You Can Put Lipstick On A Pig

But after all that it will always be a….PIG.

Repeal and replace……Repeal and replace…..and the peasants chanted and chanted….

Repeal and replace was a promise that Trump made to his slobbering throngs of worshipers….and now that he has been elected to the Casa Blanca and the GOP after jerking off for a weeks has come up with a plan…..and as always I had a post about the replacement as soon as I heard about it… real life, after the lies are removed, millions may lose coverage and taxes will rise…..

The GOP has tried to keep their new plan a secret for as long as possible…..but even with that game going on there seems to be a bit of a push back against the new GOP health care plan…..I bet you think it is those pesky Dems or liberals or whatever title you want to throw…..but guess what?  You would be wrong!

The opposition this time goes from moderates and “real” conservatives…….

House Republicans rolled out their plan for replacing ObamaCare on Monday—but the “American Health Care Act” may not be much more popular with some GOP lawmakers than the Affordable Care Act before it. House conservatives haven’t committed to backing the plan yet, Politico reports, and four GOP senators from states that expanded Medicaid under ObamaCare released a letter Monday expressing concern that the plan to repeal expansion after 2020 could lead to a “reduction in access to life-saving health care services” and saying they would not support a “plan that does not include stability for Medicaid expansion populations.” A roundup of coverage:

  • This is the GOP’s best shot yet at translating talk about repeal and replace into action, the Washington Post reports in a look at the plan’s details, but the party faces a tough balancing act trying to please lawmakers worried about making entitlements permanent at the same time as those worried about people losing coverage.
  • The Hill reports that the House plan drops most of the taxes associated with ObamaCare, but keeps the “Cadillac” tax on the more expensive health plans. In a move that does not sit well with some conservatives, the tax will kick in after 2025.
  • Breitbart reports that conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer says more radical conservatives “are going to have to fall on their swords” over the plan. They’re “going to have to concede the fact that Obama created an entitlement,” he said on Fox, and trying to eliminate it “would destroy the presidency.”
  • Critics say the biggest problem with the plan is that it appears certain to result in millions of people losing coverage, despite President Trump’s assurances, CNN reports. “With Medicaid reductions and smaller tax credits, this bill would clearly result in fewer people insured than under the ACA,” says Larry Levitt at the Kaiser Family Foundation. “The House GOP proposal seeks to reduce what the federal government spends on health care, and that inevitably means more people uninsured.”
  • Slate describes the GOP plan as “hard to assess,” since it “does not include a price tag or an estimate of how many Americans the plan will actually cover.”
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was among Democrats who criticized the plan, saying “TrumpCare doesn’t replace the Affordable Care Act, it forces millions of Americans to pay more for less care,” Reuters reports.
  • Sen. Rand Paul tweeted that he hadn’t seen “an official version of the House Obamacare replacement bill, but from media reports this sure looks like Obamacare Lite!”
  • Forbes finds plenty of “transformative and consequential reforms” to praise, but concludes that there is no escaping the fact that it will “make coverage unaffordable for millions.”

Even Trump’s brain, Breibart, is not thrilled with the GOP’s new plan….

Will the GOP actually be part of the solution for ending this abortion of the Trump administration?  Four major GOPers have broken with Ryan and Trump on this issue……

The plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act hit a new, unexpected roadblock yesterday. The release of the bills drafted in two different House committees finally provided a few details for the plan Republicans will offer to replace the healthcare program started under the Obama administration.

Shortly afterward, Republican Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Lisa Murkowski (R-AL), and Rob Portman (R-OH) released a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stating “the February 10th draft proposal from the House does not meet the test of stability for individuals currently enrolled in the program and we will not support a plan that does not include stability for Medicaid expansion populations or flexibility for states.” The senators join the ranks of a wide variety of constituents and groups opposed to the plan.

Opposition from more than two GOP senators could jeopardize the bill’s future in the Senate, where Republicans hold a 52-48 majority. Because the repeal of the ACA based on a budgetary maneuver still requires a majority vote by the Senate, the GOP will need to persuade at least two of these senators to go along with the bill.

(second nexus)

I need to correct one thing…..Lisa Murkowski is from Alaska (AK) not Alabama (AL)…….

Will it be back to the drawing board…..yet again?

It is not all that complicated……as Trump has said…it is simple…..

Source: Medicare for All: Home

Yes, that f*cking simple with no complications…..


6 thoughts on “You Can Put Lipstick On A Pig

  1. Didn’t our own POTUS say that health care was a more complicated issue than anybody (read he) thought or am I hallucinating again? ~~dru~~
    Oooo and as you sort of said, a pig may be prettier (to some) with a little subtle lipstick but it is still a pig. ~~dru~~

      1. I wish he’d stop “toying” and get down to some real business, well I guess healthcare is real business but…..went away for the weekend again I see and then had to “twitter about” anyway. Lordy where does he find the time to be such a buffoon?

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