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The Republican health care bill makes no sense
 
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The bill doesn’t know what problem it’s trying to solve. For more Vox analysis: http://www.vox.com/2017/1/5/14179258/obamacare-repeal-republican-votes-trump You can read the bill here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/06/politics/house-republicans-obamacare-repeal-replace-text/ https://waysandmeans.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/03.06.17-AmericanHealthCareAct_Summary.pdf Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Republicans in the House have finally released a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare: the American Health Care Act. The GOP healthcare bill keeps some of the most popular parts of Obamacare, like letting young adults stay on their parents' health insurance until age 26 and requiring insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions. But the Republican bill gets rid of the key element that made Obamacare work: the individual mandate. Now that people aren't required to have insurance, healthy people could leave insurance pools en masse, leaving sick people who are more expensive to cover. Hypocrisy is a minor sin in politics, but still, it is remarkable how much of it there is to be found in this legislation. A core Republican complaint when Obamacare was passed was that the law delayed many of its provisions in order to reduce public outcry and manipulate the CBO’s score. The GOP bill is similarly aggressive with such tricks, delaying changes to the Medicaid expansion until 2020 and pushing Obamacare’s tax on expensive insurance plans out until 2025. Because Republicans aren’t even trying to win Democratic votes, they’re stuck designing a bill that can wiggle through the budget reconciliation process (another thing they complained about Democrats doing). That means they can’t make major changes to insurance markets like repealing Obamacare’s essential benefit standards or allowing insurance to be sold across state lines. That last part is particularly striking, given that it was one of President Trump’s five demands in his speech last week. I’ve always been skeptical about the savings Republicans could wrest by changing those regulations, but now they can’t get those savings at all — which means sacrificing a key part of their theory of cost control. This bill has a lot of problems, and more will come clear as experts study its language, the Congressional Budget Office release its estimates, and industry players make themselves heard. But the biggest problem this bill has is that it’s not clear why it exists. What does it make better? What is it even trying to achieve? Democrats wanted to cover more people and reduce long-term costs, and they had an argument for how their bill did both. As far as I can tell, Republicans have neither. At best, you can say this bill makes every obvious health care metric a bit worse, but at least it cuts taxes on rich people? Is that really a winning argument in American politics? In reality, what I think we’re seeing here is Republicans trying desperately to come up with something that would allow them to repeal and replace Obamacare. This is a compromise of a compromise of a compromise aimed at fulfilling that promise. But “repeal and replace” is a political slogan, not a policy goal. This is a lot of political pain to endure for a bill that won’t improve many peoples’ lives, but will badly hurt millions. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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American Health Care Act: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
 
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The Republican health care bill could leave many Americans without affordable coverage. Last Week Tonight's catheter cowboy returns to morning cable news to explain that to Donald Trump. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
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Understanding Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's Health Care Reform Proposals
 
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In which John Green compares the healthcare plans of U.S. Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. For more information about health and health care policy, check out Health Care Triage: https://www.youtube.com/user/thehealthcaretriage SOURCES & FURTHER READING: Rand's analysis of the reform proposals of Clinton and Trump are nicely summarized here: http://www.rand.org/blog/2016/09/estimating-the-impacts-of-the-trump-and-clinton-health.html Full analysis of Hillary Clinton's plan (who is the Democratic party's nominee) can be found here: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Publications/Issue-Briefs/2016/Sep/Clinton-Presidential-Health-Care-Proposal And full analysis of Donald Trump's plan (who is the Republican party's nominee) can be found here: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Publications/Issue-Briefs/2016/Sep/Trump-Presidential-Health-Care-Proposal Understanding the Healthcare System of the United States: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN-MkRcOJjY Why Are American Health Care Costs So High? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSjGouBmo0M The Kaiser Family Foundation explains the high cost of health care in the United States compared to other rich nations: http://kff.org/health-costs/issue-brief/snapshots-health-care-spending-in-the-united-states-selected-oecd-countries/ And this series explores health care outcomes in the U.S. vs. other rich nations: http://www.healthsystemtracker.org/chart-collection/how-does-the-quality-of-the-u-s-healthcare-system-compare-to-other-countries/?slide=1 The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) has resulted in a significant drop in the uninsured population in the U.S. http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/17/obamacare-brings-record-low-for-us-health-uninsured-rate.html Fuller data and complete report here: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201605.pdf A single-payer health care system would not, in and of itself, magically bring costs in the U.S. down to 10% of GPD, as explained by Aaron Carroll here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/single-payer-is-not-sufficient/ Trump's plan to allow insurance companies to sell policies across state lines is extremely controversial among health policy experts: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/01/upshot/the-problem-with-gop-plans-to-sell-health-insurance-across-state-lines.html The Wikipedia article on Health care in the United States is also excellent: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_the_United_States And lastly, this comparison tool from the Commonwealth Fund is pretty cool. It allows you to see side-by-side what Clinton and Trump have proposed to deal with various problems with the health care system: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/interactives/2016/sep/comparing-candidates-health-proposals/ FIND OUT HOW TO VOTE IN YOUR STATE: http://youtube.com/howtovoteineverystate Huge thanks to Rosianna (http://youtube.com/rosianna) for graphics and to Aaron Carroll (https://www.youtube.com/user/thehealthcaretriage) for fact-checking. Any errors are my own. ---- Subscribe to our newsletter! http://nerdfighteria.com/newsletter/ And join the community at http://nerdfighteria.com http://effyeahnerdfighters.com Help transcribe videos - http://nerdfighteria.info John's twitter - http://twitter.com/johngreen John's tumblr - http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com Hank's twitter - http://twitter.com/hankgreen Hank's tumblr - http://edwardspoonhands.tumblr.com
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Republicans are split on health care reform
 
