Wednesday, 20 June, 2018


Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

Show Caption Show Caption
Bennie Garza | 26 June, 2017, 12:39

"Health care is a very, very tough thing to get", Trump said Sunday on Fox News.

Under Obamacare, about 20 million more people have been enrolled in insurance plans, many of them under the government's Medicaid program for the poor and disabled, which Republicans now want to cut by more than $800 billion over the coming years even though Trump during his campaign for the White House said he would not curtail it.

In the narrowly divided Senate, defections from just three of the 52 Republican senators would doom the legislation.

"I don't think they're that far off". "Famous last words, right?"

"We also heard the House bill was never going to pass, we heard this guy could never get elected". "That would be fine with me; I'm just trying to get through Thursday night -- the vote-a-rama", a reference to a series of votes on proposed amendments to the bill that could go late into the evening. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had the bill drafted in strict secrecy and hopes to ram it through as early as next week.

After a draft of the bill was released to the public, the Center for American Progress came out with its estimations: the additional number of deaths that would occur in 2026 due to the bill's passage would be between 18,000 and 27,000.

Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, a doctor and one of roughly 13 Republican senators who crafted the bill in closed-door sessions, strongly disagreed with Durbin's assessment.

Trump on Saturday started to pressure the handful of potential Republican senators who may be planning to vote against the measure. For example, in 2025, the Senate bill moves to more severe funding caps for the federal contribution to Medicaid by using the consumer price index, rather than a measure of medical inflation that tends to rise more quickly.

Two senators, who span much of the ideological range of the Republican conference in the Senate.

There are headlines out there claiming Paul is open to voting for a partial repeal of Obamacare. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), are concerned with the bill's lack of attention to Medicaid programs.

Collins said another seven to eight senators including herself remain troubled about the possible Medicaid cuts. This narrow group of wealthy people with power. They fight each other.

Schumer described the GOP proposal as "devastating" to the middle class and "that's what's making it so hard for them to pass it". Every single Senate Democrat is planning to oppose the GOP Senate bill, including ten Senate Democrats up for reelection next year in states won by President Trump. And for people with incomes above that amount, it offered subsidized private insurance plans that people could buy through online "exchange" markets such as HealthCare.gov.

It started with a mandate that almost all individuals carry a minimum amount of health insurance and that all large employers make affordable coverage available to their full-time employees.

Fundamentally, what Republicans in both chambers want to do is cut nearly $1 trillion over the next decade from the Medicaid program, which now serves almost 70 million people.

Though Johnson took a more agnostic approach to his criticism of his own party's bill, Sanders, who caucuses with the Democrats, was far more acerbic in his condemnation of the AHCA.

How many Republicans will really abandon the twin pillars that have upheld the GOP for almost a decade - tax cuts for the rich and the repudiation of Obama?

A spokesman for the Koch network, James Davis, told Associated Press the brothers meant to invest up to $400m in swaying the 2018 midterm elections, and would continue to push for changes to the healthcare legislation.

Senate GOP bill: Prohibits Medicaid funding from being used at Planned Parenthood for a year; prohibits plans purchased using funding from the bill from covering abortions; prohibits funds allocated in the bill from going to health care providers - like Planned Parenthood - that are involved in abortion.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • The First Offline Date After Online Relationships

    The First Offline Date After Online Relationships

    The Date Day: How To Behave When you meet your date offline for the first time, there are many things that can go wrong. That is a very responsible step that will either empower or destroy the already formed relationships.
    Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

    Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

    Lifelong Democrat, San Francisco employment attorney and former Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign volunteer Stephen R. The CBC includes roughly 40 House Democrats , many in senior leadership and committee positions, including Pelosi allies.
    Saudi, allies enlist 59 persons, 12 entities over Qatar 'terrorist' links

    Saudi, allies enlist 59 persons, 12 entities over Qatar 'terrorist' links

    Trump said in a tweet Tuesday that other Middle Eastern "leaders pointed to Qatar" funding radical Islamic ideology. The U.S. military has said it wouldn't change its position regarding Qatar's Al-Udeid Air Base, but Mr.
  • General Overview of Cisco CCNA R&S Questions and Answers

    In addition to this, they will also build their skills and knowledge levels required to implement WLAN in a small/medium network. At the end of the course, they will also be able to resolve regular issues with EIGRP, STP, and OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
    Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas

    Gustav Klimt Could Challenge For 2,000 Guineas

    However, Gustav Klimt bounced back with a fine performance at the Barronstown Stud Irish European Breeders Fund in June last year. Gustav Klimt moved to the inside down the final furlong and found just enough speed to beat out his compatriot Nebo by a head .
    Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

    Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

    Home-state governors, including Republicans, have lobbied to avoid the kind of Medicaid cuts the GOP Congress is proposing. It's no surprise that Obama came out against the bill, which would eviscerate his signature health care legislation.
  • Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double

    Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double

    He was runner-up behind Big River in the Edinburgh Gin Handicap Hurdle at Kelso and he then placed third at Newbury in March. Those having a bet on the Grand National will find him available at 16/1 with Paddy Power in the ante-post list.

    Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader

    And ever since Jon Ossoff's loss to Republican Karen Handel , headlines have been dire and party recriminations rampant. On one hand, Democrats are now 0-for-four in their attempts to turn a Republican seat in this year's special elections.

