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Monday, March 13, 2017

The Trump administration on Sunday continued to impugn an upcoming government analysis that's expected to find that millions of Americans will lose their health coverage under the Affordable Care Act repeal legislation. The Congressional Budget Office report, which could be released on Monday, will detail the cost and impact of the GOP's American Health Care Act, which has faced harsh criticism from health care advocates. The bill would wipe out the individual mandate, replace Obamacare's income-based tax credits with smaller ones based on age and phase out enhanced funding for newly-eligible Medicaid recipients. The legislation is largely financed through cuts to the Medicaid program, which the bill would move from an open-ended entitlement program to one with capped funding based on the number of enrollees.

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The non-partisan Brookings Institution expects the CBO to find at least 15 million people will lose their coverage under the GOP measure over its first ten years.

"Estimates could be higher, but it's unlikely they will be significantly lower," a Brookings blog post noted.

The GOP bill would eliminate all the taxes that funded the Affordable Care Act's coverage expansions.

The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates their repeal will cost roughly $600 billion through 2026 and nearly $700 billion through 2027.

More than half of the tax-cut benefits would flow to people earning more than $1 million a year who would see average tax cuts of $57,570 a year in 2025, according to estimates by the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.

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No one could have predicted the Republican Replacement would be a tax cut for the wealthy.

Or that Rump* would be shooting the messenger CBO the day before they published their findings.

*Ryan/Trump

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-12 07:26 PM | Reply

I expect Donald to run from Trumpcare, just as soon as the public does not acclaim that he is the Messiah because of it. Paul Ryan is dog meat. Donald will make sure of that.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-12 07:31 PM | Reply

Trumpcare. Has a nice ring to it.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-03-12 07:51 PM | Reply

I'm just surprised they didn't name it The Almighty Greatest Blues Skies and Apple Pie Guaranteed Health Act.

Or, more accurately, the Tax Cut For Our Donor Base Act.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-12 09:29 PM | Reply

More than half of the tax-cut benefits would flow to people earning more than $1 million a year

"Giving money to the 1% didn't work last time. So this time we will try giving money to the 1%"

- Paul K2 Ryan.

#5 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-13 08:38 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

Boy. Did I nail this one right on the head last week...

"Actually, some of you are hinting at what in fact may occur. Namely, Trump will attempt to discredit the CBO. Wait for it. He will probably make some half assed claim that his knowledge and experience as a businessman outweighs all the nerds crunching numbers for Congress."

Posted by moder8 at 2017-03-06 02:00 PM | Reply

#6 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-03-13 01:54 PM | Reply

"Watch Paul Ryan's Adam's Apple When He's Asked Why His Health Plan Cuts Taxes for the Rich

Paul Ryan's public life has been dedicated to the upward redistribution of income, which has forced him to master the technique of obfuscatory rhetoric to conceal his agenda.

Yet sometimes the traps can be sprung in the most unexpected locations.

In an interview last night with Tucker Carlson, Ryan came prepared to defend his health-care bill against a withering attack from his party's right flank. But then Carlson asked Ryan why he decided to include a huge tax cut for the rich.

Watch the exchange here. You can literally see Ryan gulp when he realizes what Carlson is asking him:

Carlson: The overview here is that all the wealth [in] basically the last ten years basically has stuck to the top end, that's one of the reasons we've had all this political turmoil, as you know. Kind of a hard sell to say, ‘Yeah, we're gonna repeal Obamacare but we're gonna send more money to the people who've already gotten the richest over the last ten years.'

I mean, that's what this does, no? ... I'm not leftist, that's just, that's true!

Ryan: I–I–I'm not concerned about it because we said we were gonna repeal all the Obamacare taxes, this is one of the Obamacare taxes. The other point I'd is, this dramatically helps tax reform."

nymag.com

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-13 02:09 PM | Reply

Spending less means job cuts, quality cuts, service cuts, and safety cuts. Nothing the republicans proposed will change the cost of health care even one cent. So you think buying across state lines will lower your costs? Maybe you will pay less in premiums but lets see you find a Doctor in Wisconsin thats in-network for your Delaware insurance. And think it through. Why is insurance cheaper in another state? BECAUSE IT COVERS LESS AND COSTS YOU MORE IF YOU GET SICK

#8 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-03-13 02:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump: Letting Obamacare implode on its own 'certainly an option'

President Donald Trump on Monday warned that Republicans "are putting themselves in a very bad position" by repealing and replacing Obamacare and said that letting it "implode" is still an option.

"I've been telling you why don't we wait, just let it implode and let's not take the blame," Trump said to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who along with Vice President Mike Pence attended the listening session and made brief remarks."

www.politico.com

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-13 02:43 PM | Reply

Hahaha...I heard that Drumpfies are calling the Republican plan "Socialism." Sweet to watch the table turn...

#10 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-03-13 03:15 PM | Reply

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Maybe now we'll get single payer and prove to people yet again that their corporate overlords on the right don't know what they're doing.

#11 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-03-13 03:16 PM | Reply

Has this passed in both houses and is a done deal? Not even close. I mean the Dems passed Obama care in the middle of the night and many like Pelosi didn't even read it or know what was in it. Let it c
get messaged and passed and then you can be critical of it.

#12 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-13 03:23 PM | Reply

Has this passed in both houses and is a done deal? Not even close.

#12 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017

I think Congress has decided to expose this unwanted infant of a health care bill deep in the forest so that wolves have a chance to eat it before it punishes re-election chances any more than it has.

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-13 03:33 PM | Reply

So what you're saying is it hasn't passed yet and it is still being formulated not that it is done and millions will lose their care like you and Corky are claiming.......falsely of course.

#14 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-13 03:38 PM | Reply

If math says your plans will hurt people, attack math.

Just like if science says your product is changing the climate, attack science.

It works like a charm on morons. They already resent math and science because it was so hard for them in school. You don't have to put in much effort to convince them numbers and statistics are liberal conspiracies.

#15 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-13 05:09 PM | Reply

Word is in: CBO says 14 million less insured next year and 24 million less by 2026. Good Job, GOP.

#16 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-03-13 05:22 PM | Reply

The CBO can't be trusted. And did you know microwaves can take pictures?

#17 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2017-03-13 05:30 PM | Reply

RIIIIGHT. The only person who can be trusted is The Donald, right?

#18 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-03-13 05:52 PM | Reply

#14 | POSTED BY FISHPAW AT 2017-03-13 03:38 PM | FLAG: FAKENEWSWORTHY

#19 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-13 06:13 PM | Reply

So what you're saying is it hasn't passed yet and it is still being formulated not that it is done and millions will lose their care like you and Corky are claiming.......falsely of course.

#14 | POSTED BY FISHPAW AT 2017-03-13 03:38 PM | FLAG:

So it has to pass before we know what's in it?

hmmm

#20 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-03-13 06:16 PM | Reply

So it has to pass before we know what's in it?

hmmm

#20 | Posted by Alexandrite

No it's a republican plan so we knew what was in it before they even wrote it down: More money for the rich, less for everyone else.

#21 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-13 06:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

When has the CBO ever been right? I know of only one government program that cost less than the CBO estimate.

#22 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2017-03-15 11:52 AM | Reply

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