutional health care schemes. Push for and accept nothing less than a full repeal on Obamacare and then get to work enacting the rest of HIS MAGA agenda!! And...
  • Paul Ryan sells out conservatives with healthcare surrender

    03/29/2017 1:18:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 74 replies
    the Hill ^ | March 29, 2017 | BY MARK MECKLER
    When Mitt Romney selected Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, people cheered. He was young, attractive, idealistic, and — doggone it! — he did P90x. Images of him lifting weights bounced across the internet. Surely this is what the GOP needed, they said. New blood. Youth. Strength. The fact that his losing bid against Barack Obama and Joe Biden was the high mark of his career says a great deal about his legacy. His lack of true leadership has grown more and more evident. During the last week, Speaker Ryan's stature managed to shrink in regard to Congress, and...
  • The Repeal Man: Rep. Mo Brooks on Why the GOP Healthcare Plan Was "Obamacare 2.0"

    03/29/2017 11:06:53 AM PDT · by alancarp · 16 replies
    Buck Sexton/America Now Radio ^ | 3/28/2017 | Team Buck Staff
    This week, Alabama congressman Mo Brooks introduced a bill that amounted to a one-line repeal of Obamacare. The bill read "Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.” ... “It’s what we promised the American people,” Brooks told Buck of the bill. “Repeal Obamacare. It's not a hundred-and-some page bill that on the one hand says we're repealing, but on the other says we're going to reincorporate all the provisions...
  • Repeal of Affordable Care Act Is Back on Agenda, Republicans Say

    03/28/2017 7:22:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 168 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 28, 2017 | ROBERT PEAR and JEREMY W. PETERS
    Under extreme pressure from conservative activists, House Republican leaders and the White House have restarted negotiations on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But efforts to revive the legislation in the House could take weeks, lawmakers conceded, as Congress moves forward with a full plate of other time-consuming issues. And the renewed push did not meet with much enthusiasm from Senate Republicans, who said they had other priorities at the moment. Nonetheless, Speaker Paul D. Ryan vowed to renew efforts to repeal the law, despite last’s week crushing setback when House Republicans tossed aside a repeal bill because they...
  • At least some Republicans are honest about not wanting to repeal Obamacare

    03/28/2017 4:20:40 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 34 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 03/28/2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    Earlier today, a couple of Republican officials, in a refreshing display of honesty, admitted what we have known all along: They don’t want to repeal Obamacare. Even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R,Ky.) admitted there won’t be another attempt: "Mcconnell making clear Obamacare repeal efforts dead. "We have the existing law in place and we'll just have to see how that works out."" — Erica Werner (@ericawerner) March 28, 2017 He’s certainly come a long way from his 2014 campaign promise to repeal Obamacare “root and branch” and his 2013 CPAC speech in which he said “anybody who thinks we’ve...