Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

Urge Republican senators to oppose secret health care bill

Source Huffington Post Source Huffington Post
Owen Mccarthy | 20 June, 2017, 01:31

Folks who got healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act are closely watching as the new healthcare bill is drafted in the Senate - including some who say Obamacare saved their lives.

The Republican effort to secretly craft a health care bill and whisk it through the Senate is drawing fire from members of both parties.

Democrats plan to object to routine requests to let the chamber operate - whether it's scheduling votes or allowing committees to meet for extended hearings - in a move aimed at escalating the fight over health care. One of the top priorities of the lieutenant governor, who also serves as president of the Senate, is passage of the controversial "bathroom bill" which is opposed by many brands similar to what occurred in North Carolina.

While none of these measures can hold up the bill indefinitely, the Democratic protests will slow down the Senate business and likely bring more attention to the issue. In a letter to Senate GOP leaders on Monday, Democrats noted that before Obamacare became law in 2010 they held about 100 public meetings on health care, and that the legislation went through the committee process.

The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to openly discuss the plans.

At one point House Republicans had to pull the bill from the floor because lawmakers in the center and the right of their party were dropping from it.

Senators, even those close to McConnell, say they haven't seen actual legislative text.

Victor Martinez placed on DL with irregular heartbeat
Martinez will not accompany the team on their seven-game West Coast trip to Seattle and San Diego, beginning on Monday. There's not a treatment template for this because it's so unusual in professional sports.

'Cars 3' speeds to No. 1, Tupac biopic nets strong debut
Downs, and star Ilana Glazer - the three are frequent collaborators on Comedy Central's " Broad City " and "Time Traveling Bong". Rounding out the top five this weekend is newcomer 47 Meters Down with an estimated $11.5 million from 2,270 locations.

Justin Thomas powers into US Open contention with thrilling round
After playing partner Jonathan Randolph made a longer putt for bogey 6, Thomas' eagle putt was center-cut for history. Thomas raced to the turn in 31 blows after circling birdies at 1, 2, 5, 7, 8 and 9 against a single bogey at 5.

Drug companies, with stifling new regulations and big tax increases, were the least enthusiastic sector of the health care industry that supported Obamacare. Now that word is out that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and team might cut Medicaid even more deeply than the House bill did, we can either assume that they don't give a shit what Trump thinks, or they're lying to him about their bill. McConnell wants a Senate vote before the chamber leaves town for a July 4 recess, giving Democrats scant opportunity to rally resistance against a major bill whose contents are unknown.

The Senate version is expected to end the Medicaid expansion more slowly than the House bill would, and it could include larger tax credits to help older Americans purchase health insurance. "We understand this issue pretty well, and we're now working on coming up with a solution".

A document provided to Kapur by a senior Democratic Senate aide acknowledges that the overall strategy for Senate Democrats is to keep delaying votes as a means to publicly force the Republicans to defend their "no hearings strategy".

Further complicating matters, different sectors within the industry have very different stakes in repealing Obamacare and replacing it with the GOP's plan.

Wyden of OR complained that even his committee's chairman, Orrin Hatch of Utah, was being "cut out" of discussions and that the process had become a "charade".

That's not normal, say nonpartisan health-care analysts and historians.

Now, however, some Republicans fear the comment may actually come back to haunt them.

Recommended

  • Comparing Microsoft XBOX One X vs Nintendo Switch vs Sony PS4 Pro

    At $249, Spencer says he expects to sell more Xbox One S models than the $499 high-end Xbox One X . However, the Xbox One X is a much more powerful console - with 6 teraflops of graphical power.
    White House Considering New Role for Spicer, Bringing in New Spokesperson

    White House Considering New Role for Spicer, Bringing in New Spokesperson

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who has filled in for Spicer on occasion, reportedly is not interested in the job. Spicer has served as press secretary since January when President Donald Trump was sworn into office.

    Russian Federation looking to polish image as Confederations Cup set to start

    We break down Australia's opponents in their group, starting with game one against the world champions. The underdogs will rely on striker Chris Wood to lead what has been a defensive squad.
  • List of Congress members found in pocket of suspected congressional shooter

    List of Congress members found in pocket of suspected congressional shooter

    The family said, "he is lucky to be alive" and credited the care he has received and "Matt's fighting spirit and grit". The shooter later died from his injuries. "He's in some trouble", said Trump, who had visited late Wednesday.

    Trump Is Wrong about Cuba, Mexican Press Highlights

    Members of Cuba's small but vibrant independent civil society say they fear the new policy will do more harm than good. The policy also mandates regular reporting on Cuba's progress-if any-toward greater political and economic freedom.
    Indian troops martyr two civilians in Occupied Kashmir

    Indian troops martyr two civilians in Occupied Kashmir

    Over two dozen other protesters were injured in the protests. "Our five policemen were killed in this cowardly act". Local residents said the militants fired several bullets at Dar, killing him on the spot.
  • AC Milan chief: Gianluigi Donnarumma 'certain' to stay next season

    AC Milan chief: Gianluigi Donnarumma 'certain' to stay next season

    "He's a talent, then we have to distinguish between a talent and a champion", Marotta told Corriere della Sera . It's clear that Juve have the right to examine every opportunity.

