The Final Obamacare Repeal-and-Replace Scheme Is Headed for a Ditch

Hill Republicans Seek Unity on Taxes, Health Care

Hill Republicans Seek Unity on Taxes, Health Care

The Cassidy-Graham bill faces obstacles including internal divisions among Republicans and a very short window before Congress plans to leave town.

The senators say states are better equipped than Washington to determine how best to meet the needs of their residents.

The plan centers around block-granting billions of dollars in Obamacare taxes that now fund states' Medicaid expansions and individual health insurance subsidies.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who launched an insurgent populist campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination a year ago, also picked Wednesday to unveil his own, very different health insurance proposal, a generous government-backed initiative billed as "Medicare-for-all". In effect, this would mean less money for expansion (mostly blue) states, and more money for non-expansion (mostly red) states.

Republican's new Hail Mary plan to replace Obamacare would give states the power to repeal as much of it as they want - except for protections for people with pre-existing conditions. And, Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky who did vote for the "skinny repeal" in July, has said he wouldn't support it.

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The actor is best known for his role as Phil Leotardo, the nemesis of Tony Soprano in The Sopranos . "He didn't fool around". He began acting in 1976 when he co-starred in the low-budget crime film " The Death Collector " alongside Joe Pesci.

Republican leadership in the Senate has under 17 legislative days to pursue either proposal through the Senate's budget reconciliation process, which expires on September 30.

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In an interview, Sanders said Tuesday his measure would likely be paid for in a “progressive way.” Aides said it would likely be financed by income-adjusted premiums people would pay the government, ranging from no premiums for the poorest Americans to high levies on the rich and corporations.

Liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders is ready to unveil his bill for creating a system where the government provides health insurance for everybody.

The idea of a single-payer health care system was once thought to be well outside the mainstream ideological bend of the Democratic Party. "The president has no interest in bailing out insurance companies", he said.

Majority of European Union goods most exposed to Britain are Irish
Growth across the union had outstripped the U.S. for the last two years, and eight million jobs had been created. Brexit negotiators have postponed next week's scheduled round of divorce talks, adding to signs that U.K.

At least 12 other Senate Democrats signed onto Sanders bill by late Tuesday, including four potential 2020 presidential contenders besides Sanders: Kamala Harris of California, Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren, New Yorks Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker of New Jersey. That's when authority to pass a bill without Democratic votes expires. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters Tuesday that her focus is on protecting the Affordable Care Act.

"This is the only thing standing between you and single-payer health care", said Graham.

The Democrats' request comes as the Senate Health Committee is holding hearings and negotiating a bipartisan bill aimed at stabilizing ObamaCare markets.

"The most effective way to ensure affordable care and coverage is to strengthen the private market's ability to serve the American people, whether it's building upon private plans serving almost 180 million people who get their coverage through their employer or the tens of millions who depend on private plans that partner with public programs", David Merritt, Executive Vice President at AHIP, told The Daily Caller News Foundation Tuesday. We should build on private-sector successes, not abandon them. "Because that's what people want", he said, according to ABC.

UN Security Council to vote on lighter North Korea sanctions
But South Korea's ambassador to Canada, Maeng-ho Shin, says citizens of Seoul aren't living in a state of fear. Pyongyang has also staged nine missile tests since the new South Korean leader took office in May.

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