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Republicans revamp U.S. health bill,
boost benefits to older Americans

Reuters, by Susan Cornwell and Valerie Volcovici

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Posted By:earlybird, 3/20/2017 8:44:36 AM

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

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“Paul Ryan admits there’s a problem with GOP bill”...


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JansGraphix, 3/20/2017 9:15:59 AM     (No. 11195474)

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.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: curious1, 3/20/2017 9:23:25 AM     (No. 11195484)

Let´s keep it simple for the idiots in congress (but I repeat myself): Repeal, not replace!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Clinger, 3/20/2017 9:37:20 AM     (No. 11195509)

Hey I have a great "replace" idea, how about we read the constitution including the 10th amendment (hint hint) and implement every solitary aspect authorized by we the people.

Ok I´m done and by golly the federal government has no business in my healthcare, who knew.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 3/20/2017 9:49:21 AM     (No. 11195524)

@#2 - Perhaps Congress is ´repeating´ Ocare, not replacing it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/20/2017 9:53:12 AM     (No. 11195534)

This is the same madness Obama generated.

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!

Got it?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tiger1981, 3/20/2017 10:05:32 AM     (No. 11195552)

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.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: WestCoast, 3/20/2017 10:10:00 AM     (No. 11195557)

AND PULEEEZE don´t forget tort reform. Maybe not on the first iteration, but malpractice insurance costs docs a major fortune because of sharks like john edwards, channel-er extrodinaire.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dvc, 3/20/2017 11:50:13 AM     (No. 11195655)

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.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: justavoter, 3/20/2017 2:32:07 PM     (No. 11195837)

The question no one has asked yet. Will Crongess be required to have the same healthcare options as the masses?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: citizen, 3/20/2017 2:57:02 PM     (No. 11195855)

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.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: P51dmustang, 3/20/2017 3:42:56 PM     (No. 11195894)

More make-up, more lipstick on the big.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ida lil, 3/20/2017 3:46:13 PM     (No. 11195898)

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.

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