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McConnell and GOP Senators desperately working on a new "Skinny Repeal" for the ACA

Acorn

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Instead of this kicking McCain's empathy into action it rasied his scorn. Everything is inoperable now fuckers!

(I'm kidding obv)
 

TAJ

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Someone please show this to McCain.
 

Steel

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Full repeal has failed(according to CNN just now), 6 republican senators, including McCain, voted against. Moving on to the skinny. Whose bill has not yet been written or CBO scored.
 

Netherscourge

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Full repeal has failed(according to CNN just now), 6 republican senators, including McCain, voted against. Moving on to the skinny. Whose bill has not yet been written or CBO scored.

How the hell can they vote for a bill that hasn't even been written yet?

How is that even legal?
 

Snwaters

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Expected. It's the skinny repeal that's expected to pass. The rest is theater.

But that's the problem: Skinny isn't enough for guys like Rand Paul. And to get him on board, you lose folks like Collins.

And Rand Paul is a man who gives zero fucks about what folks say about him.
 

ThLunarian

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Full repeal has failed(according to CNN just now), 6 republican senators, including McCain, voted against. Moving on to the skinny. Whose bill has not yet been written or CBO scored.

How the hell can they vote for a bill that hasn't even been written yet?

How is that even legal?

I think when he said 'moving on to Skinny Repeal,' he probably means that it's time to start the process of getting it scored and vetted so that it can be voted on. He didn't mean they're moving to vote on it today.

At least I hope that's the case
 

Netherscourge

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Yesterday, Rand Paul was attacking Jeff Sessions on CNN for picking on poor people.

Today, Rand Paul votes to take away healthcare from poor people.

 

Brandon F

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Seriously, these votes aren't worth getting excited over. It's all theatrics and expected fails. Save the gifs for the Skinny repeal, that is what all this nonsense is leading up towards. That is the real fight.
 

Steel

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What is the Graham-Cassidy bill? Haven't seen this one.

It basically allows states to adjust the tax penalty that people who opt out of the individual mandate must pay.

I think when he said 'moving on to Skinny Repeal,' he probably means that it's time to start the process of getting it scored and vetted so that it can be voted on. He didn't mean they're moving to vote on it today.

At least I hope that's the case

They voted on BCRA without a CBO score, so who the hell knows.
 

Sobriquet

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Damn it Paul! That's what I get for relying on him to be an obstructionist asshole all the time.

He talks a big game but almost always votes the party line. He's only notable in that his rhetoric is almost the complete opposite of his voting record. The least principled Senator since his dad.
 

PhoncipleBone

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He talks a big game but almost always votes the party line. He's only notable in that his rhetoric is almost the complete opposite of his voting record. The least principled Senator since his dad.

Fuck the little Hobbit. I have had to work a few events where he comes to do book signings, and the fucking loons show up wanting copies of the constitution signed by him. It requires so much self restraint not to start asking questions of everyone, including Rand Paul himself.
 

Sean C

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Seriously, these votes aren't worth getting excited over. It's all theatrics and expected fails. Save the gifs for the Skinny repeal, that is what all this nonsense is leading up towards. That is the real fight.
Even that, not really. "Skinny" repeal is just a device to get into conference committee, where they will once again try to do the thing neither house has been able to do to this point: create a plan that everybody can agree on. Then both houses have to vote on that.
 

JCHandsom

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Even that, not really. "Skinny" repeal is just a device to get into conference committee, where they will once again try to do the thing neither house has been able to do to this point: create a plan that everybody can agree on. Then both houses have to vote on that.

So what are the chances this dies in the House?
 
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Not GAF, lol
So what are the chances this dies in the House?
At this point, it might not even make it out of the senate. It kind of fell apart over the last few hours once the CBO report came out

It quickly went from "they absolutely have 50 votes now" to "this is starting to fall about." I guess 16 million off insurance in an election year is a hard pill to swallow

Oh, and this doesn't even qualify for reconciliation as it is now, so yea, they have some problems