Trump supports House health care plan; says it meets his guidelines

Here is Mr. Trump.

So we’re going to do something that’s great, and I’m proud to support the replacement plan, released by the House of Representatives and encouraged by members of both parties. I think really that we’re going to have something that’s going to be much more understood and much more popular than people can even imagine. It follows the guidelines I laid out in my congressional address — a plan that will lower costs, expand choices, increase competition, and ensure healthcare access for all Americans.

He also says if you like your current plan, you can keep your current plan. Your doctor too.

Some of the president’s supporters are less enthusiastic about the plan.

Meanwhile, back at the House, a group of conservative Republicans say it is just Obamacare-lite and, as such, refuse to support it in its current form. A group of more liberal Republicans has said it drops coverage for too many Americans and, thus, they refuse to support it.

I think it has a zero-point-zero chance of passing in its current form.

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12 Responses to Trump supports House health care plan; says it meets his guidelines

  1. MadBrad says:

    Trump said something about the beautiful new Healthcare Bill being out for “Review and Negotiation”.

    A wise choice of words.

    Bad reviews indicate much negotiation to come…

    http://thehill.com/homenews/media/322803-conservative-media-versus-the-gop-health-care-bill

    • R.D. Walker says:

      That’s good. He said it “meets his guidelines” but it is going to take a shit ton of review and negotiation.

  2. Joe says:

    I agree with your assessment.

    Maybe not reality, but Trump should have exclusively hard lined the repeal aspect. The term replace should have never been used. The new “plan” should have looked like healthcare pre Obama care with the addition of state portability for insurance plans.

    The only compromise should have been a method to diffuse the pre-existing illness debate, maybe some buy in to medicare/medicaid program for those individuals.

    As your have pointed out years ago with this bill the Republican’s now own the problem.

    • Joe says:

      One last comment in this. If I were the Dems I would continue to publicly oppose and then behind the scenes whip up enough support to ensure the repubs pass the bill. By doing so they relinquish the responsibility of owning the problem and leverage that to a few victories the next election cycle.

      • Uke says:

        Strategically, I agree with you. Obamacare is a millstone around the DEM’s neck. The very best polls for them have even lukewarm support for Obamacare only right around 50%.

        Being rid of it is a win for them.

        Replacing it with a milquetoast, mediocre healthcare plan set up by the GOP is double-plus win for them.

        The GOP essentially created the blueprint for electoral success over the last 8 years based on opposition to an unpopular healthcare plan. The DEMs stand ready to use those blueprints for themselves.

  3. Frank in Texas says:

    The Republicans who support this “dog’s breakfast” of a bill have finally proven that their party is the “Party of Stupid” since they have allowed Obama and the Democrat Party off the hook for Obamacare. The most reviled and hated legislation in my lifetime will now hang around the neck of the Republican Party for all time. I must admit that it is apparent that the two parties are in league against the people of this country and will go to any lengths to remain in power.

    • miforest says:

      the ” republicans who support this ” are the reason we got trump. a desperate attempt to get power back from an insular establishment in Washington and a donor group that keeps them in power. The low chance of success just got lower with this.

      • Uke says:

        If the “Republicans who support this” are the reason we got Trump…
        And Trump was elected to fight them and give them the what for…
        And Trump is an outsider that’s going to give the establishment hell…
        Why is he going along and cheerleading the shitty bill the establishment just proposed?

        Don’t think too hard on it, rog. Don’t want you accidentally rupturing something.

      • R.D. Walker says:

        Trump is one of “the Republicans who supports this.”

  4. Stockton Jim says:

    Health care is necessarily big and difficult to deal with. The free market actually is the best way to go in the long run as it will resolve problems in the way that will eventually be the correct solution anyway. Ignoring the laws of economics will only result in problems. This bill is trying to replace an elephant of a gigantic bureaucracy that by itself is larger than many national governments. I am reminded of the old adage “How do you eat an elephant?-One bite at a time”. That is how this will have to be handled if health care coverage is to be maintained for the majority. Of course some will say let’s not eat this elephant-just use an elephant gun on it.

  5. R.D. Walker says:

  6. R.D. Walker says:

    I have some advise for Mr. Trump and he would be wise to take it.

    Don’t take ownership of Obamacare. Let the piece of shit crash and burn on its own. Then, when there is nothing but wreckage, pick of the pieces and be a hero.

    I don’t think there is any other way.

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