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Key Republican opens door
to adding major health care changes
to GOP tax reform bill

Atlanta Journal Constitution, by Jamie Dupree

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Posted By:Tishimself, 11/5/2017 6:51:22 AM

A day after rolling out a GOP tax reform bill, the House Republican in charge of writing that plan said he would offer ‘additional’ changes to the bill early next week, and left open the possibility that provisions dealing with the Obama health law might be added to the measure as well. “At the start of our markup on Monday, I will also offer an additional amendment making more substantive improvements to the bill,” Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: hpmatt, 11/5/2017 7:39:07 AM     (No. 11441805)

Probable intent is to transfer the $1 Trillion of Ocare taxes on wealthy over to poor & middle class via tax credits - even if you paid no federal tax.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FleetUSA, 11/5/2017 7:42:51 AM     (No. 11441810)

Please don´t crash the tax bill.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: strike3, 11/5/2017 7:45:19 AM     (No. 11441812)

No. Keep it separated or it will fail to pass. Everything touched by Obamacare´s jellyfish tendrils turns into a huge unpalatable mess and it will be just the excuse that a couple of obstuctionist senators need.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JansGraphix, 11/5/2017 8:16:15 AM     (No. 11441842)

Would be nice to see the end of the individual mandate seeing as how neither party favor repeal. And both sides now prefer to play the ´class warfare´ rhetoric. (Forget about across the board tax cuts). This is not the republican party I grew up with at all.

And where the h*ll is the reduction of the size of govt? Easy answer - nowhere. Neither side have ANY desire to reduce the size of the fed govt now. Some of the ´distinctions´ between the dems and the repukes is only rhetorical now. I shall have to continue to be a conservative independent, separate from the libs and the neo conservatives. Snowflakes all.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: starboard, 11/5/2017 8:31:46 AM     (No. 11441856)

Keep the main thing the main thing.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Redbone, 11/5/2017 8:55:44 AM     (No. 11441888)

Just got my rate increases from CareFirst for 2018. Mine goes from $567 to $822, the wife´s goes from $592 to $851. This is the absolute rock bottom price available from any insurer in Maryland. $20,000 a year!

And it is against the law for me to not get health insurance. The democrats have also made it against the law for me to buy catastrophic insurance, or any high deductible, low rate insurance.

We let it go too far, we have let the democrats take too much of our freedom. We should have been carrying torches and calling for heads when the rates hit $500. Our complacency has cost us a big chunk of our freedom.

I am voting with my money. There is this unprecedented old service called medical expense sharing. A bunch of people get together and pay a monthly fee that goes into the kitty. If one of us gets sick, then we are reimbursed for our expenses from the kitty. It does not cover prescription drugs, hangnails, or preventive procedures. What a concept, I used to call that insurance, it’s called expense sharing now to get around the democrats’ authoritarianism.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 11/5/2017 9:09:52 AM     (No. 11441907)

Every department, every board, every nook & cranny of the federal government - no matter how useless or obsolete - has a tenacious constituency prepared to fight to the death for its preservation. Any right-leaning president with broad policy goals is going to be reluctant to spend his political capital fighting for reductions in the size of government which are marginal and have little chance for success.

Everyone wants to shrink the leviathan - as long as their own pet program remains intact. From subsidized agribusinesses to welfare loafers, when push comes to shove everyone looks out for #1.

And until we seriously tackle entitlement reform (good luck with that!) all the rest amounts to trimming around the edges.

PDT is doing the right thing by rolling back excessive regulation and the results have been salutary. I´m kewl with that.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: MDConservative, 11/5/2017 10:53:54 AM     (No. 11442044)

The only "significant improvement" would be to repeal GOPcare (formerly Obamacare) and remove the government from any role in creating or managing an "affordable" medical services market. Anything else is just divvying up the take, at the expense of the middle, as always.

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