GOP Leaders Propose Outlines of Plan To Replace Obamacare House Republican leaders began laying out what components of an Affordable Care ... bill at a closed-door meeting Thursday, but stopped short of offering concrete details of what would come after former President Barack Obama’s signature health care ... 02/16/2017 - 9:06 am | View Link
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CNN contributor Rick Santorum suggested on Sunday that it was a mistake to guarantee health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions because "millions" of them were scamming insurance companies.
During a panel discussion about health care reform, Santorum argued that President Barack Obama's health care reform law had damaged the health care system to the point that the Republican lawmakers could not "repeal and replace" it at the same time.
"Pre-existing conditions, though it's very popular," the former GOP senator opined, "what the reality is today that thousands, maybe approaching millions, of Americans are paying nine months for insurance.
Trump Deputy White House Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders made an appearance on ABC's This Week this Sunday, and continually punted when asked by host George Stephanopoulos whether or not their Obamacare replacement plan (which they keep insisting will be "better") will kick millions of people off of their existing healthcare coverage.
Sanders did her best to rattle off the usual talking points about the Affordable Care Act supposedly "collapsing" (it's not) and continued to insist in broad terms that their replacement plan will somehow be an improvement on what we have now, but when Stephanopoulos tried over and over again to pin her down on how many Americans would lose their coverage, she had no response.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But let's move on to the State of the Union.
The Trump administration, as have all Republican administrations, is promoting tax cuts for the rich, saying they will "create growth." Never mind the destructive history of tax cuts, the destructive history of "trickle-down economics" (and the destructive history of Republican administrations generally) -- they're doing it again.
Getting A Few Bamboozlements Out Of The Way
Any time taxes come up, decades of Republican bamboozlement gets in the way of rational discussion.
This Reuters article published last weeks contained an astonishing sentence. Here it is in full:
Amnesty International and other groups are pressuring the Canadian government to abandon the [Canada-U. S. Safe Third Country Agreement], arguing the United States is not safe for refugees.
That single sentence has impacted me in ways that are difficult to articulate.
My parents were children of the Great Depression, and they came of age during World War II.
[Video: Rachel Maddow Show from August 7, 2009]
On February 8, 2009, CNBC talking head Rick Santelli helped launched the Tea Party movement with an epic rant on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. But 8 years later, as Republicans are now learning the hard way, the tea bag is on the other cheek.
The signs of sizable, sustained and seriously angry opposition to President Trump and the Republican agenda are everywhere.
It's not just liberal blogs pointing out that our delicate fragile president* and his ego are the real "snowflakes."
While discussing Trump's recent attacks on the press, and his recently announced decision not to attend that cozy "Beltway Backrub exercise" we call NerdProm, formally known as the White House Correspondents' Dinner this Saturday, CNN contributor Bill Carter pointed out the obvious on Trump:
KEILAR: A new salvo in the Trump administration's war on journalists.