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  • To Remove ObamaCare We Must First Remove The UniParty “Big Club”

    02/25/2017 9:13:19 AM PST · by Ray76 · 26 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb 24, 2017 | Sundance
    Look at the upper right side of this page and you will note the self-described affiliation of our group “The Last Refuge”. That name specifically chosen because we broke away from political identity framed around arguments of personality; frustrated because no one was focused on the real hands behind the networks. We have been fighting “The Big Club” for years. President Trump is the first political entity in our lifetime that not only comprehends the faces of the false arguments (the personalities of false choice), but more importantly sees the architects behind the Potemkin villages represented by those faces. When...
  • Boehner: Republicans won't repeal and replace Obamacare

    02/23/2017 10:11:44 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/23/2017 | DARIUS TAHIR
    Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replace of Obamacare is “not going to happen.” Boehner, who resigned in 2015 amid unrest among conservatives, said at an Orlando health care conference that the idea that a repeal-and-replace plan would blitz through Congress is just “happy talk.” Instead, he said changes to former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement would likely be relatively modest. “[Congressional Republicans are] going to fix Obamacare – I shouldn’t call it repeal-and-replace, because it’s not going to happen,” he said. Boehner’s comments come as Republican lawmakers across the country are...
  • ObamaCare fix hinges on Medicaid clash in Senate

    02/22/2017 10:00:42 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/22/2017 | Alexander Bolton
    The most divisive issue for Senate Republicans when it comes to repealing and replacing ­ObamaCare is what to do with Medicaid. The Affordable Care Act gave states the option of accepting federal funds to expand Medicaid, the healthcare program for the poor and disabled. Millions of people gained health insurance after 31 states -- including many with Republican governors -- decided to accept the deal. Repealing ­­ObamaCare would end the Medicaid expansion, cutting federal funds to all of those states. Some Republicans want to save the expansion at least through a transition period during which states would continue to get...
  • One Month In - is Obamacare still around? [Vanity]

    02/20/2017 10:18:19 AM PST · by fwdude · 43 replies
    02/20/17 | self
    Just starting a discussion on the PROMISED repeal. My prediction was that if is wasn't repealed in the first month, it would NEVER be repealed, just tinkered with.
  • Fixing Health Care

    02/19/2017 6:54:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    Twenty million. That is the number foisted upon us by the Obama administration and all of its believers as to how many people got health insurance because of his signature health care program and how many will lose it if the evil Republicans tinker with the program; i.e., “repeal and replace.” Have you ever seen the figures behind that 20 million number? No you have not because it is a phantom number. Like the 97% of scientists believing in global warming – sorry, climate change. Or that the day of the Super Bowl has the highest number of domestic violence...
  • Ding, Dong: The Individual Mandate is Dead ( Obama Care : IRS )

    02/15/2017 3:35:36 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 15, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    No part of ObamaCare was more hated by the average person or more illegal than the individual mandate. The mandate was one of ObamaCare's corrupt bargains. This one delivered a captive audience to insurance companies in returning for insuring those they didn't want to insure. Obama claimed to want to help the uninsured, yet he also smeared them as "free riders" when what he was really doing was forcing healthy young people to buy useless insurance they couldn't afford as a bribe to companies for taking on his base. Meanwhile the forced signups would be reported as proof that ObamaCare...
  • Major Blow to Obamacare Mandate: IRS Won't Reject Tax Returns That Don't Answer Health Insurance Q.

