These Six Senators Lied About Obamacare Repeal

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"I will fight every iteration of this bill on the floor that would threaten the health care for millions of Americans". The next day, he voted no with six other Republicans to defeat the archly cynical repeal-only bill, which President Donald Trump had demanded they pass.

Without the state waivers, the skinny repeal bill appears to be limited to eliminating Obamacare's individual mandate and its employer mandate and possibly defunding Planned Parenthood. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Susan Collins of Maine, Dean Heller of Nevada, John McCain of Arizona, Rob Portman of Ohio, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

This afternoon, the U.S. Senate voted against an amendment to partially repeal the Affordable Care Act in a 55-45 split. Rand Paul introduced the amendment - within two years, and come up with a replacement plan in the meantime.

These mountebanks, all of whom voted for "clean repeal" when Obama's inevitable veto made it safe and politically expedient to do so, voted against a virtually identical bill today - knowing full well that President Trump would sign it. It would have given states the ability to waive some core Obamacare insurance regulations, particularly the requirement that health insurers cover certain essential health benefits.

In the meantime, GOP leaders continue to work on a final Republican bill - the sort of thing senators traditionally do before the process begins, not during the process itself - that McConnell & Co. hope can get 50 votes. And here McCain is, and he comes in and gives this dramatic speech about how Republicans need to return to regular order, which they've ignored throughout this process, and casts the deciding vote to go ahead and take healthcare away from people.

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"The mantra from Republicans throughout this debate has been to lower premiums, and a bill like this would do just the opposite", said Larry Levitt, a senior adviser at the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health care think tank. Under the measure, most of Obamacare would be repealed, but that wouldn't take effect for two years, giving Republicans time to come up with a replacement plan. CBO scored a similar plan two years ago and estimated that it would leave 15 million more people uninsured over a decade, as compared to current law, and cause premiums to spike 20%.

The vote-a-rama will likely last into the wee hours of Friday morning, or until "people get exhausted", said Sen. The idea, by all accounts, is to strip away the more divisive elements of repeal ― the cuts to Medicaid and private insurance tax credits, the weakening of regulations that protection people with pre-existing conditions, and the elimination of new taxes on the wealthy. Vice President Mike Pence stepped in to break the 50-50 tie.

One version of the skinny bill would repeal mandates on individuals to buy health insurance and on large businesses to offer health insurance to employees. It's a process known in the Senate as "vote-a-rama". Deb Fischer voted for the amendment.

It's unclear whether any of these proposals can muster enough support among Republicans to garner the 51 votes required for passage.

The White House couldn't say what happens to the transgender Americans who are now serving in the USA military after Trump announced that they couldn't serve in any capacity.

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