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Monday, October 02, 2017

Republicans Try to Save Obamacare After Repeal Failure

After failing to repeal Obamacare, Senate Republicans continue to work with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to rescue Obamacare through a bipartisan bailout and stabilization package.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced on Tuesday that they will not vote to repeal Obamacare through the Graham-Cassidy block grant proposal. Now only a few days later, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) continues to work with committee ranking member Patty Murray (D-WA) and Chuck Schumer on bipartisan legislation to bail out Obamacare.

Schumer revealed Thursday that the deal was “on the verge” of a bipartisan compromise that would bail out the Obamacare exchanges.

Schumer said on the Senate floor Thursday, “They both inform me that they’re on the verge of an agreement, a bipartisan healthcare agreement to stabilize markets and lower premiums.”

Senate Republican initially nixed talks with Democrats to bail out Obamacare after the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare bill became a viable option to repeal Obamacare; however, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) once again derailed the Obamacare repeal process by opposing the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill. Now that McCain halted Obamacare repeal, Senate Republicans want to push for a bill that would help preserve Obama’s hallmark legislation rather than fulfill their seven-year promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Anonymous said...

Trump needs to go through with his executive order putting all Politians in Obamacare and there will no longer be exemptions. Make Obamacare for everybody or repeal and replace. Politians want Obamacare then make them leave with it like the rest of the citizens.

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Anonymous said...

I wish I had just stayed home when I voted for this turd. I didn't like him even before that, never have. Guess I was thinking he would be fired and Sarah Palin would take over.

Anonymous said...


And post Nancy pilosi cell number with the dirtbag chuck Schumer.

Anonymous said...

Something has to be done. Insurance is Going up 33 to 49.9 percent in Maryland depending on what kind you have. So how many people on here will drop that $1000 to $2000 a month bill for health insurance? Personally, mine will go up to no longer affordable after having insurance 61 years. The insurance would be high as my housing costs. Medicaid it appears will be my insurance in 2018. Luckily, most my current doctors do take it.

Anonymous said...

The politicians will say and do exactly what they are instructed to say and do by their BOSSES.
The financiers of the campaigns.
Follow the money.

Anonymous said...

She has the brains of a jellyfish.

Anonymous said...

No Bailouts - no rescue!

Let the dumbocrats own it!

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when 51% are on handouts. They vote for a POS like 0bama and he screws the country. Now, those getting the handouts do not pay for a damn thing because they have Medicaid. The suckers who get up every day and go to work can barely afford to pay the bills. Really frustrating! But these so called republicans are even more frustrating.