Obamacare isn’t failing – Donald J. Trump is sabotaging it
Posted: 14 June 2017 11:14 AM   [ Ignore ]
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9:43AM   Obamacare isn’t failing – Donald J. Trump is sabotaging it.

Trump has asked the News media to stop advertising Obamacare Market place enrollment, purposely sabotaging it in order for his bill to get passed. This information needs to go viral. Please forward to as many as you can. Millions will be impacted.

https://www.facebook.com/officialabeyta/videos/1546654365379776

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Posted: 14 June 2017 11:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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He’s been at this for months, Trump made it clear he wants the Affordable Care Act to go down in flames.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/06/trumps-sabotage-of-obamacare-is-working.html

Donald Trump has repeatedly assured the American people that their health-care system will collapse on his watch. In many instances, the president has framed this claim as a matter-of-fact assessment of Obamacare’s incurable flaws — in others, as a promise to kill the law by any means necessary.

In early April, Trump sounded the latter note. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the president suggested that he would cease paying out cost-sharing reductions — subsidies to insurers that defray the cost of covering low-income Obamacare enrollees — so as to engineer a crisis in the private insurance market, and, thus, generate more support for repealing Barack Obama’s signature law.

This is a “president” will do as much damage to as many Americans as he can until he’s removed from office. And even then this nightmare isn’t over because the republicans have other wrecking balls just waiting in the wings to bring out to destroy any policies that actually help most Americans. Like making even a partial effort to make sure they get something essential like health care that people in many places around the globe take for granted.

Americans are about to find out how badly they’re being screwed by Trump and the entire conservative movement in the country, health care is just facet of this.

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Posted: 14 June 2017 02:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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When you think how much public money has gone to support and build health care not just in the US but everywhere, it’s criminal that it’s being treated as a luxury in America to be sold at the greatest cost.

The US has some of the highest health costs per capita and yet many still find in next to impossible to get medical care. And that is about to get much worse under Trump.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_total_health_expenditure_per_capita

In 2015 it was $9451 per capita in the US compared to $4,608 in Canada where coverage is universal.

I think it can reasonably be claimed that trillions of dollars of public funds have gone into health care in the US when you look at baseline research, support for the training of health care professionals, all the infrastructure that is needed to support health care and more. Why then does the private sector get to determine policy and demand that only the wealthy get full coverage with diminishing care as people’s financial assets decrease.

The benefits of adequate health care across society are well understood, from more productive employees to much less cost treating a chronically ill population to start with. Trump is clearly not going to be working for Americans on this issue, just as likely won’t be on any other.

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Posted: 21 June 2017 10:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Does anyone recall the Republican leadership’s invention of the term “death-panels” when the ACA (Obamacare) was being debated?

What I gather from the news, the proposed Republican health-care plan would in fact establish “death-panels” for a few millions of American citizens, especially the poor or elderly, who would be the least beneficiaries of any subsequent tax cuts.

Insult upon injury!

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Posted: 17 July 2017 10:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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There is hope.

Health Care Overhaul Collapses as Two Republican Senators Defect
By THOMAS KAPLAN - JULY 17, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/17/us/politics/health-care-overhaul-collapses-as-two-republican-senators-defect.html


WASHINGTON — Two more Republican senators declared on Monday night that they would oppose the Senate Republican bill to repeal the
Affordable Care Act, killing, for now, a seven-year-old promise to overturn President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement.

The announcement by the senators, Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas, left their leaders at least two votes short of the
number needed to begin debate on their bill to dismantle the health law. Two other Republican senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky
and Susan Collins of Maine, had already said they would not support a procedural step to begin debate. ...

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, conceded Monday night that “the effort to repeal and immediately
replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful.” He outlined plans to vote now on a measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act,
with it taking effect later. That has almost no chance to pass, however,
since it could leave millions without insurance and leave insurance markets in turmoil. ...

This doesn’t happen on it’s own. It happens because everyday people stand up and fight back.
If you support serious civil resistance when it matters most, chip in $3 right now.

https://www.democracyspring.org

Things are hanging by a thread, the GOP leadership is an obsessed absolutist ruthless crowd, they have zero scruples, zero interest in democracy or the concerns of simple citizens, (nor the future for that matter) only with massive, overwhelming effort can we hope to beat back these traitors to the principles of our American Government.

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Posted: 17 July 2017 11:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Well folks, it looks like “death-panels” are becoming a reality. The very people who warned the public of the ACA death-panels are now very busy installing them. 

This unfolding story is more and more beginning to look like a Horror movie of epic proportions.

