Thursday, 23 November, 2017

House passes bill to deny health insurance tax credits to illegal immigrants

Justin Sullivan  Getty Images News  Getty Images Justin Sullivan Getty Images News Getty Images
Conrad Doyle | 14 June, 2017, 13:35

Trump's remarks were a surprising critique of a Republican-written House measure whose passage he lobbied for and praised.

The House of Representatives narrowly approved its version of repeal last month, but Senate Republicans have been unable to coalesce around their own version of a bill, with moderates and conservatives pushing in different directions in meetings behind closed doors.

The New York Democrat cited critical comments Vice President Mike Pence, then an IN congressman, made after the 2010 health care law passed about the process used by Democrats.

Predictions in this political environment - and with Donald Trump in the White House - are a unsafe thing. Now, facing a deadline if they want to finish the legislation this summer, the Trump administration is looking to step up pressure on GOP senators.

Senate Republican leaders say they still hope to vote on a bill to repeal Obamacare before lawmakers leave town for the July 4th recess.

Their descriptions of Trump's words differed slightly.

Trump said whatever Republican health reform passes, it will be a "phenomenal bill" that's "generous, kind, with heart".

According to a conservative Senate aide, Trump told the lawmakers "we need to be more generous".

However, GOP sources are wondering aloud about whether they are rushing the bill since it could well fail if voted on so quickly.

"I think he realizes our bill is going to move probably from where the House was and he seems fine with that", Thune said.

"Will there be a hearing on the health-care proposal?" she asked during a committee meeting Thursday.

"Americans won't forget that @HouseGOP passed a "mean" bill to rip healthcare from millions then celebrated @ the WH", said Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. Will the bill even have the votes?

Other problems include funding for tax credits to allow people to gain access to insurance coverage and maintaining Obamacare's essential health benefits, which mandate a minimum of health procedures that insurance plans must cover. That's exactly what they're planning to do now, and they will succeed unless the Senate - both Democrats and Republicans - feel an unprecedented swell of resistance against this truly evil legislation. "I learned more from you all in this conversation that there may have in fact have been something submitted to CBO, but if that's the case, I don't know what it is nor what it says". At the Capitol, the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said Republicans were hard at work on their legislation, although he did not divulge any specifics about it.

At the start of the lunch, Trump said he wanted the Senate to pass a bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement "as soon as we can do it".

MacArthur's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's description of the bill MacArthur helped resuscitate.

Republicans now face a do-or-die moment to pass a bill.

Even the latest Fox News poll found that most Americans now believe "Obamacare" has been good for the country.

Recommended

  • Prospects for Russia's nascent protests unclear after rally

    Prospects for Russia's nascent protests unclear after rally

    Organized by opposition leader Navalny on a public holiday, the protests led to mass arrests in Russia's two largest cities. All across Russian Federation , thousands of citizens protested against Putin and his corrupt regime yesterday.

    Warriors' Green will be on the court for this Finals Game 5

    The Cavaliers became the first team in NBA Finals history to rally from 3-1 down previous year in dethroning the Warriors. As the Warriors learned, James and the rest of the Cavs can make a series lead vanish if you let them.
    LeBron James and Kyrie Irving comment on Warriors trash talk

    LeBron James and Kyrie Irving comment on Warriors trash talk

    The Golden State Warriors have been a favorite for most of the playoffs series, and little has changed with the Finals. And they were desperate and they outplayed us. "When he's getting 39 points off 2s, you can live with that".
  • President Trump speaks with reporters during visit by Romanian leader

    President Trump speaks with reporters during visit by Romanian leader

    Mueller's current appointment authority doesn't cover investigation of the FBI or its former director. " I didn't say that ", Trump said . "Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction", Trump said.
    Draymond Green Calls Cavs Fans Dumb

    Draymond Green Calls Cavs Fans Dumb

    Don't ever give up on this team, Cavs fans. "They boo me and thought I had a tech I didn't have, so that wasn't sharp" Green said. Fans who are not season-ticket holders had a chance to buy Game 5 tickets on a first-come, first-served basis Saturday.
    Apple To Debut 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature With iOS 11

    Apple To Debut 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature With iOS 11

    You may be able to check to see which are affected if your phone is running either iOS 10 or iOS 11 through the Settings menu. Users can check which apps will be affected in the update by going to Settings General About Applications App Compatibility.
  • Jose Mourinho's Man United promise to Alvaro Morata revealed

    Jose Mourinho's Man United promise to Alvaro Morata revealed

    According to reports in Sport24, the bid has been rejected as Real is holding out for as much as £78 million. Morata, who is valued at £70m by Madrid, is thought to be keen on a move to Premier League too.
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom  vote

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote

    At a time of vexing external threats, particularly terrorism, Britain now had to deal with a thoroughly self-inflicted headache. Will the United Kingdom take a new, hard line? It underlines how little Brexit mattered in May's decision to hold this vote.
    Apple's New MacBook Keyboard Looks Lit

    Apple's New MacBook Keyboard Looks Lit

    That includes four Thunderbolt 3 ports , allowing users to connect up to two separate 5K monitors while connecting two RAIDs. Major carrier Sprint has just announced that it has started to sell the new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets today.
  • National Hockey League  rumors: Could the Predators actually bench Pekka Rinne?

