Trump signs Executive Order further Undermining Obamacare

Just this morning Trump spoke about his new executive order that will give us the best Healthcare because Obamacare is so bad. He was so excited about how good this new care is that he almost forgot to sign the Exec. Order and started to walk away. V.P. Pence had to stop him.

From Vox:

With the failure by Republicans in Congress to repeal Obamacare this year, President Trump is taking matters into his own hands, signing an executive order Thursday that targets the health care law.

Trump is asking federal agencies to look for ways to expand the use of association health plans, groups of small businesses that pool together to buy health insurance, and to broaden the definition of short-term insurance, which is exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s rules, administration officials said.

The ultimate impact will depend on any new regulations written as a result of the order, but overall, the Trump administration could make cheaper plans with skimpier benefits more available — and experts worry that will damage the ACA’s marketplaces.

“The president still firmly believes that Congress must act to repeal and replace Obamacare, but before that can be done, this administration must act to provide relief,” Andrew Bremberg, who oversees domestic policy at the White House, told reporters Thursday morning. “We expect these policy changes to potentially benefit tens of millions of Americans over time.”

Policy experts warn that together, these changes could represent a serious threat to Obamacare: Trump wants to open more loopholes for more people to buy insurance outside the health care law’s markets, which experts anticipate would destabilize the market for customers who are left behind with higher premiums and fewer insurers. [Read more here: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/12/16458184/trump-obamacare-executive-order-association-health-plans-short-term-insurance ]

Trump is bound and determined to undo Obamacare and everything good Obama did for us.

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  1. @Jmach1P: Argh! I just sent this to my daughter. Baby Levi is now drinking mostly tap water. Thanks for the info. I’ve been meaning to follow up on my call about a subscription to Akron Beacon Journal . I may do a search on their open on line pages to see if they covered it. (Not everything is open — but is such important info behind a paywall?)

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  2. http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a15844720/paul-ryan-tax-bill-koch-donation/

    Now We Know Paul Ryan’s Price
    Thanks to a timely donation from the Family Koch.

    BY CHARLES P. PIERCE
    JAN 22, 2018

    One thing you have to give the members of the Koch family: They’re excellent tippers. From The Washington Examiner:

    House Speaker Paul Ryan collected nearly $500,000 in campaign contributions from Charles Koch and his wife after helping usher through a massive tax reform law. According to a recent campaign finance report filed Thursday, Koch and his wife Elizabeth each donated $247,7000 to Ryan’s joint fundraising committee… The Republican tax overhaul plan passed in December benefited Koch Industries, as it cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, among other cuts. The legislation then got a boost from the Kochs’ multimillion-dollar public relations campaign to highlight its benefits. And 13 days after it passed, Charles and Elizabeth Koch made the near $500,000 donation to Team Ryan, which raises money for the congressman, the National Republican Congressional Committee and a political action committee run by Ryan. On the same day, Charles and Elizabeth Koch also each donated $237,000 to the NRCC.

    There are a lot of political journalists who are going to be doing hard time in Journalism Purgatory for the puffing they’ve given the zombie-eyed granny starver from the state of Wisconsin over the first years of his career. We don’t even have to argue about the price any more with him. It’s 500-large. And, as always, it’s time to revisit the wisdom of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Anthony Kennedy, from his opinion in Citizens United v. FEC.

    “Independent expenditures do not lead to, or create the appearance of, quid pro quo corruption.”

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  3. Governor Tom Wolf‏ @GovernorTomWolf
    As our neighboring states give their workers a raise, PA workers are falling
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    to invest in our workforce by offering a competitive wage. That’s why I’ve
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  4. http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2018/01/22/man-arrested-for-threatening-to-murder-cnn-employees/

    Man arrested for threatening to murder CNN employees

    A Michigan man was arrested for threatening to come to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters and murder employees, according to a CBS46 report.

    The FBI arrested the man after he made 22 calls to CNN about a week ago. The story did not identify who he was.

    He accused CNN of “fake news” and said he was going down to Georgia “right now to go the CNN headquarters to f***ing gun every single last one of you.”…

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    Do you remember reading about the cop stings wherein they mailed a winning coupon for a wide-screen TV to a fugitive with outstanding warrants along with instructions to arrive at a specific time and place with the coupon to identify himself to claim the prize?

    It’s kinda like that except the Tangerine Toddler is the bait and the fruit bats are the quarry.

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