Thursday, March 23, 2017

Trumpcare vote cancelled! Republicans simply do not have the votes.

Courtesy of CNN: 

The House will not vote on the Republican health care bill Thursday, a GOP aide said, further putting efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare in jeopardy. 

The decision came after multiple high-level and tense meetings at the White House and Capitol that failed to broker a compromise. 

House Speaker Paul Ryan abruptly postponed, for a second time, a scheduled press briefing, instead staying behind closed doors to negotiate. 

The conservative House Freedom Caucus, whose members appear to hold the key to any agreement on a final bill, met with President Donald Trump earlier Thursday. The session started with a standing ovation for the President, but there was little obvious progress they could point to, a GOP source said. 

One senior administration official described the meeting with one word: "Intense."

Apparently Trump had been on the phones last night and today desperately trying to convince holdouts to vote on the bill, but in the end it was not enough.
Trump has already stripped the bill down to its bare bones in order to get conservatives on board, making it essentially dead on arrival in the Senate.

Get a load of this courtesy of the New York Times:  

President Trump had agreed to many of the demands that the most conservative House Republicans had made, including ending requirements that health insurance plans provide a basic set of benefits like maternity care, emergency services, mental health and wellness visits.

I bet the bill still covers Viagra though. What do you want to bet?

I have no idea if Ryan and Trump will eventually be able to finally whip up the votes needed to pass this thing in the House, but there is no doubt that whatever pernicious piece of legislation passes muster with rabid Right will never make it through the Senate.

This thing is as dead as Trump's hopes of winning a second term.

Here is Nancy Pelosi schooling Donald Trump and Paul Ryan on how to get a bill passed.
That my friends is an epic burn!


  1. Anonymous1:32 PM

    "The tension between the two men is palpable, and the very public failure of bipartisanship in this investigation has raised concerns about whether the House committee will be able to do its job at all.

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., used the words "bizarre" and "disturbing" to describe the situation."

    1. Anonymous1:50 PM

      OT: Wheelin and dealin>
      "Democrats move ahead with the plan — it’s still in the early discussion phase — it would require buy-in from some Republicans, but not necessarily Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) or his top deputies. At least three rank-and-file GOP members would have to pledge not to vote to unilaterally change the Senate rules through a majority-only vote later in Trump’s term — the so-called nuclear option."

  2. Anonymous1:33 PM

    Damn that ass is one ugly nasty dirty disgusting hombre. Not my president. Never. Nope. Never will be.

    1. Anonymous1:51 PM

      Say it again!

    2. Anonymous2:31 PM

      Right on, right on, right on!!!

    3. Anonymous3:01 PM

      Resit the tiny handed, treasonous, Russia collaborating, Traitor T.Rump.

    4. Anonymous3:01 PM

      He's gotta be hating the story out right now about Melania sleeping elsewhere in the home. He wants everyone to think they sleep together and actually have sex.

    5. Anonymous8:03 PM

      It looks like there is a vertical scar just in front of his ear.
      Facelift (which should make him sue for a refund) or razor burn?

  3. Anonymous1:34 PM

    Viagra and Penile implants are covered.

    1. Anonymous1:52 PM

      Shit gop, shi#!s all of them!

    2. Anonymous3:00 PM

      Yep, they're always covered, along with penis pumps. But birth control and breast milk pumps aren't to be covered.

    3. Anonymous7:06 PM

      Don’t forget those prostate exams, however mammograms and PAP are not !

      Women are going to have to pay out of pocket for everything related to ladies’ parts.

  4. Anonymous1:39 PM

    OT?Hunter was one of two congressman who first endorsed Donald Trump's presidential bid. Both Hunter and Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., endorsed Trump's campaign on Feb. 24 2016

  5. Anonymous1:40 PM

    1. Anonymous2:02 PM


    2. Anonymous2:08 PM

      @2:02 add this>

      Speaker Paul Ryan
      20 South Main Street, Suite 10
      Janesville, WI 53545

  6. Anonymous1:41 PM

    The egomaniac has flunked big time! He's not the 'deal maker' he professes to be!

