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no impeachment?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BY JULIEGRACE BRUFKE - 12/30/19 02:51 PM EST 220

 

Democrats to put renewed focus on health care in new year

© Greg Nash

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Monday that Democrats will prioritize getting health care legislation signed into law when lawmakers return to the Capitol next week.

 

“When we return to Washington, our priority will be to continue a drumbeat across America to press the President and the GOP Senate to pass the Lower Drug Costs Now Act into law,” Pelosi wrote in a "Dear Colleague" letter to members of her caucus. “And we also look forward to ending the financial unfairness of surprise billing, which has bipartisan support in the Congress and among the American people.”

 

Republicans have been highly critical of the House-passed drug pricing bill, which was sent to the Senate after a largely party-line vote of 230-192. The measure, which would allow the government to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs, is one of House Democrats’ top priorities and is expected to be touted by vulnerable Democrats up for reelection next year.

 

"Americans should not have to pay more for our medicines than what Big Pharma charges for the same drugs overseas — and that is why we are proud that H.R. 3 finally gives Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug prices and makes those lower prices available to millions of Americans with private insurance," Pelosi wrote, adding that Democrats need to further highlight the legislation and pressure the GOP-controlled Senate to take up the measure.

 

President Trump has instead supported a more modest bipartisan bill in the Senate to lower drug prices, legislation that does not include a provision to negotiate prices.

 

The focus on health care helped Democrats win back the House in the 2018 midterms, and the party sees the issue as one of its greatest strengths heading into the pivotal 2020 elections. But divisions among Democratic presidential candidates over whether to support "Medicare for All" threatens to fracture the party on health care.

 

Pelosi also referenced Rep. John Lewis's (D-Ga.) disclosure on Sunday that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

 

“Good health is nothing to be taken for granted, and this was driven home to us this weekend when the news of John Lewis’s sad diagnosis descended upon us," Pelosi wrote. "John is an angel among us, and now the whole world is praying for him."

 

Pelosi went on to criticize Trump and GOP lawmakers for supporting this month's ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that said the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional. She accused Republicans of attempting to unwind protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

 

“The Trump Administration continues to firmly support the recent ruling in the 5th Circuit, which they hope will move them one step closer to obliterating every protection and benefit of the Affordable Care Act,” Pelosi added.

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2 hours ago, king of the county said:

Democrats to put renewed focus on health care in new year

 

 

 

no impeachment?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BY JULIEGRACE BRUFKE - 12/30/19 02:51 PM EST 220

 

Democrats to put renewed focus on health care in new year

© Greg Nash

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Monday that Democrats will prioritize getting health care legislation signed into law when lawmakers return to the Capitol next week.

 

“When we return to Washington, our priority will be to continue a drumbeat across America to press the President and the GOP Senate to pass the Lower Drug Costs Now Act into law,” Pelosi wrote in a "Dear Colleague" letter to members of her caucus. “And we also look forward to ending the financial unfairness of surprise billing, which has bipartisan support in the Congress and among the American people.”

 

Republicans have been highly critical of the House-passed drug pricing bill, which was sent to the Senate after a largely party-line vote of 230-192. The measure, which would allow the government to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs, is one of House Democrats’ top priorities and is expected to be touted by vulnerable Democrats up for reelection next year.

 

"Americans should not have to pay more for our medicines than what Big Pharma charges for the same drugs overseas — and that is why we are proud that H.R. 3 finally gives Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug prices and makes those lower prices available to millions of Americans with private insurance," Pelosi wrote, adding that Democrats need to further highlight the legislation and pressure the GOP-controlled Senate to take up the measure.

 

President Trump has instead supported a more modest bipartisan bill in the Senate to lower drug prices, legislation that does not include a provision to negotiate prices.

 

The focus on health care helped Democrats win back the House in the 2018 midterms, and the party sees the issue as one of its greatest strengths heading into the pivotal 2020 elections. But divisions among Democratic presidential candidates over whether to support "Medicare for All" threatens to fracture the party on health care.

 

Pelosi also referenced Rep. John Lewis's (D-Ga.) disclosure on Sunday that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

 

“Good health is nothing to be taken for granted, and this was driven home to us this weekend when the news of John Lewis’s sad diagnosis descended upon us," Pelosi wrote. "John is an angel among us, and now the whole world is praying for him."

 

Pelosi went on to criticize Trump and GOP lawmakers for supporting this month's ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that said the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional. She accused Republicans of attempting to unwind protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

 

“The Trump Administration continues to firmly support the recent ruling in the 5th Circuit, which they hope will move them one step closer to obliterating every protection and benefit of the Affordable Care Act,” Pelosi added.

