U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Ryan said Republican leaders still planned to bring the healthcare bill to a vote on the House of Representatives floor on Thursday. Speaking on the "Fox News Sunday" television program, he added that leaders were working to address concerns that had been raised by rank-and-file Republicans to the legislation. Republicans remain deeply divided over the healthcare overhaul, which is President Donald Trump´s
Comments: The headline at Yahoo said:
“Paul Ryan admits there’s a problem with GOP bill”...
Yeah.. there´s a problem alright. Maybe it will occur to the majority of the uniparty ´R´s´ when we have dem majority´s in the House and Senate again. Maybe. Or maybe they really are more ´dense´ than we give them credit for. Too bad Trump wants so badly to salvage parts of 0bamacare. Such a shame.
Get the hell out of our way, open the market, set up purchases of ins. across state lines, freebees ONLY for truly disabled, everyone else pay the freight, no mandates, no healthcare bill, no govt. regulation/interference!
Gee it might work, without govt. in the way everything gets much much cheaper!
Here´s an idea. How about the federal government get out of the healthcare business all together. Let the insurance companies compete for our business across state lines. My bet is insurance premiums would come down not only for individuals, but for companies as well.
I don´t want ANYONE to get "boosted benefits" including the older American, which I am part of.
I want the government ENTIRELY out of the healthy care business. TOTALLY GONE.
The only legitimate place for the goverment is in the peripheral assistance to permit things like HSAs and various groups to form to work out co-insurance or other private deals. The only government involvement there should be to get out of the way of people saving and confederating for their own and mutual benefits.
More socialized medicine coming, just with a Repub twist. Leave us alone, stop "helping", int always makes things worse.
Outside the obvious lack of a full repeal, this bill will be providing new regulations for the insurance companies. I still curse Judge Roberts for allowing the gov´t to take control of our healthcare system.
Did you notice how quick the bill became Trump´s bill instead of Ryan´s when it was tagged as Obama light? What part of the people´s no government ran health care doesn´t Ryan understand? If they pass it please Mr. President veto it.
On the same day that the House of Representatives canceled its vote on Ryancare, Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks filed a simple one-line bill to repeal Obama’s signature health care law. The Huntsville Republican titled the bill ‘Obamacare Repeal Act.” It is short and to the point, AI.com reported. “Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted,” the bill reads. Brooks, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, told constituents last week that he
Top House Democrats on Monday called on the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee to recuse himself from the panel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election, thrusting the entire inquiry into jeopardy amid what they described as mounting evidence he was too close to President Trump. The calls by Representatives Adam B. Schiff of California, the committee’s top Democrat, and Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic leader, came after revelations that the committee’s chairman, Representative Devin Nunes of California, had met on the White House grounds with a source who showed him secret American intelligence reports.
On Monday, March 27, 2017, the President signed into law a series of bills to reverse rules and regulations authorized by the previous administration on education, federal land use and fair pay. (Video) *H.J.Res. 37, which nullifies the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Federal Acquisition Regulation: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces; *H.J.Res. 44, which nullifies the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management’s final rule relating to resource management planning; *H.J.Res. 57, which nullifies the Department of Education’s rule relating to State accountability requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act; and *H.J.Res. 58,
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have used a “holdover” rule to delay any vote on supreme court nominee Neil Gorsuch and Deputy Attorney General nominee Rod Rosenstein. The Committee vote is now postponed one week and will take place April 3rd. The Democrats are using every procedural rule possible to delay confirmation of any President Trump nominee. Neil Gorsuch and Rosenstein are the latest exhibits. * Rod Rosenstein is being delayed because he would be responsible to follow-up on the “Muh Russian” conspiracy narrative as AG Sessions has recused himself. Rosenstein, 52, was appointed as Maryland’s top federal prosecutor by
Well, don’t say we didn’t predict this reality. The Democrats are smartly not waiting for any recovery efforts by Republicans; and immediately following the failure of President Trump’s healthcare repeal and replacement approach, Senator Bernie Sanders begins putting their ‘single provider’ alternative together.The strategy is, unfortunately, brilliant. When Obamacare further collapses, and all Americans are being further crushed by the skyrocketing costs, at exactly the moment when the American electorate are at their most frustrated and everyone is in crisis mode – whammo, here’s the solution. All of the previous opposition to single-provider has been kicked out of the Democrat party.
