Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Deliver Us From Freedom!

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) in a picture that speaks a 1000 words.

The drinking game when it comes to healthcare reform.

When you hear the words "free market" or "health care savings accounts" start drinking.

The Trump team isn't done with "repeal and replace" of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).

The White House confirms that they are talking with numerous Republicans to get a compromise on their long awaited healthcare replacement. The Trump team is trying to smoother tension with the "do-nothing" House Freedom Caucus.

The caucus was facing heat from Trump after they sunk his Trumpcare package.

The "do-nothing" Freedom Caucus has wanted a full repeal of the law. They want to gut regulations that made the ACA the stable law it is today.

"I'm cautiously optimistic that we may be able to reach a path forward by week's end," said a source close to the Freedom Caucus. They were interviewed by the conservative Washington Examiner.

The American Health Care Act (known as "Republicans won't take responsibility, Obamacare-Lite, Trumpcare or Ryancare") was a bill that House Republicans introduced early this year in order to repeal the full Affordable Care Act.  Republicans were all on board until they couldn't see the bill.

The bill was withdrawn from the floor on March 24. It gave Donald J. Trump one of his biggest failures as the fuhrer of the United States.

The Republicans are trying to work out a deal that could impact millions of Americans already enrolled. The proposals that Republicans are rolling out could make it harder for the poor to pay for quality insurance.

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