    02/15/2017 7:37:02 AM PST · by GonzoII · 41 replies
    reason.com ^ | |Feb. 14, 2017 | Peter Suderman
    The tax agency has stopped requiring individual filers to indicate whether they maintained health coverage or paid the mandate penalty as required under the law How much difference does a single line on a tax form make? For Obamacare's individual mandate, the answer might be quite a lot. Following President Donald Trump's executive order instructing agencies to provide relief from the health law, the Internal Revenue Service appears to be taking a more lax approach to the coverage requirement. The health law's individual mandate requires everyone to either maintain qualifying health coverage or pay a tax penalty, known as a...
  • Health Insurers Face 'Massive Confusion' As GOP Wavers On Obamacare

    02/10/2017 9:44:40 AM PST · by outinyellowdogcountry · 13 replies
    NPR ^ | 2-9-17 | Jay Hancock
    Premiums for Obamacare plans sold by New Mexico Health Connections could rise as little as 7 percent next year, said Martin Hickey, the insurance company's CEO. Or they might soar as much as 40 percent, he said. It all depends on what happens in Washington. Such is the vast uncertainty about how the Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress are approaching their promises to repeal, repair and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. There is "pretty massive confusion," said Hickey, whose 45,000-member plan is one of the few nonprofit insurance co-ops created by the ACA to still be...
  • BUSTED: CNN Rigged Cruz-Sanders Debate – Caught Handing Out Questions To The Audience

    02/07/2017 10:14:01 PM PST · by aquila48 · 101 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb 7th, 2017 | Ryan Saavedra
    CNN has been caught handing a out question to a member of the audience instructing her what to ask Ted Cruz during Tuesday nights debate with Bernie Sanders about the future of Obamacare. The Question that was read by Carol Hardaway: "I have multiple sclerosis but could not afford insurance – without the treatment or medications i need, i had problems with walking, with my speech, and my vision. When the affordable care act was passed I moved from our home state of Texas because they refused to expand Medicaid to Maryland and within 2 weeks I started receiving treatments...
  • Cruz, Sanders face off on Obamacare

    02/08/2017 12:18:33 AM PST · by iowamark · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/7/2016 | MJ Lee and Eli Watkins
    Sen. Ted Cruz urged fellow Republicans Tuesday to quickly "honor the promises" the party made over the years to repeal Obamacare. "2010, 2014, 2016, I believe were a mandate from the voters. We're tired of the premiums going up. We're tired of deductibles going up," Cruz said at a CNN town hall debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders over the future of Obamacare. "Should Congress move swiftly to repeal Obamacare? Absolutely." Cruz and Sanders -- two senators with diametrically opposed views of government's role in health care -- faced off at the debate moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash...
  • (Audio from 2010) Obama Care Vote (ACA) - Rahm Emanuel Threatened Massa (D,NY)

    02/07/2017 8:14:27 AM PST · by johnk · 7 replies
    YT ^ | 3/8/2010
    Uploaded on Mar 8, 2010 Here is audio of Democrat Rep. Eric Massa saying Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is the "Son of the Devil's Spawn." He also described an encounter he had with Emanuel in the House Gym's shower, where he said Emanuel approached him while he (Massa) was "naked as a jaybird" and started yelling at him: "I am showering, naked as a jaybird, and here comes Rahm Emanuel, not even with a towel wrapped around his tush, poking his finger in my chest, yelling at me." "He is an individual who would sell his mother to...
  • Who Will Be Hit Hardest by Trump's Policies? Trump Voters. (Desperate Media)

    02/06/2017 3:52:18 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 6, 2017 | Martha C. White
    Donald Trump made it an early priority to dismantle the top domestic and economic achievements of his predecessor's administration, pushing for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) and eschewing global trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But his most ardent supporters might have a surprise coming: Many Americans who would bear the brunt of Trump-administration policies are the same people who chose the GOP candidate for president in November. "I think you're going to get a disproportionate impact on people who supported Donald Trump but maybe don't realize that his policies may end up hurting them instead...
  • Little Sisters of the Poor Respond to Draft of Trump Religious Freedom Executive Order

    02/05/2017 11:17:19 AM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    The Stream ^ | February 4, 2017 | Kelsey Harkness
    After a draft of a religious freedom executive order from President Donald Trump was leaked to the media, a group of Catholic nuns have once again found themselves in the spotlight. “I am aware of the draft executive order that seems to be circulating as of the last couple of days,” Sister Constance Veit, director of communications for the Little Sisters of the Poor in the U.S., told The Daily Signal on Friday. “It’s just a very hopeful sign that things could be coming to an end.” The Little Sisters of the Poor are a group of nuns who care...
  • Sources: Feds identify Philly woman in probe of secret recordings at GOP retreat

