While the media chorus has been anti-Trump on the Affordable Healthcare law know as Obamacare….
There does seem to be a plan afoot to get Congress to work on fixing the countries healthcare program….
It seems that Trump in his own way IS pushing Republicans and Democrats to get together and work out a ‘deal’…..
Trump stopping of insurance payments to insurance companies puts the onus on Congress to do so….Trump wants to stop having ok the monthly payments and he’s right…The monthly thing was a dig at Obama , who is gone….
The problem is now where it should be…In Congress….
Republicans cannot do this alone…
So Democratic leaders WILL have to sit down and work out a deal with the Republicans to make the payments a longer term thing that comes from them , Not the White House and yes….Like things are supposed to be?…Democrats are gonna have to let the states have more flexibility ….
This won’t hurt blue state healthcare users….But it WILL hurt red sate state users, some who surely lose some coverage…. Red state Democrats might be able run on those cuts since the Obamacare program has gained support by more Americans even in Red states….
The last few years actions by Republican against the nations healthcare system have come home….
Here’s the latest….
Congressional Democrats have to decide how badly they want an ObamaCare deal.
Senate Republicans are open to renewing the insurer payments that President Trump canceled last week, but, in return, they want to expand a program that allows states to waive Affordable Care Act regulations.
That asking price could be hard for Democrats to swallow.
While Democrats want to protect ObamaCare, they fear that expanding the waivers would allow states to chip away at the bedrock protections of the law, including the rules on what an insurance plan must cover.
The politics of the health-care debate are also shifting.
While ObamaCare used to be a liability for Democrats, a Kaiser Family Foundation poll in August found that 60 percent of respondents think Republicans are responsible for problems in the Affordable Care Act going forward. Only 28 percent said the responsibility rests with Democrats.
Polls like that make some Republicans nervous about an ObamaCare backlash in the 2018 elections. And Democrats, hopeful of winning back the House and potentially even the Senate next year, are eager to hang ObamaCare’s problems around the GOP’s neck.
“Republicans in the House and Senate now own the health-care system in this country from top to bottom, and their destructive actions, and the actions of the president, are going to fall on their backs,” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Friday.
Negotiations over an ObamaCare bill have been going on for weeks, with Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) seeking an agreement to stabilize the markets and protect people’s coverage options.
Democrats say they are pushing for a deal, and Murray said Friday she was “optimistic” that one could be reached…..
Anybody rmention Bernie Sanders ‘Single Payer’ rants?
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