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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 08:31 AM

White House report claims Trump didn't sabotage Obamacare

Source: CBS/AP


UPDATED ON: FEBRUARY 8, 2019 / 7:22 AM / AP

WASHINGTON—Borrowing a word from Democrats, a new White House report says changes made to the Affordable Care Act under President Trump didn't amount to "sabotage."

Due out Friday, the report from the Council of Economic Advisers says Obama-era subsidies that help low- and middle-income customers pay their premiums will keep HealthCare.gov afloat even if some healthy people drop out or seek other coverage because of Trump's changes. Nearly 90 percent of customers get taxpayer-provided assistance.

The report looks at three big changes under Mr. Trump that affect former President Barack Obama's health care law. They are congressional repeal of the law's unpopular fines on people who go uninsured, "association health plans" for small businesses that can be marketed across state lines, and low-cost short-term health insurance that doesn't have to cover pre-existing conditions or basic benefits like prescription drugs.

"These reforms do not 'sabotage' the ACA but rather provide a more efficient focus of tax-funded care to those in need," the report says. The council is a White House agency that advises the president.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/white-house-report-claims-trump-didnt-sabotage-obamacare/

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Reply White House report claims Trump didn't sabotage Obamacare (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 8 OP
ananda Feb 8 #1
MyOwnPeace Feb 8 #2
ArizonaLib Feb 8 #3
BumRushDaShow Feb 8 #4
groundloop Feb 8 #5
world wide wally Feb 8 #6
efhmc Feb 8 #7
cstanleytech Feb 8 #8
diva77 Feb 8 #9
world wide wally Feb 8 #11
diva77 Feb 8 #12
area51 Feb 8 #10

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 08:40 AM

1. Fox tells last remaining chicken ..

.. he didn't sabotage the henhouse.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 08:42 AM

2. I would be

MUCH more inclined to believe a report from the Congressional Budget Office. I believe they have less chance of having their findings "adjusted" by "interested overseers." Just sayin'......

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 08:56 AM

3. Republicans have been calling everything that works well 'inefficient'

Then they create 'efficiencies' that manages to screw those in need and somehow the 'savings' winds up funneling to those who don't need it. They still criticize FDR's policies for a short slow down in the late 30's, using it to assert that the New Deal slowed down the recovery. Democrats repair Republican sabotage, then the Republicans sit back and criticize how it was repaired, or that it took too long. 'Republican' is another word for 'sabotage'.

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Response to ArizonaLib (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 09:10 AM

4. "Republicans have been calling everything that works well 'inefficient'"

That's because they and their corporate funders didn't get their "cut". Once they get theirs then they declare it "saved". They simply assume it comes with a bribe or they will threaten it by extortion.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 09:13 AM

5. And shutting down ACA servers for 'maintenance' during signup period wasn't sabotage either

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 10:01 AM

6. Don't they EVER get sick of their own lies?

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 10:40 AM

7. Wait, wait. I can answer that. NOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Not ever.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 12:04 PM

8. Nope.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 12:33 PM

9. Pew Center study found that republicans are happier than democrats

http://www.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2010/10/Republicans-Happiness.pdf

of course the study is a bit dated, but there was a lot of rethug lying back then as well...

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Response to diva77 (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 01:16 PM

11. I guess they believe their own lies

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 02:09 PM

12. or maybe they believe the ends justify the means

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 12:37 PM

10. Meanwhile,

up is down, black is white.

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