Friday, April 28, 2017

Oppose New initative to Kill Obama Care

the bill has already been defeated but it was a test of the Democrat's resistance.
still need to call say end it,m stop trying to kill Obama care

Daily action
In light of news that Republicans are delaying a vote on the Trump/Ryan healthcare bill yet again, today's Daily Action is to call your representative at (844) 241-1141 and demand they put an end to this bill once and for all.
Many Republican members of the House haven't stated how they plan to vote on Trumpcare 2.0. Some may secretly oppose it, but are afraid to say so publicly because they are afraid of the White House. We need you to let those undecided legislators know that they have MUCH more to fear from their constituents, who are overwhelmingly against the AHCA and will not hesitate to vote out anyone who would deny healthcare to millions of Americans! We need 4 more Republicans to publicly oppose the bill. If they are silent, we have to assume they are in support of the bill and going forward, treat them accordingly. Make it clear: silence won't do them any favors with their constituents.
Essentially every Democrat as well as 18 Republican representatives have publicly stated their opposition to the AHCA. If your representative is one of them, we need you to thank them and tell them you expect them to hold strong against any further iterations of this bill.
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The new Process of Kill Obama care looks more brutal than the first one, We really need to call congress in record numbers and kill this attempt,

Greg Sargent "GOP Has a New Plan to Destroy Obama Care, it's Even Crueler Than The last One," The Washington Post (Opinion) (Ap4il 20) 2017
(accessed 4/18/17)

The Huffington Post has a detailed rundown of the new GOP plan, which is designed to bridge the gap between moderates and conservatives who rejected the last one for different reasons. It allows states to seek a waiver to get rid of the Affordable Care Act’s prohibition on charging higher premiums to people with preexisting conditions, on the condition that states set up or participate in high-risk pools that would help cover any of those people who lose nsurance. It would also restore to the GOP bill the ACA’s requirement that insurers cover Essential Health Benefits (EHBs) — such as doctor’s and emergency room visits and maternit[ready care — but allow states to seek waivers from them.[1] [read more]

"Hard Line republican Caucus Backs Revised Bill To Repeal Obama Care," New York Times (Apil 26) 2017 (on line version, URL:
(accessed 4/18/17)

WASHINGTON — The House Freedom Caucus, a group of hard-line conservatives who were instrumental in blocking President Trump’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act last month, gave its approval Wednesday to a new, more conservative version, breathing new life into Republican efforts to replace President Barack Obama’s health law. Senior White House officials, led by Reince Priebus, the chief of staff, have relentlessly pressed Republicans to revive the health care push before Mr. Trump’s hundred-day mark on Saturday, and with conservatives falling into line, the bill has a chance to get through the House, possibly as early as Friday.
It was not clear whether conservative support for the revised legislation would be matched by losses in the center, especially among Republicans representing districts won by Hillary Clinton. But the rest of the House Republican Conference was left with a stark choice: Reject the measure and take the blame previously left at the feet of conservatives for undermining a central goal of the administration, or give it the nod, please voters who want a repeal, and risk taking a potentially fatal hit in the next election for approving a measure expected to leave tens of millions of Americans without insurance.[2] [read more]

Trump lacks enough support from his own party so he seeks to force Dems to negotiate by threatening vital funds for healthcare.

Robert Pear, "Trump Threatens Health Subsidies to Fporce Democrats to Bargain," New York Times (April 13) 2017, on line version URL  (accessed 4/18/17)

His bargaining chip is the government subsidies paid to insurance companies so they can reduce deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs for low-income consumers — seven million people this year. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal this week, Mr. Trump threatened to withhold the subsidy payments as a way to induce the Democrats to bargain with him. For now, Democrats are resisting and using his maneuver against him to energize their own party. And they warn that Mr. Trump will be blamed if the insurance markets collapse and people lose coverage next year. “Republicans are in control of government,” Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri, said Thursday after a town-hall-style meeting in her home state. “If they blow up what access to health care there is right now, they’re going to own it.”[3][Read More]



[1]Greg Sargent "GOP Has a New Plan to Destroy Obama Care, it's Even Crueler Than The last One," The Washington Post (Opinion) (Ap4il 20) 2017
(accessed 4/18/17)

[2] "Hard Line republican Caucus Backs Revised Bill To Repeal Obama Care," New York Times (Apil 26) 2017 (on line version, URL:
(accessed 4/18/17)

[3] Robert Pear, "Trump Threatens Health Subsidies to Fporce Democrats to Bargain," New York Times (April 13) 2017, on line version URL  (accessed 4/18/17)

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