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Sen. Ted Cruz: GOP’s three-phase
health plan ‘ain’t gonna happen’

Washington Times, by Tom Howell, Jr.

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Posted By:Lalo, 3/20/2017 3:27:14 AM

Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday said a House plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is fatally flawed because it relies on a three-pronged plan for totally gutting the 2010 law instead of killing it outright. GOP leaders have urged their troops to rally around a bill that repeals Obamacare’s mandate requiring people to hold insurance or pay a tax, replaces its subsidies with refundable age-based tax credits and reels in and caps funding for Medicaid, the government insurance program for the poor. The bill relies on arcane budget rules to avoid a Democratic filibuster in the Senate

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: chumley, 3/20/2017 4:06:45 AM     (No. 11195275)

Of course its never going to happen. I dont base the prediction on any specifics, just the general truth that a politicians promise is worth less than an addict´s promise. They say what they must to get what they want this instant. They have no intention of following through with anything they promised for the future.
If it isn´t on the table right now, it isn´t going to happen. Having an R after their name does not change that in the slightest.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rakasha, 3/20/2017 5:25:48 AM     (No. 11195289)

I tend to agree with you on this, #1, except for Trump. I would hope that he will hold their feet to the fire if the start getting cold.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 3/20/2017 8:01:14 AM     (No. 11195394)

"GOP leaders have urged their troops"
I don´t send my "representative" to Washington to be instructed by Paul or Mitch as to how they must vote.
Trump was not elected by people who respect the GOP leaders. He was sent to drain the swamp!
As disappointed as I am in Ted Cruz, he is right on this.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: CharlyG, 3/20/2017 9:19:57 AM     (No. 11195480)

I am sick of the ego of our politicians.

Being elected does not automatically give the super power of being correct in all decisions.
Or knowing something the others don´t.

Get off your dang high horses and get some work done, like our President.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Salt5792, 3/20/2017 9:27:54 AM     (No. 11195487)

What´s going to happen is that Dems and rebel Republicans will block any revision to Obamacare. It will continue on the present trajectory and collapse within a year. Then the media will condemn Republicans for not saving it in a reasonable time frame.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 3/20/2017 10:41:29 AM     (No. 11195598)

The old Washington 2 Step.

1) Present a total wreck of deliberately mine-loaded legislation, Offer no real support for it from the leadership, call a vote on it and watch it go down in flames- blame others for the failure:

2) Get on cameras with a grim face: "Well, we tried. We really, really tried!"

Go get re-elected.

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