Well...the liberals are kicking around the Universal healthcare again. Campaign season has started.

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  1. API

    API Political Action Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Back towards the thread's original theme... Could be the ACA repeal is back on track thanks to McCain's boost.

    Obamacare repeal effort picks up steam as McCain signals he’s a ‘yes’
    Published: Sept 18, 2017 3:48 p.m. ET


    Senate Republicans have only until the end of the month to repeal Obamacare under a special legislative process, and there were new signs Monday that the GOP is getting closer to the magic number of votes.

    Sen. John McCain of Arizona told an MSNBC correspondent he might “reluctantly” vote for the measure offered by Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, both Republicans. Their bill gets rid of the individual and employer mandates and the 2.3% tax on medical devices, and block-grants money to states, leaving reform up to governors.

    McCain said he wanted to determine if the concerns of Arizona’s governor were “taken care of.” Monday afternoon, Gov. Doug Ducey called the bill “the best path forward to repeal and replace Obamacare.”

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has reportedly told Republicans that if the bill has the support of at least 50 of the 52 GOP senators, he’ll bring it to the floor. Under the reconciliation process, it would need 50 votes to pass, assuming Vice President Mike Pence breaks the tie.

    But even if McCain supports it, Republicans may not quite be at the needed number of votes. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has said he’s a “no.” Meanwhile, Maine’s Sen. Susan Collins says she “has concerns.”

    That may leave the bill’s fate in the hands of Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski. Earlier Monday, she told a CNN reporter she was undecided. In July, Murkowski, Collins and McCain voted against a different Republican plan to repeal Obamacare, scuttling that bill. Paul voted “yes” on that bill.

    Even if the Senate would pass the Graham-Cassidy bill, it would have to go back to the House for a vote.

    For now, eyes are on McCain and Murkowski. McCain told MSNBC’s Garrett Haake he wanted to go through hearings and debates but may vote for it if Ducey signs off.
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ob...-steam-as-mccain-signals-hes-a-yes-2017-09-18
     
  2. stevena198301

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    Interesting...
     
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    Just put forth a good product.... that is all that is asked....
    Please do not push through another piece of crap... just to say it was pushed through..
     
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    But then Trump would be keeping his promise if they did that! Then what would you guys whine about? Mind you I don't want another crap program but a simple repeal would suit me fine!
     
  5. Bear

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    Can they get anything effectively accomplished before 2018? I believe, because of legislative protocols, they have even less time to repeal and replace.
     
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    It rammed through pretty quickly. Reverse should be double time, right?
     
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    No replace ???
     
  8. Ron Gilmore

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    Replace it with common sense law would be fine. Going back would be fine as well. The current monstrosity is just, well that.
     
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    Hey Ron, did you call and tell Trump to call Chuck? When I be conservatives fail, I guess ya turn to the liberals to save the day, or at least try! You sly dog Ron. Who know you could have such an impact. Well done I say, well done.
     
  10. API

    API Political Action Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Attempts at politically crafted solutions labeled by goobermunt as "common sense law" seems more like the root problem.
     

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