32m to lose health insurance if no replacement for Obamacare
- Autor: Montenegro Chinchilla Jul 24, 2017,
Jul 24, 2017, 14:07
Both versions encountered opposition from enough GOP senators to doom the effort, but McConnell is making a last-gasp attempt this week after President Donald Trump insisted that senators not leave town for the August recess without sending him some kind of health overhaul bill to sign.
Trump called the 52 Republican senators to the White House for lunch on Tuesday to discuss a path forward on the health care bill.
Of course, if moderates vote "yes" on the motion to proceed, they will eventually have to flip-flop on their 2015 votes anyway - because clean repeal would send the failing Obamacare exchanges into a full meltdown and Medicaid expansion would be terminated, as would the cost-sharing reduction payments for low-income Americans. I do not expect health care to disappear - but I do expect it will cease to be divided.
Roughly 1.7-Million Ohioans and Pennsylvanians are enrolled in Obamacare and they're keeping an eye on Washington as the Senate struggles to come up with a new bill and the votes to pass it. And the customers (patients) themselves have good reason to distrust what's been falsely advertised to them as a "private sector" system.
We're paying the salaries of lawmakers, Republican and Democratic.
"If there is a single unifying issue in the tea party movement, it is the desire to repeal Obamacare", Martin said. John McCain, an Arizona Republican, insisted Monday that "the Congress must now return to regular order, hold hearings, receive input from members of both parties, and heed the recommendations of our nation's governors". The Senate is now considering multiple ways to fulfill this longstanding pledge.
Like the Democrats in 2009, Republicans have a historic opportunity that will quickly vanish unless it is seized.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is pushing a plan she calls the Marketplace Certainty Act, which she says would provide stability to the individual insurance market, which Obamacare wrecked. He can then bring the BCRA up for a vote. The subsidy to the poorest and neediest was the linchpin of Obamacare. It marked the second-time McConnell hit a roadblock in less than 24 hours. Vice President Mike Pence would cast a tie-breaking vote.
The House bill, which passed that chamber in May, would have resulted in 23 million people losing coverage while reducing the deficit by $119 billion; the failed Senate bill would have pushed 22 million people off health rolls and cut the deficit by $321 billion. This is further evidence that whenever Republicans and Democrats agree on something, it's probably a conspiracy against the American taxpayer.
According to a Lee aide said, Trump was lobbying the senator to support going back to repeal and immediately replace, a strategy McConnell had already abandoned.
Regarding the original Senate health care proposal, in his June 27 letter Bishop Dewane said that "at a time when tax cuts that would seem to benefit the wealthy and increases in other areas of federal spending, such as defense, are being contemplated, placing a 'per capita cap' on medical coverage for the poor is unconscionable". He has an outsize influence on the prospects of the bill because he is one of the few Republicans willing to be the decisive vote against it. The only certainty would be that taxpayers would end up on the hook. Dean Heller-who was seated next to Trump and had been rumored to be on the fence about supporting the Better Care Reconciliation Act-Trump joked that retaining his seat might depend upon his support of the party's agenda. This made it possible for millions who couldn't afford insurance at any price to purchase it for the first time. In other organized attacks, they continued to insist Obama was a Muslim though he has been a longtime member of a Protestant church in Chicago. This provision would be retroactive to 2016.