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More bad news for "Medicare for All" proponents: Republicans Graham Cracker and Cassidy in the senate deconstruct the PPACA fences around Sander's Almost Medicare for All.

S.191 - Patient Freedom Act of 2017, introduced 23 Jan 2017 by Crazy Cassidy ... not 20 Sep 2017 as one might believe to judge by opposition press and partisans this week. It's had several months to fester and attract three other senate sponsors.

A lot of familiar 2016 crazy "replace" talk from House republicans incorporated in the text.

And it's a hot mess, true, purporting to restore patients' "choices" by, paradoxically, stipulating exactly what "free market" will prevail ... without statutory PPACA premium subsidies. These amounts appropriated by the congress will be deposited by each state in patients' HSA accounts. < wipes tears > Talk about priming investors' pumps!

alrighty then. WASS. anyhow.

I am feeling a little smug though to see MedicaidEx divide revived for the occassion.
Medicaid Expansion States Stand To Lose The Most Federal Funding Under Graham-Cassidy
That north-south divide never gets old.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Sep 22nd, 2017 at 09:06:14 PM EST
<blockquote"Four states get 40 percent of the money under Obamacare: New York, California, Massachusetts and Maryland," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said on the Senate floor on Sept. 14. "Our goal is by 2026 to make sure every patient in every state gets the same contribution, roughly, from the federal government."</blockquote<p> Impeccable logic: that's what they call bible belt opt-out of MedcaidEx.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Sep 22nd, 2017 at 09:13:53 PM EST
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Protesters Arrested at Raucous Senate Hearing on Health Care
"We're all here for one common cause and that's to kill this Graham-Cassidy bill that was put on the table to take away Medicaid," [Disabled in Action delegate Brandon] Ezekiel said during an interview before the hearing. "Don't take it away - expand it. Make it universal for everyone."

Don't Mess with Medicaid. Save Our Liberty.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Sep 26th, 2017 at 05:55:13 PM EST
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