    02/04/2017 7:01:09 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 02/04/2017 | Jeremy Roebuck & Jonathan Tamari
    Federal authorities have identified a Philadelphia journalist as the woman who infiltrated and might have secretly recorded a closed-door discussion of congressional Republicans at their Center City retreat last week, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the matter. After a probe involving multiple agencies, they said Emily Guendelsberger is unlikely to face federal charges in Philadelphia, despite getting past security and into a room in the Loews hotel where Vice President Pence met privately with senators and representatives.
  • Health insurers warn of wider defections from ACA marketplaces for 2018

    02/01/2017 5:03:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 1, 2017 at 2:01 PM | Amy Goldstein
    Leaders for the health insurance industry, state insurance commissioners and brokers warned Wednesday that more health plans almost certainly will defect from Affordable Care Act marketplaces unless Congress and the Trump administration provide some concrete assurances within the next two months. Unless the government promises to continue subsidies and other features of the law for at least another year, some states probably will not have any insurers selling health plans to individuals buying coverage on their own for 2018, the witnesses warned at a Senate hearing. “I think we would lose more insurance companies,” said Marilyn Tavenner, president of America’s...
  • TRUMP'S SUPREME COURT PICK POLARIZES RELIGIOUS US JEWRY

    01/31/2017 9:17:26 PM PST · by Tours · 138 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Michael Wilner
    Washington President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Tuesday night, fulfilling his campaign promise to nominate a documented judicial conservative to the nation's justiceship. Gorsuch currently serves as a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. If confirmed by the Senate, he will take the seat of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, considered a lion of the law and a hero of the political Right. Scalia died over a year ago, leaving a vacancy on the nine-judge court. But Republican Senate leadership refused to entertain then-president Barack Obama's choice for...
  • Woman impersonated lawmaker’s wife, snuck into GOP retreat

    01/29/2017 2:22:10 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 28, 2017 | By Erica Werner | AP
    WASHINGTON — A woman impersonated the wife of a GOP lawmaker and snuck into the congressional Republican retreat in Philadelphia Thursday, the same day President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence appeared, retreat organizers told lawmakers late Saturday. The revelation came as the nonprofit Congressional Institute that organizes the retreat investigates how audio of the gathering leaked. In an email to GOP lawmakers, institute president Mark Strand did not directly say that the impersonator was the same person who leaked the audio, but that was the implication. “The Congressional Institute is continuing to investigate this breach in order to...
  • Behind closed doors, Republican lawmakers fret about how to repeal Obamacare

    01/27/2017 11:06:13 AM PST · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    wapo ^ | 1/27/17 | Mike DeBonis
    PHILADELPHIA — Republican lawmakers aired sharp concerns about their party’s quick push to repeal the Affordable Care Act inside a closed-door meeting Thursday, according to a recording of the session obtained by The Washington Post. The recording reveals a GOP that appears to be filled with doubts about how to make good on a long-standing promise to get rid of Obamacare without explicit guidance from President Trump or his administration.
  • Repealing the Affordable Care Act will kill more than 43,000 people annually

    01/23/2017 3:52:12 PM PST · by mandaladon · 82 replies
    WaPo ^ | 23 Jan 2017 | David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler
    Now that President Trump is in the Oval Office, thousands of American lives that were previously protected by provisions of the Affordable Care Act are in danger. For more than 30 years, we have studied how death rates are affected by changes in health-care coverage, and we’re convinced that an ACA repeal could cause tens of thousands of deaths annually. The story is in the data: The biggest and most definitive study of what happens to death rates when Medicaid coverage is expanded, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that for every 455 people who gained coverage...
  • Repealing Obamacare Will Kill more than 43,000 People every year