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CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reports on the latest Republican efforts on Capitol Hill to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Views: 876 CBS News
Some Republicans Rebel Against Their Own Health Care Plan | TODAY
 
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Formal debate over the new health care reform bill intended to replace Obamacare gets underway on Capitol Hill this morning, and it’s facing strong opposition – not just from Democrats, but from a number of Republicans as well. NBC’s Hallie Jackson reports for TODAY from the White House. » Subscribe to TODAY: http://on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY » Watch the latest from TODAY: http://bit.ly/LatestTODAY About: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and expert tips on money, health and parenting. We wake up every morning to give you and your family all you need to start your day. If it matters to you, it matters to us. We are in the people business. Subscribe to our channel for exclusive TODAY archival footage & our original web series. Connect with TODAY Online! Visit TODAY's Website: http://on.today.com/ReadTODAY Find TODAY on Facebook: http://on.today.com/LikeTODAY Follow TODAY on Twitter: http://on.today.com/FollowTODAY Follow TODAY on Google+: http://on.today.com/PlusTODAY Follow TODAY on Instagram: http://on.today.com/InstaTODAY Follow TODAY on Pinterest: http://on.today.com/PinTODAY Some Republicans Rebel Against Their Own Health Care Plan | TODAY
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Republican plan for Health Care Reform
 
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Republican Senator Jon Kyl presents a sensible alternative plan for health care reform which should include tort reform and increased competition among health care insurance.
Views: 82 tomcuvagrad
GOP's latest health care reform bill a political Hail Mary?
 
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Independent Women's Forum's Patrice Lee Onwuka and Democratic Strategist Antjuan Seawright on Republican efforts to reform health care.
Views: 272 Fox Business
Trump details plan for health care reform
 
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President Donald Trump lays out a series of guiding principles to Congress for his vision of a better health care system for Americans.
Views: 7929 CNN
Warren Buffett says GOP health reform bills are relief for the rich
 
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What does billionaire Warren Buffett think of Republican health care bills that would roll back taxes for wealthy Americans like him? Buffett discusses everything from how he’s giving away billions in philanthropy to how much sleep he gets to what’s on his personal income taxes in the second part of Judy Woodruff's exclusive interview.
Views: 282151 PBS NewsHour
Republicans Fear Health Care Reform Bill Is Doomed
 
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Republican efforts to repeal the Obama-era health care program may be doomed as more congress members announce plans to vote against the latest reform measure.CBS News' Weijia Jiang reports.
Views: 52 CBS New York
GOP faces backlash over health care bill
 
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Former president Obama also spoke publicly for the first time since the House voted to repeal his signature health care legislation.
Views: 7197 ABC News
MN GOP-DFL Clash On Health Care Reform - Full House Debate
 