 

"Pelosi went on to criticize Trump and GOP lawmakers for supporting this month's ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that said the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional. She accused Republicans of attempting to unwind protections for people with pre-existing conditions."

 

Signing people into a high inflation mandatory contracts backed by excessive government fees, fines and possible jail time is not constitutional. King Henry more correct about the situation 500 years ago, doctors will tend to kill people while overcharging them as they work to outlaw actual beneficial treatments, Germany death camp was free after they confiscated anything you had, Obama care cost people everything they ever earned.

 

Where in the Parliament holden at Westminster in the third Year of the King's most gracious reign, amongst other things, for the avoiding of Sorceries, Witchcrafts, and other inconveniences, it was enacted, that no Person within the City of London, nor within Seven Miles of the same, should take upon him to exercise and occupy as Physician or Surgeon, except he be first examined, approved, and admitted by the Bishop of London and other, under and upon certain Pains and Penalties in the same Act mentioned: Sithence the making of which said Act, the Company and Fellowship of Surgeons of London, minding only their own Lucres, and nothing the Profit or ease of the Diseased or Patient, have sued, troubled, and vexed divers honest Persons, as well Men as Women, whom God hath endued with the Knowledge of the Nature, Kind and Operation of certain Herbs, Roots, and Waters, and the using and ministring of them to such as been pained with customable Diseases, as Women's Breast's being sore, a Pin and the Web in the Eye, Uncomes of Hands, Burnings, Scaldings, Sore Mouths, the Stone, Strangury, Saucelim, and Morphew, and such other like Diseases; and yet the said Persons have not taken anything for their Pains or Cunning, but have ministered the same to poor People only for Neighborhood and God's sake, and of Pity and Charity: And it is now well known that the Surgeons admitted will do no Cure to any Person but where they shall be rewarded with a greater Sum or Reward that the Cure extendeth unto; for in case they would minister their Cunning unto sore People unrewarded, there should not so many rot and perish to death for Lack or Help of Surgery as daily do; but the greatest part of Surgeons admitted been much more to be blamed than those Persons that they troubled, for although the most Part of the Persons of the said Craft of Surgeons have small Cunning yet they will take great sums of Money, and do little therefore, and by Reason thereof they do oftentimes impair and hurt their Patients, rather than do them good. In consideration whereof, and for the Ease, Comfort, Succour, Help, Relief, and Health of the King's poor Subjects, Inhabitants of this Realm, now pained or diseased: Be it ordained, established, and enacted by Authority of this present Parliament, That at all Time from henceforth it shall be lawful to every Person being the King's subject. having Knowledge and Experience of the Nature of Herbs, Roots, and Waters, or of the Operation of the same, by Speculation or Practice, within any part of the Realm of England, or within any other the King's Dominions, to practice, use, and minister in and to any outward Sore, Uncome Wound, Apostemations, outward Swelling or Disease, any Herb or Herbs, Ointments, Baths, Pultess, and Emplaisters, according to their Cunning, Experience, and Knowledge in any of the Diseases, Sores, and Maladies before said, and all other like to the same, or Drinks for the Stone, Strangury, or Agues, without suit, vexation, trouble, penalty, or loss of theirb goods; the foresaid Statute in the foresaid Third Year of the King's most gracious Reign, or any other Act, Ordinance, or Statutes to the contrary heretofore made in anywise, notwithstanding.

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17 hours ago, Chongo said:

 

"Pelosi went on to criticize Trump and GOP lawmakers for supporting this month's ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that said the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional. She accused Republicans of attempting to unwind protections for people with pre-existing conditions."

 

Signing people into a high inflation mandatory contracts backed by excessive government fees, fines and possible jail time is not constitutional. King Henry more correct about the situation 500 years ago, doctors will tend to kill people while overcharging them as they work to outlaw actual beneficial treatments, Germany death camp was free after they confiscated anything you had, Obama care cost people everything they ever earned.

