Skip to comments.Skinny Repeal Failed
Posted on 07/27/2017 10:40:04 PM PDT by Pinkbell
Sorry if there is a thread; I didn't see it.
McCain, Collins, and Murkowski voted No.
Republicans spent 7 years promising this, and they couldn't get it done.
The Republicans don't like Trump all that much, but he is willing to fulfill their promise that they made. Meanwhile, McCain, the GOP hero, helped kill their promise.
Trump must tomorrow say that ALL of Congress must now be covered by Obamacare. Period. End of story. No exempting themselves. Make them lose their Doctors and their healthcare. Trump should hold his fire and take names. Come 2018 elections Trump should actively campaign against those who lied to the American people no matter who they are.
John McCain...the *ONLY* American to almost sink an American aircraft carrier.
Obama gave a bunch of subsidies to keep Obamacare afloat. Get rid of them. Also, Plan B, the only thing Trump has left, is to refuse to sign a budget until Obamacare is repealed. Shut it all down. Republicans would have to find about 15 more traitors to override a veto. Don’t think they would.
Why do we suddenly have to canonize some creep because he's terminal. Not like he's dying and we're not, he just got a better idea of when.
And the old coot has had a long, wealthy, life primarily because of his great healthcare. I wonder how many won't be able to afford similar care with his damn Obamacare.
Though I still maintain if Senate had wanted this bill it would have happened. These orders come down from the top and Senators play along. Damn the whole bunch!
Congress as well as any federal employee
Congress as well as any federal employee
The sooner the better and it should have happened in Nam!
There is one more thing Trump can do issue an executive order that ALL congress, aides and staff MUST be on OCARE they made the law and MUST abide by it!!!! NO SPECIAL healthcare for them PERIOD!!!!!
I think all of these votes are a sham/set-up to say to the people that they tried.
It’s all a farce.
Republicans spent 7 years promising this, and they couldn’t get it done.
I wonder if they ever intended to repeal or to lesser extent replace.
Very hard to take away a benefit once it has been given :(
Those RINOS love their donor cash :(
Starting with McCain's treatment, which would be far less supported under Obamacare than whatever Cadillac health insurance plan those in Congress have.
I don’t believe a single one of those three people are up for reelection in 2018. That said, yes, Congress must all be on Obamacare.
JANUARY 20, 2017
Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal
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MINIMIZING THE ECONOMIC BURDEN OF THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT PENDING REPEAL
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. It is the policy of my Administration to seek the prompt repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), as amended (the “Act”). In the meantime, pending such repeal, it is imperative for the executive branch to ensure that the law is being efficiently implemented, take all actions consistent with law to minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens of the Act, and prepare to afford the States more flexibility and control to create a more free and open healthcare market.
Sec. 2. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (Secretary) and the heads of all other executive departments and agencies (agencies) with authorities and responsibilities under the Act shall exercise all authority and discretion available to them to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act that would impose a fiscal burden on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications.
Sec. 3. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Secretary and the heads of all other executive departments and agencies with authorities and responsibilities under the Act, shall exercise all authority and discretion available to them to provide greater flexibility to States and cooperate with them in implementing healthcare programs.
Sec. 4. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the head of each department or agency with responsibilities relating to healthcare or health insurance shall encourage the development of a free and open market in interstate commerce for the offering of healthcare services and health insurance, with the goal of achieving and preserving maximum options for patients and consumers.
Sec. 5. To the extent that carrying out the directives in this order would require revision of regulations issued through notice-and-comment rulemaking, the heads of agencies shall comply with the Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable statutes in considering or promulgating such regulatory revisions.
Sec. 6. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or
(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
DONALD J. TRUMP
THE WHITE HOUSE,
January 20, 2017.
Seems that way since most of the “No” votes are “safe” seats :(
Kabuki Fan Dance :(
Lied for 7 years :(
I think you are underestimating the Republicans. I bet they could override a veto. The swamp strikes back.
His wife has so much money it wouldn’t matter. He’d still get the best treatment.
That tnuc Maggie Hussein voted like them, that’s for sure. So did that tnuc Cortez-Castro, in Nevada.
“Yep. The guy cant get over the fact that he lost and DJT won.”
And his huge ego definitely won’t let him get over this...
“He’s no war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
He’ll be spitting nails over this long after he’s gone.
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