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Saturday, October 07, 2017

Killing Obamacare by making states follow Obamacare

President Trump is moving to collapse Obamacare by -- are you ready for this? -- making states live by the rules of Obamacare.

The Washington Post is angry.

How dare he not grant waivers to states on Obamacare.

What a dastardly thing to do.

From the Washington Post:
For months, officials in Republican-controlled Iowa had sought federal permission to revitalize their ailing health-insurance marketplace. Then President Trump read about the request in a newspaper story and called the federal director weighing the application.
Trump’s message in late August was clear, according to individuals who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations: Tell Iowa no.
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act see the president’s opposition even to changes sought by conservative states as part of a broader campaign by his administration to undermine the 2010 health-care law. In addition to trying to cut funding for the ACA, the Trump administration also is hampering state efforts to control premiums. In the case of Iowa, that involved a highly unusual intervention by the president himself.
It is hilarious.

These bozos -- global warming dotard Juliet Eilperin wrote the piece -- are bellyaching because Trump is making people live under this perfect plan they came up with.

And the Washington Post and the other cheerleaders in the press are just as culpable because they allowed Obama to lie about 47 million people being uninsured (the number was half that and most of those people did not want it), to lie about premiums going down an average of $2,500 per family, and to lie about keeping your doctor.

Now Eilperin, the Post, and every other Marxist in the nation is stuck with Obamacare.

President Trump is making them live with its worst parts.

And still they lie.
The White House also has yet to commit to funding the cost-sharing reductions that help about 7 million lower-income Americans afford out-of-pocket expenses on their ACA health plans. Trump has regularly threatened to block them and, according to an administration official who was not authorized to speak publicly, officials are considering action to end the payments in November.
Those are not cost reductions.

Those are price subsidies.

Eilperin does not know the difference between price and cost.

And nothing in the price is reduced. Trump is stopping taxpayers from having to pay for someone else's premium.

CNBC latched onto Trump taking action:
Trump personally told health chief to deny Iowa's urgent Obamacare waiver: Report
That is his job.

His call.

Washington reporters are so used to the unseen bureaucrats making these calls that it is shocked when a real executive steps up and makes a decision. They call this unusual. I call it making the right call.

If Iowa's congressional delegation wants a waiver, then repeal the entire damned law.

Otherwise, follow the law.

But that does not mean Trump is not waiving parts of Obamacare.

The New York Times reported:
Trump Administration Set to Roll Back Birth Control Mandate
Funny thing about presidential power. It belongs to all presidents, not just the Marxist ones.

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28 comments:

  1. I don't believe PDJT read about Iowa's request "in a newspaper story;" nobody reads newspapers anymore.
    ---Fred

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    1. You just made yourself appear as the idiot in the room. To reply you must read as you just did. I guess you are nobody.

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    2. "If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newsaper you are misinformed."

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    3. This website is a newspaper? Who knew?

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    4. When you consider the way Don's odometer keeps ticking over so quickly, he's probably doing better than the Charleston Daily Mail. BTW, I hope the fool who tried to insult me read your comment, David; he might learn something......but I doubt it.
      ---Fred

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  2. If President Trump really wanted to speed up the repeal of Obamacare he would revoke the exemption for Congressmen and their staffs and force the Congress critters to buy into it. Repeal would be immediate. - Elric

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    1. They are in it, but they have special benefits: https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/d-c-government-concedes-law-not-allow-congress-obtain-obamacare-small-business-exchange/

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    2. I believe there is a bill in the House to do just that.

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  3. Ah, the WaPoo, CNN, and NYT! Still on the wrong side of history.

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    1. They certainly do not support Americans making their own h/c choices...but rather FORCING us to pay for others they falsely think are more deserving of OUR $$ than we are. VOTE ALL DEMS OUT OF POWER... Take back our own personal decisions, not the big brother they support.

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  4. I love reading about a good progressive panty twist...

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  5. You got to keep your doctor, you got to keep your plan, your costs went down by $2,500, greedy insurance companies were punished and everyone in America is getting quality health care. What's the problem?

    What did Alinsky say? Make them live by their own rules?

    Since Congress gets a $5,000 per person break for themselves and their employees, Trump should hold a public poll; "Would you like me to take away Congress' exemption or would you prefer a $5,000 break yourself?"

