Saturday, July 01, 2017

If We Had An Actual Democracy, Trump Would Be Repealed And Replaced In A Week... Just Based On His Healthcare Madness!


If your daddy was a crooked multimillionaire who left you a bundle, healthcare isn't that complicated... at least for yourself. You just go to the doctor-- even a silly one-- and you write a check. If an incompetent and ignorant son of a crooked multimillionaire hoodwinks enough people to get elected president, healthcare gets more complicated. Who knew?

All that nonsensical babble about the best healthcare, more for less and guarantees to not touch Medicare or Medicaid... all pure hot air to sucker low-info, desperate voters. And it worked. Trump acquiesced to GOP predators Tom Price, Paul Ryan and Mike Pence come up with "his" plan? What could go wrong. Well, only 12% of Americans like what they've come up with for starters. The new Senate version, TrumpCare 3.0, is a bust. McConnell couldn't cobble together the 50 votes he needed to pass it. So far, it doesn't look like he was able to cobble together even 40 votes. So Trump seems to have bought into the Rand Paul-Ben Sasse plan-- just repeal the Affordable Care Act, kick 32 million Americans off healthcare and come up with "something" at some point in the future... somehow. That plan won't even get 12%.

Señor Trumpanzee, wrote Thomas Kaplan and Robert Pear for the NY Times "gave his blessing in a Twitter post after a Republican dissatisfied with the current repeal bill, Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, floated it as a backup plan. Mr. Sasse sent a letter to the president and made a pitch on Fox News on Friday as an agreement on a new version of the Senate’s repeal bill remained elusive." Rand Paul, the Koch Brothers and other predatory Republicans who are eager to thin out the herd, have been for this all along and they applauded the meeting of the tiny minds, "presenting a new headache to Senate leaders who are trying to focus their conservative and moderate troops on finding a compromise. Republican leaders in Congress had embraced the repeal-now-replace-later mantra in January, envisioning legislation that would end the Affordable Care Act in several years as they work on a replacement. But that plan was blown up quickly when Mr. Trump publicly demanded a replacement be adopted simultaneously. Since then, the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan have meticulously set up a timeline using special Senate rules to fulfill Mr. Trump’s repeal-and-replace wishes."

But Señor Trumpanzee has changed his drug-addled mind again. The radical right Republicans seem to have freaked out this week when more mainstream GOPers "veered away from their original approach and said they were discussing whether to keep a tax imposed by the Affordable Care Act on the investment income of the most affluent Americans. The revenue could be used to increase insurance subsidies for lower-income people." To the far right, that would mean war.
In his letter to the president, Mr. Sasse said that if a deal on a revised health care bill had not been struck by the time the Senate returns from its Fourth of July recess on July 10, Mr. Trump should call on Congress to “immediately repeal as much of Obamacare as is possible” under the rules that must be followed to avoid a filibuster, with a one-year delay on the repeal bill’s implementation.

Then, he said, lawmakers should get to work on replacing the health law, and should scrap their planned August recess.

“On the current path, it looks like Republicans will either fail to pass any meaningful bill at all, or will instead pass a bill that attempts to prop up much of the crumbling Obamacare structures,” Mr. Sasse wrote. “We can and must do better than either of these-- both because the American people deserve better, and because we promised better.”

...Subsidies in the Senate bill were already beginning to look like those in the Affordable Care Act, which are tied to a person’s income and local insurance costs. However, the Senate subsidies are less generous than those under current law.

The repeal bills written by House and Senate Republicans would both provide tens of billions of dollars in assistance to health insurance companies to help stabilize insurance markets and hold down premiums. Many of the same Republicans attacked such payments, when made by the Obama administration, as a bailout for the insurance industry.

But as senators tried to come to an agreement, Mr. Trump effectively tossed in a distraction that may not be possible anyway. This winter, Congress passed a budget resolution for the current fiscal year that included special parliamentary language that allows passage of one health care bill without the possibility of a filibuster in the Senate. If senators use that language to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement, Congress would have to go through the entire process again, with another budget, another set of instructions and now a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act.

But the parliamentary language-- known as reconciliation instructions-- in the next budget was supposed to ease passage of an overhaul of the tax code, not health care.

Besides, a clean repeal of the Affordable Care Act with no replacement could have even more trouble clearing the Senate than the current effort.

Mr. Trump’s foray on Twitter only underscored to some Republicans how inconsistent he has been as a partner. In May, he cheered passage of a House plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, only to later denounce the House bill as “mean.”

Mr. Trump and congressional Republicans have also vacillated over how to sequence the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

In December, House Republican leaders outlined an extended timetable to repeal now, replace later, only to watch Mr. Trump reject that in January as unacceptable.

“It’ll be repeal and replace,” Mr. Trump said. “It will be essentially simultaneously. It will be various segments, you understand, but will most likely be on the same day or the same week, but probably, the same day, could be the same hour.”
Goal Thermometer Trump is certainly confused about government's role in healthcare. North Carolina congressional candidate Matt Coffay definitely isn't. He's a dedicated single-payer advocate and it's part of the platform he's running on-- against anti-healthcare fanatic Mark Meadows. Last night Matt told us that "Meadows is largely responsible for the provisions in the House health care bill that will allow insurance companies to charge people more if they have pre-existing conditions. He pushed for a massive Medicaid cut. He's responsible for the 23 million people who will lose health care coverage, including more than 100,000 people here in our district alone. He falsely believes that this trillion dollar tax cut for the wealthy will somehow lead to better health care. Well, he's wrong. My position is simple: we need to ensure that every single person in this country has access to quality health care. We need Medicare for All. When I'm in Congress, one of my first acts will be to co-sponsor HR 676, the House Medicare for All bill. It's long past time we joined every other developed country on the planet and created a universal health care system." You can support Matt's campaign by tapping on the Blue America thermometer on the right.

