On Tuesday, President Donald Trump lashed out at "so-called Republicans" Tuesday for deserting the party's latest attempt to repeal the Obama health care law.
There is only one reason the Senate is even considering a vote this week on the catastrophically flawed proposal from Sens. But the new proposal does not cut as deeply as the original Graham-Cassidy bill.
John Holbrook, of Ashland, does not want to see the law repealed.
It has been two months since the last repeal bill was defeated. "Once this bill goes down, we are ready to work with you to find a compromise that stabilizes the markets and lowers premiums", he said. Did they bring in doctors, nurses and insurers to help craft something sensible?
Who he was yelling at wasn't clear, because after the mayhem the cops had allowed only five spectators to remain in the room -and three of them looked like lobbyists. Since this vote is all about appearances, who cares about expertise? Now, Medicaid covers the poor, low-income people and people with disabilities.
Later, after the announcement of the bill's demise, Schumer called for a bipartisan approach.
"Any effort of this magnitude", the Medicaid directors added, "needs thorough discussion, examination and analysis, and should not be rushed through without proper deliberation".
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Earlier in the day, McConnell hinted there might not be a vote, saying from the Senate floor that debate on a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would continue, but he did not commit to a vote.
That's about a tenth of what Alaska would lose under the original Graham-Cassidy bill.
The ability to use the fiscal year 2017 budget reconciliation option for an Obamacare repeal bill will expire on Saturday. The bill would devastate a lot of the people in our neighborhoods and community because we have a lot of patients with pre-existing conditions and illnesses, that are from immigrant backgrounds. But they can't admit it because it sounds heartless. What do they get instead? Slate's Jamelle Bouie provided one of the best compendiums of falsehoods being offered on behalf of this bill.
Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights (11:35 p.m. ET) on ABC. Outside analysts have consistently said it would weaken protections for pre-existing conditions.
In California, 3.8 million residents gained health coverage under the expansion, and a third of the state's population is enrolled in Medicaid.
The abandoned bill would transform much of "Obamacare's" spending into grants that states could spend on health programs with few constraints. Right, and I have the "choice" of buying a fleet of Rolls-Royces.
"My wife and I were anxious about health care, we didn't like what the Republicans were doing, so we chose to have a baby with congenital heart defects, OK?" "Graham-Cassidy may similarly overestimate the willingness and ability of states to affect positive change".
This week is a testing time.
Frank Pennington, a minister at a local church, attended the rally because he said Americans deserve universal health care, and Obamacare comes closer to universal health care than any other health care plan. No one who votes for this bill can ever make that claim again.