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Friday, April 28, 2017

Congress and #45; hard to do the wrong things

The Republican Congress and President Trump have long sought to repeal Obamacare. They have not done it. Why?

Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, works to a great extent to address the need to insure all Americans with quality health care.

Conservative Republicans don't want to meet the need at all, and they want to repeal it.

Moderate Republicans want to repeal and replace it with a system that relies more on free-market management and less government.

A minority of Americans don't want to be required to have healthcare. They are misguided and their actions undermine the need to spread the cost across the largest population of participants possible.

The more citizens learn about the Republican alternatives that will definitely harm tens of millions of Americans, they resist and object to it. They will likely sound their objections at the polls in November.

That is why it is hard for Republicans to go on the record, doing the wrong thing, and doing it harshly.

"New ObamaCare repeal bill on life support
BY SCOTT WONG - 04/27/17 05:14 PM EDT   
The tide is quickly turning against the new ObamaCare repeal legislation.
At least 21 Republicans have said they would vote no on the revised GOP healthcare bill negotiated by centrist Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) and conservative Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). 
Those "no" votes include Reps. Patrick Meehan (Pa.), Ryan Costello (Pa.), Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.) and John Katko (N.Y.), all centrists who had reservations about the previous ObamaCare repeal bill that was pulled from a floor vote last month because of a lack of GOP support."

Health Care is a Human Right


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  3. By David Catanese | Senior Politics Writer
    April 28, 2017, at 6:00 a.m.
    He is without a crowning legislative achievement. His approval rating has hit a historic low. And his nebulous governing philosophy appears to be driven primarily by in-the-moment impulse rather than long-term strategic outlook.

    Yet more than anything else, Donald Trump's first 100 days in office have demonstrated the limits of one president's power. Regardless of his unorthodox and capricious approach, and for all his promises of rapid and earth-shattering upheaval, Trump is finding himself bedeviled by fairly conventional political problems.

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    A dim 100 days

    "The administration has actually managed to get done relatively little in the malevolence department largely because it can't get anything done," Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow in governance studies at The Brookings Institution, said during a recent discussion hosted by the Washington think tank.

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