April 26, 2017

Looks like Obamacare is still toast

And that's a good thing.

Via The Hill:
"While the revised version still does not fully repeal Obamacare, we are prepared to support it to keep our promise to the American people to lower healthcare costs," the Freedom Caucus said in a statement.

"We look forward to working with our Senate colleagues to improve the bill. Our work will continue until we fully repeal Obamacare."

The MacArthur-Meadows amendment lets states apply for waivers from ObamaCare provisions that ban insurers from charging sick people higher premiums and mandate minimum insurance coverage requirements, as long as the state offers high-risk pools as an alternative.
This is no done deal at this point, but this is one step in the right direction.  The clock is ticking and the GOP know it. President Trump knows it. So this is going to come to a vote. And it's going to pass both houses and be signed.

As the president has indicated, this is a necessary precursor to the Trump budget plans which are expected to be announced today.  The fact that the announcement is happening means that unlike the first go around on an Obamacare replacement, the votes have been tallied already on the GOP side and it's a win. The Freedom caucus is on board, Obamacare is toast.

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