The Obamacare individual mandate is repealed. Here’s what’s next

ㅤ”Republicans have long charged that the CBO overestimates the number of people who would go without coverage if the mandate disappears. Some Republicans have said that the mandate has never been a key driver of enrollment, pointing to the poor financial performance of Obamacare insurers and rising prices over the past few years.
ㅤSen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., said this month he believes the CBO ‘lost any credibility’ over insurance coverage numbers because the coverage estimates due to the mandate repeal were far off.”

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from (aca, obamacare, mandate, repeal) – 1/14/18

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Mitch McConnell Folds Under Populist Pressure, Extends Senate Workweek

ㅤ”The Senate will soon move into its 11th month into its congressional term and has yet to pass an Obamacare repeal and replace package, pass tax reform, confirm judicial nominees, and fund a southern border wall.
ㅤLast week, more than 100 national leaders urged Senate Republican leaders to use every means at their disposal to confirm more than 200 presidential nominations currently pending in the U.S. Senate, both for the executive branch and for the federal courts.
ㅤAt the moment, roughly 149 judicial vacancies exist, and yet the Senate has only confirmed seven of President Donald Trump’s 56 judicial nominees- nominees that experts have praised across the board.”

Story at Breitbart, image from breitbart(.com). #aca #border security #border wall #judicial nominee #mitch mcconnell #obamacare #repeal #senate #tax cut #tax cuts #tax plan #tax rate #tax reform #taxes #u.s. congress – Go to reblog (browser only).

Chuck Schumer: Democrats won’t reopen Obamacare talks ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ……

ㅤ”Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer refused to reopen negotiations on a bipartisan deal to fund Obamacare insurance payments after President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan opposed it.”

Story at The Washington Examiner, image from washingtonexaminer(.com). #aca #chuck schumer #democratic party #democratic socialists #democrats #insurance payments #obamacare #repeal – Go to reblog (browser only).

Trump says he would ‘never’ support insurance bailout ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ……

ㅤ”President Donald Trump Wednesday morning said he would ‘never support bailing out’ health insurance companies — an ominous sign for the Obamacare deal crafted by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.).
ㅤ’I am support of Lamar as a person & also of the process, but I can never support bailing out ins co’s who have made a fortune w/ O’care,’ Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.”

Story at Politico, image from washingtonexaminer(.com). #aca #chuck schumer #donald trump #insurer payments #insurer subsidies #lamar alexander #obamacare #patty murray #potus #president #repeal #subsidy payments – Go to reblog (browser only).

Key senators reach a deal on Obamacare insurer subsidies ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ……

Senator Lamar Alexander (R)

ㅤ”Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of a key committee that has been working on a bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare, said Tuesday that he has arrived at an agreement with Sen. Patty Murray, the committee’s top Democrat.”

Story at The Washington Examiner, image from abcnews(.com). #aca #insurer payments #insurer subsidies #lamar alexander #obamacare #patty murray #repeal #subsidy payments – Go to reblog (browser only).

Donald Trump: I Killed Obamacare ‘Gravy Train’ for Insurance Companies ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ……

ㅤ”Obamacare is finished, it’s dead, it’s gone. You shouldn’t even mention it anymore. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore.” — The President

Story at Breitbart, image from washingtonexaminer(.com). #aca #democratic party #democratic socialists #democrats #donald trump #obamacare #potus #president #repealGo to reblog.

Sen. Susan Collins Will Not Run for Governor of Maine ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ……

Story at Breitbart, notes at the DC Drain, image from newyorker(.com).

ㅤ”Collins revealed her decision to not run for Maine governor at a local Chamber of Commerce event, where she touted her influence in the Senate.”
ㅤInfluence indeed. Collins had three opportunities to repeal and replace. In voting against the bills, she apparently didn’t take Trump seriously about letting Obamacare die with no replacement. And that is what is going to happen. Hindsight says Collins is a turd.

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