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Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:13 AM

 

Prediction about the AHCA

So I heard a smart take from Dan Pfeiifer on what will likely happen with the GOP healthcare bill.

First of all, the Trump WH is totally clueless and useless in this process, so they are more or less a non-factor.

Second of all, Paul Ryan is committed to get the bill through the House, but he won't get any Dem votes so he has to make it more appealing to the radical GOP House members, and that will make the bill worse-- more cuts, less healthcare.

So Paul Ryan will likely get a bill out of the House, but it will be far to extreme to pass the Senate, so it will die there, and basically nothing will happen.

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This is basically the story of the last several years since the hard right took over the House. Few things that pass the House can get passed in the Senate and vice versa.

Hopefully the GOP failing to reform the ACA will demotivate their voters a bit and help us take back freaking Congress

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Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 OP
SHRED Mar 2017 #1
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #2
flamingdem Mar 2017 #3
Cosmocat Mar 2017 #5
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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:15 AM

1. The backup plan is to keep killing the ACA

 

They've already started by making Medicaid expansion optional for states and underfunding risk corridors.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:21 AM

2. yeah, they've been doing that for a while.

 

But I suspect the ACA could survive just that.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:24 AM

3. Susan Collins came out today with a hard NO

The question is whether others are still against it in the senate.

Trump is working on cretins like Mike Lee and Rand Paul. There are another 20 who have not committed to no but they're negative.

They'd rather the house doesn't send it over

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:33 AM

5. This wasn't Rand Paul's last run at POTUS

IMO, unless it is a straight up repeal, as he has said, good chance he will do what is best for him, and vote it down.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:31 AM

4. That is very possible

I can see it playing out that way.

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