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  • How He Became a "Healthcare Policy Expert": Jimmy Kimmel Was Coached By Chuck Schumer

    09/22/2017 4:34:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/22/2017 | John Sexton
    If you were wondering how Jimmy Kimmel suddenly became an instant expert on Graham-Cassidy, it turns out he had a lot of help including from Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. The Daily Beast reports Kimmel has had a running conversation with Schumer and other outside experts for several weeks: Behind the scenes, the ABC star was getting an assist. Kimmel and his team were in touch with health care officials, charities and advocacy groups, multiple sources told The Daily Beast. He also was in touch with the office of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) who, according to a...
  • John McCain wins over BIG fans in Cher, Rosie O, Cecile Richards, Jimmy Kimmel & MANY others

    09/22/2017 1:39:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | September 22, 2017 | Doug P.
    As Twitchy reported earlier, Sen. John McCain has once again won applause from Obamacare supporters for being among the senators holding off another “repeal and replace” effort:
  • John McCain wins over BIG fans in Cher, Rosie O, Cecile Richards, Jimmy Kimmel & MANY others

    09/22/2017 1:39:33 PM PDT · by kevcol · 45 replies
    Twitchy ^ | September 22, 2017 | Doug P
    Sen. John McCain has once again won applause from Obamacare supporters for being among the senators holding off another “repeal and replace” effort: first things first – you are the realest thank u SENATOR – for all you have given to this great nation @SenJohnMcCain — ROSIE (@Rosie)
  • McCain Saves Obamacare Again, Tanks Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Bill

    09/22/2017 12:21:31 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 126 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/22/17 | Sean Moran
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said in a statement on Friday that he will oppose the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill. McCain’s vote against Graham-Cassidy effectively tanks renewed efforts to repeal Obamacare. McCain said in a statement: advertisement I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it. Without a full CBO score, which won’t be...
  • Deceitful Media Disguise Pro-ObamaCare Activists as Concerned Moms

    09/22/2017 11:46:03 AM PDT · by DFG · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 09/22/2017 | Rich Noyes
    The GOP effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare is back before the Senate, and so too are the deceitful tactics employed by liberal reporters in their obvious effort to build opposition to the measure. Thursday evening’s newscasts on ABC and NBC each included one-sided stories about the fears of mothers of babies with high medical costs — but neither network told viewers that both of the women were activists, not random participants in the health care system.
  • My Letter to John McCain's Office Email (Feel Free to Copy and Paste For Your Own Letter)

    09/22/2017 11:18:14 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 30 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9/22/17 | LRoggy
    Here is the letter I just wrote: I can not believe I ever voted for you for President . . . actually I was voting for Sarah, not you anyhow. As a conservative I am fed up with this attitude of not taking what you can get and revisiting the issue another year solely because it is not perfect. Anyone who votes against this should be immediately stripped of their committee posts and standing in the Party. You have let your anger towards President Trump and ego get in the way of what this country needs right now, and that...
  • Sen. John McCain says he cannot support Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill

    09/22/2017 11:02:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09-22-2017 | Christina Wilkie
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Friday said he "cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham Cassidy proposal. McCain is one of four Republican senators who are undecided on the GOP healthcare overhaul, and his opposition dealt the bill's chances a significant blow. Read his full statement below: "As I have repeatedly stressed, health care reform legislation ought to be the product of regular order in the Senate. Committees of jurisdiction should mark up legislation with input from all committee members, and send their bill to the floor for debate and amendment. That is the only way we might achieve...
  • Sen. John McCain says he cannot support Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill

    09/22/2017 10:59:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 107 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 22, 2017 | Staff
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Friday said he "cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham Cassidy proposal. McCain is one of four Republican senators who are undecided on the GOP healthcare overhaul, and his opposition dealt the bill's chances a significant blow.
  • Collins, Murkowski and McCain Need To Be Stripped Of All Committee Positions

    09/22/2017 10:59:28 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 23 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9/22/2017 | LRoggy
    That's it. Fed up with the three of them. I give Paul a pass since he is a Doctor and will only vote for the perfect . . . let the voters in Kentucky decide on his fate. McCain, Murkowski and Collins need to pay a penalty for putting themselves and their egos and dislike of this President ahead of what's good for the country. Bombard their offices with calls and curse them out. I'm sure there will things in the new bill I don't like but take what you can get now and revisit it next year.
  • Sen. Collins says she’s leaning against voting for Graham-Cassidy health care bill

    09/22/2017 10:50:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | September 22, 2017 | Joe Lawlor
    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins all but said she would vote “no” on an Affordable Care Act repeal bill on Friday morning at an event in Portland. “I’m leaning against the bill,” the Maine Republican said after listing a series of serious deficiencies in the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill. “I’m just trying to do what I believe is the right thing for the people of Maine,” Collins said. She said Graham-Cassidy undermines pre-existing conditions, a major flaw in the bill. “I’m reading the fine print on Graham-Cassidy,” Collins said. She said insurers could charge sky-high rates to people with pre-existing conditions. “The...
  • Politics is a Team Sport: Rand Paul’s Destiny

