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GOP senators oppose Swampcare
« on: June 22, 2017, 04:35:50 PM »
No surprise on this at all.  The few conservatives that we have in the Senate are standing their ground.  I applaud them!

GOP senators oppose Swampcare

A group of Republican senators have declared their opposition to the Senate’s version of Obamacare reform.

Senators Rand Paul, R-Ky., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., have released a joint statement announcing they are opposing the Senate’s version of the Obamacare bill in its current form......

......“There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system, but it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs.”....

https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/gop-senators-oppose-swampcare
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Re: GOP senators oppose Swampcare
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 04:33:58 AM »
No surprise on this at all.  The few conservatives that we have in the Senate are standing their ground.  I applaud them!

GOP senators oppose Swampcare

A group of Republican senators have declared their opposition to the Senate’s version of Obamacare reform.

Senators Rand Paul, R-Ky., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., have released a joint statement announcing they are opposing the Senate’s version of the Obamacare bill in its current form......

......“There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system, but it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs.”....

https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/gop-senators-oppose-swampcare

Good for them. Nobody is surprised the first draft was "Obamacare Lite" as Rand Paul called it.
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Re: GOP senators oppose Swampcare
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2017, 06:01:38 AM »
Good for them. Nobody is surprised the first draft was "Obamacare Lite" as Rand Paul called it.


Well...time is ticking.  Each day we are getting closer to the 2018 elections.  This is one issue just about every GOP candidate ran on.
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Re: GOP senators oppose Swampcare
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 07:55:40 AM »
Johnson opposes due to procedural reasons, not policy. I hope Sasse just hasnt had a chance to fully look at bill yet and therefore that is why he hasnt opposed it so far. If Sasse does ok this bill in its current form, Ill be concerned and quite disappointed in him.
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Re: GOP senators oppose Swampcare
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 09:57:32 AM »
This really explains the gop'E and why they want Commiecare, and why the Freedom Caucus despises it.


What is Obamacare?

To avoid the endless semantics, lies, and perfidious distortions from GOP leadership on how they are “repealing” Obamacare, let’s briefly describe the law.

Obamacare comprises five core elements related to health insurance (putting aside the burdens on health care itself): actuarily insolvent regulations; open-ended, means-tested subsidies; Medicaid expansion; the employer and individual mandates; and the tax increases.

Regulations: The foundation of Obamacare are the two dozen or so actuarily insolvent regulations designed to “cover everyone” but that in turn have tripled premiums and are now destroying the entire individual market.

Subsidies: Because the regulations make insurance unaffordable, anyone below a certain income level is subsidized to purchase medical insurance. This, in turn, inflates the cost of insurance even more.

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What’s in the Senate AHCA?

Which brings us to the Senate bill. The Senate bill is essentially a more liberal version of the House bill, which, in itself, was a more insolvent version of Obamacare that Republicans will now own.

Where conservatives go from here

The sad reality is that given the complexity of health care, facts and details don’t matter. Republicans will take this Obamacare bailout bill and call it “repeal” of Obamacare. They will isolate the few brave conservatives who don’t want their brand attached to a more insolvent version of Obamacare and shame them into playing team ball. They will contend that this is the only chance to repeal it, even though the bill actually bails out Obamacare.

As I noted last week, conservatives need to completely disown this and introduce their own bill. Either way, Obamacare is not getting repealed at this point, so we as may as well stand for a long -term vision of freedom, prosperity, choice, competition, and cutting lobbyists and government out of health care. It’s time for conservatives to place a full repeal bill on the table, along with numerous free market health care reforms that actually create a functioning market. They should demonstrate how Obamacare and its predecessor interventions are the source of the pre-existing condition problem and how free markets would fix the problem.

As late as 1987, long after the enactment of the Great Society, at a time when Reagan thought our government was way too large, the federal government only spent $85 billion on health care. Now, we spend close a $1 trillion (plus state expenditures), yet Republicans want more without ever addressing the source of the problem. After a half-century of price-hiking interventions, regulations, and subsidies, we have nothing to show for our $1 trillion in federal spending other than record high prices and an industry that bears no resemblance to any other marketplace, whose insolvency itself will engender further subsidies in the coming years that dwarf current spending. Isn’t it time for a bold change rather than the faintest of faint echoes?

https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/the-gops-obamacare-out-repeal-replace-in-copy-paste
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