    01/23/2017 2:36:51 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 79 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1-23-2017 | David Himmelstien-Steffie Woodhandler
    Now that President Donald Trump is in the Oval Office, thousands of American lives that were previously protected by provisions of the Affordable Care Act are in danger. For more than 30 years, we have studied how death rates are affected by changes in health-care coverage, and we're convinced that an ACA repeal could cause tens of thousands of deaths annually. The story is in the data: The biggest and most definitive study of what happens to death rates when Medicaid coverage is expanded, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that for every 455 people who gained...
  • CNN Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Obamacare Repeal

    01/23/2017 9:35:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2017 | Guy Benson
    In case you'd missed it last week, prior to the press shifting its collective attention to suddenly caring about crowd sizes again, there was a New Narrative a-brewin'. Namely, that Obamacare's popularity is suddenly on the rise, and that Republican efforts to uproot it have become a political liability. It's undoubtedly true that implementing a complex operation that again scrambles the healthcare status quo will be a challenging lift, especially with Democrats digging in their heels against any viable alternative proposal. Some of the power dynamics will be tricky, and will require unity of purpose and strong messaging from the GOP...
  • Obamacare Replacement unveiled tommorrow(?)

    01/22/2017 5:30:28 PM PST · by taildragger · 71 replies
    n/a ^ | 1/22/17 | taildragger
    Freepers,John Fund(?) on Fox News broke the story Senator Collins and I think a M.D. from the House will unveil Obamacare's Replacement tomorrow.It should be a busy day, recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital, Defunding Intl Planned Parenthood and Now this!
  • Trump may not enforce individual health insurance mandate: aide

    01/22/2017 12:16:41 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 47 replies
    Rooters ^ | January 22, 2017
    The Trump administration may no longer enforce a rule requiring individual Americans to carry health insurance or pay a penalty if they do not, a senior White House official said on Sunday Speaking on ABC's "This Week" program, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, said President Donald Trump "may stop enforcing the individual mandate." Separately, on CBS' "Face the Nation" show, she reiterated Republican promises that no one would lose their health insurance under Obamacare while a replacement is being developed.
  • Trump Signs Executive Order Curbing Obamacare

    01/21/2017 9:44:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 20, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    Hours after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump followed up on his campaign pledge to start chipping away at Obamacare and curb federal regulations. Trump signed an executive order Friday evening in the Oval Office “to ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition to repeal and replace,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus also sent a memo titled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” to block all pending regulations under review but not yet in the Federal Register. The new president’s goal is to repeal the Affordable Care Act, better...
  • Sergeant York and The Affordable Care Act

    01/16/2017 4:15:41 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 16, 2017 AD | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on Enemies, Warriors, and Duty… As I write these words, hundreds of Republican, libertarian, and independent politicians, civil servants, and think tank analysts on Capitol Hill are working to finally overturn the monstrous law called the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. And just as many Democrats are working just as feverishly to thwart the effort. Now, before we get into the details, we should first begin by considering a crucial issue: Obamacare is a misnomer: it's not REALLY Obama's program. Barack Obama didn't write the bill (in all his years as a legislator, he’s never written a...
  • More Americans say government should ensure health care coverage

    01/17/2017 8:28:53 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 37 replies
    Pew Research ^ | January 13, 2017 | Kristen Bialik
    As the debate continues over repeal of the Affordable Care Act and what might replace it, a growing share of Americans believe that the federal government has a responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. ... The belief that the government has a responsibility to ensure health coverage has increased across many groups over the past year, but the rise has been particularly striking among lower- and middle-income Republicans. Currently, 52% of Republicans with family incomes below $30,000 say the federal government has a responsibility to ensure health coverage...
  • Pelosi: Remember How Carefully We Considered Obamacare? (Really?)