    American soldiers wounded, not killed in incident at Afghan base

    The attack occurred at Camp Shaheen , which serves as the headquarters for the Afghan Army's 209th Corps in Mazar-i-Sharif. The Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack, which unfolded on June 10 in eastern Afghanistan.
    First Decline Seen in 'Vaping' Among US Teens: CDC

    First Decline Seen in 'Vaping' Among US Teens: CDC

    The number of middle and high school students who used any tobacco product fell to 3.9 million in 2016 from 4.7 million in 2015. The decline in cigarette use follows a broad array of public health campaigns and coincides with the rise of vaping.
  • Expansion draft: Panthers protect Bjugstad, leave Marchessault, Smith, Luongo up for grabs

    Each team had the option to protect either seven forwards , three defensemen , and a goalie, or eight skaters and a goalie. Francis didn't say what his plans might be, saying, "We'll just see where we are and what happens" in the expansion draft.
    America's Cup: New Zealand take 1-0 lead over USA

    America's Cup: New Zealand take 1-0 lead over USA

    So far, the Kiwis and their cycling grinding system have proved too fast for Oracle in light, shifty wind. Emirates Team New Zealand faces Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup sailing match starting June 17.

    Scalise Is Still In Critical Condition, But Doctors Are Optimistic

    He said doctors have turned down Mr Scalise's sedation levels enough that he has been able to respond to visiting family members. He received multiple units of blood, said Sava, who declined to describe the exact nature of Scalise's internal injuries.

Captured Georgia inmates make first court appearance Captured Georgia inmates make first court appearance Law enforcement officials earlier captured Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose , two escaped inmates wanted in the slayings of two G. Hours later, Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe , were face down on a concrete driveway with their hands bound behind their backs.

Donald Trump has no intention of firing Robert Mueller: White House Trump advisors and conservative pundits including Newt Gingrich and Ann Coulter have called for Mueller's removal. If Mueller knew he was going to be named special counsel, it is unlikely he divulged that information to Trump.

Has Jon Snow's Real Name Finally Been Confirmed? Has Jon Snow's Real Name Finally Been Confirmed? I still believe the Daenerys Targaryen is Azor Ahai, the warrior prophecy that's starkly similar to the Prince That Was Promised . To be clear, that name is still unofficial because HBO and Martin himself haven't confirmed it to be true...yet.

McCartney, Rowling promoted in the queen's Birthday Honours McCartney, Rowling promoted in the queen's Birthday Honours Comedian Billy Connolly was given a knighthood and actress Julie Walters was made a dame in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. Pioneering cardiologist Professor Mahendra Varma has been awarded an OBE for his services to cardiology.

George committed to playing for Pacers in 2017-18 George committed to playing for Pacers in 2017-18 However, by mentioning that he wants to go to the Lakers, it's unlikely that the Pacers will be able to trade him. The Lakers can sign George to a four-year max deal worth $130 million, which they plan to offer him.

Top LeT terrorist Junaid Mattoo killed in J&K encounter As a result of the casualties, the separatists called for a protest shutdown and authorities imposed section 144 in south Kashmir. An Indian police officer detains a Kashmiri protester in Srinagar , Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, June 16, 2017.

North Korea says it has tested new anti-ship missile North Korea's military just completed testing on what it claims is a precision-guided munition (PGM). The same year, South Korea said that it had found three alleged North Korean drones in border towns.

Hillary Clinton's Old Campaign Twitter Springs Back To Life To Troll Trump He has also alleged that recordings of his conversations with Comey are available, but these are yet to be released. - Donald J. President Trump is going after Hillary Clinton in some new tweets .

Trump Administration Revokes Program To Protect Immigrant Parents According to The New York Times , the DACA program decision impacts about 800,000 people in the U.S . The program was launched in 2012 and has protected about 787,000 young immigrants from deportation.

Woman who stormed stage during 'Julius Caesar' is arrested Woman who stormed stage during 'Julius Caesar' is arrested Bank of America and Delta both pulled their support from the play after hearing about its politically-charged portrayal. The murder-porn remake of Julius Caesar is just the latest attempt to normalize violence against conservatives.

Walmart to acquire online men's clothing retailer Bonobos Women's online retailer ModCloth drew a similar negative reaction after it was snapped up by Walmart earlier this year. Walmart is already encouraging customers to order online and then pick up in-store for a discount.

Congressional Baseball Gunman Had List of GOP Lawmakers' Names Congressional Baseball Gunman Had List of GOP Lawmakers' Names The officials said investigators don't know what the list of names means, but members of Congress have been briefed. She said she thought her husband, James Hodgkinson , had gone to the Washington area to work on tax policy.

Indians taken hostages by ISS in Iraq's Mosul alive: MEA Indians taken hostages by ISS in Iraq's Mosul alive: MEA Of these, 371,000 are being aided in camps, where they receive tents, mattresses, blankets, buckets and kitchen utensils. Many are living in precarious conditions, particularly those in unfinished or abandoned buildings, Geddo said.

Cosby jury deliberations, now longer than trial, stretch into Saturday Cosby jury deliberations, now longer than trial, stretch into Saturday Constand's claim was the only one to lead to criminal charges, with numerous others dating too far back to allow for prosecution. We are sprouting up, we are looking for reform, uncovering the rape culture in this country where victims are blamed and shamed".

Katy Perry make Twitter history Katy Perry make Twitter history JokesIt's no secret why Perry has amassed a 100 million Twitter followers: She's hilarious. Twitter honored the " Swish Swish " singer, 32, with a celebratory post.