    He's a nasty piece of work and will never represent the majority of Americans. Fuck him, the VP, his cabinet members and ALL Republicans. Not one of them represents the majority throughout our country! They project evilness upon our country and the world.

    1. Anonymous1:51 PM

      I like your typing. Run for office! Vote nongop whenever you all vote!

  7. Anonymous1:43 PM

    It's called "The Affordable Care Act" and not Obamacare. Why not give the name to Trump's deal as Trumpcare? Only fitting!

    1. Anonymous1:51 PM

      No, how bout call it DonT Care.

    2. Anonymous1:54 PM

      " Former President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act with a robust defense of the law"

  8. Anonymous1:49 PM

    I'm prez you are not. Well then lead, dumb as sh$t!

    1. Anonymous3:22 PM

      No, Donald "Tiny hands" T.Rump occupies the White House, quite illegitimately many Americans claim (me among them.) As a result, our country is under attack and in distress. Fly your flag upside down to show this.


    Trump was busy for the long haul. Hope he knows it's a dead ender!

  10. Anonymous2:05 PM

    O/T Almost all of Devin Nunes net worth is tied up in a company with Russian ties.

  11. Anonymous2:09 PM

    That picture of him is so unattractive. Ugly face with the constantly down-turned mouth. His external 'issues' mirror his inept mental abilities.

    IMPEACHMENT IS NEEDED BEFORE HE FURTHER HARMS OUR COUNTRY AND THE WORLD! This action has never been more needed or required.

    1. Anonymous3:24 PM

      There are few if any recent pics of T.Rump taht are in the least attractive. Just an ugly megalomaniac,demented, balding fat old ass.

    2. Anonymous4:48 PM

      Yes balding fat disgusting arse! IMPEACH it! US gov't is just wasting tax dollars! IMPEACH and lets get back to leading the world!
      Ethics, rules, no money grabs or pucies! Fat disgusting pig in office with his old granny boobies fat horse face fat horse teeth daughter. They have got to go to JAIL!!!!!

      Hey we never had that happen...prez behind bars. Cosmos since you are giving us crazy never before things happen, then why not prez in Jail!!

    3. Anonymous7:07 PM

      Impeach and Refund !!

      After they impeach him, find him guilty, they should make him and his family pay back all the money wasted on their security.

  12. Anonymous2:12 PM

    Lol, that ugly miserable face! He has everthing yet always looks like he's smelling shit.

  13. Anonymous2:15 PM

    24 M would still lose coverage and the bill wouldn't save $

  14. I'm sure Prez. Stubby Fingers is livid and lashing out at all who come within spewing distance. Also sure he is going to distance himself from this turkey and claim he had no part of it and it wasn't what he had promised. He is going to hang Ryan out to dry.

    "The last-minute renegotiation of the bill spooked moderates, whose trickle of opposition became a steady stream throughout Thursday. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) ― the head of the Tuesday Group, which is made up of roughly 50 moderate House Republicans ― announced his own opposition."

    "Before the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, the insurance market was a bleak place for women. They often had to pay more than men for the same coverage. Only 12 percent of individual market plans covered maternity care. And it was completely legal for insurance companies to refuse coverage to women who were pregnant or might become pregnant in the future.

    But many Republicans argue that this pre-2010 system was better, because men shouldn’t have to pay for things like maternity care. Republicans argue that premiums will go down if people can shop around more for a la carte services.

    Experts worry that if insurance companies are given the option of offering expensive services like maternity care, it will become a race to the bottom where that coverage, once again, becomes scarce.

    But there were few, if any, women at the White House this morning to voice these concerns to the men around the table.

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters Thursday that the GOP health care bill could end up “making being a woman a pre-existing condition.”

