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Peggy Noonan: High Anxiety Over Health-Care Reform 

People need simplicity and clarity. They deserve it. They’ll pay for it as best they can, a lot if they have to. But they need not to be jerked around anymore.  850 more words


Repeal And Replace

I usually close down my posting day with the “Closing Thought” but there are times when stuff happens and I need to rub it in….. 238 more words


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PBS NewsHour has uploaded President Trump comments on GOP health care bill being pulled


House pulls health care bill from floor. Mighty Casey (Trump) Strikes Out AGAIN.



Multiple sources are reporting that the House has pulled the vote on Trumpcare, breaking their own promise of the past seven years to repeal and replace Obamacare. Seven years they had to come up with some kind of bill to replace it. Seven years they had every conservative policy wonk (the real ones, not Paul Ryan) providing advice and offering ideas. In seven years they did squat. Well, not entirely squat. They had over 60 votes to repeal Obamacare in part or in whole. Every one of those votes was estimated to cost $1.45 million dollars—each vote—of taxpayer money. That's not counting all the staff time, the committee time, the opportunity cost of everything that was postponed or just not done because of their single-minded obsession on this one thing. Billions of dollars spent—just on votes—not on all the campaign ads for this. Seven years. They had seven years. And all they had to show for it a crappy cut-and-paste job from the original law.  A bad bill that destroyed Medicaid (Paul Ryan's frat-boy "dream", destabilized Medicare, and threw 24 million people off of healthcare. All for the tax cuts for the wealthy. And in the process, they self-inflicted incalculable wounds. Ryan had to pull this vote, after strong-arming and threatening his members, even though it would be damaging to them back home. It damaged Ryan AND Trump in the process and makes it even harder for Republicans to pass anything in the future. They've destroyed any hope they had of proving that a united Republican government could actually govern. And they did it for an incredibly cruel bill that demonstrated to the American people just how craven they could be in pursuit of those tax cuts. Good. https://twitter.com/jdawsey1/status/845357609897152514

Obamacare repeal exposes House Republicans' policy nakedness (update #2)

After seven years of political games without having to govern, House Republicans are damned if they repeal Obamacare, and damned if they don’t.

Updated: Added WaPo link and quote at the bottom. 760 more words

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Trumpcare: The State of Healthcare in America (How Many More People Will Die?)

How did we get to the point where the discussion on health care has come down to how much less coverage can be provided and how much tax relief can be granted to already rich people? 396 more words

Trump delivers ultimatum to House Republicans: Pass health-care measure on Friday or he’ll move on

Trump delivers ultimatum to House Republicans: Pass health-care measure on Friday or he’ll move on

The Washington Post

Mike DeBonis, Juliet Eilperin2 hrs ago

Last-minute tax tips for procrastinators… 2,002 more words

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