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Minnesota House Republicans wanted a vote on a detailed health care plan they had unveiled only hours before. Doing so would require a two-thirds vote to suspend the rules. DFL members opposed the move because the bill had not had any public testimony and had not been vetted in committee. Rep. Erin Murphy (DFL) recalled that Republicans had done something similar in the waning moments of the 2016 session and the result was a flawed tax bill Governor Mark Dayton refused to sign and a bonding bill that died because questions were still being raised about it when time ran out on the session. House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman said the Republican bill was "not ready for prime time." Rep Joe Hoppe (R) admitted that the bill contained provisions that the DFL would not necessarily like. But said there were provisions in it that his party didn't like as well. A straight line party vote of 75-55 meant the Republican plan would need to be heard in committee first. Rep. Tina Liebling (DFL) then brought forth a bill that was mostly Governor Dayton's proposal to provide relief to people who were seeing large increases in their health insurance premiums that were not eligible for federal tax credits. Republicans indicated they would not agree to suspend the rules for the DFL bill. Rep. Matt Dean (R) complained that the money to pay for the premium reductions was coming out of the health care access fund. Liebling reminded Dean that Dayton would have rather seen the money come from the budget surplus, but changed that because House Speaker Kurt Daudt (R) wanted it to come from the health care access fund. Rep Nick Zerwas (R) gave a speech calling the insurance exchange operated by Minnesota (MNsure) "a disaster". Liebling countered that MNsure had improved quite a bit since it was first launched, it was not a disaster and Republicans were intent on perpetuating that mythology. Liebling eventually withdrew her motion to have the rules suspended for the DFL bill.
Views: 281 Michael McIntee
Will Republicans sabotage themselves on health care reform?
 
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Washington Examiner senior political analyst Michael Barone on the Republicans plan to replace ObamaCare.
Views: 260 Fox Business
What is in the Republican healthcare bill?
 
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The House plan would give states more flexibility to go after premium costs and stop Medicaid expansion among other abilities; Mike Emanuel explains on 'Special Report'
Views: 25505 Fox News
GOP Plan for Health Care Reform: Stop the Bill and Start Over
 
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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor, Saturday, December 5, 2009.
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Senate health care plan ‘not viable’ for New Hampshire, says Gov. Sununu
 
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New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu announced last week that he could not support the Senate Republican plan to reform health care. Sununu joins Judy Woodruff to explain his concerns about the current bill, plus how efforts to combat the epidemic crisis in his state would be affected.
Views: 3643 PBS NewsHour
What's next for GOP health care reform?
 
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With no clear plan ahead and republican factions divided, what is next in the fight for healthcare reform?
Views: 5759 Bill Whittle
Watch The Moment John McCain Votes Against The GOP's Health Care Plan
 
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Gasps filled the Senate when John McCain voted against his own party’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Here is why the Republican Senator decided not to back the GOP’s ‘skinny’ health care bill. Subscribe to HuffPost today: http://goo.gl/xW6HG Get More HuffPost Read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ Like: https://www.facebook.com/HuffingtonPost Follow: https://twitter.com/HuffingtonPost
Views: 623698 HuffPost
Two views on the pros and cons of the GOP health care bill
 
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The Congressional Budget Office predicts that more people than who got health care under Obamacare will lose coverage under the repeal bill proposed by Republicans. But the bill also shows cuts in federal spending and a smaller deficit. John Yang gets reaction to the proposed law from Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel of the University of Pennsylvania and Lanhee Chen of the Hoover Institution.
Views: 14045 PBS NewsHour
What Does a Republican House Mean for Health Care Reform?
 
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Read the Transcript: http://to.pbs.org/abZGo4 Jeffrey Brown gets two views on Republican plans for the new health care reform law. What will work and what will not?
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GOP Game Plan for Health Care Reform
 
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Fox News 11/9/2010 Greta VanSusteren of Fox News asks: "Are Republicans planning to repeal Obamacare or to neutralize it?" Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon answers Greta's questions about health care and the GOP focus on congressional accountability and transparency.
Views: 279 Greg Walden
Stupid GOP Don't Have Plan For Health Care Reform
 
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Views: 10823 The Young Turks
The Republican Plan to Prevent Health Care Debate
 
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Senator Merkley explains the Republican strategy for preventing debate from moving forward on health care reform.
Conservatives rebel against Trump-backed Republican healthcare plan
 
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The ink is barely dry on the Republicans plan to repeal and replace Obamacare but it's already taking a pounding - from within the party's own rank and file.
Views: 2942 The Star Online
Fineman: GOP Has No Alternative Health Care Reform Plan
 
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more at msnbc.com July 23, 2009
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GOP Healthcare Plan
 
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Repealing and replacing Obamacare is a complex process.
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Alan Grayson on the GOP Health Care Plan: "Don't Get Sick!  And if You Do Get Sick, Die Quickly!"'
 