    “Stripping guaranteed maternity care is a pregnancy tax, pure and simple,” she said."

    Pat Roberts is scum and is the poster boy for the callousness of the Republican Party.

    1. Anonymous3:29 PM

      Holy CRAP are they reTHUGS really this stupid? In the most conservative of households, men are the breadwinners and women stay home and burp out babies ad infinitum. If the doofus guy is the one working, he will be paying for the extra maternity coverage. If not, he is on the hook as the baby daddy for the neonate care right into bankruptcy.

      Same with birth control. If he wants to get his rocks off, but doesn't want a kid every two year or so,guess whose pocket that b.c. is coming out of - YOU DUDE!

    2. Anonymous3:59 PM

      Maybe DRumpf will finally fuck Mitch McConnell and all this will at least be good for that one thing. Of course the USA's new Russian owners might fuck Mitch McConnell too. #Thanksrepublicans

  15. Remember, the reason they couldn't get the votes is due to the assholes in the freedom caucus thinking that it wasn't screwing everyone enough. Fuck the gop.

  16. Why, what a surprise. All of those Rex Tillerson climate change e-mails have mysteriously vanished. How odd. Who would have thought?

    "Exxon Mobil Corp. acknowledges it lost months worth of communications from an alias email account that former CEO Rex Tillerson used to discuss climate change.

    An attorney for the oil giant explained Tuesday in a letter to a New York state court, filed as part of a climate fraud investigation, that emails from Tillerson’s secondary account, which used the pseudonym “Wayne Tracker,” went missing as a result of a “unique issue.” The lawyer said the account was exempted from a “file sweep” that prevents emails from being automatically deleted ― an issue “limited to the Wayne Tracker account.”"

    And who loves Big Coal? Well, someone does.

    Arch Coal is getting a reward a Mar-a-Lagofuckyourself for screwing over their employees, pensions and healthcare plus polluting our planet as part of their restructuring deal.

    I'm sure Trump would be proud.

    "It’s been a wild year for Arch Coal, the country’s second-largest producer of coal. In January, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy; less than a year later, they won approval for a restructuring deal that allowed them to cut millions in debt from their books and emerge relatively unscathed. On Thursday night, as part of the 2017 Distressed Investing Event, Arch Coal will receive an award for that deal, despite the fact that the restructuring benefited company executives while leaving workers and the environment worse off.
    “Arch Coal shed hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars in debt by short-changing both their commitments to worker health care and pensions and their environmental cleanup obligations,” Mary Anne Hitt, director of Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign, told ThinkProgress. “Economically their prospects haven’t changed that much; they just shifted the burden onto the environment and workers.”"

    My Dad and I went to see a preview of the new movie "Going in Style". It's about how three seniors who have been screwed over by their former employer, who "restructures" thus eliminating their pensions and healthcare. So they get even by stealing the pension money from the bank. The message of the movie is about taking care of your elderly. Honor. Responsibility

    I find it so interesting that the movie was produced or financed or something by...Steve Mnuchin. What would he know about any of those things? He's the assholes stealing seniors' pensions and denying people healthcare.

    Maybe he didn't know the old guys get away with it in the end?

  17. Anonymous2:58 PM

    Gryphen, please post those hilariously pathetic pics/video of Trump in a Mack truck today. Too good.

    1. Anonymous3:13 PM

    2. Anonymous3:20 PM

      "there he goes" , NOT! @ 3:13

  18. Anonymous2:59 PM

    Trumpty Dumpty sat on a wall (labeled Trumpcare) Trumpty Dumpty had a GREAAAAAT fall.
    All the king's horses (Ryan, McConnell and Nunes pictured as the horses' asses they are) and all the king's men (Kushner, Ivaaaaahnka and Bannon)
    couldn't put T.Rumpty together again.
    Do we have a talented political cartoonist of gif maker in the house - feel free to use the above.

    1. Anonymous4:50 PM

      Thumbs up!

