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    Freedom Caucus leader is flirting with saving Obamacare

    Freedom Caucus leader is flirting with saving Obamacare, 08/11/2017

    Donald Trump’s archconservative allies in the House are trying to keep the Obamacare repeal dream alive — but one key member is also starting discussions about fixing the law.

    Freedom Caucus Chair Rep. Mark Meadows has started negotiating a deal with a top House moderate, Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), which would work to stabilize Obamacare’s individual markets, funding key payments to insurers while giving states more flexibility for their own health care programs.

    Meanwhile, on Friday, while most of Congress was home on recess, three House Freedom Caucus members — Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Scott Perry (PA), Tom Garrett (VA) — were on the House floor introducing and signing a discharge petition that would force the House to vote on a clean Obamacare repeal bill.

    Republicans have been stuck in an intra-party battle between reviving Obamacare repeal or moving on and taking small steps to stabilize the law since last month’s failure in the Senate. The Freedom Caucus is now at the heart of that predicament: While they make a very public gesture to force another repeal vote, their leader is also setting up a scenario in which the law could largely remain in place.

    MUCH MORE:  https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/8/11/16131336/freedom-caucus-leader-saving-repeal-obamacare

     

     

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  • ThouArtThat (4352 posts)
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    1. The Momentum Of Single Payer Is Giving Them Pause

    Heaven forbid that the US actually support its Citizens and save money at the same time with Single Payer.

    Problem is their Corporate constituents don’t want to lose money with the wholesale dissolution of insurance companies, the reduction of pharmaceutical profits and overall cost reductions that come from implementing single payer.

    As always, follow the money.

    "In America Today, Power Corrupts and Money Corrupts Absolutely" - Anonymous  
  • davidgmills (4949 posts)
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    2. Wonder if this goes anywhere

    “[H]as started negotiating a deal … which would work to stabilize Obamacare’s individual markets, funding key payments to insurers while giving states more flexibility for their own health care programs.”

    The devil is in the details.

    Every compromise is going to produce some disappointed people and satisfy others.

    Just no telling whether this is going to fly.

    French Revolution; not secession.
  • doh1304 (296 posts)
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    3. No, it's easy to see.

    The mandate will stay, benefits will be dropped, and subsidies to the insurers will be increased.

    • djean111 (4441 posts)
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      4. Exactly. The Third Way Democrats and the GOP will be thrilled.

      You think the only reason that people won't vote for a warmongering Third Way fracking-enabling cluster bomb throwing H-1B increasing lying pandering corporate and Wall Street shill who says she has no problem putting abortion rights on the table is because we are mad about Bernie?  Um, nope.