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  • Mcconnell makes deal not to kill Obamacare with the Dems.

    02/10/2018 1:56:14 AM PST · by Zenjitsuman · 10 replies
    McConnell Bows to Schumer: Budget Contains No Reconciliation Instructions for Obamacare Repeal
  • Repeal Vote Puts Congress' Neck, Not Trump's, on the Line

    07/22/2017 4:44:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Real clear Politics ^ | July 21,2017 | By Anneke E. Green
    Getting rid of Obamacare was one of Donald Trump’s key campaign commitments. Several Republican senators said this week they would not vote to support various forms of dealing with the controversial law. Political commentators have construed the announcements as another indictment of the president’s leadership. Yet this interpretation ignores the fact that congressional Republicans have built their majorities on promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act. If they fail, it’s not Trump who will be blamed by voters. he come-hell-or-high-water stance by leadership tells Murkowski and Capito in particular that they will not be protected from the appearance of flip-flopping....
  • OK, GOP: No More Excuses!

    07/21/2017 5:24:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    Until now, I haven't been too concerned about the Republican Party's difficulties in passing a health care reform bill because delays have resulted in improvements to the proposed legislation. But enough is enough. No more games. It's time to quit the finger-pointing. Neither congressional leaders nor President Trump have done enough to whip votes and sell the bill. A major overhaul of Obamacare, whether a full repeal, or a repeal and replacement, is imperative for Trump and congressional Republicans. More than any other, Obamacare is the issue that has galvanized grass-roots conservatives since 2010, and the Republicans' failure to...
  • Republicans are holding an emergency meeting to revive their healthcare bill

    07/19/2017 2:28:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    MSN. com ^ | July 19, 2017 | Bob Bryan
    After a repeated series of false starts, Senate Republicans are meeting again Wednesday night in an attempt to bring their healthcare bill back from the dead. The renewed attempt comes amid a flurry of mixed signals form leadership and whiplash-inducing shifts from President Donald Trump.
  • Two GOP senators to vote against ObamaCare repeal-only bill [one more kills it]

    07/18/2017 8:09:17 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/18/2017 | Jordain Carney
    Republican Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.) and Susan Collins (Maine) said on Tuesday that they will not support moving forward with the plan to repeal ObamaCare with a delayed replacement. "My position on this issue is driven by its impact on West Virginians. With that in mind, I cannot vote to repeal ObamaCare without a replacement plan that addresses my concerns and the needs of West Virginians," Capito said in a statement. Collins added to NBC that she is still a "no" on proceeding to the House-passed bill, which would be used as a vehicle for any Senate action. The...
  • McConnell rejects Trump's advice to repeal ObamaCare now, replace later

    07/01/2017 1:05:10 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 82 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/1/17 | ap/foxnews
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is rejecting President Trump's suggestion on how the Senate could promptly pass its ObamaCare overhaul measure -- by immediately repealing the 2010 heath care law and replacing it later. snip He also riffed on Trump’s winning campaign slogan, saying, "It's not easy making America great again, is it?"
  • Report: At Least Three GOP Senators To Oppose Health Care Bill (chuck todd 'solid source')

    06/22/2017 12:48:58 PM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 22, 2017 12:27 pm | Alex Griswold
    A group of at least three Republican senators are planning to openly oppose the newly-released Republican health care bill, NBC's Chuck Todd reported Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) released the text of the bill Thursday after more than a month of speculation. "For the past seven years, Obamacare has continued to hurt the people we represent," McConnell said on the Senate floor. "For the past seven years, Republicans have offered ideas for a better way forward. And soon, we will finally have the chance to turn the page on this failing law." But the host of "Meet...
  • Obamacare and the Gutless Wonders of the GOP

    05/01/2017 6:44:43 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 40 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 05/01/2017 | David Catron
    Their timidity on Obamacare repeal has made them a national laughingstock. "....Yet the party that ended slavery and successfully championed women’s suffrage, both in the face of violent Democratic opposition, can’t muster the courage to repeal even the worst provisions of the Affordable Care Act. This cowardice has now inspired the law’s apologists to openly mock the GOP and President Trump."
  • A Guide To Repealing ObamaCare, Hidden In Plain Site

    04/10/2017 3:24:30 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Health Care: As Republicans stumble around in search of a way to repeal ObamaCare, they should look to the states for answers. After all, several of them had to find solutions when their ObamaCare-like reforms started to fail. The GOP has apparently decided that, despite the problems it causes, any ObamaCare repeal plan must keep the core feature of ObamaCare — its protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Are they not aware that several states have already gone through this exercise before, and that many ended up abandoning these very protections after their insurance markets started to implode? In the...
  • Gun Owners of America: Paul Ryan’s Obamacare 2.0 Still Contains Gun Control

    03/22/2017 5:36:06 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/22/2017 | Awr Hawkins
    Gun Owners of America (GOA) is warning that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Obamacare 2.o still contains measures that will allow doctors, insurance companies, and the ATF to use medical records to further a gun control agenda. GOA points out that it opposed “the original Obamacare” because it threatened Second Amendment rights and they are concerned about Ryan’s new healthcare push for the same reasons. {..snip..}
  • House to vote Thursday on GOP Obamacare replacement

    03/17/2017 9:07:15 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    politico.com ^ | 3/17/17 | Rachael Bade
    House Republicans will vote Thursday on Speaker Paul Ryan’s Obamacare replacement bill, two senior GOP sources told POLITICO. The move shows that GOP leaders are confident they have the 216 votes needed to pass the bill, even as as the far-right and centrist Republicans continue to press for changes.
  • Obamatrade cost GOP congressman his job

    06/18/2016 4:41:11 PM PDT · by ak267 · 13 replies
    wnd ^ | 6-17-2016 | Curtis Ellis
    The populist uprising against phony “free trade” and Republicans who love it has taken its first scalp. Rep. Randy Forbes, GOP establishment stalwart and longtime Obamatrade supporter from Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, will soon be unemployed. Voters rejected him in favor of his primary opponent Scott Taylor, who stridently opposed Obamatrade.
  • Vanity-Received GOP District census asking for my opinion and money. See my response.