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At 6:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would seriously be an incredible waste of a great candidate to have Matt Coffay have to run within a corrupt Party who has a record of working against a candidate of his calibre.

At 2:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:42, right on. Good people should have an aversion to carrying the stench of Pelosi and scummer. If they don't mind the stench, it says something about them.

If we had a true democracy, the drumpfsterfire would be in prison, the democraps would be an historical footnote and we'd have president Warren of the green/socialist party breaking up the TBTF banks and putting Jamie dimon and Lloyd Blankfein in prison. And cheney, bush, Rumsfeld and obamanation (prolly $hillbillary too over Ukraine) would be on the dock at The Hague for war crimes.

But for a true democracy, the electorate has to be smarter than a potted plant, well informed by a free and dedicated press and the elected government must be vigilant about defending the constitution and enforcing laws.

We have none of these; we have an electorate that has either checked out or is sub-sentient and evil; thus, we have a government commensurate with our shit-for-brains voters. After 40 years of this, it's a fucking miracle that we ONLY have a prez as bad as the retarded orange-utang.

At 2:23 AM, Blogger Syanat 3 said...

تعرف الان على احدث اساليب الصيانة من صيانة جليم جاز بالاضافة الى اسرع فريث خدمة عملاء من مركز صيانة تكنوجاز فقط زوروا موقعنا الان لتحصل على افضل الخدمات

At 3:32 AM, Blogger swaqny Co said...

متخصصين فى مسك كلمات من شركة سوقنى اكبر شركة متخصصة فى اشهار المواقع الالكترونية باسعار مناسبة عند تصميم مواقع وحصولك على دومين خاص باسمك

At 5:30 AM, Blogger 3nod Makka said...

تواصل الان مع اكبر شركة رش مبيدات بمكة شركة العنود مع افضل الفنيين المدربين على حماية منزلك من كافة انواع الحشرات والتاكد من عدم ظهورها مرة اخرى فقط تواصل معنا الان لمعرفة احدث اساليب مكافحة حشرات بمكة من خلال زيارة موقعنا الالكترونى

At 6:34 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

تعرف على وسائل امن وحراسة كبرى المنشات من خلال اكبر شركة حراسات امنية فى الوطن العربى شركة الحارس الخاص كما يمكنكم الحصول على حراسات خاصة لتامين وحماية الشخصيات الهامة

At 7:25 AM, Blogger karmed said...

تواصل الان من خلال زيارة موقع شركة قرميد السعودية لتتعرف على احدث التصميمات الحديثة من قرميد اسبانى وملون ومعدنى مع توافر جميع مستلزماته

At 1:00 AM, Blogger swaqny Co said...

العديد من المساحات الاعلانية من شركة سوقنى للتسويق الالكترونى و اشهار المواقع الالكترونية بالاضافة الى افضل المتخصصين فى تصميم مواقع و مسك كلمات لربط الموقع بمحركات البحث واظهاره فى النتائج الاولية للعملاء المستهدفين فقط زوروا موقعنا الان للمزيد من التفاصيل حول خدمات شركة سوقنى

At 2:37 AM, Blogger Syanat 3 said...

العديد من سيارات الصيانة المتنقلة من مركز صيانة تكنوجاز فى جميع المحافظات لن تحتاج الى نقل الاجهزة الى خارج المنزل لاصلاح الاعطال بالاضافة الى العديد من الخدمات المتميزة داخل توكيل صيانة جليم جاز مع اقوى مهندسى الصيانة فى مصر

At 5:31 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

تواصل الان مع شركة امن وحراسة لتامين المنشات السياحية الكبرى فى مصر فقط من الحارس الخاص يمكنك الحصول على العديد من الخدمات المتميزة من اقوى شركة حراسات امنية لحماية ممتلاكاتك الخاصة بالاضافة الى وجود امهر افراد حراسات خاصة لتامينك انت واسرتك فقط تواصل معنا الان

At 5:50 AM, Blogger care olders said...

انشطة اجتماعية وترفيهية الان متاحة داخل اكبر دار مسنين فى مصر بواسطة افضل الخبراء المتخصصين فى رعاية مسنين كما نوفر لكبار السن خدمة رعاية مسنين بالمنزل مع مرافق او جليسة مدربين على كيفية التعامل مع كبار السن زوروا موقعنا الان

At 7:09 AM, Blogger karmed said...

اطلالات متميزة من قرميد اسبانى بما يناسب جميع العملاء ورغباتهم مقدمة من شركة البدر المتخصصة فى بيع وتركيب قرميد بكافة انواعه

At 7:55 AM, Blogger 3nod Makka said...

تواصل الان مع اكبر شركة رش مبيدات بمكة وتعرف على العديد من الخدمات فى مكافحة حشرات بمكة والتخلص منها نهائيا وعدم ظهورها مرة اخرى


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