GOP Senate health care bill revision teetering on edge of collapse

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I tell you, those weak Republicans just can't get anything right, now can they? Not even healthcare, a very important item for ALL Americans.

Every American needs to see how Republicans vote on the bill. If they vote for it, you need to vote **AGAINST THEM.** We need to teach them a good hard lesson! That they just can't go around cutting important benefits from the people who put them into office in the first place. Period. End of story.








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GOP Senate health care bill revision teetering on edge of collapse - ABC News
By MARIAM KHAN

"GOP senators unveiled their new plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday after spending nearly two weeks making revisions, but it's already teetering on the edge of collapse."
"If just three Republicans oppose the procedural vote scheduled for next week, the GOP's seven-year effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act would come to an end."
 
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Why would they even bother?

The fucking president can not help push it through (remember his big surprise he promised to tell everyone about and never did), nobody wants it no matter how much they railed agaisnt the ACA. It is just stupid at this point in time to pretend it is anything more than posturing for a failing president.
 

Rasselas

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Looks like McConnell is going to bring it to a vote no matter what, just to get it the thing off his desk. Of course, they have to have a vote in order to start debate, and his GOP colleagues may not even allow THAT.
 

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Why would they even bother?

The fucking president can not help push it through (remember his big surprise he promised to tell everyone about and never did), nobody wants it no matter how much they railed agaisnt the ACA. It is just stupid at this point in time to pretend it is anything more than posturing for a failing president.
Trump was touted as "the dealmaker." What has Trump done to smooth the bill's passage, beyond saying "get it done?"
 
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Trump was touted as "the dealmaker." What has Trump done to smooth the bill's passage, beyond saying "get it done?"
One thing that's for darn sure is that if his fellow Republicans don't get it done he can't turn around and say to them "You're Fired!" However, if they do vote for this bill the American people can sure say to the Republicans "You're Fired!" at the next election! They owe it to themselves to do just that.
 

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Looks like McConnell is going to bring it to a vote no matter what, just to get it the thing off his desk. Of course, they have to have a vote in order to start debate, and his GOP colleagues may not even allow THAT.
Yeah if the votes aren't there they will lean hard on him to not hold a vote, and if he tries to force the issue they will kill it as quickly as possible to award some desperate wiggle room: I didn't vote No on the president's reform, I just felt that it wasn't ready for a vote.
 
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Yeah if the votes aren't there they will lean hard on him to not hold a vote, and if he tries to force the issue they will kill it as quickly as possible to award some desperate wiggle room: I didn't vote No on the president's reform, I just felt that it wasn't ready for a vote.
The more it is analyzed, the worse it looks....has any medical organization whatsoever endorsed this POS?
 

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More time should have been spent crafting legislation to improve health care instead of just "Repealing OBAMACARE". The GOP had a enough time to come up with a plan that should have been more viable and accepted across the board in the Republican Party. This bill is appearing to be a last second scramble to announce something was done no matter what it was.

Jmo
 

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The measure kills the birth control and women’s health screening requirements. The Affordable Care Act advanced women’s healthcare rights immensely by mandating that health plans cover contraceptives, as well as a range of preventive screenings, without deductibles or co-pays. Conservatives have been trying to roll back those guarantees since the ACA’s enactment. The new Senate bill eliminates them.

HHS Secretary Tom Price gets enormous new power over healthcare standards and even state budgets. The essence of the amended bill’s bait-and-switch structure is the creation of several slush funds to moderate the costs to states of various repeal provisions, especially the drastic cutback in Medicaid funding. Those slush funds, however, would come under the control of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. A known enemy of Medicaid and of expanding healthcare services for women and the needy, Price would have the authority to apportion those funds as he wishes, favoring some states over others because of their politics and policies, for example.

The senators exempt themselves from the loss of consumer protections. A convoluted provision in the amended measure exempts Congress and its staff members from the loss of guarantees for those with preexisting conditions and other consumer protections. You won’t find the words “Congress” and “exemption” next to each other anywhere in the bill. You have to know that “1312(d)(3)(D)” is the provision of the Affordable Care Act requiring members of Congress and their staffs to obtain coverage through the Obamacare exchanges, and then notice, on Page 167 of the Senate bill, that the elimination of consumer protections is “non-applicable” to that section.

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