Trump: If GOP health care bill fails, repeal Obamacare now, replace later

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Brilliant plan.

As it appears the very unpopular senate health care bill/tax cut for the wealthy/dry fisting for most is an increasingly long shot to pass, our genius in chief has a new plan.

Granted, this was the clown that said the bill ahd a surprise in it (not known what that surprise was) and has claimed that there will be coverage for all.

His new plan? Just repeal the ACA and deal with a replacement later.

Soudns great, right? Right? Anyone?

Are his idiotic comments via Twitter on this matter meant to make him look incompetent and ignorant?


Trump: If GOP health care bill fails, repeal Obamacare now, replace later - CNNPolitics.com


President Donald Trump on Friday called for repealing the Affordable Care Act immediately and replacing it later with another health care plan if Republican senators are unable to pass their bill."If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date," tweeted Trump.


If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2017



Trump's declaration -- which marks a political shift for him and could further imperil delicate negotiations on Capitol Hill -- came shortly after Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, urged the President in a letter to repeal Obamacare now and replace later. The current Republican plan in Congress is to do both in one massive piece of legislation, though the Senate's bill has struggled to gain necessary GOP support.
 
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I can't begin to imagine what kind of UTTER CHAOS we'll be in??

Does anyone realize this will give NO $$ to to any source getting $$ now under the ACA? It would be 'illegal' to do so! None to insurance companies, hospitals, nursing homes, doctors--HOWEVER they are reimbursed under the law. NO SUBSIDIES to the patient. At 1/6 of the economy around medical care, the stock market could go into CHAOS. Up to a year, according to (attributed to?) Rand Paul this morning--repeal and rewrite in a year. That's TOTAL BULLSHIT! They won't touch this until after the NEW CONGRESS is seated in 2018! That is 18 months of CHAOS.

Jezzusf'gchrisst, WHAT A MESS!!
 
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HCProf

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This is the easy way out...he and the GOP have no clue to what they are doing...so just give up. If this happens, it will be a disaster. Healthcare isn't something you just bail on.
 
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why doesn't the dumb ass just step down. He doesn't have the first clue about being president. At this point even he must know it.
 
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the watchman

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This is the easy way out...he and the GOP have no clue to what they are doing...so just give up. If this happens, it will be a disaster. Healthcare isn't something you just bail on.
it is if you're Trump. That's the way he operated his businesses. If something didn't go his way he'd just file bankruptcy.
 
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This idea was floated early in his term when it first became clear that, at least in the Senate, passing a bill without direct Democratic cooperation was going to be a very tall order.

It was summarily scrapped because anyone and their dog knows that if you take a massive nationwide marketplace for something, and tell all participants that the rules are now completely done and over with but you're not sure what will arise in their place, absolute chaos will result.

You could possibly see a situation where a majority of the states, basically anywhere that has not established its own marketplace, have zero non-employer health insurance options available to the general public, along with a general corporate movement to stop insuring employees.

They could not do that then, and they definitely can't do it now because all the while we've been told that the market is fundamentally unstable and if we don't act now, no matter how flawed the bill, nationwide disaster will result. So you can't exactly say "Actually we are cool with total chaos after all." Not even Trump voters are likely to accept that complete 180.

McConnell has one choice if the bill collapses entirely after the July 4 recess, and that's to open formal talks with Schumer. He may decide that the political cost of bipartisan reform in terms of primary challenges and a demoralized base is too high, but he at least must make a (public) effort at that point.
 
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This is the easy way out...he and the GOP have no clue to what they are doing...so just give up. If this happens, it will be a disaster. Healthcare isn't something you just bail on.
Obama and the democrats tell us Obamacare is doing just fine.

So what would bailing on it hurt?
 
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Obama and the democrats tell us Obamacare is doing just fine.

So what would bailing on it hurt?
Whom is telling you that?

That being said it is currently a system that relies on government oversight, subsidies, and regulation. I am no PhD like yourself, but wouldn't "bailing on it" utterly destroy it?
 
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Obama and the democrats tell us Obamacare is doing just fine.

So what would bailing on it hurt?
I don't think that is an accurate statement. We just had Chuck Schumer call on Congress and the president to come together to fix what is wrong with ACA or health care or Trumpcare...

Trump said he didn't think Schumer was serious. So if you don't take an offer as serious, then why complain?
 
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I don't think that is an accurate statement. We just had Chuck Schumer call on Congress and the president to come together to fix what is wrong with ACA or health care or Trumpcare...

Trump said he didn't think Schumer was serious. So if you don't take an offer as serious, then why complain?
Tell us what's wrong with the ACA then.

I bet you won't.