  19. Anonymous3:00 PM

    Donald, You Are Not In Manhattan Anymore

    If this is The Art of the Deal, then Donald Trump needs to write a new book.

    In his first, and therefore crucial foray into presidential negotiating, the prince of New York real estate has been introduced to a world he never faced when he was buying and building.

    In Washington, legislating, and leading the country as president, require more than simply bullying people, or buying them off with borrowed cash.

    You can’t even build your own design. You have to build what other people want. Your job is to find consensus, cajole others into thinking that your vision is theirs. Projects get “built” here more with rewards than threats. It is not a brutal game of “the last man standing.” It’s “we’re all in this together,” even when the “we” is just your own party.

    Trump may yet get the House to approve the GOP-Paul Ryan (and by extension Donald Trump) heath care bill on Friday, or later.

    But the first pratfall ― cancelling the vote on the bill after insisting it would go forward ― is not a good sign. Presidencies often are defined, for better or worse, by their first big legislative move. Like first impressions in everyday life, they count bigly, and they establish political dynamics that can last.

    And with the rise and aging of the baby boomers, those defining initial moves often have tended in recent decades to focus on health care and pensions. The inter-generational battle is inferred, but explosive.

  20. Anonymous3:04 PM

    Egomaniac trumpet, popular vote 2nd place loser.
    Your bully tactics don't work on bullies you moron! You are swimming with your own kind! They are equally if not more pathetic and disgusting as you are! You are not the boss of anyone !! You work for the people!You are a dunce! The art of the dill. Really? Go get a golden shower from Sara palin ,you deserve it!!

  21. Anonymous3:10 PM

    Bernum Bernie
    @ the ex666Pense of American interests. Act of Collusion.

  22. Anonymous3:29 PM

    Why the white middle class is dying faster, explained in 6 charts

    The complicated collapse of middle-aged white Americans.

    In 2015, a blockbuster study came to a surprising conclusion: Middle-aged white Americans are dying younger for the first time in decades, despite positive life expectancy trends in other wealthy countries and other segments of the US population.

    The research, by Princeton University’s Anne Case and Angus Deaton, highlighted the links between economic struggles, suicides, and alcohol and drug overdoses.

    Since then, Case and Deaton have been working to more fully explain their findings.

    They’ve now come to a compelling conclusion: It’s complicated. There’s no single reason for this disturbing uptick in the mortality rate, but a toxic cocktail of factors.

    In a new 60-page paper, “Mortality and morbidity in the 21st Century,” out in draft form in the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity Thursday, the researchers weave a narrative of “cumulative disadvantage” over a lifetime for white people ages 45 through 54, particularly those with low levels of education.

    Along with worsening job prospects over the past several decades, this group has seen their chances of a stable marriage and family decline, along with their overall health. To manage their despair about the gap between their hopes and what’s come of their lives, they’ve often turned to drugs, alcohol, and suicide.

  23. Anonymous3:47 PM

    It wouldn't surprise me if this man/baby practices making faces in front of a mirror. Is this his 'Mussolini' look? With his juvenile way of thinking, he may think the faces he makes make him appear fearless. In other words, he's acting ... as bullies do. We have a real clown as President.

  24. RIGHT NOW -- Call your member of the House, tell her/him to vote NO. Call them all day Friday. Call you friends, give them the Representative's phone number, tell your friends to call and call and call.

    I live in a rural Virginia county that's in a Republican district. However, our Representative has said he will vote NO. About 50 of us have been calling all his district offices and his DC office telling him to hang tough. We also are sending faxes and emails and will continue with calls, fax, email all day Friday until they vote.

    1. Anonymous6:34 PM

      Good for you, I emailed my rep and she is voting NO also, although that was probable a given since she is a Democrat.

  25. Anonymous3:57 PM

    New Analysis Finds Trumpcare Would Be Even More Catastrophic Than Originally Thought

    Trumpcare will cost more than initial estimates – and none of the cost increases will go toward covering the 24 million Americans that will lose health insurance under the plan.

