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post #251 of 266

Damn.

 

post #252 of 266
post #253 of 266
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Some tidbits about how fucked up all this is....

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“Apparently no one cares what the bill actually does.”

 

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Repeal first, ask questions later

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The bottom line: The repeal-and-replace bill sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy is gaining steam because it has the appearance of gaining steam — not because of the changes it would make. "If there was an oral exam on the contents of the proposal, graded on a generous curve, only two Republicans could pass it. And one of them isn't Lindsey Graham," a senior GOP aide told Caitlin.

 

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Cassidy-Graham could still blow up in the GOP’s face. Here’s how.

post #254 of 266
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Originally Posted by VTRan View Post

Some tidbits about how fucked up all this is....


Republicans aren’t voting for Graham-Cassidy. They’re just voting for Obamacare repeal.

“Apparently no one cares what the bill actually does.”


Repeal first, ask questions later


Cassidy-Graham could still blow up in the GOP’s face. Here’s how.

I'm seriously getting close to the "Let Them Do It" camp. The uncertainty they've injected into the market is going to wreak havoc no matter what at this point - let's let them "win" and watch their constituents eat them alive when shit hits the fan. Honest to gods, enough of this. Repeal it, have private insurers cry foul, and let's turn some red states blue for 2018 and 2020. Then, Medicare for all. Then, they have my persmission to die.
post #255 of 266

Toomey's lines are getting positively hammered today.  I've never had so much problems getting through in past attempts.

post #256 of 266
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The CrookedMedia guys have this up...

 

 

https://www.trumpcareten.org/crooked

 

 

Calls to Kill TrumpCare

 

Your tireless (and loud!) constituent power killed TrumpCare in July. And now, millions of people are depending on you to do it again. But if you live in a state with two Democratic Senators who support the ACA, you may be asking yourself: what more can I do? How can I influence persuadable Republicans in red states who may be on the fence?

Well, we have an answer! We’re bringing back the blue state/red state calling tool from the last healthcare fight.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up below to make phone calls from our peer-to-peer dialing tool. You’ll get an email confirmation with a login, password, and URL to sign into our system. Once signed in, you can start making calls immediately—and we’ll give you a script to make it as easy as possible!

  2. Next, you’ll call a voter in a key state with a swing Republican Senator. These folks are your friends—they attended the Women’s March, they’re standing up to #DefendDACA, and/or fight for progressive causes.

  3. You explain how they have power now. You’ll remind them why the continued fight against TrumpCare is so important—and why they have particular power in this moment.

  4. You ask them to use their power. You’ll ask them to call their senator in opposition to the bill, and to share their own reasons for opposing it.

  5. The tool connects them to their Senator’s office. The call tool will allow you to automatically patch them through to the Senators’ district offices.

It’s super easy: more than 1,000 Indivisibles in blue states made 100,000 phone calls to constituents in our target states in the final two days before the healthcare vote in July. And we won. We can win this time, too.

post #257 of 266

BREAKING: The bipartisan Medicaid Directors from all 50 states just issued this negative statement about Graham-Cassidy.

Big. Very unusual. pic.twitter.com/ZtqaAI8hg1

— Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt)

September 22, 2017
post #258 of 266

if this doesn't pass, will Koch Bros really stop funding repubs in the 2018 midterms?

 

What would THAT look like? 

post #259 of 266

McCain says he cannot in good conscience vote for Cassidy-Graham.

 

https://twitter.com/stevenportnoy/status/911286358001451008

 

Meanwhile, Paul and Collins also sound like Nos as well.

 

EDIT: McCain's full statement: https://twitter.com/yashar/status/911287385660563456

post #260 of 266

Lindsey Graham on Healthcare Repeal: I Had No Idea What I Was Doing - https://theintercept.com/2017/09/27/lindsey-graham-on-obamacare-repeal-i-had-no-idea-what-i-was-doing/

post #261 of 266
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Lindsey Graham on Healthcare Repeal: I Had No Idea What I Was Doing - https://theintercept.com/2017/09/27/lindsey-graham-on-obamacare-repeal-i-had-no-idea-what-i-was-doing/

 

While not related to the ACA, the comment here makes me ???
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“It’s been the most amazing journey of my life. I’ve taken the eye off the ball on terrorism, I’m just amazed the whole planet hasn’t crumbled because I wasn’t on it,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said of the weeks he’s spent leading the health care repeal effort.

 

I'm going to assume he was joking with regards to this comment....or does he actually believe that he's as important as he vocalizes here?

post #262 of 266

Andy Slavitt just posted a thread on how tax reform will essentially be a "synthetic repeal" of ACA - https://twitter.com/ASlavitt/status/916069859066286081

 

Meanwhile, Trump directed HHS to turn down Iowa's request to improve its ACA market - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-aca-enrollment-nears-administration-keeps-cutting-federal-support-of-the-law/2017/10/05/cc5995a2-a50e-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.76244a1ffb80 

post #263 of 266

Now that a legislative repeal has fallen by the wayside, the emerging GOP strategy will be to use every cynical trick there is to pursue a health care agenda that no one wants — except the donor base. They're going to destroy any hope of a bipartisan solution with this nonsense and back the GOP's hold-outs into supporting the worst bill imaginable.

post #264 of 266

And my insurance policy was cancelled yet again.  Third year in a row!   Can my coverage (now costing me roughly twice what it cost me in 2014, and my deductible has quadrupled) get any worse and any more expensive!

 

I'm going to guess "YES!"

post #265 of 266
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And my insurance policy was cancelled yet again.  Third year in a row!   Can my coverage (now costing me roughly twice what it cost me in 2014, and my deductible has quadrupled) get any worse and any more expensive!

I'm going to guess "YES!"

I'm sorry Overlord, that's horrible. We had a gap in our kid's coverage after he was born and the stress of it stripped our gears. Hope you find something acceptable at least for catastrophic coverage in the short term.
post #266 of 266
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I'm sorry Overlord, that's horrible. We had a gap in our kid's coverage after he was born and the stress of it stripped our gears. Hope you find something acceptable at least for catastrophic coverage in the short term.

 

I appreciate it.  I'll be okay.  It's just maddening.

 

ACA helped a lot of people.  Us small business owners (who are healthy) were not one of them.  It's turned into a gigantic hidden tax.  

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