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Trump to GOP: You’d better pass something on ObamaCare
Hot Air ^ | July 14,2017 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 07/14/2017 11:53:08 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Fact check: Mostly true. Republicans promised to repeal ObamaCare since the moment it was passed seven years ago, and kept insisting that voters needed to give them full control of Washington DC. Now that they have it, Republicans have to deliver, and Donald Trump took to his favorite platform while in France to remind them of it

So impt Rep Senators, under leadership of @SenateMajLdr McConnell get healthcare plan approved. After 7yrs of O'Care disaster, must happen!

After all of these years of suffering thru ObamaCare, Republican Senators must come through as they have promised! 1:07 AM - 14 Jul 2017

RNC chair Ronna Romney McDaniel was more specific in urging passage of the BCRA. Speaking to WMAL’s “Morning on the Mall,” McDaniel echoed Trump in reminding Senate Republicans that voters would get “very upset” if they didn’t pass the bill:

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: 115th; ahca; repealandreplace; romneycare; romneycare4all; romneycare4ever; romneycare4you; second100days
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1 posted on 07/14/2017 11:53:08 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

I am sure it will surprise no one when they pass a watered-down version of Obamacare, while keeping it largely intact, so everyone can declare “victory” and hope those who want TRUE repeal & replace forget about it or simply shut up.


2 posted on 07/14/2017 11:58:09 AM PDT by gdani (Everyone is a snowflake these days)
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To: Hojczyk

Don’t pass “something”. Pass repeal.


3 posted on 07/14/2017 11:58:56 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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I’m disappointed in DJT in this area. Just wanting to pass “something” is very half-assed and not why we hired him. He’s a perfectionist and I don’t understand why he’d be OK with anything. Repeal 100% and take us back to pre-Obama years.


4 posted on 07/14/2017 12:02:19 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("Negative people make healthy people sick." - Roger Ailes)
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To: gdani
Even if ObamaCare is left mostly intact, just a few minor changes will effectively repeal it. I am seeing more and more signs that those changes are going to end up in the final version of the bill. Just three of them will make the ACA basically irrelevant:

1. The end of the individual mandate.

2. The end of the employer mandate.

3. Allowing insurance carriers the option to offer low-cost catastrophic plans (which is what insurance is supposed to be anyway, isn't it?).

Item #3 is the single biggest one of all, because it gives the opportunity for insurance companies to develop plans that can offer lower premiums to their customers when the 2018 renewals go out later this year.

5 posted on 07/14/2017 12:02:58 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris." -- President Trump, 6/1/2017)
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To: Hojczyk

The RNC is pushing the Romney AGenda.
Government controls medicine, marriage, and YOU.


6 posted on 07/14/2017 12:03:14 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("When a crime is unpunished, the world is unbalanced.")
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To: Hojczyk
The disastrous result of Obamacare was planned to bring insurance companies and the people to their knees - enter COMPLETE GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF HEALTHCARE - taking a disaster to a monumental wipeout.

Replace Obamacare with the voluntary cooperation between patients and their doctors in the FREE MARKET, the best healthcare system the world had ever known, which America had until the feds began mucking it up in the 60's.

7 posted on 07/14/2017 12:04:10 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Jim 0216
The disastrous result of unconstitutional Obamacare was planned to bring insurance companies and the people to their knees - enter COMPLETE GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF HEALTHCARE - taking a disaster to a monumental unconstitutional catastrophe.

Replace Obamacare with the voluntary cooperation between patients and their doctors in the FREE MARKET, the best healthcare system the world had ever known, which America had until the feds began mucking it up in the 60's.

8 posted on 07/14/2017 12:06:40 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Alberta's Child

In regards to point 3, I asked a lib if they would pay $500 extra on their auto insurance instead of paying $5 to replace a break light. That said that would be stupid. I asked them why it was goood for health insurance.

They couldn’t answer that question.


9 posted on 07/14/2017 12:08:50 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Repeal or I am forever more lost to the Republicans. Uni-party sucks.


10 posted on 07/14/2017 12:09:44 PM PDT by askrenr (HOOAH! It's an Army thing.)
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To: gdani; Jim Robinson; P-Marlowe

I agree that both the senate and house bills are warmed over mush.