    04/01/2016 12:26:16 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 5 replies
    Dear Mr. Prebius: With republicans fighting each other and falling into the Chris Matthews trap and the talk of all of the efforts to broker the convention, we see failure. We have never sat one out, however, this may be the one as we view the establishment republicans as only a tiny step above establishment democrats. We don't trust either as neither keep their promises. If Trump has the most delegates, he should be the nominee. The time for the GOP playing games and thwarting the will of the people is over. You sent me a 2016 congressional district census...
  • Obamacare Heading for Life Support: Humana drops 100,000 patients, citing unexpectedly higher costs.

    11/07/2015 11:50:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/06/2015 | by Michael Walsh
    The misbegotten mess known as the Patient Deflection and Unaffordable Care Act is really starting to collapse: Humana said it will discontinue several products offered on government-run exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, impacting about 100,000 individuals currently covered by the insurer's plans across the country. The move, disclosed this morning in the company's third-quarter earnings report, comes due to higher-than expected medical costs from sick newly insured patients covered under the health law."Operating results for the company's individual commercial medical business continue to be challenged primarily due to the volatility related to the start of the healthcare exchange...
  • Rep. Paul Ryan Elected Speaker of the House

    10/29/2015 8:03:34 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 64 replies
    NBC ^ | OCT 29 2015, 10:48 AM ET
    Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan was elected on Thursday to serve as the next speaker of the House — a vote that followed weeks of uncertainty and came on the heels of the House passage of a sweeping two-year bipartisan budget deal. Ryan is expected to call for a renewed effort to make the House function as a great deliberative body again. And he asked members to put the concerns of working families front and center. "We have nothing to fear from honest differences honestly stated," Ryan was expected to say in prepared remarks. "If you have ideas, let's hear...
  • Average premiums to rise 7.5 percent on key ObamaCare plan

    10/27/2015 8:04:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/15 | Sarah Ferris
    The price of the benchmark ObamaCare plan will jump by 7.5 percent on average next year, according to data released Monday. The premium increase is far more than last year’s 2 percent jump among benchmark silver plans. Those plans, the second-lowest cost option among silver plans, are important because they determine healthcare subsidies for people living in that area, even if they pick a different tiered plan. ... The increase for next year does not take into account the billions of dollars in government subsidies that are given to people on the exchanges. It also doesn’t include the dozen state...
  • Ted Cruz: Repealing Obamacare Isn't Complicated

    10/24/2015 4:31:46 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 26 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 22 Oct 2015 | George Rasley
    Yesterday morning in our article “Establishment Republicans Walking Away From Full Obamacare Repeal” we told you about the Capitol Hill Republican leadership’s plan to maintain key parts of Obamacare while it indulges in another show vote to claim it has repealed the hated health care takeover. Ted CruzYesterday afternoon principled limited government constitutional conservative Senator Ted Cruz joined us in demanding that Republican congressional leaders keep their promise to repeal Obamacare “root and branch” by passing a simple one sentence repeal through a process known as reconciliation. Senator Cruz tweeted, “It's not complicated: We promised the voters full repeal of...
  • Mitt Romney: GOP kingmaker?

    07/07/2015 12:36:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 7, 2015 | By Kevin Truong
    Mitt Romney's backing helped several candidates emerge from a crowded primary field and be successful in the 2014 midterm elections. He's aiming to do the same for presidential candidates in 2016. Many observers expected Mitt Romney to slink away from politics after his defeat in the 2012 presidential election, but the former Massachusetts governor has instead embraced a new role as an elder statesman and kingmaker within the Republican Party. While he has shied away from open campaigning, Mr. Romney has taken to tacitly supporting the more moderate, establishment-friendly candidates in a packed and ideologically tangled field. “Romney, who flirted...
  • Five Strikes Against Single-payer Healthcare

    01/05/2015 12:03:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/04/2015 | By Deane Waldman
    In baseball, when you get three strikes, you’re out. There have been at least five strikes called against single payer (SP). Shouldn’t we hear from an umpire? Whether you call it single payer, socialized medicine, universal health care, Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital System, ObamaCare, Public Option, or National Health Service, these are all different names for the same thing: government-controlled healthcare. Details vary but all single payer-type systems have one thing in common: a central authority that controls both supply of dollars and providers, as well as demand for goods and services. Strike #1: Italy's price controls In the...
  • Immigration debate: Why is GOP's Hal Rogers afraid to defund Obama's amnesty plan?

    11/22/2014 5:53:37 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/21/14 | David Bozell
    Memo to Rep. Hal Rogers: If you fund President Obama's executive amnesty plan, you will own it with him. Now that the president has announced his executive amnesty order, it puts the spotlight squarely on Republican leaders such as House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers who seems to be at odds with most of the GOP. Rogers suggested last week to a reporter the GOP should pass a long-term spending bill even if it should include funding for Obama's upcoming Executive Order. Mr. Chairman: If the American people wanted Congress to fund amnesty programs, they would have kept the Democrats...