Washington senators: Don't jam through new Trumpcare plan

Washington senators: Don't jam through new Trumpcare plan

The White House and Senate leaders are trying to beat the clock to pass a last-ditch GOP bill nixing key parts of Obamacare and creating block grants for states to implement their own health care plans. "Oh, it rearranges the furniture a bit, changes some names, and otherwise masks what is really going on - a redistribution of Obamacare taxes and a new Republican entitlement program, funded almost as extravagantly as Obamacare", Paul said, mincing no words about the latest health care deception pushed by Congressional Republicans.

"What is being circulated is by those who wish to preserve Obamacare, and they're doing everything they can to discredit the alternative", Cassidy said.

"This guy, Bill Cassidy, just lied right to my face", Kimmel said.

The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond. Republican senators want the ACA to give states more flexibility in implementing the law.

"Stop using my name, OK?" Kimmel used his remarks to call on President Trump and Republicans to not get rid of protections for pre-existing conditions. "It's called a lie detector test". They can also waive certain mandated coverage under Obamacare, such as maternity care, mental health services and hospitalization.

And as the September 30 deadline looms for GOP lawmakers to repeal Obamacare with a simple majority vote in the Senate, more party leaders are stepping up to block the bill.

While 49 percent of voters surveyed by Politico/Morning Consult said they supported "a single-payer healthcare system, where all Americans would get their health insurance from one government plan", only 35 percent opposed it and 17 percent had no opinion. These were his words: He said he wants coverage for all, no discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, lower premiums for middle class families and no lifetime caps. But he says he won't back it because it would take money away from New Jersey and other states that expanded Medicaid.

And that raises another important point - in this era in which trust in politicians, Congress, Washington and democratic institutions, including the news media, is on the decline, people are looking to others they trust to impart and make sense of information.

It remains unclear whether the Cassidy-Graham bill can win over enough wavering Republicans senators to win passage, including John McCain, whose "no" vote helped sink the last bill in July. If they fail to do so, they will need 60 votes to move the legislation forward, a virtual impossibility due to lockstep opposition from the Democrats.

In addition to taking issue with the content of the new bill, Kimmel called out Cassidy specifically.

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