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Late-night ObamaCare meeting leaves no signs of progress
« on: April 05, 2017, 05:35:23 AM »
This shouldn't come as a surprise.  Pence brings a 'hatchet' bill before the Freedom Caucus that suggests providing waivers instead of repeal.  This was symbolic and nothing more.  Pence/Trump/Ryan can proclaim that they tried working with the Freedom Caucus and they wouldn't budge ... therefore they will claim that they have to take their bill to the DEMS.  What a despicable attempt at nothing!

Late-night ObamaCare meeting leaves no signs of progress

House Republicans left a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence in the Capitol on Tuesday night without any apparent progress towards a deal to try to revive their ObamaCare replacement bill.

There was not legislative text presented at the meeting as lawmakers continued to debate what changes would be made, despite hopes by the conservative House Freedom Caucus that the text would be made available for them to review.

Conservatives are facing pushback from other lawmakers as they seek to allow states to apply for waivers to repeal ObamaCare protections for people with pre-existing conditions, which they argue are driving up premiums.

Those protections are known as “community rating,” which prevents insurers from charging sick people more, and “guaranteed issue,” which prevents insurers from denying coverage to sick people.

Conservatives argue high-risk pool funding would help people with pre-existing conditions get coverage, but Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) acknowledged objections from more moderate members to removing regulations on pre-existing conditions.

“Even though we have a high risk pool that deals with this, I think there's probably a lot more concern over the guaranteed issue portion of that and what that may mean,” Meadows said leaving the meeting. ...

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/327347-late-night-obamacare-meeting-leaves-no-signs-of-progress
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Re: Late-night ObamaCare meeting leaves no signs of progress
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 11:57:20 AM »
This shouldn't come as a surprise.  Pence brings a 'hatchet' bill before the Freedom Caucus that suggests providing waivers instead of repeal.  This was symbolic and nothing more.  Pence/Trump/Ryan can proclaim that they tried working with the Freedom Caucus and they wouldn't budge ... therefore they will claim that they have to take their bill to the DEMS.  What a despicable attempt at nothing!

Late-night ObamaCare meeting leaves no signs of progress

House Republicans left a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence in the Capitol on Tuesday night without any apparent progress towards a deal to try to revive their ObamaCare replacement bill.

There was not legislative text presented at the meeting as lawmakers continued to debate what changes would be made, despite hopes by the conservative House Freedom Caucus that the text would be made available for them to review.

Conservatives are facing pushback from other lawmakers as they seek to allow states to apply for waivers to repeal ObamaCare protections for people with pre-existing conditions, which they argue are driving up premiums.

Those protections are known as “community rating,” which prevents insurers from charging sick people more, and “guaranteed issue,” which prevents insurers from denying coverage to sick people.

Conservatives argue high-risk pool funding would help people with pre-existing conditions get coverage, but Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) acknowledged objections from more moderate members to removing regulations on pre-existing conditions.

“Even though we have a high risk pool that deals with this, I think there's probably a lot more concern over the guaranteed issue portion of that and what that may mean,” Meadows said leaving the meeting. ...

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/327347-late-night-obamacare-meeting-leaves-no-signs-of-progress

I received the weekly newsletter from Mark Meadows this morning. He reiterated his and the FC position on Obamacare. They are determined to just not to put a different color of paint on Obamacare.
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Re: Late-night ObamaCare meeting leaves no signs of progress
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 04:20:09 PM »
Thanks for the info.  It's good to know that Meadows and the FC have no intention of budging. 
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