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 Post subject: Re: Health Care Reform
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:35 pm 
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Sen. Susan Collins said Sunday morning that it would be "very difficult for me to imagine a scenario" where she would vote for Republicans' latest plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, but the Maine Republican said she wanted to wait for a Congressional Budget Office score of the Graham-Cassidy bill before rendering a final decision.


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 Post subject: Re: Health Care Reform
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:29 am 
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So now they're putting out a new version of the bill which, for the most part, is considerably worse than even the version it's going to replace. The other main difference? It gives more money to Maine and Alaska.

Hmmmmmm. . . .

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 Post subject: Re: Health Care Reform
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:58 pm 
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To be fair, why should Collins and Murkowski care about people in other states more than the elected representatives of those states?

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 Post subject: Re: Health Care Reform
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:05 pm 
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It's still an awful bill and would still destroy lives in every single state.

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 Post subject: Re: Health Care Reform
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:39 pm 
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Yes, and the blame and pressure should be on the men who are pushing it through. Not just the two women who already saved us once.

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 Post subject: Re: Health Care Reform
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:12 am 
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Collins has announced that she is a definite no, and Paul says that the changes to the bill have not changed his mind, so unless something changes, the bill cannot pass. Ted Cruz has also indicated that like Paul he thinks the bill is too much like ObamaCare lite to vote for.

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 Post subject: Re: Health Care Reform
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:30 am 
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Is it dead NOW?

Also. If they had managed to bribe Collins and Murkowski into supporting this nightmare, why wouldn't any right-minded Senator announce their opposition as a blackmail tactic.

Confusticate and bebother them. On top of everything, I need to figure out my son's insurance while in college, and so far buying off the exchange is my best option, but not if they mess it up for next year.

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 Post subject: Re: Health Care Reform
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:45 am 
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There should be campus insurance available, Frelga, which is usually cheap and covers all the walk-in sorts of things plus exams and birth control.
We kept our kids on our insurance but paid the extra for the campus-based policy, which is convenient because it's the infrastructure that will be easily available to the kid. Our insurance was there to backstop if anything serious happened, but we didn't pay any deductibles because the care the kids actually ended up needing was essentially free through campus health. Strep throat, panic attacks, sprained ankles.

Did I say panic attacks? Well, it worked out.

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 Post subject: Re: Health Care Reform
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University campus insurance ROCKS.

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 Post subject: Re: Health Care Reform
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:13 pm 
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Yes, and a kid who's not feeling well is not going to find a local doctor and make an appointment. They will walk or have a friend carry them to Student Health, though; it's easy, it's right there, and it doesn't cost them anything.

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 Post subject: Re: Health Care Reform
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:15 pm 
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Frelga, can't you keep him on his current policy and get some sort of extra campus thing? Or is his current network super insanely restrictive?

Graham-Cassidy is fizzling out. Watch this space because we have until midnight Oct. 1 but the current prognosis is poor if you want to see this thing on the floor.

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 Post subject: Re: Health Care Reform
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:26 pm 
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It won't be on the floor. Senate Republicans just came out of a meeting. There won't be any vote this week.

Not to say they won't be trying again next week, by tying it to the tax reform bill, which will also be a simple-majority vote. But I've read that a lot of R's don't want to do this—they're afraid it will doom both bills, and that would mean failure for both their Big Promises.

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