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GOP bill to block-grant major
parts of the ACA unveiled

Washington Post, by David Weigel and Amy Goldstein

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Posted By:earlybird, 9/13/2017 4:42:08 PM

With just 17 days left for Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act on a party-line vote, a quartet of GOP senators on Wednesday rolled out a plan to devolve federal health care spending into state-by-state block grants — legislation that South Carolina Sen. Lindsey O. Graham described as conservatives’ last shot at reform. “It should have been our first bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, but it is now our last,” Graham said at a morning news conference. “To those in the Republican Party who feel like we have not fought as hard as we could, you’re right.” The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dvc, 9/13/2017 5:04:44 PM     (No. 11382470)

Worthless, spineless, cowardly dunces.

Repeal all of it.

Replace it with NOTHING.

Damn your socialist, central planning hearts.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: citizen, 9/13/2017 5:37:21 PM     (No. 11382500)

They want to rearrange the chairs?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/13/2017 6:11:30 PM     (No. 11382515)

Wealth redistrbution by any other name would smell as foul.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 9/13/2017 7:18:36 PM     (No. 11382565)

Using his Executive powers, President Trump can order ALL congressmen/women to be covered under obamacare, just as all of us peons are. Right?

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