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  • Who Receives Medicaid? A State-by-State Breakdown

    07/21/2017 8:31:36 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 20 replies
    Center for American Progress ^ | 7/20/2017 | Rachel West and Katherine Gallagher Robbins
    Dismantling Medicaid is at the heart of President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress’ agenda. President Trump proposed cutting Medicaid by half in his budget, and Congress has proposed taking an ax to the program both through their repeal of the Affordable Care Act as well as through their budget blueprints. In all cases, these cuts to health coverage and services for children, people with disabilities, seniors, and low-income adults whom Medicaid serves would be used to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and corporations. These cuts would have devastating consequences for the individuals, families, and communities that Medicaid serves....
  • The GOP’s looming health-care disaster is the whole party’s fault

    07/20/2017 10:48:48 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 20, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    The ascension of Donald Trump was supposed to change everything in the GOP. As it happens, perhaps one very important thing hasn’t: The Republicans may well still be The Stupid Party. That ObamaCare repeal has one or maybe two feet in the grave, depending on how you’re counting, is testament to jaw-dropping disarray and bad faith. On the cusp of a historic failure, the party has begun the finger-pointing, and it’s hard to argue with any of it. The establishment is right that Trump is incapable of true legislative leadership. The Trumpists are right that the establishment is ineffectual. Conservatives...
  • Rep. Meadows: If We Don’t Repeal ObamaCare, Voters Should Clean House

    07/20/2017 6:24:22 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 36 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 07/20/17 | Todd Starnes
    For seven years the Republican Party has promised to repeal Obamacare. For seven years it campaigned for our votes and our support with that promise. And yet, even though it controls Congress and the White House, Obamacare is still the law of the land. As it now stands, the Senate does not have the votes to rid the nation of the scourge to our health care system known as Obamacare. The question is, why? Are the liberal Republicans who control the Senate liars, backstabbers or just incompetent? “Many conservatives are justifiably frustrated with the obstinance of their more liberal colleagues,...
  • Trump: ‘Single-Payer Will Bankrupt Our Country’

    07/20/2017 3:03:27 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 96 replies
    CNS News ^ | 07/20/2017 | Susan Jones
    “We're in this room today to deliver on our promise to the American people to repeal Obamacare and to ensure that they have the health care that they need,” President Trump told Republican senators at a White House luncheon on Wednesday. “We have no choice. We have to repeal and replace Obamacare.” Trump said Republicans are “so close” to getting the job done, even without a single vote from Democrats: "The way I looked at it, we have no Democrat help. They're obstructionists. That's all they're good at is obstruction. They have no ideas. They've gone so far left, they're...
  • It’s Time For Democrats To Stop Defending Obamacare And Start Replacing It

    07/20/2017 10:05:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | July 19, 2017 | Matt Bruenig
    Liberals and leftists have spent the last few months fighting a rearguard battle to protect the Obamacare status quo against attacks from the right. But after the death of Republican efforts to overhaul the health care system, opposition forces should shift their focus to what’s next. Preserving Obamacare is not enough. The time has come for universal health care through a single public health insurer that covers everyone in the country. In the course of defending Obamacare, centrist pundits and institutions made a moral argument about the brutality of health uninsurance that also renders our current system totally indefensible. The...
  • Source: Senate leaders to offer $200 billion to win over moderates

    07/20/2017 9:53:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2017 | Alexander Bolton
    In a bold move to revive their healthcare bill, Senate Republican leaders are getting ready to propose giving $200 billion in assistance to states that expanded Medicaid, according to a person familiar with internal Senate negotiations. The huge sum would be funded by leaving in place ObamaCare’s net investment income tax and its Medicare surtax on wealthy earners, according to the source briefed on the proposal. The figure is likely to outrage conservatives, who would prefer to use the savings from the Senate healthcare bill to pay down the deficit.
  • Three Republicans blocking final effort to defund Planned Parenthood, repeal Obamacare

    07/20/2017 8:10:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/20/2017 | Claire Chretien
    It looks like Planned Parenthood won't be defunded and Obamacare won't be repealed thanks to three Republican senators. Republicans failed to rally enough senators to vote for the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which would repeal and replace Obamacare. Then, Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, announced the Senate would instead only vote on repealing the pro-abortion healthcare law. The bill repealing Obamacare would also defund Planned Parenthood for one year. Three Republican senators, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Susan Collins of Maine, have all said they'd vote against the bill. This means McConnell doesn't...
  • Rep. Tom Garrett Announces Intent to File Discharge Petition on Obamacare Repeal

    07/20/2017 7:10:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/19/17 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Tom Garret (R-VA), along with a dozen Freedom Caucus members, announced his intent to file a discharge petition that would put a clean repeal of Obamacare before the House. The House Freedom Caucus repeatedly argued that the best path to repealing Obamacare revolves around a simple repeal of Obamacare and then replacing the Affordable Care Act with a free-market alternative. Congress passed a clean repeal bill of Obamacare in 2015 only to have it vetoed by President Obama. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), a former chairman of the Freedom Caucus, reintroduced the same legislation in 2017. However, Congress has not...
  • How does Obamacare treat an 80 year old w/brain cancer?

    07/20/2017 7:04:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    7/20/17 | sff
    Fellow FREEPers, I am NOT trying to be morbid or tactless, but given the recent development with Senator McCain, I want to RESPECTFULLY ask the question. We recall how, on national TV, Obama told a woman whose mother had a terminal condition that might be treated she would probably get a painkiller: http://hotair.com/archives/2009/07/21/video-let-them-eat-painkillers/ So, with this fresh sad case in mind, does any enterprising REAL NEWS people to find out how OBAMACARE treats someone with Senator McCain's sickness.
  • Trump Bailed The GOP Congress Out In 2016 – He Can’t Do It Again In 2018

    07/20/2017 5:44:37 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 11 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 7.20.2017 | David Blackmon
    Let’s talk about congressional Republicans. A year ago today, Republicans in congress were possibly the single most-detested part of the ruling class in Washington, DC. They had, as a group, made more false and failed promises to voters over the previous seven years than almost any such collective group of politicians in American history. They were headed at that point for a thrashing at the voting booths, with “experts” and polls indicating the GOP would lose its Senate majority and could possibly lose the House as well, if Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in a landslide in the presidential contest....
  • Do You Want Fries With Your Hamburger Problem?

