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sandensea

(22,096 posts)
Mon Sep 25, 2017, 02:49 PM Sep 2017

The GOP Health Care Bill Is Near Collapse With Rand Paul Still Opposed

Source: Time

A spokesman for Sen. Rand Paul says the Kentucky Republican remains opposed to the GOP bill repealing the Obama health care law. Paul's opposition would almost certainly doom the measure.

Just three Republican opponents would kill the bill in the narrowly divided Senate.

Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain opposes the measure and Maine Republican Susan Collins seems almost sure to do so. Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski is undecided but voted against earlier versions this summer.

Spokesman Sergio Gor says Paul wants a "significant" reduction in the law's $1 trillion in spending, elimination of its coverage requirements and establishment of broad health plans consumers could join.

Gor calls meeting those demands "the only way" Paul votes yes.

Read more: http://time.com/4955799/rand-paul-health-care-bill-opposition/

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The GOP Health Care Bill Is Near Collapse With Rand Paul Still Opposed (Original Post) sandensea Sep 2017 OP
Here is how I read this Eliot Rosewater Sep 2017 #1
Anything for money. sandensea Sep 2017 #4
No. Promee Sep 2017 #12
Good point. sandensea Sep 2017 #19
Whores gotta whore. DK504 Sep 2017 #15
"near Collapse" Bullshit, this thing was DOA it's all theatre to show that they The_Casual_Observer Sep 2017 #2
True - but they'll never stop trying. sandensea Sep 2017 #5
They are like the fucking Borg Cosmocat Sep 2017 #16
A veritable fifth column, those guys. sandensea Sep 2017 #18
I agree..."They are like the fucking Borg"..Most here don't know who the Borg are. Stuart G Sep 2017 #21
This fucked up bill is NOT "near collapse" unless you believe the GOP doesnt lie.... Old Vet Sep 2017 #20
What is a "broad health plan" bucolic_frolic Sep 2017 #3
Exactly. sandensea Sep 2017 #6
This message was self-deleted by its author bucolic_frolic Sep 2017 #7
This message was self-deleted by its author INdemo Sep 2017 #8
Hack the Vote? moonseller66 Sep 2017 #9
That's the idea. sandensea Sep 2017 #13
Rand Paul believes that the old "insurance collectives" for individuals and small businesses worked haele Sep 2017 #10
Rand Paul is about as consistent as Trump. U can pretty much ignore whatever he says. Midnight Writer Sep 2017 #11
Agree! Do not trust him or any of them...EVER! You would be a fool to fall BigmanPigman Sep 2017 #14
"Near Collapse" isn't good enough..... I won't sleep easy until this bastard is DEAD groundloop Sep 2017 #17
 

Promee

(69 posts)
12. No.
Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:59 PM
Sep 2017

Whores provide a pleasant experience during one's time together.

GOP-ers do nothing for anyone but themselves.

sandensea

(22,096 posts)
19. Good point.
Mon Sep 25, 2017, 04:17 PM
Sep 2017

Prostitutes at least give you bang for the buck.

Many of them, moreover, are excellent people I'm sure. I'm convinced that 80%+ of GOP congresscritters are all-out sociopaths.

 

The_Casual_Observer

(27,742 posts)
2. "near Collapse" Bullshit, this thing was DOA it's all theatre to show that they
Mon Sep 25, 2017, 02:54 PM
Sep 2017

are actively working the problem for their wealthy donors. They know there would be a goddamn revolution if they pulled that shit right now.

sandensea

(22,096 posts)
5. True - but they'll never stop trying.
Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:08 PM
Sep 2017

The GOPee is all tenacity - when it comes to undermining their own country.

Stuart G

(38,527 posts)
21. I agree..."They are like the fucking Borg"..Most here don't know who the Borg are.
Mon Sep 25, 2017, 06:05 PM
Sep 2017

The Borg are the horrific aliens who are out to destroy the federation of planets in .."Star Trek the Next Generation" a follow up to the original Star Trek series... Next Generation started in 87 and ran to 94.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard. was the captain with crew from various backgrounds..

The Borg were the definition of... "evil"..and would kill for any reason and in any way..

Old Vet

(2,001 posts)
20. This fucked up bill is NOT "near collapse" unless you believe the GOP doesnt lie....
Mon Sep 25, 2017, 04:23 PM
Sep 2017

IMO- These republicans will do anything, Including saying they wont support a bill which they WILL the day of the vote.

sandensea

(22,096 posts)
6. Exactly.
Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:12 PM
Sep 2017

They want health insurance to look like a lot of the auto and homeowners' insurance policies one sees these days: you pay the premiums, and should you actually need it they give you nothing in return.

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moonseller66

(430 posts)
9. Hack the Vote?
Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:24 PM
Sep 2017

It's interesting that while Russian hacking helped the Republicans win the 2017 Dictatorship of America, the Republicans must be furious they can't find a way (yet) to hack the votes in the House and Senate!

Maybe Mitch and Paul can find a way to make all votes done by private, electronic means through a server run by the Russians!

Obamacare repealed by 534 votes to 1 (oops! Sessions - look into this next year, please. Signed, Donnie)

We Americans don't need to see no stinkin' live Congressional voting!

haele

(12,767 posts)
10. Rand Paul believes that the old "insurance collectives" for individuals and small businesses worked
Mon Sep 25, 2017, 03:29 PM
Sep 2017

That's probably what he took when he was "practicing" as an optometrist in a competitive marketplace, before he got addicted to that sweet Uncle Sugar.
He ignores the fact that those groups still didn't pay for pre-existing conditions, had limited "family" coverage (like little to no mental health or specialists), and would drop subscribers as soon as something critical - like diabetes, serious arthritis, cancer, or a birth defect - occurred.

Haele

groundloop

(11,628 posts)
17. "Near Collapse" isn't good enough..... I won't sleep easy until this bastard is DEAD
Mon Sep 25, 2017, 04:12 PM
Sep 2017

I wouldn't put it past Rand to vote yes after he decides he's gotten enough attention by pitching a temper tantrum.

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