Discussion: Chuck Todd Presses GOPer To Defend Secretive ACA Repeal Drafting Process

Vote-a-rama?

Seriously, are you 12?

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This is probably the biggest consequence of the Dump-led war on the press - even UpChuck Todd is showing spine.

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Another Republican unable to defend the indefensible. Next up, hooded tribunals and black Suburbans…

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Draining the swamp means hiding in smoke filled rooms?

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In June and July 2009, with Democrats in charge, the Senate health committee spent nearly 60 hours over 13 days marking up the bill that became the Affordable Care Act. That September and October, the Senate Finance Committee worked on the legislation for eight days — its longest markup in two decades. It considered more than 130 amendments and held 79 roll-call votes. The full Senate debated the health care bill for 25 straight days before passing it on Dec. 24, 2009. [1]

Sen. McConnell says there will be “ample time” to debate and pass the AHCA.

25 straight days?

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Not for this White House. Escalades, never Suburbans.

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Wyoming senator who will never be unseated by anyone save a motorcycle-riding ultra-ultra-alpha-male d-bag primary opponent doesn’t care. Tax cuts for everyone at Jackson Hole!

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“There may be 50 to 100 amendments offered. This is a wide-open amendment process before we vote yes or no on the entire bill.”

“Wide-open,” of course, means “without input from Democrats.”

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A discussion draft circulating Wednesday afternoon among aides and lobbyists would roll back the ACA’s taxes, phase down its Medicaid expansion, rejigger its subsidies, give states wider latitude in opting out of its regulations and eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

The bill largely mirrors the House measure that narrowly passed last month but with some significant changes. While the House legislation pegged federal insurance subsidies to age, the Senate bill would link them to income as the ACA does. The Senate proposal cuts off Medicaid expansion more gradually than the House bill, but would enact deeper long-term cuts to the health care program for low-income Americans. It also removes language restricting federally subsidized health plans from covering abortions, which may have run afoul of complex budget rules.

http://www.startribune.com/senate-health-care-draft-repeals-taxes-provides-bigger-subsidies-for-low-income-americans/429994823/
The Washington Post has the same info.

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“Fri.,Fri.,Fri.”

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The MSM need to start interviewing people who are in danger of losing health care, like right now.

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Deeper long term medicaid cuts for poor Americans means early deaths for grandmas in nursing homes.

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Democrats are still reflexively arguing process instead of driving home that Trumpcare will kill people.

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Death panels incarnate.

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Bingo. That should be the screaming headline out of every Democrat. Not process “we didn’t get included” crap.

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I think they can wait until it’s actually “unveiled.”

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Right.

That sounds like whining.

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Democrats need to have 40k amendments in the can ready to go to jam the reconciliation process and kill it. Since reconstruction has to allow for unlimited open amendments.

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And look who will be most affected…

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