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Obama's Promises Still worth Nothing

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The Health Care subsidies are still being paid to the Insurance Companies.  It is time they got in line with the rest of us.

Obama's promises: Still not worth anything

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August 02. 2017 12:20AM  NH Union Leader  August 2, 2017
 



If insurance companies can’t convince the courts to give them more of your money, they’re going to try to convince Congress.

Obamacare defenders claim that the health insurance exchanges set up in states under Obamacare are imploding because Republicans won’t make payments to insurance companies that are losing money on exchange plans.

The Trump administration has continued to pay these subsidies, even though Congress has not authorized the spending, while dozens of lawsuits over the “risk corridors” work their way up the appellate chain. Insurance companies keep getting bailed out, but blame uncertainty about future bailouts for the utter failure of Obamacare to do anything it was supposed to do.

Tom Policelli, CEO of Minuteman Health, says the Obama administration “repeatedly assured us” that the risk corridor payments were an obligation that the government would be forced to keep.

Get in line, Tom. Barack Obama’s assurances and $2 will get you a cup of coffee.

The legal issue is whether Obamacare essentially created an entitlement for insurance companies, or whether the billions of dollars at stake have to be approved by Congress.

Meanwhile, some Congressional Republicans are making noises about joining Democrats to “stabilize” the Obamacare exchanges by authorizing the bailouts. Are insurance companies desperate enough for the cash to give up the Obamacare mandates?

Will the democrats join the Republicans to shut this  mess down>

 

 

 

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it's weird how he ran on being able to EASILY give us a better and cheaper plan to repeal and replace Obamacare with,

now he says that he's said from the beginning that he should just let Obamacare implode and allow millions to suffer.

I think such honesty about his intentions might have cost him a few votes.

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Reform will come when Dem senators facing the voters, and those congress critters beholden to insurance company largesse come begging President Trump to do something.

They have had a number of chances to help reform.

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1 minute ago, zybathegeek said:

 begging President Trump to do something.

so he will ONLY reveal his awesome plan when they beg him to?

he ran on it,

why not allow Congress to pass it?

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So, the ACA will implode if left to its own. That is the Obama legacy. But the Republicans are afraid to make radical changes because it will ultimately force them to:

A) not cover everyone

Or

B) continue taking OPM

Neither one if those is popular...but they have to make a move. 

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Just now, saltydawg said:

So, the ACA will implode if left to its own. That is the Obama legacy. But the Republicans are afraid to make radical changes because it will ultimately force them to:

A) not cover everyone

Or

B) continue taking OPM

Neither one if those is popular...but they have to make a move. 

They don't.

If ObamaCare fails, any Insurance company worth talking about will start offering plans to cover, such is the nature of free enterprise.

 

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11 minutes ago, zybathegeek said:

They don't.

If ObamaCare fails, any Insurance company worth talking about will start offering plans to cover, such is the nature of free enterprise.

 

that is still choice A

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1 hour ago, RJ said:

Will the democrats join the Republicans to shut this  mess down>

The converse question came to my mind, "Will the Republicans join Democrats to keep this mess alive with more taxpayers' money?"

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2 minutes ago, woodbutcher said:

The converse question came to my mind, "Will the Republicans join Democrats to keep this mess alive with more taxpayers' money?"

The real question is whether Trump will veto the bill that keeps ObamaCare alive.

They will probably get 2/3rds of the Senate with Democrat assist, but the House will be another story.

Advantage Trump.

So who wins this round?

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Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the
Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the
United States: If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it,
with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who
shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to
reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall
agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the
other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by
two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law.
---U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 7, clause 2

 

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