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Washington - McConnell Intends To Replace 'Obamacare' Without Democrats

Published on: February 17, 2017 12:21 PM
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, as Republicans prepare to use their majority to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, despite calls from Democrats to delay until requested emails are release. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, as Republicans prepare to use their majority to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, despite calls from Democrats to delay until requested emails are release. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Washington - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans intend to overhaul health care and the tax code this year without Democratic help.

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In the past, McConnell has condemned Democrats for passing “Obamacare” in the first place without any Republican votes, claiming that approach set the law up to fail.

But now McConnell is promising the same approach himself, indicating partisanship and polarization will continue under President Donald Trump.

A strictly partisan approach on major legislation is a departure in the Senate, where most major bills require involvement by both parties.

But McConnell says the polarization in Congress is Democrats’ fault because they haven’t come to terms with the fact that Trump won the election.



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 Feb 17, 2017 at 12:54 PM TrumpISprez Says:

Yes of course that's the way to go. And its very different than what the democrates did when passing the ACA. At that point it was a new terrible bill being stuffed down people's face. Now its just about cleaning up the mess. Its not about stuffing new bills on people.

So why is the ACA so bad?
1) More than half is simply medicad expansion. Only 9.8 million have plans on the exchanges. Medicad expansion is not free. Someone has to pay for it. I actually propose keeping the expansion but charging every medicad recipient a $5 co pay. Its about the price of a big Mac and will reduce costs.
2) Pre existing conditions mandate is bad: Insurance is about risk mitigation. If you want to be insured when sick then get it when healthy. But don't demand that companies take you when you get sick. If you can't afford it get medicad. I do agree that we need a program for those that are self employed. And thats a deficiency. But there should not be a green light for pre existing conditions. And no the mandate does not solve that issue.

Bottom line 175 million people are paying more and receiving less just for the very few at most 20 million needy. There are no free lunches.

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 Feb 17, 2017 at 01:33 PM Butterfly Says:

First ask him if he will take the exact same insurance! No excuses!

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 Feb 17, 2017 at 01:35 PM SandmanNY Says:

Great Dem lies we heard.
Pelosi: "We have to pass the bill so you can see what's in it, away from the fog of controversy."
Obama (at least 25x): You'll see this transparent government functioning live on CSPAN.
Obama: You like you doctor, you can keep him. You like your plan, you can keep it.

Dems are owned by Soros. Soros is owned by evil. The rest is commentary.

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 Feb 17, 2017 at 01:38 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
TrumpISprez Says:

Yes of course that's the way to go. And its very different than what the democrates did when passing the ACA. At that point it was a new terrible bill being stuffed down people's face. Now its just about cleaning up the mess. Its not about stuffing new bills on people.

So why is the ACA so bad?
1) More than half is simply medicad expansion. Only 9.8 million have plans on the exchanges. Medicad expansion is not free. Someone has to pay for it. I actually propose keeping the expansion but charging every medicad recipient a $5 co pay. Its about the price of a big Mac and will reduce costs.
2) Pre existing conditions mandate is bad: Insurance is about risk mitigation. If you want to be insured when sick then get it when healthy. But don't demand that companies take you when you get sick. If you can't afford it get medicad. I do agree that we need a program for those that are self employed. And thats a deficiency. But there should not be a green light for pre existing conditions. And no the mandate does not solve that issue.

Bottom line 175 million people are paying more and receiving less just for the very few at most 20 million needy. There are no free lunches.

Maybe you know the answer to this because I am confused - When the law allows insurance company to deny coverage for a pre existing condition , how does it work?- If someone changes jobs and insurance, then his spouse or child with diabetes or cancer cannot be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition because that person already had coverage, even though under a different insurance company? But if they never had coverage , then he/she COULD be denied for a pre-existing condition?

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 Feb 17, 2017 at 03:16 PM Yuhvus Says:

Reply to #1  
TrumpISprez Says:

Yes of course that's the way to go. And its very different than what the democrates did when passing the ACA. At that point it was a new terrible bill being stuffed down people's face. Now its just about cleaning up the mess. Its not about stuffing new bills on people.

So why is the ACA so bad?
1) More than half is simply medicad expansion. Only 9.8 million have plans on the exchanges. Medicad expansion is not free. Someone has to pay for it. I actually propose keeping the expansion but charging every medicad recipient a $5 co pay. Its about the price of a big Mac and will reduce costs.
2) Pre existing conditions mandate is bad: Insurance is about risk mitigation. If you want to be insured when sick then get it when healthy. But don't demand that companies take you when you get sick. If you can't afford it get medicad. I do agree that we need a program for those that are self employed. And thats a deficiency. But there should not be a green light for pre existing conditions. And no the mandate does not solve that issue.

Bottom line 175 million people are paying more and receiving less just for the very few at most 20 million needy. There are no free lunches.

LOL!!!

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 Feb 17, 2017 at 03:30 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
TrumpISprez Says:

Yes of course that's the way to go. And its very different than what the democrates did when passing the ACA. At that point it was a new terrible bill being stuffed down people's face. Now its just about cleaning up the mess. Its not about stuffing new bills on people.

So why is the ACA so bad?
1) More than half is simply medicad expansion. Only 9.8 million have plans on the exchanges. Medicad expansion is not free. Someone has to pay for it. I actually propose keeping the expansion but charging every medicad recipient a $5 co pay. Its about the price of a big Mac and will reduce costs.
2) Pre existing conditions mandate is bad: Insurance is about risk mitigation. If you want to be insured when sick then get it when healthy. But don't demand that companies take you when you get sick. If you can't afford it get medicad. I do agree that we need a program for those that are self employed. And thats a deficiency. But there should not be a green light for pre existing conditions. And no the mandate does not solve that issue.

Bottom line 175 million people are paying more and receiving less just for the very few at most 20 million needy. There are no free lunches.

You just posted a lot of rubbish. The Republicans who are so eager to save money and be efficient. Put everybody under Medicare and you deliver better at a cheaper cost to the tax payers

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 Feb 19, 2017 at 03:55 PM TrumpISprez Says:

Reply to #4  
Anonymous Says:

Maybe you know the answer to this because I am confused - When the law allows insurance company to deny coverage for a pre existing condition , how does it work?- If someone changes jobs and insurance, then his spouse or child with diabetes or cancer cannot be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition because that person already had coverage, even though under a different insurance company? But if they never had coverage , then he/she COULD be denied for a pre-existing condition?

Its my understanding that, the law you mentioned has been around even before the pre existing condition's clause.

The pre existing conditon's clause states that if he or she NEVER had coverage they still CANNOT be denied coverage when switching jobs. And if they had a cheap insurance they can switch over to an expensive one. Whats more, during open enrollment, anyone can sign up whether employed or not and whether sick or not and whether insured previously or not.

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 Feb 19, 2017 at 03:57 PM TrumpISprez Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

You just posted a lot of rubbish. The Republicans who are so eager to save money and be efficient. Put everybody under Medicare and you deliver better at a cheaper cost to the tax payers

Rubbish??? Why??? Is it not true that 175 million Americans are paying more?

Now your medicare idea is not bad but it's basically universal health care which is dangerous too. We know that it does not work in other advanced countries and only the USA has a second to none system.

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