    01/16/2017 1:45:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Democrats couldn't bother to read all of the Affordable Care Act legislation while it was being debated in Congress. Of course you can't really blame them, considering it was 2,000 pages long. Yet, they passed it anyway, without one Republican vote. Before the vote, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi showed her hand by infamously noting they had to "pass it to see what's in it." Now, as Republicans have begun the process of repealing the ACA, Pelosi is acting as if the original document was gone over with a fine tooth comb. With @HouseGOP sprinting ahead w/o plan, it’s worth remembering...
  • Trump Promises ‘Insurance for Everybody’

    01/15/2017 8:44:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 15, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump says his plan to replace the nation’s health care law will include “insurance for everybody.” Trump made the comment in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday. The president-elect says: “We’re going to have insurance for everybody. There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.”
  • ‘Beginning of the Fight’: Sanders, Schumer Hold Rally Defending Affordable Care Act

    01/15/2017 6:37:46 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2017-01-15 | ALEXANDRA JAFFE, DANNY FREEMAN and TIM STELLOH
    WARREN, Michigan — Sen. Bernie Sanders, while acknowledging that some Americans "don't like" the health care law and continuing to call for universal coverage, pledged before a crowd of thousands to fight Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. "There are differences of opinion about the Affordable Care Act — some like it, some don't like it. But very few Americans believe that we should repeal the ACA without a replacement program to make it better," Sanders, I-Vermont, said at a rally Sunday, one of several dozen gatherings across the country aimed at ginning up public support for the...
  • First Ever Post and It's About Obamacare

    01/15/2017 1:32:52 PM PST · by Organic Panic · 24 replies
    Me | 1/15/2017 | Organic Panic
    My First Ever Post and it’s About Obamacare Enrollment. Hello Y’all. Because of the wonders of Obamacare I lost insurance many years ago and never applied again. Thanks to Obamacare I’m forced to buy a new insurance plan, which I should have now with a few health changes, ONLY through ‘healthcare.gov.’ There are a whopping 2 providers in my county. It is a total nightmare. I am self-employed and make sure to keep my adjusted as low as possible and minimize my tax liabilities. Some years are really good. Some years are really bad. The past 4 years have been...
  • House passes budget to begin Obamacare repeal

    01/13/2017 12:46:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 13, 2016 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Nine Republicans balk at risky ‘repeal-and-replace’ strategyThe House passed a 2017 budget Friday that lays the groundwork for dismantling Obamacare, brushing aside intra-GOP anxiety and defiant Democrats to launch the repeal-and-replace strategy staked out by President-elect Donald Trump. Nine Republicans balked at the politically thorny plan — the budget doesn’t balance, and the party hasn’t coalesced around a health bill of its own. But their defections weren’t nearly enough to tilt the 227-198 vote, which imposes a Jan. 27 deadline for crafting legislation that guts the Affordable Care Act. “The ‘Unaffordable’ Care Act will soon be history!” Mr. Trump posted...
  • Health Care’s Bipartisan Problem: The Sick Are Expensive and Someone Has to Pay

    01/13/2017 12:00:44 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 104 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 12, 2017 | Anna Wilde Mathews and Louise Radnofsky
    The 2010 health law, also known as Obamacare, forced insurers to sell coverage to anyone, at the same price, regardless of their risk of incurring big claims. That provision was popular. Not so were rules requiring nearly everyone to have insurance, and higher premiums for healthy people to subsidize the costs of the sick. If policyholders don’t pick up the tab, who will? Letting insurers refuse to sell to individuals with what the industry calls a “pre-existing condition”—in essence, forcing some of the sick to pay for themselves—is something both parties appear to have ruled out. Insurers could charge those...
  • Republicans Are Coming for Your Free Birth Control

    01/12/2017 1:35:13 PM PST · by mdittmar · 86 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Jan. 12, 2017 | Becca Andrews
    In the effort to dismantle Obamacare, women's health takes a hit. In 2012, a women's preventative health care provision within the Affordable Care Act went into effect making birth control free for women with insurance. When it was first rolled out, an estimated 26.9 million women benefited. If the mandate is struck down, it will leave 55 million women without no-copay birth control.
  • Vote-a-Rama Ends with Senate Passing Obamacare Repeal

