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Donald Trump told he does not have the votes to pass his healthcare bill

Post by Sassy on Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:23 pm

The White House continues to remain positive about the vote count

Senior Republican Paul Ryan has warned Donald Trump there is still not enough support for his flagship healthcare bill to pass a vote in Congress.

The US House Speaker relayed the message during a meeting with the President at the White House, ahead of a vote scheduled for later on Friday.

During his press briefing, an abnormally subdued White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer remained positive that they would reach the required 216 votes for the American Health Care Act to pass the House of Representatives.

More at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-healthcare-bill-votes-obamacare-replacement-latest-a7648931.html


Let's hope, for the sake of our friends in America, that it falls flat on it's face.
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Post by Aspca4ever on Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:43 pm

Yipper, I watched that whiny arsed Spicer ...doing his best to 'keep it positive' while dodging the hardwired questions from the press corps:
a) so what does the POTUS think about negotiating this Republican Hlthcare package compared to say, a contract deal in his private business ...that 'Art of the Deal' he wrote?
Spicer - "well, why are you asking about something that I can't answer - that's for President Trump to provide, all I can state is how hard he's worked - how many representatives he's spoken too - how many early morning phone calls - how many late nights he's been up dealing with this bill"   Spicer spewed that pat answer a lot!
b) so why the rush, the republicans have had 7+ years to work out any kinks and problems with the ACA and now they've rushed this bill together and few of the Representatives have even had any time to read it and were never offered any rebuttal for discussion
Spicer - "you'd have to ask Paul Ryan and the other members of the committee their reasons for all that, all I know is that this was a campaign promise and it was important to POTUS Trump to keep those promises and he wants this vote to happen and then to move on, he's a very busy man!"
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Post by Sassy on Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:49 pm

What a bloody mess, and it's vile to think that this is about the health of a nation and will effect so many adults and children who will be put at risk!
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Post by Sassy on Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:14 pm

Republican repeal of Obamacare fails as healthcare bill pulled from House vote

Weeks of negotiations over American Health Care Act fail to create GOP consensus around replacement bill in stunning defeat for Donald Trump



Donald Trump suffered a major legislative reversal on Friday as Republicans were forced to pull their repeal of the Affordable Care Act from the House floor.

After weeks of contentious negotiations over the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Republicans were forced to admit defeat as they could not gain sufficient support from their own side for the plan to overhaul US health insurance.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/24/republican-healthcare-plan-bill-vote-pulled-obamacare-trump

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Post by Aspca4ever on Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:38 pm

Sassy wrote:What a bloody mess, and it's vile to think that this is about the health of a nation and will effect so many adults and children who will be put at risk!



http://www.npr.org/2017/03/24/521395060/ryan-trump-meet-as-more-republicans-defect-from-health-care-bill
Republicans Kill Health Care Vote As GOP Members Defect
 March 24, 20172:43 PM ET
Updated at 4 p.m. ET
House Republicans have scrapped a vote on their health care replacement plan after defections from both the right and center that made it clear the bill would not pass.
 
NPR's Susan Davis reports that GOP leadership aide confirmed that the Friday afternoon vote is now scrapped after House Speaker Paul Ryan made a last-minute trip to the White House to tell President Trump that the votes simply weren't there to pass their Affordable Care Act replacement plan, branded the American Health Care Act. Trump agreed with Ryan's plan to halt the vote.

The near-certain defeat of the bill saves the GOP — for now — from a devastating and embarrassing blow and gives some of their most vulnerable members a reprieve from having to take a politically difficult vote.

Still, the inability to reach consensus on a bill, given its control of the House, Senate and White House, badly hurts its image as a party that can govern. The party has vowed repeatedly over the past eight years that it would repeal and replace Obamacare. The legislative stalemate endangers Trump's and the GOP's agenda and casts a cloud over the legislative path forward after an election waged almost entirely as the antithesis to a progressive agenda enacted by former President Barack Obama, Trump's predecessor.

In an interview with the Washington Post's Robert Costa confirming the decision to pull the health care bill, Trump said he didn't blame Ryan for the bill's failure. However, the already fragile relationship between the two, dating back to Ryan's lukewarm support for Trump during the campaign, could be affected by this setback and imperil other components of Trump's agenda, such as tax reform.

http://www.npr.org/2017/03/22/520317690/health-care-plan-championed-by-trump-hurts-counties-that-voted-for-him          

The risks were high for President Trump on the bill. He has hyped a brand of someone able to strike the best deals. Being unable to get this through, after giving an ultimatum to congressional Republicans Thursday, raises questions about just how good a deal-maker he is and underscore his lack of legislative and policy experience upon entering the White House.

