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Trump Says He May Keep Parts of Obama Health Care Act http://nyti.ms/2eIXqcX

 

Oops. Yet another campaign promise that might get broken.

 

First heaping praise on Hillary, then saying it was a great honor to meet Obama, and now this.

 

Ouch.

How is keeping parts of Obamacare, breaking a campaign promise?

You're not too bright, are you?

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The house has a plan. Ryan can send it to Trump immediately. Trump can look at it and change it to what he wants. Ryan will go along and the house can pass it soon. The supremes determined it was a tax. repeal it in the tax plan. Do not fund it anymore. Whatever Trump comes up with it WILL NOT BE MANDATORY. It is a job killer.

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It will be great fun to read libber comments for the next four years. Trump promised this, Trump did not do that. It is going to be 24/7, bombarding the nation with TRUMP. The beauty of it will be that Trump supporters can always blame any broken promises or failures on oblameo. Oblameo left a mess. We never knew how bad it was until we took power. Oblameo used both of these. Trump can too. Libbers will leap, dripping with hypocrisy, on the story of a Trump failure. I like to say to my socialist, teacher friends "Trump is not hilarity" That makes it worth it.

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I think Trump's next announcement will be that he'll just beef up the fences on the border instead of building a wall. :)

He's gonna get a quote for a chain link fence from Home Depot.

It will be great fun to read libber comments for the next four years. Trump promised this, Trump did not do that. It is going to be 24/7, bombarding the nation with TRUMP. The beauty of it will be that Trump supporters can always blame any broken promises or failures on oblameo. Oblameo left a mess. We never knew how bad it was until we took power. Oblameo used both of these. Trump can too. Libbers will leap, dripping with hypocrisy, on the story of a Trump failure. I like to say to my socialist, teacher friends "Trump is not hilarity" That makes it worth it.

He did promise to repeal it.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-obamacare-analysis-idUSKBN135171

 

Republican President-elect Donald Trump vowed on the campaign trail to repeal Obamacare, but making good on that promise may be easier said than done.

President Barack Obama's 2010 national healthcare reform law extended medical insurance to 25 million more people by expanding the Medicaid plan for the poor and creating subsidized coverage for individuals.

Republican lawmakers, who have voted more than 50 times to repeal all or part of the law, have begun pressing Trump to deliver. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday repealing Obamacare is a "pretty high item on our agenda" for the new Congress.

But a complete repeal of Obama's Affordable Care Act may not be immediately in the cards, as Republican lawmakers now hold 51 seats in the Senate at latest count, well short of the 60 seats required to overturn it.

Instead, health policy experts said, Trump could try to dismantle key elements through a process called budget reconciliation. That would allow him to eliminate funding for the income-based subsidies that make the new insurance plans affordable, or cut the money providing expanded Medicaid benefits in 31 states.

"Some of the policy experts on the Republican side would say tearing it up and starting over would be very disruptive," said Paul Howard, director of health policy at the conservative Manhattan Institute.

Parts of the law have been weakened through legal challenges. Several of the largest U.S. health insurers have pulled out of the exchanges for individual coverage after losing money on a sicker-than-expected group of patients. Consumers not eligible for government subsidies have seen premiums rise sharply, including a projected average increase of 25 percent for 2017.

Scrapping the law altogether without a clear plan for providing replacement coverage for so many people would be politically risky, experts said.

Trump also would face a tight deadline were he to try to dismantle the insurance exchanges by 2018; many state-based health insurance regulators require insurers to submit plans for the upcoming year by April or May - only a few months into a new administration.

Trump also could seek changes to other provisions of the law, such as a tax on medical device makers, or the so-called "Cadillac tax" that is due to hit rich employer-based healthcare plans in 2020.

However, some elements could not be eliminated by depriving the law of funds. For instance, the law prevents insurers from denying coverage to people based on their health or pricing insurance based on gender. Mandatory coverage of preventive benefits also would be unaffected - short of a complete repeal.

It also is not clear if Trump would try to reverse the individual mandate, which requires people to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty. The goal of the requirement was to broaden the pool of policyholders to include more healthy Americans.

Aetna Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini said on Thursday at a New York Times Dealbook conference that some elements of the law are so popular that they are likely to continue, even if there is something Trump calls "repeal." They include allowing young adults to stay on their parents' plans and people with health problems to buy insurance without paying more. Medicaid could continue to expand, he said, though with a different type of federal financing.

SOWING CONFUSION OVER HEALTHCARE

Trump's surprise victory over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton rattled healthcare investors on Wednesday, depressing shares in hospital operators and some insurers.

Medicaid focused health insurer Molina Healthcare Inc. fell nearly 16 percent, and hospital chain Tenet Healthcare Corp dropped 25 percent. Large insurers, who have been losing money on the exchanges, gained, with Anthem Inc. up 1.5 percent.

Enrollment opened on Nov. 1 for 2017 coverage and once those plans are purchased, it would be legally difficult for Trump to cancel them before the one-year contracts run out, said Molina Healthcare Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mario Molina.

"Any changes they make will have to be on a prospective basis to begin in 2018," Molina said.

It's not clear what Trump's plan to replace Obamacare would look like. Options he raised on the campaign trail include replacing the Obamacare individual coverage with high-deductible healthcare plans, and lumping the sickest people together into high-risk pools that are insured separately.