However, I believe the optics are as important as the substance.

1. The media and the never-trumpers will beat the president 24/7 if something isn’t passed. They WILL say Trump lied to the voters. Make no mistake. They will.

2. It is important to get rid of the name “Obamacare”. The value of that level of media victory should not be ignored. This socialist legacy must be taken down.

3. This will create momentum heading into tax debate and wall debate.

4. We must give the president breathing room to deal with North Korea. NOKO is the most important security issue facing the US since the USSR.


11 posted on 07/14/2017 12:14:44 PM PDT by xzins (Retired US Army chaplain. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Perhaps DJT contemplates a veto (pocket veto, or otherwise) of any Bill that does not “replace and repeal”. Lots of procedural moves remain. When Senate “passes” its version, a Conference with the House is required to consolidate a final Bill approved by both House and Senate which is then forwarded to POTUS for his signature,(or not) or veto.


12 posted on 07/14/2017 12:17:06 PM PDT by s_vengali
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To: xzins
It is important to get rid of the name “Obamacare”. The value of that level of media victory should not be ignored. This socialist legacy must be taken down.

In many circles "Obamacare" has become a pejorative. When the new pejorative becomes "Trumpcare" then is that really a win?

13 posted on 07/14/2017 12:20:18 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: xzins

They can back door this POS in the tax bill. Thanks to the esteemed (joke) chief justice, O care is merely a tax so a tax can be repealed without some CBO meddling. Even if the mandate stays, as long as the tax penalties are removed, the law has no teeth.


14 posted on 07/14/2017 12:20:21 PM PDT by Mouton (The MSM is a clear and present danger to the republic.)
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To: Hojczyk

FRAUDS: Barack Obama and the GOPe Congress


15 posted on 07/14/2017 12:26:11 PM PDT by RatRipper (Unindicted co-conspirators: the Mainstream Media and the Democratic Party)
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To: Hojczyk

What part of “repeal” don’t they understand?!


16 posted on 07/14/2017 12:34:49 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans are not born, they're excreted." -- Marcus Tillius Cicero)
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Damn Republicans in the Senate are the worst ignorant ars holes in Washington. They sure like to get paid and the fools cannot do what I and millions of Americans ask them to do. REPEAL THE DAMN OBAMACARE. The whole damn thing. And that communists Senate leader McConnell is a total fool. What we Americans worked so hard for was to hope we had an intelligent bunch and set the nuke, which is constitutional, and repeal.

I have decided since the Democrats will regain the Senate and House to kiss the Republican party goodbye.

17 posted on 07/14/2017 1:06:49 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: faithhopecharity

With Collins, Murkowski, and Portman, along with all the other RINOs, does anyone think that a straight repeal bill would ever pass? It would not pass, not even close.

If they enact the reforms that are currently in the bill, it would effectively kill Obamacare. No individual mandate, no employer mandate, and no minimum essential coverages (i.e., you can buy whatever plan you want). This is a huge step in the conservative direction.


18 posted on 07/14/2017 1:08:34 PM PDT by mrs9x
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To: MayflowerMadam

“He’s a perfectionist and I don’t understand why he’d be OK with anything. “

Perfectionist? Don’t kid yourself. He is a dealmaker. Has been a deal maker all his life.


19 posted on 07/14/2017 1:10:13 PM PDT by sagar
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To: MayflowerMadam; All
"I’m disappointed in DJT in this area."

On the campaign trail, President Trump seemed to be as clueless (imo) about the federal government’s constitutionally limited powers as most voters evidently are.

As a consequence, Trump greatly underestimated the size of the corrupt, DC swamp that needs to be cleaned up imo, getting voters' hopes too high with some of his promises, not that he won’t be able to keep his promises. It’ll be later than sooner.

In fact, a president doesn’t have the constitutional power to single-handedly clean up Congress. It’s the voters who have that power.

That’s why patriots need to give Trump as much of a new Congress that they can that will support him in 2018.

In other words, while Trump is potentially one of the best presidents that the country will ever have, Trump’s first two years in office are arguably practice imo.

20 posted on 07/14/2017 1:13:25 PM PDT by Amendment10
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