Ann Coulter: GOP Rallies Behind Idiotic Bill

by ANN COULTER12 Jul 2017

Republicans are about to do something very stupid. Using bribery, threats and cajolery, they intend to pass a catastrophically unpopular bill on a party-line vote.

GOP: Obamacare is unpopular, so let’s pass a new health care bill that’s even MORE unpopular.

Normal Person: Why would you do that?

GOP: No, you don’t understand. Obamacare is totally imploding, so if we pass this bill now, all its problems will be blamed on us!

Republicans would be better off doing nothing. They can survive the ridicule for running against Obamacare through four election cycles and then not repealing it. They cannot survive a bill that does nothing to fix the actual problems with Obamacare.

The only explanation for the GOP doing something so stupid and unpopular is that it’s all about tax cuts.

Why can’t we get it through their heads that we didn’t elect Trump to cut taxes? Forty-five percent of people don’t pay any federal income tax — and they voted for Trump! Taxes on high earners (or “Hillary voters”) are at a historic low.

Here’s a somewhat more important issue I’d like to submit for Republicans’ consideration: PEOPLE CAN’T BUY HEALTH INSURANCE THEY WANT, CAN’T SEE THE DOCTORS THEY WANT AND CAN’T AFFORD THEIR PREMIUMS AND DEDUCTIBLES.

How about allowing people the option of buying insurance that doesn’t cover sex change operations, gambling addictions, psychotherapy, liver transplants for illegal aliens and so on?

Instead of squandering this moment, Trump the businessman should seize it to trumpet the free market. This is a golden opportunity to give a speech explaining why, contrary to everything your professors told you, communism doesn’t work. To paraphrase Talleyrand, what Republicans are doing with Obamacare is worse than a crime; it’s a mistake.

Liberals always promise us wondrous cost-saving government programs, and then, it turns out, none of the laws of physics support their exciting plans. Obamacare is crashing and burning — and Trump hasn’t done a thing to anyone’s health care. He can say, perfectly accurately, he was just standing there when the plane hit the ground.

What sets us apart from the rest of the world is freedom — free people, free markets, free minds. That is how America became the most prosperous nation in the world. There’s no genius that can compete with the genius of the free market.

Sentient adults are perfectly capable of making their own choices about what health insurance to buy, the same way they make choices about what food to buy. The whole key to fixing Obamacare is not to repeal it, but to allow the rest of us to buy insurance on the free market.

Right now, it’s illegal to sell an insurance plan that most people would like to buy. Instead, you have to buy plans that cover millions of things you don’t want and nothing that you do want — all in order to pay for other people’s health care.

It would be as if grocery stores were required to charge you $60 for a head of lettuce in order to fund the federal school lunch program.

It is a blood libel to say we don’t care about the old, sick and dispossessed. Everyone has plenty of food in America, even without $60 heads of lettuce. That’s the free market! As Trump said, we will care for them better than they’ve ever been cared for before. But, first, the welfare cases have to be separated from the free market.

Proposed law: “Notwithstanding any other provision of federal or state law, it shall be lawful to purchase or sell any health insurance product in the United States of America.”

Skip the repeal — so there’s nothing for leftist ruffians to protest — and just give the rest of us the option of escaping Obamacare to buy health insurance the same way we buy everything else. Only a free market can guarantee good products at good prices.

Trump used to understand this! In the very first GOP debate, he said, “What I’d like to see is a private system without the artificial lines around every state. … Get rid of the artificial lines and you will have yourself great plans. And then we have to take care of the people that can’t take care of themselves. And I will do that through a different system.”

The “lines around the states” were the 50 state insurance commissions determining which health plans could legally be sold in each state — mandating, for example, that every plan include coverage for acupuncturists, chiropractors, fertility treatments, speech pathologists and so on.

Instead of throwing off the shackles of these commissions and giving us a nationwide free market in health insurance, Obamacare imposed one enormous federal shackle.

As a result, “health insurance” under Obamacare isn’t insurance at all — it’s the government forcing us to pay for other people’s health care through ghastly insurance premiums, deductibles and co-pays in exchange for highly limited health insurance for ourselves.

Trump ought to be using the flaming wreckage of Obamacare to illustrate what’s wrong with all Soviet five-year plans. It could be as iconic as Reagan’s Berlin Wall speech. Teenagers would vote Republican for the next 70 years — 80 or 90 years, if they could finally buy decent health insurance.

GOP ponders shoring up Obamacare as repeal falters & lawmakers buy insurance stock

The Senate majority leader has admitted that the GOP may have to work with Democrats to support existing insurance markets if they cannot form a majority to rewrite the Affordable Care Act. Republicans have, meanwhile, been buying up insurance stock.

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“If my side is unable to agree on an adequate replacement, then some kind of action with regard to the private health insurance market must occur,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) said Thursday at a Rotary Club luncheon in his home state.“No action is not an alternative. We’ve got the insurance markets imploding all over the country, including in this state.”

