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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 11:04 AM

House conservatives want fresh health care repeal vote

Source: Associated Press

House conservatives want fresh health care repeal vote

By ALAN FRAM
35 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-line conservatives began an uphill fight Friday to force a fresh House vote this fall on erasing much of President Barack Obama’s health care law without an immediate replacement, the latest instance of Republican rifts in what’s been a fractious week for the GOP.

The effort by the House Freedom Caucus seemed to have no chance of passing Congress. The GOP-led Senate turned down a similar repeal-only bill last month, and top House Republicans have little interest in refighting a health care battle they were relieved to put aside after their chamber approved legislation in May.

With the party’s repeal effort collapsing last month in the Senate, the conservatives’ push gives them a fresh chance to show hard-right voters they’ve not surrendered. It also provides a chance to call attention to Republican lawmakers who’ve pledged to tear down Obama’s law but haven’t voted to do so with Donald Trump in the White House.

“It’s not about calling out anyone, it’s about doing what we said,” said Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a Freedom Caucus leader. “And I do think people deserve to see if their member of Congress is going to do what they campaigned on.”

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Read more: https://apnews.com/1044f3e369ac4c0ba0d45d1633d5d78c/House-conservatives-want-fresh-health-care-repeal-vote

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Meanwhile: Poll: Most say time to end effort to repeal Obama health law (Associated Press)

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 11:13 AM

1. They will not stop

They will keep trying to take insurance away from 20+ million people.

Peace

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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 11:23 AM

2. Their rationale that "it's failing anyway" is disingenuous for three reasons:

1) They did everything they could to weaken the ACA back when it was being created (despite their lies to the contrary, they WERE involved in the crafting process, and yet they still refused to vote for it, just on principle)

2) They know there are ways to improve the current ACA law, but are too stubborn/stupid/spiteful to do that

3) They refuse to admit that the ACA works very well for millions of people, despite those very same people screaming it from the rooftops at them.

So they pretend that the only way to "save Americans from this devastating failure" is to repeal it entirely. It's like saying "I see you have a treatable medical condition, so we're recommending you jump off a cliff".

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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 11:59 AM

3. This is just another Koch Brothers calling in their markers.

A couple of weeks back,there was a news bit about the Koch's joining forces with the Trump Crime Family in order to attain their Legislative Agenda. Remember,the Koch's and Adelson have a Billion dollars of Campaign donations hanging out there.

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