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Senate Republicans to make another attempt at Obamacare repeal

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thepotatoman

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Probably means selling health insurance across state lines.

Something we already have, except no insurer wants to do it because it just doesn't make business sense.
 

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https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/891996053611917312
 

BoogieWoogie

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Well first thing I've ever agreed with Trump on, Congress SHOULD have the same health insurance as everyone else.
 

Seth Enosh

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Well first thing I've ever agreed with Trump on, Congress SHOULD have the same health insurance as everyone else.
He's talking about taking away the employer contribution for congress and their staff members (1000s of staff).

Most people who get health insurance through their employer don't pay the full premiums, why should congress or their staff? This is just demagoguery and apparently it's working.
 

BoogieWoogie

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He's talking about taking away the employer contribution for congress and their staff members (1000s of staff).

Most people who get health insurance through their employer don't pay the full premiums, why should congress or their staff? This is just demagoguery and apparently it's working.

Their staff should totally keep what healthcare they have, but Congress votes for themselves to have the best healthcare forever, even past their terms. As representatives of their districts, they should take on the same healthcare that they're voting for for their constituents.
 

skullmuffins

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He's talking about taking away the employer contribution for congress and their staff members (1000s of staff).

Most people who get health insurance through their employer don't pay the full premiums, why should congress or their staff? This is just demagoguery and apparently it's working.
And Congress & their staff are required by law to buy their insurance off the ACA exchanges
 
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Don't they go on recess on Monday until September? Would they just cancel it to vote for the Graham bill?
I don't remember if the Senate is still going on recess, but the house is iirc.

But in any case, they can't pass it without McCain anyway, so no. They're not going to do that and he won't be back till mid September (and that's if he comes back and doesn't call it a day).

This isn't a out healthcare.

It's about a Win
That and destroying the first black president's crowning achievement Fox.
 

CHC

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He's just in full "fuck my shit up" mode when it comes to the presidency.

Can't get anything he wants, so now he just wants to fling shit in every direction.

What a miserable man. I take joy in knowing that he is unhappy every day. Whenever I'm stressed, sleepless, or am just dying to get something over with, I calm myself by remembering that this is how Trump feels all the time.
 

Steejee

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We are still riding on Obama's glory. He really can't take credit until well into next year.

Even then, at the rate he's passing things, there'd likely be little to nothing he could point to to say 'This is what I did better than Obama for the economy!'.
 

GodofWine

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Don't be so sure. He voted yes on the first bill, which was even worse than the skinny repeal.

He voted yes so it could proceed to a vote, in which he could vote no and torpedo the entire thing for good...which I thought he did.


How can they go back for another round? I thought this fiscal year's opportunity was now gone, done, kaput.
 

numble

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He voted yes so it could proceed to a vote, in which he could vote no and torpedo the entire thing for good...which I thought he did.


How can they go back for another round? I thought this fiscal year's opportunity was now gone, done, kaput.

They voted on multiple potential bills, the final of which was the skinny repeal. He voted yes to open debate and also yes on the more comprehensive repeal and replace bill:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/07/25/us/politics/senate-votes-repeal-obamacare.html

This year's opportunity is still available.