Posts Tagged ‘American Health Care Act’

Matt Gaetz: Keep working to repeal and replace Obamacare

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

President Trump has endorsed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. His plan, called the American Health Care Act, is described as the first of three immediate steps occurring to end this nightmare. Remember, Obamacare was implemented over several bills, with tons of executive overreach. Administrative corrections and legislation clearing the 60-vote Senate threshold must follow.
For this bill, we need 51.
I’ll be frank — I’m not crazy about it. I wanted to like it, especially after hearing from Obamacare’s victims: prices skyrocketing, premiums rising, plans closing, coverage decreasing. I wanted to like it because the thought of government forcing

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Illeana Ros-Lehtinen turns thumbs down on GOP health care plan

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
As conservatives mount pressure on Republicans in Congress to support the GOP health care plan, more moderate U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen became the first to announce she is breaking ranks.
Ros-Lehtinen, of Miami, announced late Tuesday that she is concerned about the affects the American Health Care Act would have on the poor and elderly, and cannot support it, and saying, “this plan is not the replacement South Florida needs.”
“I have decided to vote no on the bill as currently written,” she stated. “The bill’s consequences for South Florida are clear: too many of my constituents will lose insurance and there

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Florida Dems in Congress blast GOP health care plan after budget report

Monday, March 13th, 2017
As expected, the scoring of the Republican health care plan in Congress affirmed many of Democrats’ biggest warnings, and, as expected, many of Florida’s delegation wasted no time Monday attacking the “American Health Care Act” as “wrong,” “inhumane,” “alarming,” and “ruthless and cruel.”
No word yet from any of Florida’s 17 Republican members of Congress on how they feel about the Congressional Budget Office legislative analysis of the bill Republicans introduced last week. Its aim is to replace “ObamaCare,” the Affordable Care Act President Barack Obama and Democrats pushed through in 2010.
Democrats loaded up Monday at several of the CBO findings

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Ron DeSantis, Ted Yoho among targets for pro-AHCA ad buy

Friday, March 10th, 2017
The American Action Network is putting the pressure on three Florida lawmakers to vote in favor of the American Health Care Act.
The AHCA — a proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act — is facing questions from the left and the right both, related to issues ranging from cost-effectiveness to coverage levels for indigent populations.
Florida Reps. Ted Yoho and Ron DeSantis, whose districts are on the fringes of the Jacksonville media market, are two of the three targets.
The third target: Rep. Bill Posey of Melbourne.
The common thread seems to be conservative legislators in smaller, less expensive media markets.
POLITICO notes that the Florida spots

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