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Senate unveils healthcare bill
Washington Examiner ^ | June 22, 2017 | Robert King, Kimberly Leonard

Posted on 06/22/2017 8:39:30 AM PDT by GonzoII

Senate Republican leaders released a healthcare bill Thursday that overhauls Medicaid, scraps most of Obamacare's taxes and alters tax credits available to individuals to purchase health insurance.

The Senate discussion draft unveiled Thursday is the chamber's response to the American Health Care Act, which passed the House last month. Like the House bill, the Senate version guts Obamacare's controversial individual and employer mandates.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 115th; aca; ahca; gopremainsexempt; healthcare; mitchcare; obamacare; obamacare2; repeal; repealandreplace; romneycare; romneycare4ever; romneycare4you; ryancare; second100days; trumpcare
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1 posted on 06/22/2017 8:39:30 AM PDT by GonzoII
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http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/senate-healthcare-bill-read-the-full-text/article/2626764


2 posted on 06/22/2017 8:43:53 AM PDT by GonzoII ("If the new crime be, to believe in God, let us all be criminals" -Sheen)
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To: GonzoII

the GOP has declared that RomneyCARE will be here FOREVER.

the US government will, however, keep THEMSELVES EXEMPT
along with THEIR families and THEIR Staff.


3 posted on 06/22/2017 8:45:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("When a crime is unpunished, the world is unbalanced.")
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To: GonzoII
Senate healthcare bill: Read the full text by Washington Examiner Staff | Jun 22, 2017
4 posted on 06/22/2017 8:50:10 AM PDT by GonzoII ("If the new crime be, to believe in God, let us all be criminals" -Sheen)
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What a fetid mess. I see no way out of this without simply abandoning their efforts and allowing 0care to implode. The problem is that HC premia will be 40+% high by the time it does. The whole concept of HC subsidies and all the ridiculousness is a hea seeking missile aimed squarely at US solvency.

Actually....that is not true. There *is* a way.

The single way out of this, having addicted 1-2-3% of the US public on this new entitlement....is to pay doctors/providers in tax credits and not money. With 15 year penalties for fraud.


5 posted on 06/22/2017 9:01:38 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Apoplectic is where we want them!)
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To: GonzoII

Health sharing cuts out the government. May be the way to go.


6 posted on 06/22/2017 9:05:50 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: Diogenesis

Besides that what have the assholes done?


7 posted on 06/22/2017 9:06:28 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (It feels like we have exchanged our dreams for survival. We just have a few days that don't suck.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

As long as healthcare costs are high, health insurance premiums will be high.


8 posted on 06/22/2017 9:06:49 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

and as long as someone else is paying the bill, healthcare costs will remain high.

sigh.


9 posted on 06/22/2017 9:21:39 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Make America Great Again !)
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To: Wolfie
"As long as healthcare costs are high, health insurance premiums will be high."

Yep, no legislation in the last eight years has addressed the cost of the actual delivery of healthcare, or what doctors and hospital charge. The only way to bring that spiral down is to go to a cash only basis of payment.

10 posted on 06/22/2017 9:24:51 AM PDT by buckalfa (Slip sliding away towards senility.)
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To: Wolfie

“As long as healthcare costs are high, health insurance premiums will be high.”

An important truth. The battle that needs to be fought is against the high cost of healthcare. Our politicians argue about who will pay the exorbitant costs.

The argument holds our attention because, like the lottery, we think we may hit the jackpot: healthcare paid by someone else.

Reducing the flow of money into the healthcare industry is about as near as you can get to impossible.


11 posted on 06/22/2017 9:28:58 AM PDT by cymbeline
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To: Sequoyah101

Well, they’ve been a@@holes :)


12 posted on 06/22/2017 9:41:04 AM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know that if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder; GonzoII; MinuteGal
***...a heat seeking missile aimed squarely at US solvency...

Two aphorisms that are proving true:
One once the American people receive an entitlement it will never be repealed...   AND
two The ancient Greek observation that democracy breaks down when voters realize that they can vote themselves benefits at the expense of others.

It is becoming apparent that conservatives have no representation by an organized political group in Washington.

And, I dread to say it, but If Donald Trump does not choose to represent the folks who got him elected - it is time to search for another.

The present Washington elite establishment must be replaced if the Republic is to be saved!

13 posted on 06/22/2017 9:45:43 AM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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Oh my gosh I’m listening to Shulmer wine and belly ache about Medicare people......when this guy could care less about anyones healthcare but his own....he’s sickening!


14 posted on 06/22/2017 9:47:53 AM PDT by caww
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To: buckalfa

No amount of reform will persuade the libtards who threaten violence for their holy Obamacare. We now OWN this monstrosity and the GOP knows it. It’s fodder for the stupid people running up to the Midterms. Furthermore, as stated above, these idiots do not come close to solving the true essence of the problem of our healthcare debacle. Government is so worthless in this issue and is the problem.


15 posted on 06/22/2017 9:50:58 AM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: caww

The Senate needs to pass this through. As Dems slam it as not reducing costs enough, ram through state line and torte reform.

Those are the two things that will ultimately reduce costs.


16 posted on 06/22/2017 9:52:46 AM PDT by weston (SO HERE'S THE STORY: As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: cymbeline
against the high cost of healthcare

The only way I can see to decrease health care costs is to have tort reform. Doctors order way too many tests to protect themselves from malpractice in case they miss something. The cannot be faulted for this in this litigious climate.

Congress will never do that ... they'd rather bankrupt the country first (which may happen).

17 posted on 06/22/2017 9:56:01 AM PDT by Abby4116
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To: buckalfa; Wolf

As long as the government is involved, healthcare AND health insurance will be high.

THERE, FIXED!


18 posted on 06/22/2017 9:57:17 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: caww
Chuck Schumer is less interesting to listen to than Lassie... Dittos Nancy Pelosi. To the nation's benefit, the two Democ🐀 Congressional leaders are mentally limited. Unhappily, the same may be true of the opposition party.
19 posted on 06/22/2017 10:01:48 AM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: Diogenesis
The majority of the GOP Congress Critters are utter morons and gutless wonders! Just repeal every last word of ObamaCare and go back to what existed before! That is what the GOP voters were promised and want.
20 posted on 06/22/2017 10:02:17 AM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (GO GALT - VOTE TRUMP!!!)
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