    An updated analysis of Trumpcare by the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office was released on Thursday, and it found that the GOP health care plan would be even more catastrophic for the country than originally thought.

    Not only would Donald Trump and the Republicans kick 24 million Americans off their health insurance policies – roughly the same as originally estimated – but it would cost even more than the CBO initially found.

    More from the updated CBO analysis:

    Republicans Are Committing Political Suicide As Unpopularity of Health Care Bill Hits Deadly Level

    A new Quinnipiac Poll shows that the Republicans health care bill is so unpopular (56% disapproval) that it will be nothing less than an act of political suicide for every Republican that votes for the legislation.

    Two questions from the Quinnipiac University Poll show that the health care bill is toxic:

  26. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Hey people if your read the trumpstein health and kill bill you will find it wants all DNA collected on people. Then they will check it out and sort it out charge you more if you are going to cost them more now or in future and then frame you for made up crimes. These wackos are insane. They are attempting to control and dictate americans like Russians. Seriously, even the insurance this year is nuts and there is no agency left to complain to. Its gonna hit everyone of us so you best start screaming now.

    1. Anonymous4:22 PM

      They must be doing this to find out whose been "hiding out" in USA? Imagine that!

  27. The great negotiator demands a Friday vote on healthcare. (I'm thinking before he jets off to Florida for a golf weekend.)

    "The Trump White House is done negotiating over repealing and replacing Obamacare, senior officials said Thursday night, even as recalcitrant House Republicans ― lacking enough votes for passage ― insisted that talks should continue.

    Tension boiled over in a meeting between top administration officials ― including top strategist Steve Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus ― and Republican lawmakers hours after House leadership delayed a scheduled vote on their health care legislation Thursday. President Donald Trump, according to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, is done negotiating with Republican lawmakers on the legislation and is calling for a vote on Friday. If the vote failed, Mulvaney said, the president was prepared to leave Obamacare in place."

    And that's how he's going to get out of it.

    First, it's not his healthcare plan, it's Ryan's. Second, it's Ryan and McConnell's fault that they couldn't keep their people in line and ensure the votes for passage.

    I'm sure he'll also make noises about personally coming up with a better healthcare plan that everybody will love. Which will never happen and he'll hope people just forget about.

    ACA just joined Social Security on that third rail; touch it and kiss your re-election prospects goodbye.

    1. Anonymous5:26 PM

      Go right ahead and vote for it on orders from Herr Fuhrer. Kiss your political career goodbye.

    2. Anonymous7:31 AM

      Seems like a lose/lose for the evildoers... Their constituents are either going to hate them for not repealing "Obamacare" or they will hate them if "Trumpcare" goes through and devastates them financially.

      Hopefully, 2018 will the American peoples MANDATE against the republican party.

  28. Anonymous4:59 PM

    ‘Embarrassing and humiliating’: Jake Tapper nails GOP’s epic failure to pass Trumpcare with GOP majority

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters at Thursday’s briefing that Trumpcare would pass and they were getting it done. Within an hour it all fell apart. CNN’s Jake Tapper outright called the failure an embarrassing humiliation for President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI).

    “It turns out it’s a lot easier for Republican leaders to say ‘repeal and replace’ than to do it,” Tapper began his show. “Seven years ago, the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare was signed into law by President [Barack] Obama and since that time Republicans have been planning, hoping, dreaming for this day, the moment where they could finally repeal Obamacare and replace it with their solution to the nation’s health care mess.”

  29. Anonymous5:06 PM

    Repeal and Replace trump tonight.

  30. Anonymous5:07 PM

    Lock him up lock him up lock him up lock him up

    1. Anonymous6:47 PM

      But, in a nut house!

  31. Anonymous5:25 PM

    They forgot to list one of the essential items they don’t want covered is PREVENTATIVE care!!!

