House approves Obamacare Repeal Bill….Senate to write its own Bill….

While Donald Trump THINKS he has actually gotten rid of Obamacare?

He hasn’t..

Today’s vote did nothing except allow ed him and Republicans to boast that the did vote FOR a  repeal…Something they have been inching for…for years…

An actual repeal involves BOTH HOUSES of Congress and his signature…

Oh,and…. By the way?

The US Senate now says it won’t even deal with the House bill

They are going to write their own…

For the Republican House members that voted to make Trump happy?

(Twenty did NOT….)

You just made yourself a target for the 2018 Midterm elections...

For the Republicans?

The Democrats ARE handed a wedge issue to beat on you…

“I have never seen political suicide in my life like I’m seeing today.”

— Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), quoted by the New York Times, on the GOP health care bill passing the House.

Enjoy your beer folks…

Obamacare isn’t over yet….

A Senate proposal is now being developed by a 12-member working group. It will attempt to incorporate elements of the House bill, senators said, but will not take up the House bill as a starting point and change it through the amendment process.”The safest thing to say is there will be a Senate bill, but it will look at what the House has done and see how much of that we can incorporate in a product that works for us in reconciliation,” said Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.”We are going to draft a Senate bill,” added Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. “That is what I’ve been told.”

The working group has been meeting for weeks, said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, a member of the group.

“What we have to do is build a consensus among our conference and that is what the working group is designed to do,” Cornyn said. “To get to a compromise we can agree to and then present it to the larger conference.”

Cornyn said there is “really no deadline” for the group to produce a bill…..



To get some of the moderate House members votes?

The vote was 217 for to 213 against…

The Republicans added $8Billion for pre-existing conditions…

“The Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare does not allocate nearly enough money to protect people with pre-existing health conditions from potentially higher insurance premiums,” CNBC reports.

“The bill’s $23 billion in funding specifically for such people would cover just 110,000 Americans, according to the Avalere Health study released Thursday. That’s only 5 percent of the 2.2 million current enrollees in the individual insurance market with some type of pre-existing chronic condition.”

Review of what the House Republicans voted to pass…Here

(Again…The US Senate is writing it’s OWN Bill)

9 thoughts on “House approves Obamacare Repeal Bill….Senate to write its own Bill….”

  1. …twitter….

    U.S. CBO‏

    CBO to release estimate for House-passed version of the AHCA on Wednesday, May 24

  2. The ball is in the Senate hands now.

    Let’s see how brave the GOP can be.

    They were sure brave last year.

    PS: I love watching the Democrats act like two year olds.

    1. “House Republicans barely managed to pass their Obamacare repeal bill earlier this month, and they now face the possibility of having to vote again on their controversial health measure,” Bloomberg reports.

      “House Speaker Paul Ryan hasn’t yet sent the bill to the Senate because there’s a chance that parts of it may need to be redone, depending on how the Congressional Budget Office estimates its effects. House leaders want to make sure the bill conforms with Senate rules for reconciliation, a mechanism that allows Senate Republicans to pass the bill with a simple majority.”…

      More @

      (Of COURSE the House will have to vote again on the reconciliated bill with the Senate anyways)

  3. Send lawyers, guns, and money.

    And then you have Pelosi wondering if anyone READ the bill.

    The GOP has nothing to worry about.

    1. I’m sure few of the lawmakers actually did…

      This was pat on the back for Donald Trump and Paul Ryan…

      After 22 tries?

      They finally made it..Half Way?

      Now comes the HARD Part…

      The Senate…

  4. Gonna be a LOT of this, eh?


    Steven Ginsberg‏
    “Is this bill good? No, I don’t like it.” — GOP Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, who supported it.

    1. Trump savors health care win: ‘Hey, I’m president’

      Donald Trump upended his schedule to make sure he was still in Washington to savor his biggest legislative win yet as president, watching from the White House dining room as all the cable networks carried Thursday’s health care vote live.

      The House passage of a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare marked more than a step toward fulfilling Trump’s campaign promise to unravel his predecessor’s signature legislative achievement. It let him be the President Trump that Candidate Trump had promised — a dealmaker who could corral a rambunctious Congress for his agenda.

      “How am I doing? Am I doing okay? I’m president. Hey, I’m president,” ….

      More @

      1. Want to take immediate revenge on House Republicans who voted to destroy health care? Here’s how

        House Republicans have now passed their abomination of a bill that strips health coverage from millions of Americans, with 217 of them voting in favor of it. Here’s how we can punish them.

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        1. Daily Kos has almost a dozen pieces on what you do in response to today’s House vote….

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