Monday, July 24, 2017

REPUBLICAN AGENDA - Update on Trumpcare 2.1

"The sticking points keeping the GOP health care bill in limbo" PBS NewsHour 7/17/2017


SUMMARY:  The vote on the Senate Republican health care bill has been delayed, but the behind-the-scenes battle continues.  What key questions could help decide the bill's fate?  Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel of the University of Pennsylvania and Avik Roy of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity join Judy Woodruff to debate different aspects of the proposed legislation.

"McConnell aims for full Obamacare repeal after replacement bill withers" PBS NewsHour 7/18/2017

COMMENT:  Lets see, the Republicans, since before the election of President Obama had the opportunity to come up with their version of a health car plan.....and did NOT.  Now we are to trust they can come up with a health care plan AFTER taking health care away from 10s of thousands of Americans.  Really?! 🤔 Snake oil salesman comes to mind.

Also, it's DOA.


SUMMARY:  With the latest push by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act coming to an anticlimactic end, party leaders have shifted their focus to simply focus on “repeal.”  Sen. Mitch McConnell proposed delaying the effective date of repeal for two years, while Democrats flexed their opposition.  Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest.

"Where Bernie Sanders sees bipartisan middle ground on health care" PBS NewsHour 7/18/2017

IMHO:  Sorry Bernie, but Republicans are too addicted to anti-ACA (aka anti-Obama) agenda to even recognize a compromise.  They are just like an opioid junkie and cannot stop.


SUMMARY:  Will Democrats have a seat at the table now that the Republican push on health care has collapsed?  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what went wrong and the possible path ahead on health care reform.

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