 

Where in the Parliament holden at Westminster in the third Year of the King's most gracious reign, amongst other things, for the avoiding of Sorceries, Witchcrafts, and other inconveniences, it was enacted, that no Person within the City of London, nor within Seven Miles of the same, should take upon him to exercise and occupy as Physician or Surgeon, except he be first examined, approved, and admitted by the Bishop of London and other, under and upon certain Pains and Penalties in the same Act mentioned: Sithence the making of which said Act, the Company and Fellowship of Surgeons of London, minding only their own Lucres, and nothing the Profit or ease of the Diseased or Patient, have sued, troubled, and vexed divers honest Persons, as well Men as Women, whom God hath endued with the Knowledge of the Nature, Kind and Operation of certain Herbs, Roots, and Waters, and the using and ministring of them to such as been pained with customable Diseases, as Women's Breast's being sore, a Pin and the Web in the Eye, Uncomes of Hands, Burnings, Scaldings, Sore Mouths, the Stone, Strangury, Saucelim, and Morphew, and such other like Diseases; and yet the said Persons have not taken anything for their Pains or Cunning, but have ministered the same to poor People only for Neighborhood and God's sake, and of Pity and Charity: And it is now well known that the Surgeons admitted will do no Cure to any Person but where they shall be rewarded with a greater Sum or Reward that the Cure extendeth unto; for in case they would minister their Cunning unto sore People unrewarded, there should not so many rot and perish to death for Lack or Help of Surgery as daily do; but the greatest part of Surgeons admitted been much more to be blamed than those Persons that they troubled, for although the most Part of the Persons of the said Craft of Surgeons have small Cunning yet they will take great sums of Money, and do little therefore, and by Reason thereof they do oftentimes impair and hurt their Patients, rather than do them good. In consideration whereof, and for the Ease, Comfort, Succour, Help, Relief, and Health of the King's poor Subjects, Inhabitants of this Realm, now pained or diseased: Be it ordained, established, and enacted by Authority of this present Parliament, That at all Time from henceforth it shall be lawful to every Person being the King's subject. having Knowledge and Experience of the Nature of Herbs, Roots, and Waters, or of the Operation of the same, by Speculation or Practice, within any part of the Realm of England, or within any other the King's Dominions, to practice, use, and minister in and to any outward Sore, Uncome Wound, Apostemations, outward Swelling or Disease, any Herb or Herbs, Ointments, Baths, Pultess, and Emplaisters, according to their Cunning, Experience, and Knowledge in any of the Diseases, Sores, and Maladies before said, and all other like to the same, or Drinks for the Stone, Strangury, or Agues, without suit, vexation, trouble, penalty, or loss of theirb goods; the foresaid Statute in the foresaid Third Year of the King's most gracious Reign, or any other Act, Ordinance, or Statutes to the contrary heretofore made in anywise, notwithstanding.

A lot of references to the old days 

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This is food for thought:

 

"There aren't millions of jobs to be lost. Our healthcare system is the worst in the industrialized world, and everyone knows it. We pay more for less than anybody else. We are the only people in the world that have 500,000 people go bankrupt every year over medical costs. Only 7% of the entire country can buy insurance on their own, and that's only because of the Affordable Care Act.

 

The only jobs that will be lost are a few thousand managers for private companies. On the otherhand, millions of people who only stay in their jobs because of their employer provided coverage, could retire or resign, opening up millions of jobs, and creating others by starting businesses.

 

It would also save companies trillions of dollars by not having to pay for insurance to cover their employees, freeing up money for raises and bonuses for their employees.

 

With more disposal income not going to premiums. deductibles, and the cost of drugs and treatment, that's more money going into the economy driving growth, and creating more jobs."

==========================================================

 

Other food for thought:

 

The insurance industry has so many avenues to retain employees BECAUSE health insurance is but one angle in a large menu of profit making ventures. Wiping out millions of jobs in this industry just is not a practical thought.

 

Health Care industry is growing at lightning speed 24/7 thus fewer employees is not a concern = think more and more. Single payer will be a solid partner in this growth because the health care industry will no longer be plagued with patients not paying their bills. Health Care is in a win win win win win position.

 

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What will be lost to Single Payer is boat loads of campaign money kickbacks.

 

There are 8 lobbyists per elected official in this mess. There are tons of misinformation scams being perpetrated in this mess.

 

Both lobbyists and misinformation scams are being funded with health care dollars.

 

The industry has been known to blow $1.4 million dollars a day to save their multi trillion tax dollar subsidized guaranteed profit system.

 

This misinformation money was funneled through the US Chamber of Commerce.

 

A multi trillion $$$$$ scam!!!

 

== 8 lobbyists per elected official = expensive mouthpieces

 

== Misinformation campaigns @ $1.4 million health care dollars a day

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/05/AR2009070502770.html

 

Yes folks we in America are being duped by the industry and some elected officials.

 

Next some extra added attractions:

 

== Healthy humans seldom spend what they pay out to the insurance industry!

