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Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:16 PM

Our so-called president is getting ready to grab us by the.....wallet

He's desperate and he's pissed. And he could easily do this:

"Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Trump, said Sunday he will make a decision this week on ending key payments to insurance companies under ObamaCare.He’s going to make that decision this week," she told "Fox News Sunday."

The payments are known as Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) payments. Referring to them as “bailouts,” Trump threatened to end the payments on Saturday.

His tweet followed the collapse of the GOP effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare in the Senate this week. Trump is urging Republicans not to give up on the healthcare reform effort and threatening that if they do not pass a bill, he will end the federal subsidies to insurance companies.


If the subsidies are taken away millions of middle class and working class people will see their premiums rise by hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars overnight. Remember, the eligibility is determined by the adjusted gross income. So people who make as much as 65-70k a year gross, particularly those who have small businesses or work as independent contractors are eligible for subsidies.

But hey, fine. To hell with them. They deserve to suffer, amirite? Maybe those 60 year olds will get some initiative and go out and inherit millions from their rich daddies like all good Americans should do.



MORE:
http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2017/07/getting-ready-to-grab-us-by-wallet.html

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Reply Our so-called president is getting ready to grab us by the.....wallet (Original post)
kpete Jul 2017 OP
SHRED Jul 2017 #1
bagelsforbreakfast Jul 2017 #9
SHRED Jul 2017 #14
Vinca Jul 2017 #2
KentuckyWoman Jul 2017 #3
Shrike47 Jul 2017 #5
Matthew28 Jul 2017 #11
chillfactor Jul 2017 #4
BigmanPigman Jul 2017 #6
Gabi Hayes Jul 2017 #8
BigmanPigman Jul 2017 #10
Gabi Hayes Jul 2017 #12
Gabi Hayes Jul 2017 #7
NutmegYankee Jul 2017 #13

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:19 PM

1. Why toss ageism into this otherwise good post?

 

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Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:46 PM

9. I'm 66 and had to ask...are you really upset by the op? n/m

 

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Response to bagelsforbreakfast (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 05:35 PM

14. Nah...just wondering

 

I'm 60.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:20 PM

2. I don't know how he can do this even if he wants to. The ACA is a law.

They didn't overturn it, so it must be followed.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:21 PM

3. So basically.......

Ferret head is chomping at the bit to screw over the very people the Republican party claims as their majority voter.

I'm shocked I tell you, shocked.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:25 PM

5. Please don't malign ferrets. At least one is our Friend.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:56 PM

11. If this doesn't change their votes

I can't imagine what would...Seriously.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:25 PM

4. well if he is really THAT insane....

he is going to lose more of his base as those people will be affected. He really is IGNORANT!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:30 PM

6. Right now 25% of my disability income goes to my ACA premiums

and this is with subsidies. I had to leave teaching after 15 years when I got sick and my income is from disability and it is at poverty level. I live in the 8th most expensive city in the country to be near my family and now I am very sick. Without subsidies it will be 33% of my income (not includeing co-pays, meds, and other health expenses).
I worked my ass off to send myself back to college to get a second degree and worked 50-60 hour weeks and teachers make very little money and I saved every cent. I ended up spending $30,000 of my savings for only TWO years of regular health insur. before the ACA.
I am so glad the GOP bastards think I am lazy, don't know how to budget my income and waste it on frivolous items and can just get a job to solve my problems. I hate them!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:40 PM

8. Can't express how badly I feel for you

 

have you tried one of those self finding things? Medical bills are one of the highest ranking vehicles for support

I have a friend who did it

Let me know if contacting him would help

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:47 PM

10. I doubt my family would go for it. We are proud and they

would rather use up their savings to help me. They are both 83 and healthy so the plan is that they will pay my bills after I lose my 550 sq foot apt. Since I won't be outliving them it would've been my inheritance.

But thank you soooo very much! Your thoughts put tears in my eyes.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:58 PM

12. What about their savings?

 

Screw pride!!!!

I called my friend

Left a message

Will fill you in

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:35 PM

7. Fared Z had a great, concisely put together segment

 

on the total fraud, down the years, of Reaganomics

Gotta be out there somewhere

And Samantha Bee had another tear down of Laffer that perfectly dovetails wit the above


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 05:02 PM

13. This could be a political bonanza for us.

Think about it - we can law it the "lawless presidency" and highlight how the R's are not following the law and have chosen to harm Americans.

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