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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:09 PM

House Democrats plan quick vote to protect preexisting conditions once in majority

Source: washpost




November 8 at 3:20 PM

House Democrats plan to hold a vote early next year on protecting health coverage for people with preexisting conditions — testing GOP commitments to such protections that many Republicans adopted during difficult reelection campaigns.

Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.), who will be chairman of the Ways and Means Committee next year, said such a vote should happen immediately upon Democrats assuming control of the House in January.

The vote would be the natural sequel to Democrats’ successful midterm strategy of focusing on health care and attacking Republicans relentlessly over their attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which included landmark preexisting-condition protections.

During the campaign, many Republicans insisted they wanted preexisting conditions protected, a shift Democrats called disingenuous. A vote on the issue would give Republicans a chance to follow through.

“We need a vote on preexisting conditions right away,” Neal said in a post-election interview in his hometown of Springfield, Mass., on Wednesday. “We said that was one of the cornerstones of the ACA. After they saw how badly their position was polling on it, they said they were for it.”



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riversedge Nov 8 OP
Demwolv Nov 8 #1
cstanleytech Nov 8 #3
calimary Nov 8 #2
klook Nov 8 #4
LonePirate Nov 8 #5
cstanleytech Nov 8 #6
The Mouth Nov 8 #11
Politicub Nov 8 #7
brooklynite Nov 8 #8
sfwriter Nov 8 #10
not fooled Nov 8 #9

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:11 PM

1. Yes yes yes

 

get them on record.

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Response to Demwolv (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:12 PM

3. Exactly, it will put the Repugnants on the defensive and damn them either way.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:12 PM

2. GOOD!!!! GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD GOOD!

Play HARDBALL, Nancy. Take no prisoners. Search and destroy!

Do unto republi-CONS BEFORE they ever get a chance to do unto you.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:13 PM

4. Great opening move. (nt)

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:14 PM

5. Pelosi needs to have dozens of bills ready for debate come January. Non-stop voting through February

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:17 PM

6. After this they need to vote on the House agreeing to seek ways to save and protect

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from ever being put on the chopping block as it will force the Repugnants in the House into a corner.
Plus best of all Trump and his water carrier Repugnants in the Senate can't protect the House members since it's not really legislation.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:47 PM

11. This is what matters

investigations and impeachment ('oversight') are well and good, but POLICY and LAWS are what they are there to *DO*

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:21 PM

7. This is how it's done!!!

Bravo!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:21 PM

8. Since the Republicans need this desperately...

...they should add an OPTIONAL Medicare buy-in and dare Republicans to oppose it.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:37 PM

10. Yes, we have these protections in the ACA. Don't give this to the Republicans for free.

My requirement would be full funding for the exchanges which Trump has starved.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:27 PM

9. Excellent

Hey, pukes--put your money where your mouth is--pull the lawsuit!

(crickets)


[link:https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/06/opinion/republican-lawsuit-pre-existing-coverage.html|]

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