    01/12/2017 11:04:00 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 111 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 12, 2017 | by NEIL W. MCCABE
    The Senate is already rolling back President Barack Obama’s legacy. It passed the continuing resolution, S. Con.Res. 3, that tears away the fees, taxes and subsidies from the 201o Patient Protection and Affordable Cart Act, Obamacare, shortly after 1:25 Thursday morning, 51-to-48. All Republicans, except for Sen. Rand Paul (R.-KY), voted for the resolution. Paul criticized the budget resolution for not addressing the federal debt and for not having a companion replacement bill. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.-CA), who is recovering from a scheduled medical procedure was absent from the chamber. As senators waited for their names to be called by...
  • The Declaration of Independence beautifies (and beatifies) the Constitution

    01/11/2017 8:33:24 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/11/17 | Jerry Todd
    The Constitution works because it is founded on the beauty of the solid moral and spiritual rock of the Declaration of Independence. By Jerry Todd 12/18/2011 On September 17, 2010 President Barack Obama spoke to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 33rd Annual Award Gala. During his speech - reading from a teleprompter - he quoted from the Declaration of Independence. Here is what he said: "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain unalienable rights, life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Perhaps his teleprompter muddles the defining phrase “endowed...
  • Trump, Hill GOP fret about fallout from repealing Obamacare so quickly

    01/10/2017 10:38:05 PM PST · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 10. 2017 | Kelsey Snell, Sean Sullivan and Amy Goldstein
    After years of promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a growing number of Republicans are balking at the prospect of doing so quickly without a firm plan to replace it. As the Senate begins voting Wednesday on a path to eliminate the landmark health-care bill, some Republicans are worried about the political fallout and uncertainty of starting to roll back Obamacare without knowing how the process will end.
  • Rand Paul Will Oppose Republican Budget Resolution Against Obamacare

    01/04/2017 4:24:37 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 71 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2017 | David Weigel
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will oppose the Republican budget resolution designed to begin the process of unwinding the Affordable Care Act, making him possibly the only member of the majority to break ranks. In a speech scheduled for later Wednesday, he will criticize the resolution for assuming $9 trillion in additional debt over the next 10 years.
  • Democrats are powerless from preventing Republicans from blowing up Obamacare

    01/04/2017 3:27:52 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 20 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 01/04/2017 | n/a
    full title;. Democrats are powerless from preventing Republicans from blowing up Obamacare, so they've had to resort to the next best thing — catchy finger-pointing. To wit, the Democrats' new slogan: "Republicans are going to make America sick again," The Washington Post reported. Minority leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, after meeting with President Barack Obama on how to preserve his legacy healthcare bill, disseminated a memo to every Democrat on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to inform them of their new talking points.
  • Obamacare Repeal Budget Resolution Passes Senate With 51 Votes

    01/04/2017 3:17:08 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 4, 2017 | Ali Meyer
    Senate Republicans passed a budget resolution on Wednesday that would repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. The resolution, which used the reconciliation process to repeal elements of Obamacare with only 51 votes, was introduced Tuesday by Sen. Mike Enzi (R., Wyo.), the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. Republicans are using the reconciliation process to “fast-track” repeal and send legislation to President-elect Donald Trump’s desk as soon as possible. The budget resolution would require $1 billion in deficit reduction over the next decade and reserves funds for a replacement health care reform plan. “Make no mistake about it, we’re...
  • Obama offers Democrats no plan to save Obamacare

    01/04/2017 12:40:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 4, 2017 | Robert King
    resident Obama gave a "nostalgic" speech about Obamacare to Democrats on Wednesday, but was light on specific strategies to save it, according to a Democrat in the meeting. Obama met with House and Senate Democrats Wednesday to reminisce about the law, which Republicans have already started efforts to dismantle. Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., told reporters Obama gave a "very nostalgic" speech but said he would leave it up to them to map out a strategy to prevent Republicans from destroying the law. Slaughter also noted Democrats will be united in not working on any replacement. "We don't even think of...
  • Pelosi: Don’t Repeal ACA Unless You Want ‘Grandma Living in the Guest Room’

