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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Wall Street Journal: Conservative Senate Republicans are weighing faster and steeper cuts to Medicaid that could drop millions of people from coverage and mark the biggest changes to the program in its 52-year history. The plan being pushed by lawmakers such as Mike Lee (R., Utah) is likely to face resistance from centrist GOP senators who are already concerned a health-overhaul bill passed by House Republicans would leave too many people uninsured. But the push for more aggressive Medicaid cutbacks indicates that if a bill ultimately passes both chambers, it could significantly scale back the federal-state insurance program that covers 73 million low-income or disabled Americans.

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So far, many Republicans have focused on defending the House bill's plan to let insurers impose higher premiums on people who have pre-existing medical conditions and have let their coverage lapse. But the fate of Medicaid will affect far more people and is more politically treacherous, said Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors.

"Pre-existing conditions is the tip of the iceberg," said Salo. "Medicaid is below the surface, and they're not paying attention to what's beneath the surface, and that could sink it."

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Letting the sick and poor suffer and die, so the rich can get richer.

No one in the republican party can credibly claim to be a christian, or even a good person of any sort.

#1 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-05-14 04:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Well, obviously if the Trumpublicans don't let some people die, they won't be able to give billions in tax cuts to their donors. You people need to get your priorities straight.

What's more important, the health care of the American people or the Republicans getting re-elected?

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2017-05-14 04:51 PM | Reply

Repubs Bunch of sick satanic bastards

#3 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-05-14 07:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No one in the republican party can credibly claim to be a christian, or even a good person of any sort.

#1 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

or...it could be that they are just total morons.....(i.e. very very stupid but not purposely evil).

#4 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-05-15 06:04 AM | Reply

Meanwhile, phony 'Evangelical Christians' like Jerry Falwell, Jr., prance around openly supporting Trump and his cabal, explaining away their contradiction by 'loving the sinner, hating the sin' or 'offering forgiveness' when all they really want is a world where the Colored are held down, Jews and Muslims are scourged before being deported and the life of Jesus is taught in every public school. They are so blind they forget that their savior was a radical who relentlessly pointed to people like Falwell and called him the hypocrite he is...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2017-05-15 07:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Why didn't we just have a National Life Insurance program instead of Health?

At least this way, death would be a benefit to the family.

#6 | Posted by Petrous at 2017-05-15 04:03 PM | Reply

What's that commercial? I just looked up Bob, 40 something, high cholesterol, smokes, life insurance for just $17 a month.

Damn cheaper.

#7 | Posted by Petrous at 2017-05-15 04:04 PM | Reply

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