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It was McConnell who pledged in 2014 to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA, better known as Obamacare), as did House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin).

At least a dozen Republican senators, however, have publicly opposed or expressed some reservations about the healthcare bill rewrite, which forced McConnell to postpone a planned vote ahead of the 4th of July holiday recess. The bill will fail if just three of the 52 GOP senators vote no.

The Senate version of the bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, would eliminate the ACA’s requirement that people prove they have health coverage, would repeal or delay billions in taxes imposed under the current law, and would make long-term deep cuts to the nation’s Medicaid program.

The dissenting Republicans argue that the cuts to Medicaid are too deep, hurting rural providers and shortchanging efforts to combat the abuse of drugs like opioids.

McConnell’s suggestion to bolster the insurance exchanges created under Obamacare is at odds with Republicans’ stance, which has for the last several months repeatedly claimed that Obamacare is “imploding” and “collapsing.” President Donald Trump has repeatedly said it’s “dead” and often cited the failing exchanges as the main reason to scrap the 2010 law.

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The healthcare exchanges were designed for people without access to healthcare through employment – slightly more than 10 million Americans – who could purchase them through government-subsidized exchanges. More than eight in 10 Americans bought their plans through those federal subsidies.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York) on Thursday called McConnell’s statement “encouraging,” and said his caucus is “eager to work with Republicans to stabilize the markets and improve the law. At the top of the list should be ensuring cost-sharing payments are permanent, which will protect health care for millions.”

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So far, there has been no outreach yet from GOP Senate leaders to their Democratic counterparts.

At the same time, however, several Republicans have been busy buying health industry stocks, the Intercept reported. Such purchases could raise serious questions of insider trading.

Documents show the wife of Representative Mike Conaway (R-Texas), added a health insurance company stock from UnitedHealth, worth $30,000, to her portfolio on March 24, as the lower chamber’s rewrite bill, the American Health Care Act, was advanced in the House Rules Committee.

Conaway is part of Ryan’s leadership group.

Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) also purchased UnitedHealth stock, worth between $50,000-$100,000.

Inhofe’s financial advisor made the stock transaction on his behalf and the stock purchase was routine and “made without the Senator’s prior knowledge or consultation,” Inhofe’s spokesperson countered.

Health industry stocks have grown as Republicans have debated the repeal effort. UnitedHealth has gained nearly 7 percent in value since March 24.

I Am Sick And Tired Of Republican Party | Dick Morris

Published on Jun 5, 2017
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Lois Degeneffe

The “Two Party System” is a myth. They are two sides of the same coin who use each other as foils and an excuse to get NOTHING done for the people, while existing only to serve their corporate masters and enrich themselves.
Palmira Enriquez

Many “Republicans” are in George Soros payroll.
Expanded Microdot

Why is the republican party in the business of crafting GOVERNMENT ran health care in the first place ? Yea we need MORE government in our lives(sarcasm) . Jeez. Repeal and replace? Screw that how about repeal and forget?
ringo stark

I am sick and tired of ALL politicians!!! Dick, please wake up — Rep vs. Dem. doesn’t matter. They either sell out to the Deep State or they get run out of town. It’s we the people vs. the Government. DRAIN THE SWAMP, BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE!!! Peace
mspixiedust100

Those republicans are worrying more about DEMOCRAT concerns than republican concerns!!!! SHAME on them!!!!
Holesinsocks

They view this as a way to leverage and damage trump. Thing is they are gambling that we won’t vote them out because we have no intention of putting in a democrat in their seat, they believe we are stuck with their RINO tactics. We need a conservative to run against them.
mspixiedust100

vote out the republicans in name only.
Chris Pruitt

Maybe it is time to vote in all new Senators. They do not listen to the will of the people anyway. Hey senators! REPEAL OBLAMACARE! Do you hear us!
Thomas Blow

OCare is imploding. It has insufficient funds to draw on. The providers are withdrawing.The whole government will shut down in September and then the president can keep open the limited parts of it that are necessary.
blessOTMA

RINOS…and they will help Dems impeach Mr.Trump if the chance comes up…they can’t wait

MIAMI BEACH MAYOR PHILIP LEVINE CHAMPIONS PARIS ACCORD, HAS NO IDEA WHAT’S IN IT

Tucker asked him again… and again

Chris Menahan | Information LiberationJUNE 2, 2017

Tucker Carlson exposed Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine on his show Thursday night by simply asking him to explain the details of the Paris Accord.

“I’m just wondering how this specific agreement sending three billion dollars a year to countries like India and China, who don’t have to lower their emissions rates, is going to fix the global warming problem in Miami Beach?” Tucker asked.