    07/20/2017 5:34:25 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-20-17 | MOTUS
    Republicans clearly have problems in delivering the promises they were elected on.But the Democrats have problems of their own. It’s what Josh Barrow (who I’d be willing to bet is a never-Trumper but I’m not interested enough to check) refers to as  the Left’s ‘hamburger problem.’ As I see it, Democrats' problem isn't that they're on the wrong side of policy issues. It's that they're too ready to bother too many ordinary people about too many of their personal choices, all the way down to the hamburgers they eat. They don't always want to prohibit those choices. But they have...
  • President Trump: "Obamacare Was a Big, Big Lie! A Lie!… It Was a Lie by the President! …HE KNEW IT!"

    07/19/2017 11:49:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    GP ^ | 7-19-2017 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title: "BOOM! President Trump: “Obamacare Was a Big, Big Lie! A Lie!… It Was a Lie by the President! …HE KNEW IT!” (VIDEO)" President Donald Trump BLASTED former President Obama today over his many lies on Obamacare.President Trump slammed President Obama for his many lies "He knew they were lies!" President Trump: Since 2013 Obamacare premiums have skyrocketed... Despite the promise that premiums would decrease by $2,500 on average, they've almost increased by $3,000 and even much more than that in some cases. It's crushing the Middle Class and the families of the Middle Class. It's frankly crushing our...
  • Ronald Reagan has the answer to GOP’s ObamaCare riddle

    07/20/2017 1:03:09 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 19, 2017 | Betsy McCaughey
    When President Ronald Reagan was asked why he settled for a 5 percent tax cut in 1981 when he had proposed cutting taxes by twice as much, he answered: “Half a loaf is better than none.” That’s advice the Republican Party should heed right now. The Senate’s failure this week to repeal ObamaCare is a bitter disappointment to the 18 million people in the individual market struggling with unaffordable premiums and deductibles. It’s also bad news for another 8 million who are opting to pay hefty penalties rather than buy those unaffordable plans. And things are only getting worse. Health...
  • John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer

    07/19/2017 5:43:29 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 56 replies
    Circa ^ | 19 Jul, 2017 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has been diagnosed with brain cancer following surgery he had last weekend, according to CNN.
  • WATCH the Multiple Times Obama Promised Obamacare Would Lower Premiums $2,500 Per Year

    07/19/2017 5:29:57 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 8 replies
    The Politistick ^ | 07/19/2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    As President Trump reminded both Democrats and their friends in the Democrat Media Complex today, Obamacare was built on a stack of lies. President Trump mentioned two of Obama’s lies, the infamous “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” and if “You like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” Both were lies as millions lost insurance coverage and/or their doctors because of the 2,700-page behemoth that has grown to over 20,000 pages in tyrannical regulations. But another one of Obama’s outright lies he told perhaps more than any other, was the Shamwow promise to lower every...
  • Trump SAVAGES Obama for Obamacare Lies: ‘He Knew He was Lying!’ [VIDEO]

    07/19/2017 5:26:48 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    The Politistick ^ | 07/19/2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    President Donald Trump laid into former President Barack Obama on Wednesday in a meeting with Senate Republicans after RINO Leader Mitch McConnell’s failure to repeal the Obamacare debacle. Not pulling any punches, the president reminded Americans of the many lies Obama told to sell Obamacare: “Obamacare was a big lie. ‘You can keep your doctor.’ Lie! ‘You can keep your plan.’ Lie! It was a direct lie from the president. Twenty-eight times he said it — 28 times. It was a lie and he knew it was. And now it is hurting this country irreparably.” {..snip..}
  • HOW DELTA AIRLINES WRECKED AMERICAN HEALTH CARE

    07/19/2017 3:34:47 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 77 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | July 19, 2017 | Ann Coulter
    I think I've found the core problem with health care in America. And guess what? It involves Delta Airlines! A few weeks ago, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow was going on and on about a "single insurance provider" that pays for 49 percent of all births, as well as full health care costs of almost 40 percent of all children in the United States. This single "insurer," Maddow said, was the biggest "health insurance provider in the country by a mile." Maddow was talking about Medicaid, which, of course, is not "insurance" but "welfare." When we're allowed to call things whatever we...
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito Voted to Repeal Obamacare in 2015, Now She Opposes Repealing Obamacare

    07/19/2017 2:50:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 49 replies
    Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) said on Tuesday she cannot support a bill to repeal Obamacare without a replacement, even though she voted to repeal Obamacare in 2015. Repealing Obamacare would fulfill a seven-year long promise Republicans made to the American people. Sen. Capito said in a statement, “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.”
  • 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.
  • Trump challenges senators to resurrect Obamacare repeal effort: ‘We’re close’

    07/19/2017 2:05:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 19, 2017 | David Nakamura
    Hoping to avoid a humiliating political defeat, President Trump on Wednesday demanded that Republican senators resume their efforts to approve a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, insisting that lawmakers are “very close.” A day after the GOP strategy to roll back the ACA appeared dead, Trump invited Republican senators to lunch at the White House and challenged them to work out an agreement even if it means remaining in Washington through their summer recess next month. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had previously announced that the recess would be delayed by two weeks.