    09/22/2017 8:13:53 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 46 replies
    Black and Center Blog ^ | September 22, 2017 | L M Walker
    Rick Perlstein said it best, “I believe politics is a team sport. That, for awful and unfortunate reasons beyond any of our control, the American system only allows, effectively, for two teams.”Is politics a team sport? The question resurfaced recently when Senator Rand Paul referred to the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Plan as — “Amnesty for Obamacare.” Rand Paul Gives Graham/Cassidy a New Name: 'Amnesty for ObamaCare' - Big League Politics https://t.co/0RN6K9g6TG — Rand Paul (@DrRandPaul) September 19, 2017 When I saw this, I immediately fired off a tweet to Senator Paul stating, “Not again! It's a team sport. Time is...
  • Summary of Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Amendment [obamacare modification]

    09/22/2017 7:32:46 AM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 31 replies
    Kiaser Family Foundation ^ | 9-2017 | Kaiser Family Foundation
    This summary describes key provisions of a proposal by Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller, and Johnson. drafted as an amendment in the nature of a substitute to HR 1628, the House-passed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • POLL: Who is right about the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare bill?

    09/21/2017 1:24:38 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 30 replies
    POLL: Who is right about the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare bill? Rand Paul: "another big government boondoggle" President Trump: "A great Bill" I'm not sure
  • Canadian healthcare: The doctor will see you eventually

    09/21/2017 12:08:48 PM PDT · by Sopater · 32 replies
    One News Now ^ | 9/21/17 | Chris Woodward
    Americans would be better off with government-paid healthcare, claims a Canadian doctor, but a fellow Canadian says the wait times may literally kill you. "I don't recommend it," Canadian health care broker Rick Baker says of Canada's "single payer" healthcare system, which is held up by liberals as a healthcare system for Americans to emulate. In a USA Today op-ed, hospital administrator Dr. Danielle Martin writes that the Canadian system outperforms the U.S. on quality and access to care despite "nasty rumors" in the U.S. media about the quality of care. She goes on to acknowledge that Canadians "sometimes wait...
  • Insurance rate hike sets record for New Mexico exchange

    09/21/2017 12:00:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | September 20, 2017 | By Morgan Lee
    State regulators have approved the largest health insurance premium increase in the four-year history of New Mexico’s subsidized exchange, Superintendent of Insurance John Franchini said Wednesday. About 55,000 New Mexico residents sign up each year for federally subsidized insurance through the state’s exchange, known as beWellnm. Average premium increases for 2018 will range from 36 percent to 41 percent for midlevel insurance coverage, according to an analysis by the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance. The full range of premium increases runs from 17 percent to just over 49 percent. “This is the largest increase in the last four years,”...
  • State pursues Medicaid premiums, copays to cover rising costs

    09/21/2017 11:56:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | September 20, 2017 | By Andrew Oxford
    New Mexico residents enrolled in Medicaid may have to cough up more money for their health care costs by the end of the year or early next year under a proposal that aims to offset state spending on the program. New Mexico’s Medicaid rolls have swollen since Gov. Susana Martinez expanded low- or no-cost health insurance in 2014 to cover adults with incomes slightly above the federal poverty level, up to about $16,600. As of July, more than 250,000 New Mexicans had enrolled in Medicaid under the program expansion. A single patient earning $12,060 a year could end up having...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Threatens To ‘Pound’ Fox’s Brian Kilmeade

    09/21/2017 8:59:10 AM PDT · by kevcol · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2017 | Amber Athey
    Jimmy Kimmel went on a tirade against Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade Wednesday night, ultimately threatening to “pound” him the next time he saw him. On Fox News early Wednesday, Kilmeade criticized Kimmel for constantly talking about health care despite running a comedy show.
  • Why Graham-Cassidy Is Better Than Just a Fix to Obamacare

    09/21/2017 6:56:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/21/2017 | Chris Pope
    Two months ago it became clear that the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate Republican leadership’s attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, lacked the votes to pass. That legislation combined many worthy reforms to the structure of American health care, with $904 billion in cuts to Medicaid spending and subsidies for the purchase of plans on the exchanges. As a result, many powerful groups stood to lose from the passage of legislation, while few stood to immediately profit from its enactment. Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy have recognized that fixing the non-group health-insurance market and refocusing...
  • Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

    09/21/2017 4:27:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    AP ^ | September 20, 2017 | Erica Werner
    President Donald Trump said Wednesday the Republicans' last-resort "Obamacare" repeal effort remains two or three votes short, forecasting days of furious lobbying ahead with a crucial deadline looming next week. The legislation by Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina would repeal major pillars of former President Barack Obama's health law, replacing them with block grants to states to design their own health care programs. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to round up 50 votes to pass the legislation before Sept. 30, when special rules preventing a Democratic filibuster will expire. [Snip] Democrats made their...
  • Could John McCain kill the Republican health-care bill again?

    09/21/2017 3:00:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 21, 2017 | Jeva Lange
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) stunned his colleagues in the Senate when he torpedoed the Republican health-care bill with a tie-breaking no vote in July. With the GOP prepared to send its latest iteration of the health-care bill to the floor sometime next week, McCain is now poised to potentially make or break the legislation yet again.