Vice President Pence, who canceled a trip out of Washington, had hoped to make one last sale in a meeting with the roughly 40-member, hard-line conservative Freedom Caucus, which had also refused to budge from its ideological objections to the bill.

In an attempt to win the caucus over, an amendment was added to the bill late Wednesday night, cutting [url=http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/23/521220359/gop-health-bill-changes-could-kill-protections-for-people-with-preexisting-condiessential health benefits]essential health benefits[/url], 10 types of medical care that insurance companies are required to cover. The Freedom Caucus wants to see premiums come down and believes cutting benefits is the way to do that.
 
But that also had an effect on moderates. For example, Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., who represents a swing district in the D.C. suburbs, said she wouldn't back the bill, joining more moderate Republicans who are top 2018 Democratic targets who don't want to take a tough vote that might come back to bite them during the midterms.

Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, another centrist Republican, announced he wouldn't support the bill either, saying in a statement that the GOP's replacement plan was no better than Obamacare.

And House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., also broke ranks with GOP leadership on Friday, announcing that he was a no vote. His reasoning: The current bill adds too many new costs and barriers, along with taking away benefits requirements.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer had maintained at his daily briefing that a vote was still slated for this afternoon. He said Trump had "left everything on the field" to try to woo Republican members, having contacted over 120 members. But his tone and tense were notable.

Spicer wouldn't concede that the bill might fail, but did admit that "at the end of the day, you can't force somebody to do something."

He added, "At the end of the day, this isn't a dictatorship."
   In your ORANGE SPRAYED FACE CHUMPLY --- BO-YAAAA
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan sure twirled/squirmed and spewed quite a cheerful little diddy: 'we are prepared to move forward - to do what we need to do for ALL AMERICANS, fortify our southern border with a wall - infrastructure - jobs - rebuild our military - and do all of the things our the POTUS agenda to make this country great again!  
WOW - where the FUCK were you and those Repugs for the past 8 years, when you could have been putting American's FIRST?  Lies/Lying/ and still a LIAR!  Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Aspca4ever on Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:44 pm

Sassy wrote: Republican repeal of Obamacare fails as healthcare bill pulled from House vote

Weeks of negotiations over American Health Care Act fail to create GOP consensus around replacement bill in stunning defeat for Donald Trump


Donald Trump suffered a major legislative reversal on Friday as Republicans were forced to pull their repeal of the Affordable Care Act from the House floor.

After weeks of contentious negotiations over the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Republicans were forced to admit defeat as they could not gain sufficient support from their own side for the plan to overhaul US health insurance.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/24/republican-healthcare-plan-bill-vote-pulled-obamacare-trump

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INDEED - the 'King of Tweet' and his lazy arsed Repug committee spent 18 days slamming together that heinous chopped PLAN and whined about the hours #45 spent wining & dining and calling 100+ representatives!  Rolling Eyes

While the Democrats {with zero help from any repugs} spent 18 months and POTUS #44 traveling the nation answering questions and getting input for the ACA and not one REPUG could cross the party line and help put together any of their own ideas into that ACA!  But they've stood around on the sideline screaming 'DOOM & GLOOM' ever since it was passed and they are still doing it!  Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Sassy on Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:11 pm

Let's hope he doesn't come up with another 'health plan' from that meglomaniac space between his ears he thinks is a brain!
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Post by Aspca4ever on Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:46 pm

Sassy wrote:Let's hope he doesn't come up with another 'health plan' from that meglomaniac space between his ears he thinks is a brain!

Just had a rather RARE/HUMOROUS discussion over on 'DOGS' about that very issue: 'King of Tweets' brain and my suggestion that he's really a doppelganger and we've got the real brain safely stashed away in a far-far off place > > >

This media jerk is just a comedic image they've established to off set N.Korea's Kim Jong un  ...insanity dictators need some global balance. Don't cha know Character  
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Post by Sassy on Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:56 pm

That made me giggle. Might be nice if they took the brain out to give it an airing occasionally!
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