Skip to comments.Senate Dems to force vote this week to overrule Trump ObamaCare change
Posted on 10/08/2018 2:17:08 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Democrats are planning to force a vote in the Senate this week on overturning a Trump administration rule expanding non-ObamaCare insurance plans.
The Democratic resolution, which will likely get a vote on Wednesday, would overturn a rule finalized in August that expanded the availability of short-term health insurance plans.
Democrats decry the plans as junk insurance because they does not need to cover pre-existing conditions or follow other ObamaCare rules. Republicans argue the plans provide a cheaper option alongside ObamaCare plans. The resolution, which is supported by all 49 Senate Democrats, is unlikely to pass given that it would need 51 votes, although GOP Sens. Lisa Murkwoski (Alaska) and Susan Collins (Maine), who broke with their party on health care last year, have not publicly said how they will vote.
Even a failed vote, however, would allow Democrats to hammer Republicans on the issue of pre-existing conditions, which they have made central to the campaign ahead of next months midterm elections.
Democrats point out that the short-term health insurance plans can deny people who have pre-existing conditions.
The rule in question, finalized by the Trump administration in August, lifts restrictions that limited short-term plans to a duration of three months. Under the new rules, short-term plans can last up to a year, which critics say makes them not actually short-term at all.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), who is up for reelection this year, is the main sponsor of the resolution.
On Wednesday we are voting to overturn these junks plans. I am eager to see whether Republicans want to support these junk plans and stick w Trump or do they want to support their constituents. I think they stick w Trump.
Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) October 8, 2018
They know McCain is gone right
Since the Dems are in the MINORITY, they really can’t “force” anything.
The Dims are all wee-wee’d up again. That’s a nice!
More democrat hell raising just before an election to get their extreme base fired up.
They are as predictible as the sun and moon.
My gawd! People cant have choice they need to be dictated to what they can have!
They seem to be forcing We The People to want to vomit just looking at their evil Marxist faces 24/7.
Dedicated to Piglosi.
Cuz it worked out so well for 'em last week
I have seen a substantial increase in political advertising warning that the mean old Republicans are trying to allow different insurance plans to offer lower rates for those without pre-existing conditions or willing to limit lifetime benefits. You know, sort of like it was back in the days before ObaMaoCare and most of us could actually afford health insurance . . .
Sorry, meant to dedicate the link to ChiFi, but Piglosi will do as well.
At least they’re trying to legislate in the Legislature, rather than elsewhere. Maybe they’ll even get used to the idea.
Oh, wait . . .
This is the kind of stuff they OUGHT to be doing. They wanty a vote on aspects of Obamacare. Fine! Get on the record. Beats the manure out of coming up with calumnies against an honorable man.
Democrats decry the plans as junk insurance because they do
es not need...
Plan does, plans do.
I had all the WINNING I can take for this month. Geeesh when President Trump said I would get tired of it I never guessed.
I’d love pre-existing insurance. I want insurance for the home burglary I had many years ago when I wasn’t covered. I want retroactive coverage.
If I don’t have a pre-existing condition, then why should I pay extra for a policy to cover one?
They’re bankrupt. They got absolutely nothing left.
Why pay for preexisting coverage when you are healthy??
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