 

== Consumers are charged billions in overcharges aka have you received your refund yet? http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/24/AR2009062401636.html

 

== Politicians as shareholders:   Hmmmmmmmmmmmm hard to be objective!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/12/AR2009061204075.html

 

A multi trillion $$$$$ scam!!!

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On 12/31/2019 at 1:37 PM, NeoConvict said:

Think the Democrats are probably right on this one. Medicare should be able to bargain.

Well, you’d think that until you find out politicians are negotiating to benefit personally. 😂

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3 hours ago, king of the county said:

Nothing 

All healthcare will be funded in some way by the citizens paying the government to administer the money and pay the bills. That should be obvious.  If the government does not take charge of the health of the people, than an additional PROFIT will be made onto the cost.

Consider water. How much does drinking water cost when you buy it at the store?  Often a dollar a gallon, plus then the mess of disposing of plastic bottles and jugs and sales tax gets added on. And if you just turn the tap in your home? a dollar per thousand gallons.

 

The health of any nation is the health of its people. You want a sickly country? go with "Trumpcare"--whatever the hell that is.

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25 minutes ago, XavierOnassis said:

All healthcare will be funded in some way by the citizens paying the government to administer the money and pay the bills. That should be obvious.  If the government does not take charge of the health of the people, than an additional PROFIT will be made onto the cost.

Consider water. How much does drinking water cost when you buy it at the store?  Often a dollar a gallon, plus then the mess of disposing of plastic bottles and jugs and sales tax gets added on. And if you just turn the tap in your home? a dollar per thousand gallons.

 

The health of any nation is the health of its people. You want a sickly country? go with "Trumpcare"--whatever the hell that is.

The government can’t even run the post office without losing huge amounts of money and you want them running the health care?

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On 1/1/2020 at 10:45 AM, merrill said:

This is food for thought:

 

"There aren't millions of jobs to be lost. Our healthcare system is the worst in the industrialized world, and everyone knows it. We pay more for less than anybody else. We are the only people in the world that have 500,000 people go bankrupt every year over medical costs. Only 7% of the entire country can buy insurance on their own, and that's only because of the Affordable Care Act.

 

The only jobs that will be lost are a few thousand managers for private companies. On the otherhand, millions of people who only stay in their jobs because of their employer provided coverage, could retire or resign, opening up millions of jobs, and creating others by starting businesses.

 

It would also save companies trillions of dollars by not having to pay for insurance to cover their employees, freeing up money for raises and bonuses for their employees.

 

With more disposal income not going to premiums. deductibles, and the cost of drugs and treatment, that's more money going into the economy driving growth, and creating more jobs."

==========================================================

 

Other food for thought:

 

The insurance industry has so many avenues to retain employees BECAUSE health insurance is but one angle in a large menu of profit making ventures. Wiping out millions of jobs in this industry just is not a practical thought.

 

Health Care industry is growing at lightning speed 24/7 thus fewer employees is not a concern = think more and more. Single payer will be a solid partner in this growth because the health care industry will no longer be plagued with patients not paying their bills. Health Care is in a win win win win win position.

 

 

In fact Single Payer has been studied for 20 years with plenty of doctors and nurses sitting at the table. Medicare for ALL is definitely a grass roots endeavor.

 

The insurance industry is once again blowing millions upon millions of health care dollars to keep their hands in YOUR wallets.

 

HR 676 Medicare-for-All would: • Save lives • Cost less • Reduce health disparities • Prevent medical bankruptcies  • Help small businesses

 

THE medical insurance industry DOES NOT PROVIDE HEALTH CARE which in effect classifies the medical insurance industry a scam that which kicks back zillions to campaign cookie jars.

 

The gov't shells out $3.5 trillion tax dollar annually to the health care industry... insurers and such as we speak. $3.5 trillion tax dollars will likely cover the lions share of Medicare Single Payer.Insurance.

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11 hours ago, merrill said:

 

In fact Single Payer has been studied for 20 years with plenty of doctors and nurses sitting at the table. Medicare for ALL is definitely a grass roots endeavor.

 

The insurance industry is once again blowing millions upon millions of health care dollars to keep their hands in YOUR wallets.

 

HR 676 Medicare-for-All would: • Save lives • Cost less • Reduce health disparities • Prevent medical bankruptcies  • Help small businesses

 

THE medical insurance industry DOES NOT PROVIDE HEALTH CARE which in effect classifies the medical insurance industry a scam that which kicks back zillions to campaign cookie jars.

 

The gov't shells out $3.5 trillion tax dollar annually to the health care industry... insurers and such as we speak. $3.5 trillion tax dollars will likely cover the lions share of Medicare Single Payer.Insurance.

Dont see it happening 

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