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Trump Can Improve Health
Care Without Congress

PowerLine, by John Hinderaker

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Posted By:Hazymac, 7/12/2017 9:33:00 PM

At the moment, it appears that the Republican Congress will not be able to pass any meaningful health insurance reform legislation. I hope that assessment is too pessimistic, but in any event, President Trump doesn’t need to wait for Congress. (Snip) As representatives of state thinks tanks from across America, we are pleased to respond to your request for information on how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can reduce regulatory burdens imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Though we all represent independent organizations, we share a common vision for what policies and what

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This longer than usual essay by Hinderaker adumbrates several tactics President Trump can use to go around a legislature that seems too scared to do anything that would actually change the ACA for the better. Until Congress acts, PDJT is all we have. So let him act.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: crimea river, 7/12/2017 9:36:43 PM     (No. 11317161)

Make all the requirements of 0-care voluntary and watch everyone bail out.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 7/12/2017 9:57:42 PM     (No. 11317169)

Total not gonna happen. The media whiners, the diaper messing Democrats screeching, the do nothing Republciant´s sitting on their thumbs, the public mess and confusion, the courts, the law suits. Nope- cut it clean or shut up.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: schnapps, 7/12/2017 9:58:16 PM     (No. 11317171)

I´m guessing Trump will go for it. 0bamaCare allowed HHS wide discretion in implementation so why not use it to the benefit of all. It allows the nation to move forward while the Congress critters spend time and $$ investigating each other.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mackrand, 7/12/2017 10:01:19 PM     (No. 11317172)

Any place in the ACA where it references The Director or where equivalent words appear, the existing direction as put in place by the previous administration can/may be changed at will by the current Director. There is nothing in the ACA that says the "Director" is limited to a particular administration. I´m surprised that this isn´t being done now. There are many many places in the ACA where this direction is called for and every one may be altered at will.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mackrand, 7/12/2017 10:13:33 PM     (No. 11317175)

Re #4, the term used in the ACA is "Secretary".

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Reply 6 - Posted by: plex, 7/12/2017 10:16:37 PM     (No. 11317179)

The problem being that another administration can put it all back. One would hope that removing the restrictions would make a lot of people happy and reimposing the restrictions would be politically costly. Last resort but seems necessary to preserve the peace.

I would not want to be a RINO going back to one´s state and defending not keeping the repeal promise. Primary.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mackrand, 7/12/2017 10:30:57 PM     (No. 11317183)

Please excuse the multiple posts.

The term "Secretary" is found 2838 times in the PPACA. Looks like the Secretary would not be far wrong in holding that the PPACA is unmanageable as written and refuse to enforce the law in it´s entirety. Considering that the budget for the department is over a trillion bucks he may be wrong in saying that because just about anything under the sun is doable if you throw enough money at it.... And we certainly are!!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: P51dmustang, 7/12/2017 11:20:09 PM     (No. 11317223)

How foolish and stupid is the House and Senate, they are off the scale. Everyone of them in Congress need to be removed from office. Here is the deal about O´bumblerCare.

Group One, Employer Sponsored Health Care, about 100,000,000 individuals.

Group Two, Medicare and Medicaid
approximately 98 million individuals

Group Three, those on O´bumbler Care, again about 20 million individuals.

Group three represents 1% of the total individuals who need supported health care.

These values came from an estimate published on Lucienne over the weekend. Sorry I can´t be more specific. It was the numbers that stuck with me.

Congress only needs to develop an insurance plan that supports the 1% group. They could repeal O´ZeroCare and implement their plan for the 20 million individuals who need insurance.

Tell me why those idiot in Congress can´t come up with a plan that helps Group 3. Then you have Rand Paul shooting off his big mouth that the Senate will keep O´BamaCare.

These Congress Critters are completely unhinged every last one of them, they all need to be Tared, Feathered, and run out of Congress.

The only way We The People can solve this stupidity is to have 20,000,000 human-beings march into DC with all resources available (Trucks, Semis Tractors, and any thing else we can bring). We wont leave DC until Congress fixes the 20,000,000 people who need Insurance, and Repeals O´BamaCare.

I don´t know about the individuals on this list, but I for one am totally sick of Congress and its he said she said mentality, (both Democrats and
GOPe). We have had enough of their Kabuki Theater.

Congress You have Pi$$ of the wrong people.

MAGA

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tisHimself, 7/12/2017 11:43:43 PM     (No. 11317233)

When they finally start putting people in a room and locking them in until this gets done, 4,5,7 should represent ldotters.

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