    01/04/2017 10:51:16 AM PST · by ColdOne · 59 replies
    Grabien.com ^ | 1/4/17 | Grabien.com
    During a press conference Wednesday, the former Speaker of the House said, "If you are a senior, you know, Medicaid -- almost half of Medicaid is about long-term health care. You want grandma living in the guest room? You repeal the Affordable Care Act."
  • Make America Sick Again.....(Really Democrats)

    01/04/2017 7:58:14 AM PST · by Dog · 9 replies
    Fox News | Dog
    While awaiting the Democrat press conference on the repeal of Obamacare Fox Business points out the Dems slogan going forward... on a sign at the podium which states MAKE AMERICA SICK AGAIN. Didnt take long to go back to the old 80s DNC playbook.Stay stupid Democrats stay stupid.
  • Happy 2017 A interesting look at our insanity

    01/01/2017 9:02:54 AM PST · by Rustybucket · 14 replies
    1/1/2017 | Rustybucket
    The media and you, the disconnect we experience that confuses the speaker and dumbfounds the listener.
  • Republican Leaders Want to Keep the Obamacare Taxes

    12/22/2016 7:18:28 AM PST · by milton23 · 40 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 12/22/2016 | Erick Erickson
    Did the GOP not just win an election, in part, because of the devastating effects Obamacare is having? They keep pledging they are going to repeal it, but one Republican Senator who will have a great deal of say in the matter wants to keep the Obamacare taxes in place. Some conservatives have long pushed for repealing the entire health law, including the taxes. But other Republicans, including Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), want to keep some of the taxes to provide revenue for a replacement plan. “There needs to be some source of revenue,” Cassidy told The Hill. He noted...
  • GOP considers holding off on repealing ObamaCare taxes

    12/22/2016 7:28:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/21/16 05:16 PM EST | By Peter Sullivan
    Congressional Republicans are considering holding off on repealing some of ObamaCare's taxes, according to lobbyists familiar with the discussions. GOP lawmakers on the House Ways and Means Committee discussed the possibility of keeping some of the taxes in place during a retreat last week at the Library of Congress, the sources say. Even if some of the taxes are not removed as part of the initial repeal bill, it does not necessarily mean they will remain indefinitely. Some ObamaCare taxes could be dealt with as part of a larger tax reform bill later in the year. Still, there is at...
  • Maybe John Roberts did us a favor by saving ObamaCare

    12/15/2016 11:43:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 46 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/16 | Dan Calabrese
    By leaving it for Congress to dismantle, the Chief Justice ultimately set the stage for a better solution I’m not going to lie to you. I was as mad as anyone at Chief Justice Roberts when he - not once but twice - saved ObamaCare by engaging in legal gymnastics to avoid finding it unconstitutional - which it clearly was. First he pretended individual mandate fine was a tax, even after the Obama Administration had explicitly said it was not while trying to sell it to the public. Then he ignored clear language about who had to run the exchanges...
  • Repealing itself? Only 4 of 24 Obamacare exchanges still open

    12/12/2016 9:49:08 PM PST · by Ray76 · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Dec 12, 2016 | Richard Pollock
    Only four of the original 24 Obamacare health co-ops remain standing after Maryland’s co-op announced Dec. 8 it was suspending the sale of individual health insurance policies, the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has found. The four remaining co-ops clinging to financial solvency are in Massachusetts, Montana, New Mexico, Wisconsin.
  • Why California has most to lose in Obamacare repeal

    12/12/2016 7:03:59 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 12, 2016 | Daniel Weintraub
    California probably gained more than any other state from the Affordable Care Act, the federal health reform better known as Obamacare. Now, with the program facing an almost certain demise, the state and its low-income residents have the most to lose.
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