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It will be great fun to read libber comments for the next four years. Trump promised this, Trump did not do that. It is going to be 24/7, bombarding the nation with TRUMP. The beauty of it will be that Trump supporters can always blame any broken promises or failures on oblameo. Oblameo left a mess. We never knew how bad it was until we took power. Oblameo used both of these. Trump can too. Libbers will leap, dripping with hypocrisy, on the story of a Trump failure. I like to say to my socialist, teacher friends "Trump is not hilarity" That makes it worth it.

It will only take about a year for people to remember why they voted for Obama twice.

 

There will be a lot of rethinking next year. Obama gave Republicans the cover they needed with the bigoted base for the kind of language and obstruction they engaged in for 8 years. They won't have that cover anymore after January.

 

The Republicans own the government. Lock, Stock, and Barrel.

 

Anything and everything bad that happens, from further economic crisis, to rising gas prices, to people losing their health insurance, to having their benefits cut, to foreign relations crisis, etc. etc.

 

They own it. 100% of it. There is no Obama to blame. No Hillary Clinton to blame. No Democrats to blame.

 

They're all standing out in the open with their pants down now, so they better be very weary of every move they make, and every word they utter.

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It will only take about a year for people to remember why they voted for Obama twice.

 

There will be a lot of rethinking next year. Obama gave Republicans the cover they needed with the bigoted base for the kind of language and obstruction they engaged in for 8 years. They won't have that cover anymore after January.

 

The Republicans own the government. Lock, Stock, and Barrel.

 

Anything and everything bad that happens, from further economic crisis, to rising gas prices, to people losing their health insurance, to having their benefits cut, to foreign relations crisis, etc. etc.

 

They own it. 100% of it. There is no Obama to blame. No Hillary Clinton to blame. No Democrats to blame.

 

They're all standing out in the open with their pants down now, so they better be very weary of every move they make, and every word they utter.

thought they remembered when voting for Hillary in the presidential and Bernie during the primary. Oh, wait, during all this focus on national election cycles the media neglected to show what happened at the local levels the last 6 years.

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oblameo left a mess. It was bigger than expected. THAT IS WHAT OBLAMEO said. The previous administration was an often used phrase by oblameo acolytes. If Trump stumbles that is what you are going to hear. Oblameo was still blaming Bush 5 years after he took complete power. Same, same.

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oblameo left a mess. It was bigger than expected. THAT IS WHAT OBLAMEO said. The previous administration was an often used phrase by oblameo acolytes. If Trump stumbles that is what you are going to hear. Oblameo was still blaming Bush 5 years after he took complete power. Same, same.

Stop the elementary school yard semantics.

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It will be great fun to read libber comments for the next four years. Trump promised this, Trump did not do that. It is going to be 24/7, bombarding the nation with TRUMP. The beauty of it will be that Trump supporters can always blame any broken promises or failures on oblameo. Oblameo left a mess. We never knew how bad it was until we took power. Oblameo used both of these. Trump can too. Libbers will leap, dripping with hypocrisy, on the story of a Trump failure. I like to say to my socialist, teacher friends "Trump is not hilarity" That makes it worth it.

"I alone can fix it"

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"I alone can fix it"

Mascot playing a role can say anything to those believing anything is possible until it is proven cannot exist without ancestry ignoring the self evident.

 

Now get a denier to honesty admit he or she is denying anything other than what others chose to believe possible and that is what truth is about.

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There is no need to throw the baby out with the bath water....

 

Portability, kids that are students staying on insurance. What is lacking is state to state competition

 

It was designed to fail remember

 

Fortunately the designers were thrown out on their faces

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There is no need to throw the baby out with the bath water....

 

Portability, kids that are students staying on insurance. What is lacking is state to state competition

 

It was designed to fail remember

 

Fortunately the designers were thrown out on their faces

Fascinating. Now Obamacare is partly OK, whereas up until last night it was socialism.

 

:)

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After meeting with President Barack Obama, President-elect Donald Trump appears to have reversed his position on repealing Obamacare.



One of the President-elect’s biggest promises on the campaign trail was his vow to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, particularly in the wake of health insurance providers pledging to raise the price of coverage by double digits in coming years.



However, it appears the outgoing president has convinced Trump to keep his signature legislation. As of this writing, Trump has only said he would amend it, and that repealing the law outright may not be his plan going forward.



The position is a shocker to many, particularly Congressional Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan. McConnell has said repealing Obamacare is “pretty high” on his list of priorities for the next four years, and Ryan is asking Trump to allow him to privatize Medicare and gut Obamacare, according to Salon.







The UK-based Independent reported that President-elect Trump and President Obama discussed some of the ongoing difficulties the country faces, but also reflected on the highlights of the past 8 years, which has been interpreted as praise for the Affordable Care Act.



The healthcare law, which has allowed over 20 million Americans to have access to health insurance since 2010, is proving popular in the wake of the election, with over 100,000 Americans signing up for Affordable Care Act plans on healthcare.gov in the past 48 hours.



Americans have until January 31, 2017 to enroll in or change existing health coverage for the 2017 calendar year.


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There is no need to throw the baby out with the bath water....

 

Portability, kids that are students staying on insurance. What is lacking is state to state competition

 

It was designed to fail remember

 

Fortunately the designers were thrown out on their faces

Not what he promised

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