Monday, September 25, 2017

HEALTH CARE - Republican Deathcare Bill

These Republicans have even resorted to bribing key members by excluding their states from aspects of Trumpcare (aka Deathcare Bill).

"What’s in the new GOP health care bill, in one (simple) chart" by Lisa Desjardins, PBS NewsHour 9/19/2017

"What you need to know about the GOP’s Graham-Cassidy health care bill" PBS NewsHour 9/20/2017


SUMMARY:  Republican’s long-fraught effort to repeal the ACA has regained momentum in the Senate just as a critical deadline looms for the GOP.  The new health care bill, sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Bill Cassidy, would bring sweeping changes to the current system.  Lisa Desjardins and Sarah Kliff of Vox join John Yang to explain the policy and politics behind the bill.

"Kaine:  Putting health care ideas on the table is fine.  Jamming them through Congress is not" PBS NewsHour 9/22/2017


SUMMARY:  Sen. John McCain’s announcement on Friday that he will not support the Graham-Cassidy bill has put the fate of the GOP’s efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare into doubt.  Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va) about his impressions of Graham-Cassidy and a Democratic effort led by Sen. Bernie Sanders to expand Medicaid to everyone, plus his reaction to President Trump on North Korea.

"What’s next for health care after McCain rejects GOP’s Graham-Cassidy plan?" PBS NewsHour 9/22/2017


SUMMARY:  Sen. John McCain dealt a major blow to Republicans’ latest effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act by announcing he will not vote for the Graham-Cassidy reform proposal.  Judy Woodruff sits down with Lisa Desjardins to discuss what this means for GOP leaders hoping to roll back President Obama’s signature health care law.

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