March 10, 2017
Is GOP Health Care Bill a Disaster? NoIn particular, a full repeal of Obamacare must get through the Senate, which means it must get 60 votes. There are only 52 Republican senators.
Therefore, the first bill that has been unveiled is intended to be passed under the reconciliation process, which requires only a bare majority. Only Obamacare provisions that have a budgetary impact can be repealed in the reconciliation bill. - - | Power Line
Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 10, 2017 8:44 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
Is GOP Health Care Bill a Disaster?
I'll answer that question with another question.
Can you name anything, anything at all, that this rotten assed gov't has done that was NOT a disaster?
Posted by: ghostsniper at March 10, 2017 9:57 AM
So, you dumshitz, figure out a way to repeal or replace what is stinko, and add what is necessary -- via simple majority vote.
Certainly there is a majority of simpletons to do this.
How about passing a rule that allows exceptions to the supermajority vote, in place of the rule that demands breaking and passing of wind before the necessary is accomplished?
Posted by: Howard Nelson at March 10, 2017 11:18 AM
Of course it is. It's an insult to the all Americans.
And Howard Nelson is right - that's all it needs - a simple change to Senate rules. But the cowardly bastards on both sides of the aisle are on the take - that's why they won't do it.
Posted by: CountryMouse at March 10, 2017 1:14 PM
This is more than an insult. In the new bill someone took the time and effort to make sure it would be illegal to confirm that a patient is a legal resident/immigrant. In other words this is now being set up to include the 20 million illegals who are here. Why would they do that? What else is hidden in the pages of this Obamacare-light replacement for Obamacare-heavy?
IMHO the congress can not and will not repeal Obamacare and whatever they do will make it worse and after they screw us over they will all still retire multi-millionaires with a pension that we will pay for. Why would they care what we think?
Posted by: GoneWithTheWind at March 10, 2017 2:20 PM
"...repeal or replace what is stinko..."
How about everybody cancel their vehicle insurance and use the money to party all night long?
Then, after you wreck your ride go buy insurance for it.
Do the same with your crib.
Think of all the coin you'd save.
Oh wait a minute. Home and vehicle insurance hasn't been kidnapped by the gov't yet has it?
Guess we'll just hafta wait a little longer.
Posted by: ghostsniper at March 10, 2017 2:44 PM
I firmly believe the GOP has been in favor of govt. directed healthcare right from the get go and have been using the Democrats as cover. That way they could go to their base and say 'hey, we tried to kill it but that darned Democrat President keeps vetoeing everything we send him'. They really wanted and expected Hillary to win and were shitting bricks when she didn't. Stupid Hillary blew their cover. But yeah, this thing stinks to high heaven.
Posted by: D S Craft at March 10, 2017 3:45 PM
Why can't the "across state lines" thing be taken care of *while* they try deobaminization of the health insurance business (it's NOT health care).
Posted by: OldFert at March 10, 2017 9:38 PM
Funny how they could pass the non budgetary parts of ocare via reconciliation but can't repeal via same.
Posted by: Tripletap at March 11, 2017 3:34 AM