Nobody will be worse off after repeal of Obamacare

So says the Trump Administration.

No one will be adversely affected by the Republicans’ new health care bill once it’s enacted and more people would be covered, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

“I firmly believe that nobody will be worse off financially in the process that we’re going through,” Price insisted when pressed by NBC’s Chuck Todd during Sunday’s “Meet The Press.” “They’ll have choices that they can select the kind of coverage that they want for themselves and for their family, not the government forces them to buy.”

“There’s cost that needs to come down, and we believe we’re going to be able to do that through this system,” he added. “There’s coverage that’s going to go up.”

Since Obamacare was, in the final analysis, a giant wealth transfer scheme and welfare program, what does that tell you is coming?

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18 Responses to Nobody will be worse off after repeal of Obamacare

  1. Uke says:

    You make it sound like Trump may be more interested in a product he can put his name on than the actual quality of the product.

  2. Ray Davies says:

    People got health coverage before Obama was president. In the worst situations the state covered the hospital bill as opposed to the feds. People will now have more choices, and it will probably lead to better cheaper care.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

  4. miforest says:

    the Ryan /trump plan is probably a non starter.

  5. Jess says:

    While they discuss the merits of their healthcare laws, they fail to realize the government is the biggest reason for the ballooning costs of healthcare, and health insurance.

  6. Frank in Texas says:

    Different cronies will benefit from this change to the socialist health care program whatever they choose to call it. Republicans decided to ignore the reason they hold all the legislative and executive branch power and hung this albatross around their necks willingly. Democrats will take over the government again and our slide into socialism/communism will increase in speed.
    You heard it here first.

    • miforest says:

      trump is new to Washington and power, so I would expect him to have issues when he got there.

      It is much more problematic that paul ryan , who has been in power for 2 decades and seems completely flumoxed about what to do now that he has a chance to do pretty much what they want.

      Thsi healthare bill is 90% Paul ryans doing. https://news.grabien.com/story-ryan-warns-if-we-dont-pass-my-bill-system-going-collapse

      • R.D. Walker says:

        How about if we just stipulate that it is your position that Trump is always blameless in all situations. That would save you a lot of posting.

        • miforest says:

          how about we accept that everything that ever happened bad is trump alone’s fault.

          and that paul ryan and Mitch McConnell are bastions of libertine virtue who have the foresight of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson combined. they are only thwarted in there forthright wisdom by the evil Omnipotent orange one.

          heaven knows there were no issues in the GOP till he got there . amazing how one man alone can thwart the will of both entrenched parties and 2.3 million bureaucrats.

          happy now?

          • Uke says:

            Yes. That’s exactly what we’re saying. Everything bad ever is Trump’s fault. Damn Trump for Iran-Contra.

            You really nailed us there.

            /eyeroll

            Fact of the matter is that Trump is pushing this bill hard. He is cheerleading for it. He is championing it. He is in favor of many/most of the internal details of the bill. He is clearly owning it.

            But no, in your mind, he gets to wash his hands of it whenever he wishes.

            That’s some crazy mental contortions there.

          • R.D. Walker says:

            Of course it is Trump’s fault. He is the one who said preexisting conditions would be covered. He was the one who said no one would lose coverage. He was the one who said “the government would pay”. That is Obamcare. Trump has announced he will only sign a bill that is essentially a different version of Obamacare. It is absolutely, positively 100 percent his fault.

            • miforest says:

              he can say what he wants, this bill is PAUL RYANS bill. neither trump nor the senate had any control over what was in it. They can suggest all they want, and may have, but Ryan got the final markup.
              trump doesn’t own it till he signs it. and even then , the house committee and the full house and senate own it too.

              • R.D. Walker says:

                Of course he has control. He tell Congress what he will and will not sign and he has almost compete control.

                Don’t be stupid. This is exactly the bill Trump campaigned on. This bill exists because this is the bill Trump promised us. It has subsidies like he said it would. It covers pre-existing conditions like he said it would. It is Obamacare light because Trump campaigned on keeping all the popular parts of Obamacare.

                How is this not obvious to you?

          • Joe says:

            As much as it pains me to say we can’t really blame Paul Ryan. The repubs only have 52 seats, 8 shy of the 60 needed to pass a true repeal. They can pass this bastard of a bill with 50 under reconciliation.

  7. Uke says:

    RD says (in response to miforest):

    Don’t be stupid. This is exactly the bill Trump campaigned on. This bill exists because this is the bill Trump promised us. It has subsidies like he said it would. It covers pre-existing conditions like he said it would. It is Obamacare light because Trump campaigned on keeping all the popular parts of Obamacare.

    Has anyone considered why the GOP didn’t just put forward one of the 7-9 Obamacare repeal and replace bills that passed the House in the last several years? Why one of those good ones simply wasn’t selected and run with?

    After all, those bills were fully marked up, drafted and in finished form. Would have been a lot faster. Easier. Quicker. Trump could have had them put one of those forward in a matter of days after he took office. Would have put the DEMs on the defensive.

    The most obvious answer is that there was some coordination between Trump and congressional GOPers, where Trump made it clear that he would not sign a bill that didn’t include these Obamacare-esque provisions.

    “We’re gonna cover everybody.”
    “The government’s gonna pay for it.”

    Does that sound like the kind of guy that would have liked those previous GOP replacement bills?

  8. C. L. says:

    Just how bad is the Ryan/Trump Obamacare bill? Pretty bad, per the CBO. Laughably bad.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/14/cbo-full-repeal-of-obamacare-insures-more-americans-than-ryans-obamacare-lite-plan/

    Just repeal it, please.