    Sounds like all that is left in this bill is tax cuts for the rich and nothing about healthcare.

  32. Anonymous5:44 PM

    GOP Leaders Are Now Trying To End Coverage For Pre-Existing Conditions, Young Adults

    If there is one thing just about every American agrees on, it's that these two parts of the Affordable Care Act should remain untouched.

    As Republicans frantically negotiate with each other in order to get enough votes to pass unpopular Trumpcare, some GOP leaders are asking for the provisions covering pre-existing conditions and young adults – the most popular aspects of the Affordable Care Act – to be removed from the Republican plan.

    According to reporting by MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt, some of the more conservative members of the House of Representatives are saying they may support the legislation if those two critical components are removed.


    Dealmaker-In-Chief Trump Throws Tantrum, Demands Friday Vote After Failed Health Care Talks

    Trump can't even bring Republicans together to do something they have promised to do for the past seven years.

    The president now says he is done participating in the talks and demands a vote on unpopular Trumpcare by the House of Representatives tomorrow.

    More from Politico:

    'President Donald Trump is demanding a vote Friday in the House on the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said. If the bill fails, Trump is prepared to move on and leave Obamacare in place, Mulvaney said.'

    'President Donald Trump and House Freedom Caucus members failed to strike a deal on the GOP Obamacare replacement Thursday, endangering the prospects of passage and all but assuring any immediate vote on the measure would fail.'

    Trump is essentially threatening members of his own party by saying that if they don’t pass the unpopular legislation tomorrow, he will simply walk away from the issue and leave Obamacare as it is. While most Americans are relieved to see these talks fall apart, Trump’s strategy is terrible in the long term if he plans to get any legislation through Congress over the next four years.

    With or without a vote tomorrow on the GOP health care legislation, Trump’s attempt at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has been a colossal failure and proves that he is not the omnipotent dealmaker he claimed to be during the campaign.

    1. Anonymous6:29 PM

      They are so transparent, this has nothing to do about health insurance for Americans and everything to do with their hatred of President Obama.

      May all the republicans rot in hell.

    2. Anonymous6:46 PM

      And, die of a horrible disease! They are intent on killing off the poor folks in America!

      They WILL rot in Hell - per the teachings of their supposed religions/Christian faiths. None of them are governing or living Christian lives.

  33. Anonymous5:47 PM

    Trump Is Done Negotiating On Health Care, Demands Vote On Friday

    The “closer” is finished.

    Trump In A Truck WHAT WHAT

    America’s health care is in shambles, but yay, trucks!


    1. Anonymous6:42 PM

      Trump acted like a kid in that truck. Can you imagine him even knowing how to drive it? I seriously doubt he'd have the first clue how to get it out on the highway system!

      But, he did know how to pull the cord to get it to toot!

      He's such a fucking embarrassment!

  34. Anonymous5:53 PM

    Mike Pence appears to be the “Donald Trump transition team” member caught on wiretap

    This week House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes got his hands on some kind of classified intelligence through unofficial channels, and it spooked him to the point that he broke every protocol – and may have broken his career in the process. Nunes insists someone on the Donald Trump transition team was legally picked up on a wiretap that was targeted at someone else. And it appears the person incidentally surveilled was Vice President Mike Pence.

    1. Anonymous6:24 PM

      I was wondering when Mikey's name would pop up!!

  35. Anonymous6:20 PM

    WATCH: Rachel Maddow hilariously mocks Trumpcare as being less popular than Chris Christie

  36. WA Skeptic6:25 PM

    When Texas eliminated healthcare for women as provided by Planned Parenthood, maternal deaths doubled.


    Just imagine that statistic nationwide...


    1. Anonymous6:39 PM

      Well, then, I guess it's time for them to figure out how to birth/raise all those babies without mothers, 'cause diminishing/dis empowering women is going to save the world, right? Stupid men.



