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Sun Jul 16, 2017, 11:52 AM

Tom Price admits that the new Trumpcare is only repeal, no replace

Source: Think Progress

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised, over and over again, that he would replace Obamacare with “something terrific,” that would “take care of everybody” and be “a lot less expensive” for consumers and the government.

But despite claims by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that his latest version of Trumpcare would provide “stability” while “improving affordability,” Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price made a major admission about the bill Sunday: that the legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare would simply permit insurers return to the ways they used to operate.

On ABC’s This Week, the longtime Obamacare critic was pressed by Jon Karl about a provision in the bill pushed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), which would allow insurance companies to offer sub-standard plans. Karl noted that not only do more than 10 medical groups and 32 cancer organizations oppose the Trumpcare bill, “a rare joint statement by the biggest insurance companies in the country called the Cruz amendment ‘unworkable in any form’ [as] ‘it would lead to, ‘widespread terminations of coverage.”

Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/tom-price-admits-trumpcare-returns-to-bad-old-days-24aaf7b13609

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Reply Tom Price admits that the new Trumpcare is only repeal, no replace (Original post)
turbinetree Sunday OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Sunday #1
SHRED Sunday #2
cstanleytech Sunday #5
xor Sunday #6
Skittles Monday #16
Demsrule86 Sunday #11
turbinetree Sunday #3
tblue37 Sunday #14
Stuart G Sunday #4
BumRushDaShow Sunday #13
LuckyLib Sunday #7
old guy Sunday #9
heaven05 Sunday #8
bucolic_frolic Sunday #10
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sunday #12
mdbl Sunday #15
riversedge Monday #17
Bengus81 Monday #18

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 11:54 AM

1. If even the insurance companies hate it,

how on earth can the GOP even argue for passing it? Insurance companies are big donors; why would they risk pissing them off?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 11:55 AM

2. If they don't pass something

Their base will freak out.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 12:08 PM

5. They really wouldn't need them if they were willing to behave like honest, rational people with

atleast a shred of decency as we would help keep them in office ourselves unfortunately almost none of them have any of those qualities on their own let alone all 3 together.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 12:16 PM

6. The base which will also suffer if passed.

My parents are part of that base and it amazes me how they don't seem to care about this. Umm now they are are all for the repeal and don't replace/replace later idea. They feel this way despite being put in an awful situation about 12 years ago when there were layoffs and they lost their ability to have much needed health insurance. They also know their own children have had hard times getting decent insurance pre-ACA because either we were stuck in the contract trap or were offered poor insurance from employers. They respond with a "Get new jobs that offer better insurance!!!" Never mind the issues I had in the past because of some pre-existing conditions. My little brother will no longer be able to be covered by their insurance if thing go back, and the chances of him being able to get a job that offers insurance is pretty slim at this time.

So despite them personally knowing the hardships of the old way, they don't care because "OBAMA SOCIALIST COMMIE!!!!"

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Response to xor (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 03:01 AM

16. it is scary

the disconnect from logic and empathy so many people have

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Response to SHRED (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 01:36 PM

11. The 'base' would breathe a sigh of relief at this point.

This bill has a 17% approval rating.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 12:05 PM

3. I look at it from the year 2025 or 2026, when the 35% or 35% have been discarded

they the right wing fascist presently sitting in power, can say that they dismantled a government agency, with there federalist dogma.

They have been attacking this social program since 1964, as being a hand out, and use it to stay in power to divide human beings.

They have nothing, they have only presented laws to hurt human beings and everything else that is not tied down, that is there only agenda, to hurt everything they come in contact with



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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 05:48 PM

14. Their owners, the RW billionaires, want that big tax cut, but the Repubs

can't deliver it without destroying Obama care first. Their billionaire owners have more power over them than even the powerful insurance industry does.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 12:06 PM

4. His admitting the "truth" kills this assine bill.

Well, someone told the "truth".. What happened? Why Now?
Something he has been eating? Did his wife tell him to do this? Oh my
say it ain't so......some puke told the truth.......................................

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 05:35 PM

13. Maybe the ghost of his

"Physician - Do no harm" promise when he got his medical degree, made a brief appearance.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 12:18 PM

7. By this he admits that all the endless Trump blather about it being "terrific" and

"everybody will have it" is what we know to be true: lies, lies, and more lies. It's what they do.

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Response to LuckyLib (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 01:01 PM

9. So who in the media will be the first

to look these people in the eye and call them liars? The whole of the tRump/repub plan is a house of cards built on lies. Some on cable are saying this but until the daily news that most people watch (not me) start to hammer this constantly we are trying to swim up a waterfall.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 12:49 PM

8. if not today, tomorrow

he will be stating his words were taken out of context. Bannon is probably reaming him out at this very moment.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 01:06 PM

10. Cheaper? Yes!

Terrific? For who?

Take care of everybody? Good as cement boots in Brooklyn

Delivering on everything as promised! Trumpers just didn't read between the lines
and ask the right questions. Like ... What does he mean by this or that?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 05:08 PM

12. Kick

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 08:14 PM

15. the Ted Crudz amendment sux

it just allows insurance companies to under insure people and of course, it won't cost much less because it will present a big profit margin for the insurance salespeople.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 04:20 PM

17. Can't believe Price once took the Oath of Do no harm!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 05:02 PM

18. Oh gosh what a SHOCK!!! NOT.....

I've always said they would just DUMP the ACA in the nearest dumpster and then keep telling the IDIOTS who believe them that they are working hard on a replacement bill that will be a hundred times superior to the ACA.

Oh...it might take 4 or 5 years,so be sure and vote for Trump in 2020!!!!

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