What Fresh Hell Is This?

July 28, 2017

A "Skinny" Trumpcare Fails In The Senate. Pat Toomey "Disappointed"

In case you missed it, this happened over night:
Senate Republicans suffered a dramatic failure early Friday in their bid to advance a scaled-back plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, throwing into question whether they can actually repeal the 2010 health law.

Their latest effort to redraw the ACA failed after Sen. John McCain’s decision to side with two other Republicans against President Trump and GOP leaders. The Arizona Republican, diagnosed with brain cancer last week, returned to Washington on Tuesday and delivered a stirring address calling for a bipartisan approach to overhauling the ACA, while criticizing the process that produced the current legislation.

It was a speech that laid the groundwork for Friday’s dramatic vote.

The vote was 49 to 51 — all 48 members of the Democratic caucus joined with McCain and Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to block the legislation.
This was the GOP's third attempt to repeal Obamacare.  There was the
And yet Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey (along with most of the GOP in the Senate) voted in favor of each of them.

Toomey's disappointed in last night's vote and did so with some bigly spin of his own:
I am disappointed with this setback on efforts to fix our broken health care system. For the hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians suffering from the higher costs and fewer choices caused by Obamacare’s collapse, Congress must not give up on repealing and replacing the failed health care law.
Not collapsing, Senator. Not failed, Senator. Sabotaged:
Unable — at least so far — to kill the Affordable Care Act outright, the Trump administration has conducted a sustained war of attrition designed to inflict fatal damage on Obamacare.

This war, often operating below the radar, entails the use of a quintessentially conservative strategy, and the cooperation of Congressional Republicans. In a way, it’s pretty simple: You cut the budget, impose debilitating regulations, track the subsequent missteps and then attack the program as a failure.
Sound familiar, Pat?


Omega Supreme said...

The US needs single payer just like the UK with the Government having the absolute authority for Medical decisions. Even as the Democrats just vote Present for single payer

The US Government should be able to stop parents from get treatment for their child even if the Government is not paying for it.

All Children belong to the Government.

Same people who said Michael Schiavo had the absolute authority for Terri Schiavo's Medical decisions now say Charlie Gard parents have no authority for His Medical decisions.

@redsteeze Reason Dems weren't asked about Charlie Gard is because every single journalist out there knows how bad their answer is.

Omega Supreme said...

Of course Dayvoe believes this should have been illegal.
"In 1996, the Santorums' son Gabriel was born prematurely after 20 weeks of pregnancy and died in the hospital two hours later. Karen wrote that she and Rick slept with the dead infant between them in the hospital that night, then brought him home the following day and introduced him to their other children as "your brother Gabriel".[85][265][266] Fifteen years later, their handling of their infant son's death attracted scrutiny in January 2012 following Santorum's success in the Iowa caucuses. One psychologist interviewed by ABC News said what the Santorums did was encouraged at the time, although no longer recommended; another told the media outlet: "It's not far out of the norm at all ... There is nothing pathological about it or particularly alarming."[267] Writers who had experienced a stillbirth defended the Santorums' actions, with columnist Charles Lane writing that he personally regretted not showing the body of his stillborn baby to his then six-year-old son,[268] and Jessica Heslam, writing that holding her own stillborn baby brought her "much peace".[269] The four eldest children appeared with their parents on Piers Morgan Tonight in January 2012. Elizabeth, who was five at the time of Gabriel's death, said she was glad to have seen him, and that he holds a place in her heart.[270]"

Dayvoe said...

Another pair of non sequiturs from the troll. Good to know some things never change.