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  • No, Obamacare Repeal Will Not Kill Tens of Thousands

    06/26/2017 7:48:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2017 | Max Bloom
    There is more than a little hyperbole about the overhaul of Obamacare proposed by the House and the Senate, and the rhetoric about tens of thousands of deaths is not a bad example. The numbers are inflated, the studies are cherry-picked, the uncertainties are ignored, the context is dismissed, the framework is laughably distorted. No one really knows what effect health-insurance coverage has on overall health. You can’t just compare the health of insured people to that of uninsured people, since there is an enormous host of confounding variables. Some of these can be controlled for — the fact...
  • Senate Republicans face key week as more senators waver in their support for health care bill

    06/25/2017 2:06:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | June 25, 2017 | Ashley Parker, David Weigel and Robert Costa
    Senate Republicans and the White House are facing down an increasingly daunting challenge to secure the votes necessary to pass legislation before the July 4 congressional recess that would make dramatic changes to President Obama’s signature health care law. At least five Republicans have already come out against their party’s bill — which can only afford to lose two votes — and over the weekend more began expressing serious reservations and skepticism about the proposal, saying they would like more time to debate and tweak the plan. A key moment will arrive early this week when the Congressional Budget Office...
  • Exclusive–Sen. Rand Paul on Senate Healthcare Legislation: ‘...Too Much Like Obamacare’

    06/23/2017 6:54:09 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 70 replies ^ | 22 Jun 2017 | Sean Moran
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that he thinks the Senate healthcare bill “looks too much like Obamacare.” Senator Rand Paul joined Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) in opposition to the Senate bill. The coalition of conservative senators argue that the legislation does not do enough to repeal Obamacare. Senator Paul explained his opposition to the newly released Senate healthcare bill: I think the bill looks too much like Obamacare. It really doesn’t look like a repeal bill. It looks like we’re keeping Obamacare, it keeps probably 100 percent...
  • Tom Price: GOP lawmakers opposing healthcare bill don't understand Trump's plan

    06/25/2017 7:33:30 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 25, 2017, | by Kyle Feldscher |
    Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price Sunday tried to persuade reluctant Republican senators and governors that the healthcare bill in the upper chamber is going to make life easier for millions of Americans. Price told CNN he believes many Republicans who have come out against the bill misunderstand the Trump administration's plan for healthcare. In responding to comments made by Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nevada, last week saying that the second biggest healthcare lie was the Senate bill would bring premiums down, Price said the bill is a part of a larger plan that would accomplish that goal. "The...
  • [VANITY] Obamacare must be fully repealed, or we will have single-payer

    06/25/2017 8:05:01 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 65 replies
    EEE | 25 JUNE 2017 | EEE
    The current plan in the Senate, much like the House version of the bill, does not repeal Obamacare. In fact, it is only a stay of execution and sets the Republican Party up for failure and possible total collapse in 2018, where a rejuvenated Democrat Party will resume control and usher in single-payer healthcare. No one in the GOP, and no one even in most of the conservative blogosphere and in talk radio other than perhaps Mark Levin and Andrew Wilkow on Sirius XM Patriot 125 (12pm-3pm EST), are talking about the root cause of the issue. Federal regulations, subsidies,...
  • Rand Paul: I Will Vote for 80-90% Repeal of Obamacare, GOP Bill ‘Not Anywhere Close’

    06/25/2017 4:47:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/25/17 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” while discussing the Republican health care bill, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he would vote for a partial repeal of Obamacare, but the current bill was “not anywhere close to repeal.” Paul said, “I’ve been telling leadership for months now that I will vote for a repeal and it doesn’t have to be a 100 percent repeal. For example, I’m for 100 percent repeal, that’s what I want, but if you offer me a 90 percent repeal, I’d probably vote for it. I might vote for 80 percent repeal.”
  • Why the New Healthcare Bill Will Be a Loser