Democrats and Independents (and hopefully some Republicans), please come up with a workable “single payer” plan, like Hawaii now is trying to implement.

Hawaii Single Payer Healthcare Plan

From Stephen Kemble, M.D.

In 2009, the Hawaii legislature passed a bill (Act 11 2009) to
create a Hawaii Health Authority (HHA) to design a “universal
health care system covering everyone in the state,” reporting to
the Legislature with actionable legislation by January 2011. Our
then Republican Governor vetoed the bill but her veto was
overridden. She refused to appoint the HHA Board and the law was
never implemented.

This session, both the House and Senate have introduced identical
bills to extend the reporting date for the HHA to January 2012, and
as of yesterday, both have passed out of all the committees to
which they were assigned. The original bill is law, so our new
Governor Abercrombie is free to appoint the Board any time he wants
to. He was previously in the US House where he was a longstanding
single-payer advocate and a co-sponsor of HR 676.

Bravo Hawaii, you are on the right track!

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Write4U - 17 July 2017 11:29 PM

Well folks, it looks like “death-panels” are becoming a reality. The very people who warned the public of the ACA death-panels are now very busy installing them. 

Can you share more details?

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Citizenschallenge-v.3 - 18 July 2017 06:14 AM
Write4U - 17 July 2017 11:29 PM

Well folks, it looks like “death-panels” are becoming a reality. The very people who warned the public of the ACA death-panels are now very busy installing them. 

Can you share more details?

As I understand it, repealing ACA would cause ~20 million of people to lose their insurance coverage. If in addition to that Medicaid were to be cut as well, Hospitals would be forced to make the choice of treating patients and going bankrupt (being forced to close their doors), or be selective who to treat. In effect having to choose who lives and who dies.

IMO, that would result in a greater death rate, especially in the elderly population, which proportionally use ER facilities more often, due to pre-existing conditions.

I lived in a small logging town with one ER/Delivery room/Hospital/Long Term care facility, with the nearest larger hospital about 30 miles in another town. It had a financial crisis and was faced with dropping its ER facility, which is the most costly part of healthcare. It appealed to the population and businesses to buy bonds, which was well met and it was able to maintain its multiple services. Incidentally, an Indian Casino (which originally had been opposed) made a commitment to make large yearly donations to help in the effort.

In a logging town any accidents are usually of critical urgency and a 30 mile ride in the back of an Emergency vehicle would surely have resulted in several deaths, which could have been prevented with the local ER facility.

I can foresee such situations arise at a much larger national scale if many hospitals were forced to cut back or close some of their services, due to lack of funds.

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Posted: 18 July 2017 04:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Ha, ha…

After seven years of bellowing that ObamaCare must be repealed and replaced, the Republicans are giving up the effort.  They had seven years to devise their replacement and get their members to agree to it.  Seven years. And now they control all branches of government.  And they STILL can’t get it done.  And there’s absolutely nobody to blame but themselves.

This is going to kill their credibility with their own base.

Very good news for Democrats.

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Tanny - 18 July 2017 04:02 PM

Ha, ha…

After seven years of bellowing that ObamaCare must be repealed and replaced, the Republicans are giving up the effort.  They had seven years to devise their replacement and get their members to agree to it.  Seven years. And now they control all branches of government.  And they STILL can’t get it done.  And there’s absolutely nobody to blame but themselves.

This is going to kill their credibility with their own base.

Very good news for Democrats.

When even Republicans will vote against a Republican plan, you know it must be completely dead in the water.. Most Republicans behave like sheep to the slaughter. It’s a rare one indeed who dares to think for him or herself.

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Posted: 18 July 2017 08:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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June 13th:
After meeting GOP senators, Trump predicts ‘phenomenal’ health care bill will pass
By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL and JAKE LAHUT
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/13/trump-obamacare-resistance-democrats-239481

Talk about cold blooded reptilians.

‘Let Obamacare Fail,’ Trump Says as G.O.P. Health Bill Collapses
By THOMAS KAPLAN, JULY 18, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/18/us/politics/republicans-obamacare-repeal-now-replace-later.html?

... Mr. Trump declared that his plan was now to “let Obamacare fail,” and suggested that Democrats would then seek out Republicans to work together on a bill to bury the Affordable Care Act. If he is determined to make good on that pledge, he has plenty of levers to pull, from declining to reimburse insurance companies for reducing low-income customers’ out-of-pocket costs to failing to enforce the mandate that most Americans have health coverage.

“It’ll be a lot easier,” Mr. Trump said at the White House, adding: “We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We’ll let Obamacare fail, and then the Democrats are going to come to us.” ...

