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Tue Mar 14, 2017, 07:01 PM

 

White House tries to salvage GOP health-care proposal as criticism mounts

Source: WaPo

March 14 at 7:43 PM

The White House launched an intensive effort Tuesday to salvage support for the Republican plan to revise the Affordable Care Act, even as a growing number of lawmakers weighed in against the proposal.

One day after the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis showing that 14 million fewer Americans would be insured next year under the GOP plan, Vice President Pence and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price went to Capitol Hill to rally backing for the proposal.

But widespread dissatisfaction among House and Senate lawmakers — conservatives and moderates alike — showed no signs of dissipating, increasing the chances that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) will have difficulty passing the bill if it goes to the House floor in the next two weeks, not to mention whether it can collect a majority in the Senate.

“I have serious concerns about the current draft of the House bill,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said in an interview Tuesday. “As written, I do not believe the House bill would pass the Senate.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/conservative-lawmakers-continue-to-push-back-on-obamacare-plan/2017/03/14/f7331e70-08aa-11e7-93dc-00f9bdd74ed1_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_obamacare-1050a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.04dec7e44ca6



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Response to Verbose Matthias (Original post)

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 07:04 PM

1. Meaning they will undo the ACA and have no replacement.

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Tue Mar 14, 2017, 07:13 PM

2. That is exactly what a bunch of them want. Hopefully, there are enough republicans in the Senate

who will prevent that, and it ends up with nothing they can agree on, so the ACA stays

Of course even then they can suppress funding for certain elements of the ACA, but just maybe it might buy us the time to take control of the House. The Senate is going to be tough, but if by some miracle that occurred, I would hope the Democrats would then go full bore into appointing an independent counsel to determine the Russian connections, plus any conflicts of interests that have been done, which would provide ground for impeachment

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Wed Mar 15, 2017, 05:45 AM

5. Collins and Murkowski are two exceptions

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Tue Mar 14, 2017, 07:21 PM

3. There is no "Part Two" or "Part Three" to this debacle.

What you see is what there is - pain and suffering for as far as the eye can see.

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