    06/23/2017 4:59:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | June 21, 2017 | Scott Adams
    People accuse me of imagining that everything President Trump does is brilliant (persuasion-wise) no matter what he does. But I expect the next version of the Republican healthcare bill to be a complete failure. That’s because Republicans seem deeply committed to a losing path, thanks to what might be called the Contrast Problem. Contrast is the driving principle behind all decisions. You have to know how your options differ, and by how much, or else you have no basis for a decision. President Obama solved for the contrast problem by designing Obamacare to cover more people than before. The rest...
  • Federal union leader says Senate health care bill ‘shameful’

    06/23/2017 4:05:48 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | June 22, 2017 | American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr
    AFGE: Millions of veterans, low-income Americans could lose health care coverage WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement in response to the Senate’s draft legislation dismantling the Affordable Care Act:“The Senate’s bill follows the same failed approach as the House-passed bill. It would deny health care coverage to millions of Americans in order to lavish huge tax cuts on corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent.“The Senate bill would cut Medicaid even deeper than the House bill, and both bills could leave millions of veterans unable to afford health insurance...
  • 'This bill will do you harm!' Obama blasts Republican Senate's Obamacare repeal as he declares it's

    06/22/2017 3:08:06 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    dailymail ^ | 6/22/17 | Francesca Chambers,
    Full Title...................'This bill will do you harm!' Obama blasts Republican Senate's Obamacare repeal as he declares it's 'not a health care bill' but a gift to the rich..................... Barack Obama threw himself into the Senate's health care reform deliberations Said in a lengthy post on Facebook that the GOP bill that was unveiled today is 'not a health care bill' at all - it's a transfer of wealth to the rich Obama's final White House spokesman had said the outgoing president would not immerse himself in the partisan about his namesake law once he departed Former president got involved Thursday...
  • Four Republican senators say they cannot support healthcare bill

    06/22/2017 11:50:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 22, 2017 | by Susan Cornwell
    Four conservative U.S. Republican senators said on Thursday they are not prepared to vote for the Senate Republican healthcare proposal unveiled on Thursday when it comes to the floor, probably next week. "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor," the senators -- Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ron Johnson, and Ted Cruz -- said in a joint statement. The draft bill would not repeal Obamacare and lower healthcare costs, they said.
  • Here Comes The Stupid: Senate Health Care Proposal

    06/22/2017 3:46:46 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 25 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | June 22, 2017 | Karl Denniger
    Here Comes The Stupid: Senate Health Care Proposal From the AP: When U.S. Senate Republicans unveil their plan to overhaul America's healthcare system, they will face a skeptical public that already does not buy the justification for an earlier version that passed the House of Representatives, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. They're right to be "skeptical"; Obamacare did exactly nothing to address cost, which is where the real issue resides, and the House bill, as I analyzed, would actually make it worse (which is hard to believe, but true.) The Senate "attempt" will do the same. The...
  • Senate unveils healthcare bill

    06/22/2017 8:39:30 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 22, 2017 | Robert King, Kimberly Leonard
    Senate Republican leaders released a healthcare bill Thursday that overhauls Medicaid, scraps most of Obamacare's taxes and alters tax credits available to individuals to purchase health insurance. The Senate discussion draft unveiled Thursday is the chamber's response to the American Health Care Act, which passed the House last month. Like the House bill, the Senate version guts Obamacare's controversial individual and employer mandates.
  • GOP replacement for Dodd-Frank financial rules passes House

    06/11/2017 11:56:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 8, 2017 | Joseph Lawler
    House Republicans voted Thursday to replace the 2010 Dodd-Frank law with their own sweeping financial regulatory measure, the Financial Choice Act.The bill passed 233-186, with no Democratic support. One Republican, Walter Jones of North Carolina, voted no.Authored by Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, the conservative chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, the bill is perhaps second only to the healthcare legislation Republicans passed last month in its scope and significance. Like the healthcare bill, it would undo one of Obama's top legislative achievements, the new rules imposed on the financial sector in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis....
  • Senate Inching Closer To ObamaCare-Repeal Compromise? (“Inching” being the operative word.)

