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Republican Healthcare Legislation

 
 
Reply Tue 15 Sep, 2020 09:18 pm
Can someone help me remember this? It seems to me that president Trump and/or the Republicans introduced two major healthcare bills during the last four years both of which failed to pass. One was in 2017 called the American Heathcare Act. I recall that sometime later they introduced another healthcare act that also failed to pass, but I cannot remember any details. Can someone remember this or is this just not so?

Please note that this questions is not political, I am just trying to remember whether there was a second Republican healthcare bill that failed a vote.

Thanks.
 
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Tue 15 Sep, 2020 09:53 pm
@Brandon9000,
YOU MISREMEMBER. They haven't even shown us a bill the GOP has been promising for six years, let alone present one for debate and passage.

Trump hinted in April or June he had a bill he was going introduce in July that was basically ACA lite, with no pre-existing condition coverage. The President claimed he would order insurance companies to cover it with a letter.

So far it hasn't been talked about since.
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Tue 15 Sep, 2020 10:57 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
Perhaps I do misremember. I thought Republican healthcare bills were introduced twice and failed to secure enough votes twice. But thanks for correcting my memory.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Tue 15 Sep, 2020 11:09 pm
@Brandon9000,
I'm surprised he hasn't done it yet. Having a bill in light of Covid it would help him in Nov.

I just do not believe his working class voters won't vote for it. Take Obama's name off of ACA, they'd vote for it.

I remember the fight over medicare when Kennedy proposed it in '62. Seriously: the fight over it was a lot more fierce than ACA. BHO got ACA passed in about a year. Medicare took two or three year and Johnson fought hard to get it passed.

ACA is a Republican like program for national healthcare. I was surprised how hard the GOP fought it.
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2020 02:36 am
@bobsal u1553115,
Again, thanks for your facts and intelligent discussion.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2020 02:00 pm
@Brandon9000,
This place is so good when two can discuss without the scorched earth politics some other here use.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2020 07:39 pm
@Brandon9000,
You don't misremember at all.... It is pretty easy to google. The American Health Care Act passed the House on a party line vote in 2017.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Health_Care_Act_of_2017

A group of Republicans promoted a second version in 2019 which was ignored by Democrats.

https://mikejohnson.house.gov/media/in-the-news/republican-plan-health-care#:~:text=along%20with%20the%20members%20of,meet%20individual%20needs%20and%20reduce
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2020 07:56 pm
The problem with your explanation is that the Majority leader in the Senate and the Speaker of the House decide which Bills get to the Floor for consideration.

Who sponsored these Bills and which Leader squashed those phantom Bills in the Senate and the /or the House?
maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2020 08:04 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
Do you know how to use Google, Bobsal?

Who was Speaker of the House in 2017?

These are basic facts. Come on.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2020 08:29 pm
@maxdancona,
Where's the other half - What bill did he introduce or sit on? Who sponsored that Bill, remembering that Bill goes to both Houses?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Health_Care_Act_of_2017

Remembering the ACA had bipartisan support.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2020 09:29 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
Everything you need to know is in the Wikipedia link.

You seem to want to argue just for the sake of arguing. I don't know what your point is.

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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Fri 18 Sep, 2020 10:59 am
@maxdancona,
Succinct and clear. Thank you.
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