    National Hockey League rumors: Could the Predators actually bench Pekka Rinne?

    What doesn't is that Rinne is the weak spot, and this is how Pittsburgh wins. "When we score one, we don't stop", Malkin said. The Predators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power play opportunities.
    Undefeated Warriors on verge of making history

    Undefeated Warriors on verge of making history

    Everybody is gravitating to how he's playing, shorter guys who can dominate the game the way he has the last couple of years. Golden State still leads the best-of-seven series 3-1 with game five set for Monday in Oakland, California.

    DUP leader Arlene Foster to hold talks at No10 with Theresa May

    She then announced to the public she would work with "our friends and allies in the Democratic Unionist Party". The Democratic Unionist Party recorded its best ever election result.

Trump will show us way to clean energy — PERRY Trump will show us way to clean energy — PERRY The United States is joining two other countries, Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries not in the Paris Climate Accords. Climate scientists warn that any temperature increase beyond that "red line" could have disastrous consequences worldwide.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he was never briefed on Russian Federation probe Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he was never briefed on Russian Federation  probe Comey recounted a one-on-one meeting with Trump during which he said Trump suggested he back off the investigation of Flynn. Unlike Heinrich, the female senator was reprimanded by the committee chair, Republican Richard Burr of North Carolina.

French president tries to ease Gulf dispute French president tries to ease Gulf dispute "That (the) United States arms a terrorist group is what causes instability", Khameini wrote on Twitter Monday. Iran, which lies across the Gulf from Qatar , has joined Erdogan in committing to support its isolated ally.

Warriors have chance to clinch NBA title at home Then, in the third quarter, Green was called for another technical, which would have forced him to be ejected from the game. Bringing defensive help against Curry leaves someone else open for a pass and scoring opportunity, Durant warned.

CITI: We expect May to resign CITI: We expect May to resign Money for Northern Ireland will undoubtedly be part of their demands, and Mrs May will expect that. We want to end austerity and invest in this country and that's what we're going to do.

Over $200k in NZ aid goes to North Korea Over $200k in NZ aid goes to North Korea State Department says Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon will arrive for a three-day visit on Tuesday. The commentary said the end of the U.S.'s policies against North Korea are "near reality".

Kane rescues draw for England against Scotland in qualifying Kane rescues draw for England against Scotland in qualifying The 23-year-old said: "It looked like we're going to win the game and all of a sudden, it looks like we're going to lose". I can only say brilliant, well done everybody.

DUP deal threatens Northern Ireland peace, says former negotiator DUP deal threatens Northern Ireland peace, says former negotiator He also revealed the wrecking tactics Labour intend to use in Parliament in a bid to force the Tories from power. Their core, central message was strong and stable leadership.

Cavaliers top Warriors to stay alive in NBA finals If they lose again, Kerr should do the noble thing and take a broken sternum and ensuing hospitalization for the team. LeBron James , Kyrie Irving, and Tristin Thompson are the only players in the series who were drafted by Cleveland .

UK: May to form minority govt after shock at polls UK: May to form minority govt after shock at polls Jeremy Paxman didn't hold back with his questions to Theresa May and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. She did not, however, provide details of the nature of the alliance with the DUP .

Apple refreshes MacBook and MacBook Pro at WWDC 2017 Apple refreshes MacBook and MacBook Pro at WWDC 2017 But it also a fragmented mess that is completely antithetical to Apple's tight control over both its hardware and its software . Apple is obviously still making tablets and so does Samsung but a lot of other companies have already retired from the race.

Consider Trump's Tweets 'Official Statements,' Spicer Says A majority of voters also believe that the president's tweets are a detriment to national security, according to the poll . The world now looks to the President's tweets in order to know what he - and thus the USA - thinks.

Apple announces prices for 2017 model devices Apple recently unveiled the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro , and its price starts at $799, just like the new Surface Pro from Microsoft . The case comes for both 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPads, and is already up for sale in Apple Stores as well as e-commerce portals.

Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland become election key See from Fintan O'Toole of the Irish Times, from last month: " What connects Brexit, the DUP, dark money and a Saudi prince? ". At least one senior party member has defended creationism, the theory that the world was created by God 10,000 years ago.

Stress test: High-wire Cavaliers still alive in NBA Finals Irving scored 40 and James had his third straight Finals' triple-double, finishing with 31 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. And yet, for all the winning and his impeccable behavior, Curry's reputation hasn't landed at a fully satisfying place.