    2. Anonymous3:09 AM

      That's got to be part of the GOP plan. Assume that any woman who would go to Planned Parenthood for any kind of healthcare is a Democrat, and then pull the care out from under her. Fewer opposition voters and ill-informed supporters pleased - all in one fell swoop.

  37. Anonymous6:29 PM

    Angry Paul Ryan Runs From Reporters After Health Care Talks Fail Miserably

    After another awful day for the GOP, in which Donald Trump and congressional Republicans failed to come to an agreement on something they’ve promised to do for seven years, Paul Ryan was in no mood to deal with the press.

    This was quickly apparent when the Speaker of the House emerged from the failed talks to make a short statement – and he quickly ran off when reporters started asking questions.

    Video via MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show:

  38. Anonymous6:38 PM

    Ryan and Trump need to be strung up - or, both run out of office!

    I can hardly stand looking at either one of them. Down w/Republicans. Do not reelect any of them to office OR put new ones in any office on the national, state or local levels. They've done nothing but harm our country, stated and cities.

  39. Anonymous7:11 PM

    CNN calls out Sean Spicer with brutal split-screen as he tries to explain cuts to maternity care

    ...To lure conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus, President Donald Trump has reportedly said he is willing to cut the “essential health benefits” that each insurer is required to provide as part of the Affordable Care Act.

    At Thursday’s press briefing, Spicer was asked about how cutting maternity benefits care fulfilled Trump’s campaign promise to provide better care for expecting and new mothers.

    “I don’t want to get into a benefit-by-benefit discussion here,” Spicer told reporters. “But the reason that premiums have spiked out of control is because under Obamacare there were these mandated services that had to be included.”

    While Spicer seemed keen to avoid discussing specific benefits, CNN quickly put up a split-screen graphic with an overview of the benefits people could expect to lose: mental health, prescriptions, emergency services, hospitalization, rehabilitation, labs, preventative care, pediatric services and ambulatory services.

    According to Spicer, “older men, older women” who had “gotten passed maternity age” were being forced to pay for maternity care, driving up the overall cost of insurance.

    1. Anonymous7:17 PM

      overview of the benefits people could expect to lose: mental health, prescriptions, emergency services, hospitalization, rehabilitation, labs, preventative care, pediatric services and ambulatory services.
      So everything!!

      What in the hell does it cover?

  40. Anonymous7:11 PM

    Trumpcare has already started. Humana hmo insurance corp. out of ky is having lots of fun. First they approve service and then they deny. Then you get a huge bill. You cannot complain to any agency because there are no agencies or employees left to even answer phones. Trumpy and his hateful operatives fired them. And you cannot cancel your health insurance once you sign up. It is really bad. And the health insurance corporations are buddies of trumps. Many usa citizens will die this year because of hateful republican population control. Prepare to watch usa citizens suffer in front of your eyes. Hope for no serious illness or accident.

    1. Anonymous3:07 AM

      On the night he began his nightmarish presidency, Trump signed an executive order telling civil servants in any department that dealt with the ACA to work actively to subvert it. He ordered civil servants to break the law. The idea was to make sick people and their families think that the ACA was the culprit, when the culprit was and is Trump himself. So much for providing "the best healthcare" in the world.

  41. Anonymous7:13 PM

    But Viagra, penile implants and rape is covered.

  42. Anonymous7:15 PM

    Sorry Joe, little donnie isn’t a gentleman,he is a crass thug, so he will not apologize.

    Barack Obama deserves an apology: Joe Biden attacks Trump for false wiretap claims
    After speaking at a Democratic rally celebrating the seven-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act on Capitol Hill Wednesday, the former vice president told reporters that he thought “any gentleman would” apologize for making such inaccurate claims.....

  43. Anonymous7:23 PM

    ‘The Character Of Our Country’

  44. Anonymous7:34 PM

    Gun sales drop after NRA conspiracy theories about Barack Obama come to a close

    fucking racist ignorant idiots. he was never
    going to take your damn guns, suckers. the NRA just yanked your chain.