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    1. We need to continually remind ALL voters how Obama and the dem party leaders LIED to us all, about the supposed benefits and costs of ocare. Dozens of lies that won Obama LIAR OF THE YEAR on a liberal fact checking site. Untrustworthy dems must be removed FROM power.

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  6. ps: they keep pushing the "sabotage"-meme. To obey the law is to sabotage the law. It has the whiff of Soviet psychiatry.

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  7. He needs to show the dichotomy that exists between how congress takes care of themselves and the staff vs what they impose on the rest of us . I would be surprised if people will agree with it . It will also increase his support among all americans as long as he does it and does it as a big ceromony and keep talking of what he is doing .

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  8. The appropriate soundtrack is Dylan:

    HOW DOES IT FEEL?
    HOW DOES IT FEEL?
    TO BE ON YOUR OWN?
    WITH NO DIRECTION HOME?

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    1. As performed by Jimi at Monterey!!!
      ---Fred

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    2. Had no idea. First time I've ever seen that, Fred. Thank you. Our ukulele club was the lead off act at Hedgesville Heritage this morning and we killed. I cannot describe how much I love music.

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    3. Watching Jimi at Monterey is pure joy. Love his humor when introducing Like a Rolling Stone and other songs. Love watching Mitch Mitchell go berserk playing the drums.

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  9. Stop the money? Thank's for listening to us Mr. President!!HOOAH

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  10. I find that amusing as hell! Not only will states like Iowa feel the burn, the insurance giants who thought they had found a new cash cow are going to take on up the old wazoo as well.

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    1. That cash cow was written by lobbyists for those same insurance giants (and Big Pharma):

      --When the legislation that became known as "Obamacare" was first drafted, the key legislator was the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus, whose committee took the lead in drafting the legislation. As Baucus himself repeatedly boasted, the architect of that legislation was Elizabeth Folwer, his chief health policy counsel; indeed, as Marcy Wheeler discovered, it was Fowler who actually drafted it. As Politico put it at the time: "If you drew an organizational chart of major players in the Senate health care negotiations, Fowler would be the chief operating officer."

      What was most amazing about all of that was that, before joining Baucus' office as the point person for the health care bill, Fowler was the Vice President for Public Policy and External Affairs (i.e. informal lobbying) at WellPoint, the nation's largest health insurance provider (before going to WellPoint, as well as after, Fowler had worked as Baucus' top health care aide). And when that health care bill was drafted, the person whom Fowler replaced as chief health counsel in Baucus' office, Michelle Easton, was lobbying for WellPoint as a principal at Tarplin, Downs, and Young.

      Whatever one's views on Obamacare were and are: the bill's mandate that everyone purchase the products of the private health insurance industry, unaccompanied by any public alternative, was a huge gift to that industry...--

      https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/dec/05/obamacare-fowler-lobbyist-industry1

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  11. If pain isn't felt by the insurance companies and AARP , they'll keep on keeping on. There is a reason all the support for O-Care and it's preferential subsidies. Whole states got bought off with Federal gimmies and medicare/caid expansions. Half the country is sucking the teat of the rest. No bueno!

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  12. AARP. Hock, ptooey! It's time to level the playing field. First, repeal Obamacare. All of it. Period. Then let any and all health insurance companies sell pollicies in any and/or every state. A wide range of policies, from total coverage to catastrophic policies. Let the free market find a happy medium with no government regulation (maybe a litte oversight, primarily at the state level). If someone doesn't want to purchase health insurance let them take the risk. It's a free country (but on some things I wonder). - Elric

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    1. I agree and am SO tired of the dem party leaders FORCING obamacare upon us making it so millions who have ins can't afford to use it, it's too costly.
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      VOTE ALL DEMS out of power, or they will continue FORCING a once FREE people to do as THEY tell us to do.
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      Thank you, Pres. Trump for returning American health care back in our hands, allowing our own choices, not what Obama and the dems decided we would pay for, while subsidizing [Marxism] others to pay for those THEY say we have to pay for. Medicaid is there for the real poor, others can earn their own way. We have to, they should too.

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  13. Wonder how Obamacare will poll when those people lose their welfare (subsidies) and actually have to pay for it themselves - gotta have it, it's the law! Everything is always groovy when someone else is footing the bill.

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  14. Papa88
    A real "hoot" reading today. Thanks

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