WEDNESDAY, MAR 22, 2017 06:44 AM MDT
How Republicans quietly sabotaged Obamacare long before Trump came into office
Billions that should go to Obamacare are missing, thanks to senators like Marco Rubio
THOM HARTMANN, ALTERNET

http://www.salon.com/2017/03/22/how-republicans-quietly-sabotaged-obamacare-long-before-trump-came-into-office_partner/

Donald Trump’s secret backup plan to kill Obamacare
http://www.chicagotribune .com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-obamacare-fail-plan-20170309-story.html

... On one side of this divide are conservatives (mostly in the House) who actually want the ACA repealed, because they are philosophically opposed to the spending and regulating necessary to expand coverage in the manner Obamacare has. On the other are Republicans (mostly senators and governors) who now have to say they want repeal — after all, they demanded this for years in the abstract — while also moving to limit the rollback of coverage that results, particularly in their own states. Thus it is that many of the senators and governors who have expressed skepticism about the House GOP plan come from states that have expanded Medicaid. ...

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DougC - 14 June 2017 11:33 AM

He’s been at this for months, Trump made it clear he wants the Affordable Care Act to go down in flames.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/06/trumps-sabotage-of-obamacare-is-working.html

Donald Trump has repeatedly assured the American people that their health-care system will collapse on his watch. In many instances, the president has framed this claim as a matter-of-fact assessment of Obamacare’s incurable flaws — in others, as a promise to kill the law by any means necessary.

In early April, Trump sounded the latter note. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the president suggested that he would cease paying out cost-sharing reductions — subsidies to insurers that defray the cost of covering low-income Obamacare enrollees — so as to engineer a crisis in the private insurance market, and, thus, generate more support for repealing Barack Obama’s signature law.

This is a “president” will do as much damage to as many Americans as he can until he’s removed from office. And even then this nightmare isn’t over because the republicans have other wrecking balls just waiting in the wings to bring out to destroy any policies that actually help most Americans. Like making even a partial effort to make sure they get something essential like health care that people in many places around the globe take for granted.

Americans are about to find out how badly they’re being screwed by Trump and the entire conservative movement in the country, health care is just facet of this.

Dyed in the wool Republicans, especially Trump supporters, will never notice. They jes keep rollin’ along.

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Write4U - 17 July 2017 11:29 PM

Well folks, it looks like “death-panels” are becoming a reality. The very people who warned the public of the ACA death-panels are now very busy installing them. 

Can you share more details?

As I understand it, repealing ACA would cause ~20 million of people to lose their insurance coverage. If in addition to that Medicaid were to be cut as well, Hospitals would be forced to make the choice of treating patients and going bankrupt (being forced to close their doors), or be selective who to treat. In effect having to choose who lives and who dies.

IMO, that would result in a greater death rate, especially in the elderly population, which proportionally use ER facilities more often, due to pre-existing conditions.

I lived in a small logging town with one ER/Delivery room/Hospital/Long Term care facility, with the nearest larger hospital about 30 miles in another town. It had a financial crisis and was faced with dropping its ER facility, which is the most costly part of healthcare. It appealed to the population and businesses to buy bonds, which was well met and it was able to maintain its multiple services. Incidentally, an Indian Casino (which originally had been opposed) made a commitment to make large yearly donations to help in the effort.

In a logging town any accidents are usually of critical urgency and a 30 mile ride in the back of an Emergency vehicle would surely have resulted in several deaths, which could have been prevented with the local ER facility.

I can foresee such situations arise at a much larger national scale if many hospitals were forced to cut back or close some of their services, due to lack of funds.

That"s how the “free market” works. It has no conscience snd no compassion.

Lois

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Tanny - 18 July 2017 04:02 PM

Ha, ha…

After seven years of bellowing that ObamaCare must be repealed and replaced, the Republicans are giving up the effort.  They had seven years to devise their replacement and get their members to agree to it.  Seven years. And now they control all branches of government.  And they STILL can’t get it done.  And there’s absolutely nobody to blame but themselves.

This is going to kill their credibility with their own base.

Very good news for Democrats.

Nothing kills their credibilty with their owm base. Their base has no sense.

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LoisL - 18 July 2017 10:42 PM

That"s how the “free market” works. It has no conscience snd no compassion.

Lois

That’s because it isn’t and never has been free, it’s a rigged system of virtual cartels that are ruthlessly protected by the people in any positions of advantage. And it’s not like this is a recent development, Adam Smith the “prophet” of modern capitalism soon realized that it doesn’t work.

“People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.”

People who are strong advocates of the “free” market are actually talking about their self interests over everyone else. In the real world we need regulations and laws to protect the public from predators like Trump and his ilk.

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