House Republicans Unveil Bullet Points for Obamacare Repeal

Image result for repeal obamacare nowHouse Republican leaders previewed parts of an Obamacare repeal bill at a Thursday press conference.

House Speaker Ryan announced:

Here is what is important for us all to understand: Obamacare is not simply stuck in some kind of status quo. It is getting worse by the day, and it will keep getting worse unless we act.

We need to rescue people from this collapsing law, and we need to replace it with a true patient-centered system. One that gives every American access to quality, affordable coverage.

That means more choices and lower costs. It means real protections and peace of mind. And it means returning your care to your control. Patients and doctors should be making the big decisions—not government bureaucrats.

Step by step, this is what our plan to repeal and replace Obamacare will do. We look forward to making progress in the coming weeks and keeping our promise to the American people.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) joined the speaker in reaffirming their commitment to repealing and replacing Obamacare.

House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) said, “We’re going to continue to work through this through the district work period next week. And as we come back in the weeks ahead we’re going to be moving forward with legislation.”

Republicans leaders hope to soon provide a credible alternative to Obamacare. House congressional committees including Ways and Means, as well as Energy and Commerce, will start the markup of the bill after the president’s day recess next week.

The Republican proposal would include health savings accounts, high-risk pools for sick people, and states receiving greater control over health care. The plan also includes tax credits for individuals to buy health insurance dependent on age and family size rather than Obamacare’s income basis.

The Republican plan lowers Medicaid back to each states’ traditional match rate. The proposal says, “This ensures continuity of care and coverage for low-income adults, but does not reward states that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare and allows individuals to cycle off the program into other coverage sources naturally.”

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REPEAL the entire ocare bill.


America does not need government mandated health care ever

No i really don't want to see it ,  What i want is  for them to Repeal it all  every line every word .I want the Gov. out of my health care period.

Repeal it ALL NOW.

If you want everyone on Board with repealing Obamacare you simply have to give them all a deadline to repeal and replace or you put them all on it,,,that means everyone in America will be on it from Nancy Pelosi to Ashley Judd,,,and once you threaten the rich and elite with Obamacare it will go away in a hurry,,,Just like if you made everyone In the government retire on Social security it would be fixed in a hurry,,,The best way to fix something is to make everyone use it,,,,and once it is fixed we need to go after those who Tailored this bill,,,Someone needs to be tried for treason ,,,and thats exactly what Obamacare is,,,,

They should all be on it to begin with....


Repeal this odious invention of the Obama-Insane Administration.  It was about Control, and forcing Americans into a Program which was detriment to all.  Hospitals, Doctors, Patients, all suffered under this planned seizure of the Public health.  Privitize it, let the Market correct it's mistakes, introduce competition.

just pull the plug on the damn thing and bring in Free Market

"We need to rescue people from this collapsing law, and we need to replace it with a true patient-centered system. One that gives every American access to quality, affordable coverage.   Then start by giving  US the same hearth care coverage you in Congress have!!!!

That means more choices and lower costs. It means real protections and peace of mind. And it means returning your care to your control. Patients and doctors should be making the big decisions—not government bureaucrats."

Insurance companies will always look to the bottom line in every disiceion  that they make regardless of what the doctor says.

First, NOTHING in U.S. Constitution gives federal government any authority over health care. Nor do they have authority over health INSURANCE beyond inTERstate commerce, despite asinine decisions from the courts, which are, after all, not LAW, but OPINIONS ON LAW. Second, I doubt anyone can dispute that we are deeply divided on most things, nearly at polar opposites in what we want and believe. So, Third, why don't we do this BY THE CONSTITUTION? Let Congress draft an amendment to the Constitution that grants limited power over health care to our U.S. Congress. IF they can get it out of Congress, the States can decide the issue. When it fails to be ratified, there must be a law from Congress that says, simply, failure to amend the Constitution and give this power to congress puts legislation over payment on healthcare (perhaps exempting medicare for those unable to secure other options at this age) forever out of Confessional reach. Agree with other commentors, repeal not replace. OMB or CBO has declared that particular language renders PPACA repealable by simple majority, exempt from 60 vote requirement.
BTW, tho sorry for poor who might lose subsidized medical care, how many people who CURRENTLY PAY for insurance are effectively excluded from getting care due to high, impossible deductibles and premiums since Obamacare? Why can't the democrat socialists and the wealthy establish a fund where 100% goes to pay for healthcare for the needy?

What is good enough for the citizens, should be good enough for congress and all government employees.



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Romney Handed Shock
Defeat By Own State’s GOP

Mitt Romney is back in state politics, this time in Utah instead of Massachusetts. However, conservatives in The Beehive State aren’t exactly warming up to the 2012 Republican standard-bearer quite the way many people expected they would.

After finishing second in votes at the state GOP convention, Romney will now face a primary in his run for the Senate seat being vacated by Orrin Hatch, Fox News reported.

At the convention in West Valley City on Saturday, Romney polled just behind state lawmaker Mike Kennedy.

Kennedy captured 50.18 percent of the delegate vote compared to Romney’s 49.12 percent.

That means the two will face off in a primary on June 26 to determine who will represent the GOP this fall.

Romney, the first Mormon to head a major party ticket, is considered an extremely popular figure in Utah and was widely expected to have an easy path to the upper chamber.

In a hypothetical matchup with Democrat Jenny Wilson, at least one poll showed Romney up by 46 percent. That’s, uh, slightly more than the margin of error.

However, among party loyalists, Romney isn’t exactly viewed with unalloyed fondness.

The 2012 presidential nominee was always known for being decidedly moderate, particularly on issues of immigration and global trade. There was also the fact that he ran a campaign so bumbling that it almost made Michael Dukakis look good.

And then there was Romney’s war of words with Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, which likely led many to perceive he secretly wished Hillary Clinton would take the Oval Office.

Trump would later consider Romney as a secretary of state pick, although how serious the president-elect was about appointing him is something we’ll likely never know.

While your average Utah Republican is unlikely to let these slights affect their vote, hardcore party activists probably don’t want another RINO who isn’t exactly known for his rapport with the president in the upper chamber of Congress, no matter how famous he may be.

For his part, Romney tried to put a good spin on the humiliation.

“I’m delighted with the outcome. Did very, very well,” he told KSTU. “On to a good, important primary ahead. This is terrific for the people of Utah.”

Dude, you just lost to a guy nobody has ever heard of. However, Kennedy was happy with the results, and unlike Romney, he had good reason to be.

“I’m a candidate with a compelling life story and a unique set of life circumstances I’d like to use to serve the people of Utah,” Kennedy said.

I have no idea what that story or those circumstances are, but I think the key point here is that he’s not Mitt Romney. If he wants to win, that’s pretty much what he should be focusing on. I can see the billboards now. “Mike Kennedy: Not Mitt Romney.” “Mike Kennedy: He didn’t borrow Ward Cleaver’s haircut.” “Mike Kennedy: Because Utah deserves a senator whose favorite food isn’t buttered noodles.”

Utah’s electorate tends to be less conservative than convention-goers, so it’s unlikely that Romney won’t be the GOP nominee for Senate. However, that’s not a 100 percent certainty — and it wouldn’t be the first time he’s lost to a Kennedy.

What do you think?


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