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Trump Tells GOP to Vote on Health Insurance Bill Friday, or He’s Moving on

Trump Tells GOP to Vote on Health Insurance Bill Friday, or He’s Moving on


Republicans had seven years to come up with an alternative to Obamacare. Now that they have the keys to the castle, they can’t seem to agree on the best path forward.

The House were supposed to vote today on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), but without enough votes to pass the bill, the vote was postponed until Friday at the earliest.

This evening, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said President Trump is insisting the House vote on the AHCA Friday or he’s moving on:

Trump officials meeting with the House GOP conference said Trump is done negotiating over the legislation, which was set to come up for a vote Thursday but was delayed.

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, a former member of the House Freedom Caucus that has been negotiating with Trump, told the GOP conference that Trump wants a vote on Friday during a dramatic closed-door meeting, according to a GOP source in the room.

If the vote fails, Trump will move on to other priorities and ObamaCare will stay as the law of the land, Mulvaney said.
The developments set up a likely vote on the measure Friday afternoon.

We’ve covered today’s health insurance bill fiasco here.

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Repealing obamacare is one of the most important promises he made.
If he “moves on” now, it will be like spitting on the face of millions who voted for him hoping that he would help repeal the darn thing.

Close The Fed | March 23, 2017 at 11:17 pm

If they don’t pass new medical insurance legislation now, one thing is for sure: the Dems will have a lot of ‘splainin’ to do when Obama Care finally draws its last breath.

The illusion of Obamacare will be destroyed eventually, so that even the dems will be crying “uncle.”

The rich would rather have healthy JoeSixPack (and his family) pay two or three times a fair price for insurance to cover the explosive costs of people with pre-existing conditions (an off-budget welfare scheme) rather than have the cost be covered by ordinary income taxes. It is a regressive tax. It is diabolical that the Democrats, supposed champions of the poor, foisted this mess on us all.

Same nuttiness of solving the supposed uninsured problem by commanding us to buy it.

We are from the government and we are here to help you.

I hope RINO Care (Repeal in Name Only) goes down in defeat. If Dems were as smart as they claim to be they’d vote for it to stop the implosion of Obamacare.
They need to repeal Obamacare and start over with free-market based solutions and get it right this time.

Maybe Trump sees the stupidity of this unpopular bill, and now understands that it’s better to let Obamacare fail on it’s own than to claim ownership of it. Repeal is the only way to go, or do nothing, so this gives him an out.

I am a died-in-the-wool Trump supporter but Trump is screwed up on this. His first mistake is to trust POS Paul Ryan to come up with a lame ass watered down Oshitbag lite bill and then pushing it so hard. For as smart as he is, Trump doesn’t get this.