Monday, June 26, 2017

TRUMPCARE 2.0 - Brutal

"Senate GOP releases health care bill and battle lines form" PBS NewsHour 6/22/2017


SUMMARY:  Senate Republicans unveiled details of their health care bill Thursday after weeks of work behind closed doors.  The proposal shares some broad strokes with the bill that the House passed in May, drawing unanimous opposition from Democrats and starting negotiations among Republicans, some of whom have publicly criticized it.  Lisa Desjardins reports.

"Why the Senate Republican health care bill has a vote problem" PBS NewsHour 6/22/2017


SUMMARY:  The biggest change proposed by the Senate Republican health care bill is how the federal government would fund Medicaid.  Lisa Desjardins and Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News join Hari Sreenivasan to help break down the details and the political prospects for getting it passed.

"Senate GOP plan to delay Medicaid cuts ‘doesn’t make it less awful,’ says former HHS secretary" PBS NewsHour 6/22/2017


SUMMARY:  Former President Barack Obama responded Thursday to the Republicans’ planned overhaul of the Affordable Care Act, saying “If there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family, this bill will do you harm.”  Judy Woodruff gets reaction to the GOP replacement proposal from Kathleen Sebelius, former Secretary of Health and Human Services and a key figure in the creation of the ACA.

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