    06/09/2017 9:30:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/09/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Reports this week give some reason for optimism that Senate Republicans have begun getting closer to a deal on an ObamaCare repeal package that can pass under reconciliation. Just how much closer is still up for debate. Roll Call offers a more optimistic view of the situation this morning, with Andrew Siddons reporting that more moderate members have coalesced a little more around a new plan. However, even that is getting tested by the details: Moderate Republicans on Thursday said they were getting closer to supporting an emerging Senate health package but are continuing to press for a slower...
  • What? House GOP hasn’t sent health-care bill to the Senate, may need to vote again (Paul Ryan!!)

    05/20/2017 3:50:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    Hot ^ | 5/18/17 | Allahpundit
    As things get dicier in the White House, it’s a comfort to know we still have competent leadership in the House. Remember, although an earlier version of the AHCA would have reduced the deficit by $150 billion over 10 years according to CBO, Ryan and his team refused to wait for CBO’s score of the amended version that passed the House a few weeks ago. And because they didn’t, they ended up holding a Rose Garden ceremony for a bill that might end up being defective under parliamentary rules. Gross malpractice, if the new score is bad:
  • Yes, a welfare program has in fact been repealed.

    05/09/2017 2:42:49 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    Have you ever heard of the Sheppard-Towner Act? No, of course not. That's because it was repealed in 1929. Specifically it was allowed to expire and congress did not move to act, to renew the bill. In 1921, this bill created the first national welfare program in the United States, which as you probably guessed it, was "for the children", and "for the women", and blah blah blah. Progressives always recycle the same foolishness. "For the children" and "for the women" - these are generally the primary schemes that the progressives always use as an excuse to grow government, isn't...
  • AHCA: Myth vs. Fact

    05/08/2017 6:37:35 AM PDT · by grayboots · 15 replies
    Hal Rogers ^ | 5/4/2017 | Hal Rogers
    AHCA: Myth vs. Fact MAY 04 2017 I have a pre-existing condition. How does this bill affect me? Under our plan, insurance companies cannot deny you coverage based on pre-existing conditions. And your health status cannot affect your premiums, unless your state asks for and receives a waiver—a condition of which is the state having other protections in place for those with pre-existing conditions. Even if your state does obtain a waiver, so long as you’ve been continuously covered, you still cannot be charged more. And the bill provides added resources to help people in waiver states who have not...
  • Top Democrats say Americans will 'die' from ObamaCare overhaul passed by GOP House

    05/07/2017 5:17:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/07/2017
    Top elected Democrats are taking their opposition to the ObamaCare overhaul plan passed by House Republican to the extreme -- arguing Americans will “die” as a result of the changes. “Families will go bankrupt. People will die,” Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted on Thursday after the House passed the measure and moved the issue to the Senate, which Republicans also control. Democrats argue the House GOP changes will in fact make the problematic 2010 health care law worse -- specifically by creating higher costs for customers with preexisting medical conditions and with cuts to Medicaid expansion, resulting in tens...
  • Dem group raises $500K to challenge GOP reps for ObamaCare repeal

    05/04/2017 5:30:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/04/17 | Ben Kamisar
    A liberal grassroots activist group claims to have raised more than $500,000 in 24 hours to challenge vulnerable Republicans who voted for the GOP's plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The group, Swing Left, has been touting its fundraising haul on Twitter as the donations pour in. And it noted in a release that $150,000 of that total was raised in the first hour after the Thursday afternoon vote. Donors gave $100,000 specifically for the eventual Democratic challenger to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), a top Democratic target who voted for the ObamaCare repeal bill.
  • Celebs Warn GOP 'Will Pay' for AHCA: '[bleep] These Smirking, Entitled Frauds'

    05/04/2017 2:26:37 PM PDT · by kevcol · 66 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 4, 2017 | Sarah Stites
    Although the Trump administration's new healthcare bill has yet to pass the Senate, Hollywood stars have already vowed revenge on the GOP. On Thursday afternoon, the House voted narrowly (217 to 213) to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the American Health Care Act. Immediately, celebrities condemned the "felons," accusing them of "entitlement," "fraud" and "hypocrisy." Many urged resistance, while actor Ron Perlman even threatened California's Republican House members.