Skip to comments.The Senate's last best chance to end the Obamacare disaster
Posted on 08/06/2017 3:26:36 PM PDT by re_tail20
One week ago, Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Dean Heller, R-Nev., met with President Trump and top White House officials to discuss their plan to attain the 50 votes necessary in the Senate to replace the Affordable Care Act. Although the proposal isn't perfect, it could end up being the Senate's last chance to stop the seemingly inevitable Obamacare death spiral.
Since January, Congress has repeatedly tried and failed to find a formula for healthcare success. At the heart of the debate has been the fundamental philosophical differences between the conservative wing of the Republican Party and the handful of moderates unwilling to roll back significant parts of the ACA. In the House of Representatives, where Republicans enjoy a sizable advantage over Democrats, a deal was eventually struck that appeased enough members to move the bill forward, but the slim margin in the Senate has made negotiating far more difficult.
With only two votes to spare for Republicans and no help at all from Democrats, the Senate leadership has been working with conservatives and moderates on tweaks they believe could get enough votes to eventually get a bill to President Trump's desk, but with every change made in favor of the conservatives' cause, another moderate vote is lost, and vice versa.
The proposal offered by Cassidy, Heller, and Graham, who has been the most vocal proponent of the plan, seeks to take a fundamentally different approach than the one pursued by the Senate leadership. Rather than try to get people who disagree on the extent to which government should be involved in healthcare to sign on to numerous policies they view as being political liabilities, Cassidy, Heller, and Graham say Congress should simply block-grant the federal Obamacare funds to the states, empowering governors and state legislatures to...
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Whatever. It all starts with REPEAL.
Wake me up when Traitor McCain croaks.
If it’s not right, veto it.
Let it die...no insurance company bailouts. And no special treatment for Congress or staff.. they get the same crap we do.
Looks like they have no intention of either repealing it or letting it die. Incredibly enough, McConnel now says the focus is on a bi-partisan bill to provide massive insurance company subsidies.
Exactly, two Soros shiets on a shingle ...
Let it die for all to see who is to blame. Either way, the MSM will blame the Republicans, but many will still know the FACT that not a single Republican voted for it.
Kool-Aide guzzlin bullshit.
Looks like??? Looks like? Are you kidding?
Time is on our side. Let it die on the vine. Better yet, pour gasoline on the vines and ignite it by revoking ALL Obama issued exemptions from this nightmare.
Why not propose two-months of “funding” for ObamaCare IF that same bill also repeals the mandates and thereby confers the “power to amend” ObamaCare to Trump’s appointees?
The Dems will squeal, but can they refuse funding a short-term extension of ObamaCare?
Time will tell....
Sounds like a good idea but I have confidence that McConnell and Co. will find a way to lose.
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