Levine couldn’t answer. Instead, he chose to ramble about “flooding” in Miami and said we “have to listen” to the “smartest minds in the world” warning us about climate change.

Rather than let him dodge the question, Tucker asked him again… and again.

After hearing the same scripted platitudes over and over, Tucker just started laughing at him and exclaimed: “Is there a single person watching the show stupid enough to be convinced by what you are saying?”

WATCH:

Single-payer healthcare advances in California — without way to pay $400-billion tab…

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By Patrick McGreevy

A proposal to adopt a single-payer healthcare system for California took an initial step forward Thursday when the state Senate approved a bare-bones bill that lacks a method for paying the $400-billion cost of the plan.

The proposal was made by legislators led by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) at the same time President Trump and Republican members of Congress are working to repeal and replace the federal Affordable Care Act.

“Despite the incredible progress California has made, millions still do not have access to health insurance and millions more cannot afford the high deductibles and co-pays, and they often forgo care,” Lara said during a floor debate on the bill.

The bill, which now goes to the state Assembly for consideration, will have to be further developed, Lara conceded, adding he hopes to reach a consensus on a way to pay for it.

Republican senators opposed the bill as a threat to the state’s finances.

“We don’t have the money to pay for it,” Sen. Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto) said. “If we cut every single program and expense from the state budget and redirected that money to this bill, SB 562, we wouldn’t even cover half of the $400-billion price tag.”

Berryhill also said the private sector is better suited to provide healthcare.

“I absolutely don’t trust the government to run our health system,” he said. “What has the government ever done right?”

Lara’s bill would provide a Medicare-for-all-type system that he believed would guarantee health coverage for all Californians without the out-of-pocket costs. Under a single-payer plan, the government replaces private insurance companies, paying doctors and hospitals for healthcare.

The California Nurses Assn., which sponsored the bill, released a fiscal analysis this week that proposed raising the state sales and business receipts taxes by 2.3% to raise $106 billion of the annual cost, with the rest proposed to come from state and federal funding already going to Medicare and Medicaid services.

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Sen. Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado Hills) called the plan “reckless” and said the taxes would hurt businesses and families while financially crippling the state government.

“It’s offensive to the people who have to pay for it,” he said.

Some Democrats felt the bill was rushed and undeveloped. Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) withheld his vote on the bill on grounds it does not provide enough detail of what a single-payer system would look like.

“This is the Senate kicking the can down the road to the Assembly and asking the Assembly to fill in all of the blanks,” Hueso said. “That’s not going to happen this year.”

Lara said action is required because of what is happening in Washington.

“With President Trump’s promise to abandon the Affordable Care Act as we know it — for one that leaves millions without access to care — California is once again tasked to lead,” he told his colleagues.

He said his father recently had heart bypass surgery but went through the emergency room for help after his insurance company initially turned him down.

Even if the bill is approved, it has to go to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has been skeptical, and then voters would have to exempt it from spending limits and budget formulas in the state Constitution. In addition, the state would have to get federal approval to repurpose existing funds for Medicare and Medicaid.

Read more about how the single-payer plan would work here

RUSH: Obama Is FUMING About PRAISE Of Trump’s Foreign Trip

Published on May 25, 2017

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J De'Niz

President Trump know’s what he’s doing. Relax people.
A LAST A SUPER GREAT AMERICAN PRESIDENT,…GO TRUMP GO…,,,NOT A RAGHEAD LOVING,,,RUG KNIELING ,,,ASS POKING UP IN THE SKY TO BE POUNDCAKED BY ANYONE OR ANYTHING…((( CAMELS AND GOATS PREFERRED ))) ,,,THEY AND OBAMA SO LOVED (S),,,JUST SAYING :::
S D

Yes….Oblama went to Europe to shoot his puppet mouth off…….we are all sick of this creep…….he is irrelevant….what the HELL is he doing going around like he is still the President, ( he never really was….)…..this guy has serious mental problems with narcissistic issues………..damaged by his messed up & broken family,,,used by the liberal left…..Garbage
Dontwantlove

Ah, the Beta Male envy. So funny. Bye, Barry!
Charmer4856

Did anyone else see Trump jerk Macron little puney ass? SHAKE MY HAND FOOL!!!
Lily White

It’s funny how Kenyan MUSLIM TERRORIST CRIMINAL FRAUDULENT SCUMBAG TRAITOR has an​ adocity to fume over anything that is NOT regarding to HIS GLOBALIST ISLAMOFASCIST CRIMINAL ASS, like US president and AMERICA
A Mango

I hope the President himself can EXPLODE this Seth Rich story to bring down Dems and the MSM. I hope this happens.
sandii Hassenstein

First of all Obama has rent a children ….. secondly nobody cares what Obama says ….. he is such a horses a@#$ …. only the libitards like him like crazy Warren, Pelosi, Schumer etc.
Major Kusanagi

Obama is a turd with legs