    Indiana's ACA health insurance providers propose rate hikes

    The ACA provides catastrophic coverage for Americans under age 65, but it was not provided for seniors age 65 and older. Heading into 2018, insurers are still anxious about attracting enough healthy people to balance claims from the sick.
  • Fate uncertain for Republican health bill

    You may not agree with me, but we can probably agree that what is happening now is embarrassing, shameful and will do harm to us. Shortly after the 142-page bill was distributed, more than a half-dozen GOP lawmakers signaled concerns or initial opposition.
    Mexico recovers to beat NZ 2-1 in fiery Confed Cup game

    Mexico recovers to beat NZ 2-1 in fiery Confed Cup game

    We have a great team spirit. "There wasn't a lot in it tonight, it was very close", New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson said. Stay tuned to playcaper for latest updates on match day! "The game against Mexico feels like a final", Cherchesov said.

    Georgia Dems search for upsides in House loss

    If Democrats fall short next year, she may join the growing list of California's older Democratic leaders put out to pasture. Trump himself weighed in over Twitter Thursday morning with digs at Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY .

Irish masters Elliott and Mullins set for three-pronged attacks in Grand National Irish masters Elliott and Mullins set for three-pronged attacks in Grand National As for Elliott, his Grand National trio this year are headed by three-time Cheltenham Festival winner Tiger Roll . The 2018 renewal has a typically wide-open feel and that’s certainly evident from a betting perspective.

GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written As the debate intensifies over health care legislation, support is growing for the Affordable Care Act. Administration spokesmen insisted the bill does not cut Medicaid, simply reduce its growth.

GOP Senators Call for More Time to Debate, Change Health Care Bill The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion than a bill adopted earlier by the House. Bill Underriner, president of Underriner Motors in Billings, serves on the national board for the American Cancer Society.

Start Your Engines: NASCAR Takes the Track at Sonoma Start Your Engines: NASCAR Takes the Track at Sonoma Christopher Bell led 152 laps in just his second career start in the series before a late wreck cost relegated him to 16th. Bowyer won at Sonoma in 2012 and he's driving for the #14 team that won this race previous year with Tony Stewart .

Senate bill would trade Medicaid for tax cuts All the "Obamacare is in a death spiral" talk is Republican wishful thinking, aided and abetted by active sabotage. Trump said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer criticized the GOP bill before knowing what was in it.

Obama denounces 'fundamental meanness' of Senate GOP health care bill The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that under the House bill , 23 million fewer people would have coverage by 2026. What is unmistakable is the Senate bill's thorough gutting of Medicaid as an entitlement, a long-held Republican goal.

Congressman Ryan says party's message is why Democrats losing elections Congressman Ryan says party's message is why Democrats losing elections Tim Ryan , D. "Thank God she was leading the House of Representatives during the passage of that". "That's all I'm going to say". For GOP consultants, tie-every-Democrat-to-Pelosi is a tried-and-true strategy that's been working for more than six years.

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft 76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft He addressed the obvious connection with another point guard the Sixers selected with a No. 1 pick, Hall of Famer Allen Iverson . Markelle Fultz chats with National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver as Lonzo Ball (L) looks on.

Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in opener — FIFA Confederations Cup Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in opener — FIFA Confederations Cup According to the draw, Group A includes Russia, New Zealand, Portugal and Mexico, Group B - Chile , Australia and Germany. When it comes to sports, he's more on par with Kim Jong Il - a well-known fan, but not exactly an authority on the games.

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill Meanwhile, health insurers that provide Medicaid coverage stand to lose if millions of the program's recipients become ineligible. McConnell said Democrats chose not to help frame the Bill, which Republicans say would fix a collapsing health marketplace.

Ward beats Kovalev by TKO Ward beats Kovalev by TKO Torres fell, although some felt he was flopping to prompt a disqualification. "It's not fair", said Flores, who is now 25-1. The victory was disputed as television replays showed Rigondeaux landed a left hand after the round-ending bell had rang.

Confederations Cup is a gift for Germany gaffer Joachim Loew Confederations Cup is a gift for Germany gaffer Joachim Loew That being said, this seems like a game to much for Australia and I think that they will be comfortably beaten by the Germans. The Socceroos did level matters against the run of play in the 41st minute courtesy of a close range effort from Tom Rogic.

Critics call for Amazon - Whole Foods deal to be blocked Critics call for Amazon - Whole Foods deal to be blocked And in a nod to the popularity of delivery companies like Blue Apron , Kroger and Whole Foods have been testing meal kits as well. Online delivery services and deep-discount chains are threatened to upend supermarkets' long-held perch in the food landscape.

Expansion Vegas loads up on D-men, could make more trades Expansion Vegas loads up on D-men, could make more trades The only other time the franchise had the first pick was in 1979, when the then-Colorado Rockies selected Rob Ramage. Vegas' expansion draft choices certainly appear to form a team that could make noise in the Pacific Division .

Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft The players who have already arrived in Vegas realize that although they're starting over, they aren't starting from scratch. The other 30 teams protected either seven forwards , three defensemen and a goaltender, or eight skaters and a goalie .