To replace Obamacare, GOP tries a meaner version of Obamacare
To replace Obamacare, GOP tries a meaner version of Obamacare
New boss same as the old boss
03 July, 2017, 00:49
Even Trump had urged lawmakers to simultaneously repeal and replace Obamacare. Moderates criticize it as overly harsh in kicking people off insurance roles, shrinking the Medicaid safety net and increasing premiums for older Americans.
Short said the White House remained hopeful after Senate Republicans submitted two versions of the bill to the Congressional Budget Office for scoring over the weeklong recess. Heineman says, "He is an expert on health care". "It's counterproductive to economic growth, to getting people jobs and the health care that goes with those jobs". "Let's do this full time - 18 hours a day, six days a week - let's cancel the August state work period, let's do it in full public view and have hearings and get to work on something that words better than ObamaCare, we pledged that and American people deserve that", he said.
The split between the Affordable Care Act and Obamacare gave Republican leaders a large opportunity: They were in a ideal position to define Obamacare however they liked, and most Republicans (except for a handful of true ideologues and a perhaps larger handful of contrarians) would go along. "Obamacare" is the most evil legislation in the history of the galaxy, featuring death panels and, well, the details get fuzzy after that, but it's definitely a disaster, one that absolutely must be fully and totally repealed.
President Donald Trump isn't helping McConnell's cause. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., had appeared on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" to discuss a letter he'd sent to Trump suggesting a vote on repealing former President Barack Obama's health law, followed by a new effort at a working out a replacement.
"So you want to push millions of Americans out of the plane, leaving for later how to find the parachutes?" questioned the elected Cheri Bustos on Twitter. Republicans hold 52 Senate seats, and they need 50 votes to pass the bill, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie.
On Friday, Kentucky regulators announced rates for plans sold on the state's exchange could increase as much as 34 percent next year. Keeping that surtax in place may be a deal-killer for conservatives, most of whom thought the Senate's so-called repeal and replace bill already looked too much like Obamacare. It scraps BCRA's massive tax cuts for billionaires, the steep cuts to Medicaid, the deep wound to Obamacare's subsidies, and essentially only uses the ideas for guaranteeing Obamacare's Cost Sharing Reductions and the reinsurance fund.
Senate leaders also are rewriting their bill to provide $45 billion to combat opioid addiction and provide more financial assistance to low- and moderate-income Americans. One GOP senator has said Trump doesn't understand the bare bones of the bill, much less its details.
But they have not settled on how they would finance all these changes, since conservatives oppose the centrists' push to preserve one of the bill's current taxes as a way of funneling more money to those who can not afford health coverage on their own.
On Thursday, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said the party is considering scrapping some of the proposed tax cuts so that the bill is not just a tax cut for the wealthy.
On a Friday conference call with reporters, officials at several conservative advocacy groups said it does not repeal the Affordable Care Act forcefully enough.
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The timing - early in the morning - and the targets - seemingly Republican elected leaders - make this crime even more insidious. At a press conference, President Trump says that wounded Scalise's condition is more hard than people first realized.
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The 35-year-old led the league in steal percentage (3.1), his second time to lead the league in the category (4.1 in 2014-15). He also became the first player in franchise history to register at least 150 steals and 100 blocked shots in a season.
Sabonis was acquired in the same trade as Oladipo and averaged 5.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 81 games as a rookie last season. Many are wondering did the Pacers get enough in return for Paul George , and was this the best they could've done.
Dion Waiters and James Johnson are both awaiting new deals and are in-line for raises following their work in 2016-17. Another topic that surely came up was how the West is loaded, and how Hayward might be best served heading East.
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