Jul 22 2017
"I think we all agree it's better to both repeal and replace, but we could have a vote on either", McConnell said after the White House meeting.
"Since we are a nation that's founded on compromise, I don't see why we can't compromise on this", said Valcee Cox, a retired high school history teacher in Big Spring, Texas.
The latest version of the Senate bill would increase average insurance premiums by 20 percent next year, the budget office estimate, but it would reduce premiums after 2019, so that in 2026 premiums for a typical "benchmark plan" would be 25 percent lower than under current law. As a result, coverage would quickly become unaffordable for most every American individual health-care market.
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) expressed exasperation over the inability to pass even a procedural motion to debate any healthcare bill.
McConnell is also in trouble with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who was diagnosed with brain cancer. Another would forbid individuals and small businesses from using the bill's health care tax credits to buy policies that cover abortion. Some Republicans have already admitted that the dozens of votes they took to repeal Obamacare under a Democratic president they knew would veto it were pure messaging votes -"fantasy football" in one lawmaker's words.
"When they talk about repeal and not replacing, that scares me half to death", said Andrea Martin of Taylor, Michigan.
Republicans should tear up their partisan, anti-Obama game plan and instead address the problems with the ACA - uneven insurance coverage in different states, drug prices, access to specialists and others - without political grandstanding.
Medicaid has been around since 1965 as an amendment to the Social Security Act. But instead of being served just chicken or steak, they received a stern presidential lecture on commitment.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell thus has scheduled a vote early next week to repeal Obamacare.
The Affordable Care Act is not "exploding" or "imploding", as President Trump likes to claim.
The Senate's so-called "Byrd Rule" is created to make sure policies passed under "budget reconciliation" - which allows legislation to advance with only 51 votes instead of the usual 60 needed to get past a filibuster - directly affect the federal budget, either by decreasing spending or by increasing revenue. But this time, he upped the cost of health care to $15 a month.
Yet for all the determined rhetoric Wednesday, the basic divisions haven't changed in the Senate, where conservatives like Rand Paul of Kentucky want legislation that fully repeals the Obama law while moderates like Susan Collins of ME want something incompatible with that, a more generous bill that provides for Americans including those who gained Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Trump says "Republicans never discuss how good their healthcare bill is, & it will get even better at lunchtime". Rand Paul, one of four senators who threatened to bring down the Senate bill, compared its continuation of parts of Obamacare to "German national socialism".
Jul 22 2017
Chief: Australian Woman Shot By Cop 'Did Not Have To Die'
She said the impact of the shooting, which has drawn worldwide attention, particularly from Australia, has not been lost on her. Harteau emphatically maintained that, based on what she knows, both officers' body cameras should have been running.
Jul 21 2017
Queen Latifah, Regina Hall star in raunchy comedy 'Girls Trip'
And, sure, " Girls Night" gets out of hand now and then, never more so involving a very public display of a bodily function. All of the women, despite their personal issues - have a strong affinity for their old college squad "Flossy Posse".
Jul 20 2017
Detwiler Fire Forces Mass Evacuations In Mariposa, Grows To 45000 Acres
It's usually filled with visitors heading to Yosemite National Park but no power and evacuation orders changed all of that. A park official said Wednesday that Highway 140 into Yosemite Valley from Mariposa is closed because of the fire.
Jul 20 2017
'Destiny 2' Control Mode: Big changes speed up PvP Crucible
Along with the new exotic weapons and sub-classes, players got to play the PvP game modes called Control and Countdown . After the round is complete, teams will swap objective, forcing both sides to show their skill at both objectives.
Jul 20 2017
OJ Simpson robbery victim to testify in favor of Simpson's parole
Simpson would at times get teased about the killings and trial, former guards Jesse Mandoki and Jeffrey Felix recalled. Unlike the drawn-out court proceedings over Simpson's 1995 charges, Wednesday's hearing, which begins at 1 p.m.
Jul 19 2017
Google Glass returns from the dead and this time it means business
Now that the Glass-for-business program has wrapped up its incubation period, the technology is back on the market again. Google has customised glass for workers in industries like manufacturing, logistics, field services and healthcare.
Jul 19 2017
Nintendo Switch Restock Hits Best Buy, GameStop And Target This Week
More a rehash than anything new, Splatoon 2 consists nearly entirely of slightly better-looking iterations of what's come before. This weekend, Splatoon 2 will arrive worldwide on Nintendo Switch , much to the delight of players around the world.
Jul 19 2017
They Paid For Wedding Dresses, Then The Company Went Out Of Business
Bridal and Prom Discount Warehouse is taking some of stress off brides scrambling to get a dress in time for their wedding. Brides were in for a surprise when they were met with locked doors at Alfred Angelo stores Friday morning.
Jul 19 2017
Wimbledon party leaves Roger with a bad Fedache
Federer said as he walked through the hallways of Center Court in gray trousers and a white zippered warmup jacket. These include two Wimbledon (2008, 2010) and US Open (2010, 2013) and a lone win at the Australian Open (2009).
Jul 19 2017
Kirk Cousins laughs off error: 'I've been called Kurt my entire life'
Those three teams slapped the franchise tag on Trumaine Johnson , Le'Veon Bell and Kirk Cousins respectively in the off-season. According to the Monday Morning Quarterback , there has been some doubt in the minds of a few Redskins front office members.
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