President Trump´s friend and confidant Roger Stone joins ABC´s George Stephanopoulos to discuss accusations that he "colluded" with Russian agents to coordinate the Hillary Clinton leaks during the 2016 election and responds to allegations from Ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.) that he had known about the Podesta leaks ahead of time. Schiff said last week that Stone communicated with hacker Guccifer 2.0 and tweeted two days before WikiLeaks released the first Podesta emails that a "payload was coming." "I have had no contacts or collusions with the Russians," Stone said. "My brief exchange with
SEATTLE — Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the United States´ second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully treating Seattle´s waste. The county-run facility has been hobbling along at about half-capacity since the Feb. 9 electrical failure resulted in catastrophic flooding that damaged an underground network of pumps, motors, electric panels and other gear. The sewage treatment plant — Washington state´s largest — is only partially treating dirty water that goes down Seattle toilets and washes off roofs and roads before discharging it into Puget Sound.
Democrats and “progressives” who gathered at a town hall in the San Francisco district of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Friday pressed her to revive the “single-payer” option for national health care — i.e. a government-run system. The pressure came after Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, at the urging of President Donald Trump, withdrew the American Health Care Act, the House Republican leaders’ effort to replace Obamacare. The measure lacked the 218 necessary votes. Local public radio station KQED reported: “I extend my hand to the president if he wants to improve the Affordable Care Act,” Pelosi told a crowd
I have a friend who is a retired public school teacher. She is very likeable and in some areas an independent thinker. One day in conversation she brought up the terrible poverty and near-anarchy that prevails just on the other side of America’s southern border. It quickly became clear that she believed America was at fault, that America’s prosperity was somehow the cause of Mexico’s problems. When I asked her what the solution might be, she replied without hesitation that we should get rid of that border, and not stop there but get rid of all borders. Then, she said,
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) quickly declared victory on Friday, praising conservatives for "standing up against ObamaCare Lite.” “I applaud House conservatives for keeping their word to the American people,” (Snip)Paul and other House conservatives have offered an alternative repeal bill that mirrors 2015 legislation cleared by Congress but vetoed by then-President Barack Obama. The bill would effectively separate repeal and replace into two separate pieces of legislation, a move that would likely draw pushback from a coalition of moderate lawmakers. GOP lawmakers haven´t signaled that they are preparing to take up another healthcare bill, instead telling reporters that they didn´t have a
Westminster attacker Khalid Masood acted alone and there is no information to suggest further attacks are planned, Metropolitan police say. Deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu said: "We must all accept that there is a possibility we will never understand why he did this." Four people died and 50 were injured when Masood drove his car into people before stabbing a police officer. The family of PC Keith Palmer said his bravery will be remembered. MP Tobias Ellwood, who was among those who tried to save PC Palmer´s life, has said he is "heartbroken" that his efforts were not successful. Detectives
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — The Latest on violence at a pro-Trump rally in Southern California (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Three people have been arrested on suspicion of illegal use of pepper spray following a scuffle at a rally to support President Donald Trump at a Southern California beach. Capt. Kevin Pearsall of California State Parks Police says the arrests happened when counter-protesters sprayed pro-Trump supporters. He says the march of about 2,000 people had started around noon Saturday when its leaders reached a group of about 30 counter-protesters, some of whom began spraying the irritant. The Los Angeles Times
Former President Barack Obama´s journey to French Polynesia was undertaken so he could write his memoir. Obama arrived at a luxury resort frequented by Hollywood stars in mid-March, though it was unknown at the time what he was doing there. The Washington Post reported Sunday that Obama is writing his White House memoir during his extended stay at the eco-friendly resort in French Polynesia´s atoll of Tetiaroa. Bidding for the former president and first lady Michelle Obama´s book rights surpassed $60 million.
