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  • Where the Health of the USA is at this point (Part 2)
    Updated On: Jul 27, 2017

    Where the Health of the USA is at this point (Part 2)

    AFL-CIO: Don't let up. Call your senators at 888-865-8089. This is a matter of life and death for millions of people.

    What happened yesterday and where the bill stands as of Thursday:

    • The Senate on Wednesday soundly rejected a measure that would repeal
      major parts of the Affordable Care Act without providing a replacement [vote count]
    • Senate Republicans are moving closer to wrapping up debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act.
    • After it expires, the Senate will move into what is known as a “vote-a-rama” — a marathon series of votes on amendments.
    • The vote-a-rama could begin late in the day on Thursday. If Democrats do
      offer a blizzard of amendments, it could stretch overnight.
    • It remains unclear when, exactly, Mr. McConnell plans to reveal his legislation

    Have you been hearing this new phrase "SKINNY REPEAL"?

    • Senate Republicans appeared increasingly likely to try to pass a modest
      measure that would repeal only a few provisions of the law.
    • The skinny repeal would: repeal requirements that most individuals have
      insurance; repeal tax on medical devices; and repeal that large employers offer coverage to workers.
    • Democrats are wondering what exactly Republican leaders were cooking up
    • Republican leaders have been plotting strategy and drafting legislation
      largely behind closed doors, with a final vote likely by Friday.

    Stay tuned...


    Why ‘Skinny’ Obamacare Repeal Is a Terrible Idea

    The proposal most often labeled “skinny” would repeal the insurance mandate for individuals and larger employers under the banner of choice and freedom — both standard objectives of conservatives. It also would repeal taxes on medical-device manufacturers and, perhaps, also on insurers, with the goal of reducing the costs that must be reflected in premiums. [read more from NY Times Opinion here]


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