    1. Anonymous7:54 PM

      Yeah, and Purdue not only yanked our chain, they also addicted millions.

      Corporate welfare is the most destructive welfare. And the #1 cause of the demise of the middle class in America. Stop corporate Medicaid. Fuck politicians who quit being public servants decades ago. They don't deserve perks, special privilege, or golden parachutes. Especially not when veterans are homeless and children starve in this country.


  45. Trump the Dealmaker's Scorecard:

    Monday: 21 House Republicans say they will vote NO

    Tuesday: Trump the Dealmaker goes to the Hill to make deals.

    Wednesday: 27 House Republicans say they will vote NO

    Thursday, 10:00 PM EDST: 34 House Republicans say they will vote NO, another 15 are leaning NO.

    Let's hope Trump is working the phones all night, making deals!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Thursday CBO report comes out on the revised plan and the numbers are even worse than the original.

      "The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its revised estimate for the Republican healthcare bill on Thursday, and it could put House GOP leaders on even worse footing than the office's original assessment.

      The report from the CBO on the amendments added on Monday to the American Health Care Act show that 24 million more Americans could be uninsured by 2026 compared to the current healthcare system.

      The most significant change in the CBO's score was that the reduction of the federal deficit the CBO projected would be less with the amendments than under the previous version of the AHCA.

      According to the report, the updated AHCA would reduce the deficit by $151 billion between 2017 and 2026, less than the $337 billion projected in the original CBO report.

      This would be primarily due to a decrease in the revenue generated from taxes, but spending would stay roughly the same as they projected in the first score, the CBO said."

  46. Anonymous7:36 PM


  47. CBO scored the revised Trumpcare plan and it's even WORSE than before.

    Yeah, just as well they delayed the vote. This turkey isn't going to pass. Spending the same but revenue cut by almost half.

    "The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its revised estimate for the Republican healthcare bill on Thursday, and it could put House GOP leaders on even worse footing than the office's original assessment.

    The report from the CBO on the amendments added on Monday to the American Health Care Act show that 24 million more Americans could be uninsured by 2026 compared to the current healthcare system.

    The most significant change in the CBO's score was that the reduction of the federal deficit the CBO projected would be less with the amendments than under the previous version of the AHCA.

    According to the report, the updated AHCA would reduce the deficit by $151 billion between 2017 and 2026, less than the $337 billion projected in the original CBO report.

    This would be primarily due to a decrease in the revenue generated from taxes, but spending would stay roughly the same as they projected in the first score, the CBO said."

  48. Anonymous3:03 AM

    It's not that the recalcitrant Republicans want something that will be better for the American people. They want something worse: nothing. Trump promised "the best" healthcare for all. That's not what this bill gives, and he's all for it, and it's not what the Tea Party/"Freedom Caucus" GOP wants either. Members of Congress, like the one elected (?) recently in my district, don't think that anyone should be "given" anything.

  49. Randall3:08 AM

    The bottom line: the Republicans hate Obamacare because it takes PENNIES away from BILLIONAIRES to pay for poor people's health care. Period.
    All these other specious claims are nothing more than flash and dazzle to obscure the main fact: the Republicans hate taking ANY money away from (their owners) the wealthiest people in the world.

    1. Anonymous6:19 AM

      I know a republican who is resentful and bitter believing she pays for people to "get things for free" and that people want more and more for free. There are people who do not believe in any assistance regardless how dire their circumstances. They believe in "survival of the fittest" meaning let people perish or churches and family provide for them.

      It is a big contrast to be raised to provide for self and share some with others to benefit society as a moral and or religious obligation.

  50. Anonymous9:22 AM

    @Anonymous6:19 AM
    Your friend will see when they die what hoarding all of that money and ignoring other people that they can help will get them. I guarantee they will not be happy at all.


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