Can we dispense with the notion that McConnell is some kind of legislative 12-dimensional chess-playing wunderkind?
— Ken Ashford (@KenAshford) June 27, 2017
Everyone before yesterday: This bill will take insurance from ~20M.
GOP senators: Hm. Nope.
GOP senators: OH MY GOD!
— Jeffrey Young (@JeffYoung) June 27, 2017
BREAKING: Lacking votes, Senate GOP leaders abruptly delay vote on health care bill until after July 4th recess.
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 27, 2017
BREAKING: Cyberattack causes mass disruption in Europe; Ukraine's prime minister calls it 'unprecedented'
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 27, 2017
It looks like BHCA (the Better Health Care Act, which isn’t) is not going to be voted on before the July 4 break, as Senator McConnell had hoped. I don’t see how he thought he could put such a terrible bill through committee, without hearings, without almost no debate, without amendments, and get a vote passed. The horrible CBO score did him in. Chaos broke loose.
Here’s a nice summary of the the bill:
Trump has invited Senators from both parties over to the White House to discuss health care. I would love to be a fly on that wall. To discuss the issue, you have to understand the issue.
You could fix almost everything wrong with Obamacare by adding a public option with auto-enrollment.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) June 27, 2017
Dear John, I adore and respect you but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) June 26, 2017
CBO says that by 2019 you're gonna have the same problem that this bill is supposed to solve: areas where no insurer is in non-group market
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 26, 2017
GOP: The CBO was wrong about Obamacare
Dems: It's an estimate. Not perfect but close.
GOP: A-HA!!! FAKE NEWS!!
Dems: Jesus Christ.
— Ken Ashford (@KenAshford) June 26, 2017
– universal coverage
– lower premiums
– lower deductibles
The Senate bill does the exact opposite of all these
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) June 26, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Budget Office sees 22 million more uninsured by 2026 under Senate health bill in latest hurdle for GOP
— Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) June 26, 2017
The House Bill said 23 million would lose insurance under the House GOP plan to replace Obamacare.
Now the Senate version has been scored and it is…. just as bad.
The Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would increase the number of people without health insurance by 22 million by 2026, a figure that is only slightly lower than the 23 million more uninsured that the House version would create, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday.
Next year, 15 million more people would be uninsured compared with current law, the budget office said.
The legislation would decrease federal deficits by a total of $321 billion over a decade, the budget office said.
Good news unless you are uninsured and get sick. The deficits mostly come from GOP bill cuts, i.e., the spending cut on Medicaid by 26% by 2026
2018: 15 million *more* uninsured
2020: 19 million
2026: 22 million
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) June 26, 2017
By comparison, under the House’s bill (AHCA):
2018: 14 million *more* uninsured
2020: 19 million
2026: 23 million https://t.co/wvHNbX3uW8
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) June 26, 2017
To be honest, I really thought it would be somewhere around 15 million after 10 years. Nope, it’s 22 million. A disaster for the GOP. And most of that — well, 15 million — would happen right away. That would have a huge impact on the 2018 elections if this gets passed.
This chart from the CBO report really says it all: low income Americans are asked to pay higher premiums for less generous coverage. pic.twitter.com/hT51OqJAfs
— Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) June 26, 2017
WHEN THE CBO SCORE COMES OUT, DO NOT SAY IT'S AN IMPROVEMENT OVER THE HOUSE BILL.
THE PROPER COMPARISON IS WITH CURRENT LAW.
— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) June 26, 2017
SCOTUS travel ban ruling is a partial (procedural) victory for Trump admin – allows ban to be enforced for those w/ no link to US.
— Ari Melber (@AriMelber) June 26, 2017
1. No Medicaid cuts
2. Insurance for everybody
1. 800 billion in Medicaid cuts
2. Millions lose insurance
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 26, 2017
The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2017
Sooooo…… is Trump finally admitting that Russia meddled? Because he rarely admits that.
Maybe this says it best:
Let me get this right: Trump says Obama colluded/obstructed by doing nothing about the Russian hacking that Trump called a hoax for months. pic.twitter.com/NQIDtaBVag
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 26, 2017
It is an interesting shift by Trump, as well as Fox News.
Fox’s Brit Hume: Even if the Trump campaign did collude with Russia, “it’s not a crime” https://t.co/NeVTEJWMol
— Media Matters (@mmfa) June 25, 2017
Re: #3. Fox has shifted to “collusion isn’t illegal” rather than “it didn’t happen.” Trump now tweets “no tapes” rather than “no collusion.” https://t.co/ept53jUfCY
— Matt Singer (@matthewjsinger) June 26, 2017
Trump is 1st POTUS in decades not marking end of Ramadan with Iftar dinner celebrating end of the fast. 1st POTUS to host Iftar? Jefferson
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) June 25, 2017
^^^ HRC 'colluded' with her own team, so why can't I collude with a hostile foreign nation?
Yes ppl. That's where he's at now.
— JΞSŦΞR ✪ ΔCŦUΔL³³º¹ (@th3j35t3r) June 25, 2017
BREAKING: Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada says he opposes current GOP health care bill, dealing blow to its prospects.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) June 23, 2017
The GOP reaction to criticism of Trumpcare is pretty much, "C'mon, don't tell everyone they're gonna die. Let 'em find out on their own."
— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) June 25, 2017
Trump blamed for Russian election hack…
– 400 pound hacker
Who Trump hasn't blamed
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 24, 2017
Trump: Russia story is fake news. Also Obama failed to stop Russia. Also no collusion. Also, would it really be a crime?
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 24, 2017
TRUMP: I might have tapes, so y-
COMEY: here are all my contemporaneous notes
DOJ: aw dang call Bob Mueller
TRUMP: -ou better, uh, be honest
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) June 23, 2017
Reading Trump tweets today -lies & insults- make me realize just how much he's soiled & diminished the US Presidency. I weep for my country.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) June 22, 2017