President Obama’s oldest daughter can’t control her temper like daddy taught her to. (Photos) Saturday, March 25, 2017, found Malia Obama, the 44th President’s oldest daughter, at the Parlor, an exclusive Soho club, for a 21-and-over event. Martina Markota was with Lucian Wintrich and was the first to make note of Malia Obama being there: (Tweet) The minor had been rubbing shoulders with other guests all night until she spotted the Gateway Pundit’s own White House correspondent Lucian Wintrich. She was quick to confront him: (Tweet) Multiple witnesses watched as Malia Obama, Obama’s oldest daughter, ran up to Wintrich with
With the words "credibility questioned" prominent on the screen, Scott Pelley once again is doing what network evening-news anchors generally don´t do: abandoning careful neutrality in favor of pointed truth-telling. He is talking Thursday night about President Trump. And here are some of the words he is using: "his boasting and tendency to believe conspiracy theories." It´s nothing new. Pelley, of CBS Evening News, has set himself apart — especially in recent weeks — with a spate of such assessments, night after night. Perhaps the most notable one, on Feb. 7, went like this: "It has been a busy day
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday stepped up his criticism of House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to replace him. "Without further ado, Speaker Ryan should replace Chairman Nunes," the Senate minority leader said from the floor. "If Speaker Ryan wants the House to have a credible investigation, he needs to replace Chairman Nunes." Nunes caused an uproar last week when he told the press that he had seen intelligence showing that members of President Trump´s transition team had been caught up in surveillance operations — without first discussing the information with fellow committee members. He later
Ted Koppel had some harsh words for Fox News host Sean Hannity this morning. In a CBS ´Sunday Morning´ segment, the veteran news journalist said he thinks Hannity, a Fox News commentator, is ´bad for America´. (Snip) Hannity then called Koppel ´cynical,´ which Koppel affirmed. Hannity asked: ´Do you think we´re bad for America? You think I´m bad for America?´ Koppel said ´yes´ and that ´in the long haul´ such ´influential´ talk shows as Hannity´s hurt the American people. Koppel added: ´You have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts.´ Hannity said that Koppel´s rebuke
Is a guaranteed paycheck from the government, with no strings attached, the answer to the relentless rise of automation? The concept might sound far-fetched, but a so-called universal basic income (UBI), is currently one of the most hotly debated policy topics being floated as a means to address income inequality and the disruption that technology poses to the workforce. UBI is being tested in Finland and other international markets, but has received decidedly mixed reactions. Meanwhile, developments in robotics and artificial intelligence have grave implications for the labor force. A report issued this week from consulting firm PwC found that
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday he’ll begin punishing sanctuary cities, withholding potentially billions of dollars in federal money — and even clawing back funds that had been doled out in the past. Speaking at the White House, Mr. Sessions said his department is preparing to dole out more than $4 billion in funds this year, but will try prevent any of it from going to sanctuaries. “Countless Americans would be alive today … if these policies of sanctuary cities were ended,” Mr. Sessions said. He said he’s carrying out a policy laid out by the Obama administration last year,
Barack Obama’s former press secretary is now a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, the network announced Monday. “Josh recently completed a ten-year run with President Obama, most recently serving as White House Press Secretary from 2014-2017,” NBC New President Noah Oppenheim and MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in a joint statement. “A native of Kansas City, Josh graduated from Rice University with a degree in political science and policy studies. With his wealth of experience and insight, Josh will be a great addition to our roster of contributors and will be an asset for our two networks as
Mental genius Chelsea Clinton made a complete a** of herself once again this past weekend. Someone really needs to keep her away from the computers without supervision. Via Newsbusters— The Republican Party of Palm Beach County put President Lincoln in a #MAGA hat this year for its Lincoln Day Dinner. (Snip) An alarmed Chelsea Clinton, a graduate of Oxford University, asked her followers if the image was photoshopped! What a dunce. The responses to Chelsea’s tweets were EPIC! “No, this is the exact hat Lincoln was wearing when he signed the Emancipation Proclamation. People forget that.” “Nope, Lincoln was wearing that exact hat at the Theater.” “Nope,
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Sunday that Democrats are ready to work with President Trump to fix Obamacare if Republicans abandon their drive to repeal the law. The New York Democrat made the offer in the wake of Friday’s decision by Mr. Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan to pull the GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act or ACA. The bill lacked enough Republican support to pass, including many defectors among conservatives. Democrats formed a united front against the effort. “We Democrats, provided our Republican colleagues drop [repeal and
The first cocktail party at Barack Obama’s new office last month was certainly more casual than any he had hosted in recent years. The wine bore a random assortment of labels, as if assembled potluck-style. The self-serve appetizers were set out in the narrow hallway. The host, tieless, eschewed formal remarks, as a few dozen of his old administration officials — Joe Biden and former chief of staff Denis McDonough, as well as more junior ones — mingled in a minimalist wood-paneled suite that could be mistaken for a boutique law firm. “It was a bit of a shock to
The Washington Post detailed the House GOP’s fight over the ObamaCare repeal and replacement plan this week, rounding up the dramatic details of leadership’s fight to win support for the measure. At one point, the paper said, House Speaker Paul Ryan (Wis.) got down on one knee to plead with Rep. Don Young of Alaska – the longest-serving Republican in Congress -- to support the bill. (He was unsuccessful.) The moments highlighted by the Post during the Republican conference negotiations show what a tough battle Ryan and his deputies faced in whipping the vote. But they also show the fierce support