God, I Love This Stuff!

I could not leave today until I had my say about health care…..after all the vote is tonight and we will be done with Obamacare.

In case you are not aware there will be a vote (maybe not) on the replacement for Obamacare or as it is now being called Trump care and/or Ryancare.  I love it because these twats in DC make it out like it is rocket science…..

Trump has been having a hard time trying to push this abortion through the House so he decided to flex his political muscle and take on the naysayers….

With a House vote on the American Health Care Act just hours away on Thursday, it still didn’t appear as if the Republican replacement for ObamaCare had the necessary votes, the Washington Post reports. Republicans can only afford for 22 GOP representatives to vote against the bill (it’s assumed no Democrat will vote for it), but 36 are on the record as saying they’ll vote against it. Another 14 GOP reps say they’re leaning toward voting against it. But the vote could’ve still been close, as President Trump held a last-second negotiating session with the super-conservative House Freedom Caucus. At least a dozen representatives said they could switch their vote depending on the results of that negotiation.

The Freedom Caucus—having already gotten Trump to agree to removing a required minimum level of “essential” benefits from insurance plans—wanted all facets of Obama’s Affordable Care Act repealed if its members were going to support the AHCA, Politico reports. That includes two popular parts of the ACA that Trump has vowed to preserve: allowing adults up to 26 years old to stay on their parents’ insurance plans and prohibiting the denial of insurance due to pre-existing conditions. But following Trump’s negotiation attempt, the caucus’s chairman said there’s “no deal,” according to the AP, and Republican lawmakers emerged saying that the Thursday vote might be delayed, notes the Hill. The GOP’s ObamaCare replacement isn’t just unpopular with lawmakers: Vox reports a newly released poll shows only 17% of the public approves of it, while 56% disapproves.

He says parts of Obamacare can stay as part of the new plan….and yet it looks a lot like Obamacare……but with more benefits for the wealthy than the other one….

The vote will be tonight…..

STOP THE PRESSES!

GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump in their first major legislative test, the AP reports. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers were also bailing on the legislation, leaving it short of votes. The bill could still come to a vote in coming days, but canceling Thursday’s vote was a significant defeat. It came on the seven-year anniversary of President Obama signing the Affordable Care Act.

The Republican legislation would halt Obama’s tax penalties against people who don’t buy coverage and cut the federal-state Medicaid program for low earners. It would provide tax credits to help people pay medical bills, though generally skimpier than Obama’s statute provides. It also would allow insurers to charge older Americans more and repeal tax boosts the law imposed on high-income people and health industry companies. The measure would also block federal payments to Planned Parenthood. In a count by the AP, at least 30 Republicans said they opposed the bill, enough to defeat the measure. But the number was in constant flux amid the eleventh-hour lobbying. The bill would be defeated if 23 Republicans join all Democrats in voting “no.”

Now that just sucks for Ryan and Trump…..all their chest thumping and what did they accomplish?

Absolutely NOTHING!

Time for the alt-Right horde to start their whining and bitching…HAhahaha…God I love this shit!

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12 thoughts on “God, I Love This Stuff!

  1. “removing a required minimum level of “essential” benefits from insurance plan”

    Well that’s stupid. That’s precisely what every single person should have or you really don’t have insurance. Then other republicans will never bend if the “gobberment” has the slightest hint of a fingerprint on health care. People should be forced to buy it just like car insurance. It is not a freedom right not to have insurance and then stiff the hospital for the $300,000 for your triple by-pass. Now with people in that 50 -62 range, cost is higher and they also cannot afford it because all those blue collar and white collar have been shipped overseas and millions of those people are unemployed or now at minimum wage jobs and their pensions have been raided. So other republicans don’t want subsidies because that’s sooooocialism. Then why would 100% of democrats vote against anything in the plan just as 100% of republicans want to end all aspects of Obamacare.

    It infuriates men that both parties say “the American people this” or the “American people that” when none of them have the tiniest clue what the “American people” need or want. Then they speak of tax credits. Millions of people are not literate enough to do that. They don’t even have a checking account and send in money orders every month for their utilities.

    We should be grateful these idiots where not in charge in the 1940’s or we’d be speaking German and Japanese in America.

    I wish I was 25 years old again but with health care I am glad to be approaching 68 and don’t have to worry as with medicare and my supplemental insurance. Everything runs so smoothly and everything is covered .

    1. Sorry Carl but this comment went to SPAM and I just found it….I am 70 and Medicare is just fine…..why cannot it be for all citizens? Sorry again about the SPAM thing….chuq

    2. Jeez, guys.. I’m 66 and the youngest old fart in here!
      I embrace the VA… and try to be my own quality control. So far I’ve been lucky. And yes, Carl.. this crap about everything spewing from Washington being “for the American people” is getting way too old.

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