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This is Rep. Alan Grayson discussing the GOP plan for health care. Part one, don't get sick. Part two, if you do get sick... Part three, die quickly.
Views: 537403 Alan Grayson
GOP healthcare plan is ‘don’t get sick & if you do, die quickly’ – Fmr congressman
 
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Television host Jimmy Kimmel is the latest high-profile critic of the Republicans’ healthcare reform effort. Former congressman Alan Grayson joins “News with Ed” to discuss the backlash to the Graham-Cassidy Bill. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America
Views: 2329 RT America
Trump pressures GOP on health care reform
 
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Katrina Pierson, member of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. advisory board, weighs in on the president pressuring the GOP to reform health care.
Views: 350 Fox Business
What’s next for health care after McCain rejects GOP’s Graham-Cassidy plan?
 
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Sen. John McCain dealt a major blow to Republicans’ latest effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act by announcing he will not vote for the Graham-Cassidy reform proposal. Judy Woodruff sits down with Lisa Desjardins to discuss what this means for GOP leaders hoping to roll back President Obama’s signature health care law.
Views: 9418 PBS NewsHour
GOP senators feeling pressure to get health care reform done
 
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Senate Republicans set to unveil health care bill; chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill
Views: 3497 Fox News
Republicans at a disadvantage in health care reform because of messaging?
 
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Former HHS Secretary and former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson on the state of Wisconsin and Republican efforts to reform health care.
Views: 278 Fox Business
Republican Healthcare in a nutshell!
 
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Why listen to the Party of No blather on and on? Here are the highlights of the Republican's plan for healthcare reform!
Views: 417 Wrathofporkins
Senate Republicans Offer Health Care Reform Solutions
 
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At a press conference in the U.S. Capitol, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Senators John Barrasso and Tom Coburn the Senates only two doctors discuss Republican plans for health care reform. Republicans are offering solutions to lower the cost of health care and give every American access to health insurance while ensuring that patients and their doctors, not Washington bureaucrats, are in charge of health care decisions.
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House Republicans Unveil Their Healthcare Plan
 
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House Republicans finally release their bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, but the changes they're proposing will cover fewer than the 20 million Americans currently insured under President Obama's plan. Want more Roland Martin? Watch NewsOne Now every weekday morning starting at 7AM ET on TV One. Follow Roland Martin on the following social media platforms: Facebook: http://bit.ly/2dgI2GO Twitter: http://bit.ly/2dgFOra Instagram: http://bit.ly/2d48Acu For more info about Roland visit http://www.rolandsmartin.com Roland Martin Podcast on iTunes: http://apple.co/2iado2r NewsOne Now Podcast on iTunes: http://apple.co/2abI3f4 NewsOne Now Podcast on Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/2iAhm7t
Views: 4591 Roland S. Martin
Health Care Debate Begins, Will The GOP Use The 'Skinny Repeal' Plan?
 
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Senator John McCain returned to the Senate to ensure a Republican victory on a vote to begin debate to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Arizona Senator said he will not vote for the GOP healthcare bill in its current form and criticized President Trump and Senate Republicans on how they've gone about pushing the bill forward. Now that the health care debate has begun, what version of their repeal and replace plan will Senate Republicans pass? _ Visit Roland Martin's NEW digital lifestyle and information website http://AllThat.tv Hit the thumbs up button and subscribe to the channel to see more content like this. http://bit.ly/2ubQ9NV Want more Roland Martin? Watch NewsOne Now every weekday morning starting at 7AM ET on TV One. Follow Roland Martin on the following social media platforms: Facebook: http://bit.ly/2dgI2GO Twitter: http://bit.ly/2dgFOra Instagram: http://bit.ly/2d48Acu For more info about Roland visit http://www.rolandsmartin.com Roland Martin Podcast on iTunes: http://apple.co/2iado2r NewsOne Now Podcast on iTunes: http://apple.co/2abI3f4 NewsOne Now Podcast on Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/2iAhm7t
Views: 2412 Roland S. Martin
Republicans release healthcare plan details
 
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Republicans have long said they had a replacement for Obamacare. On Monday, they released the details on it. Nancy Cordes has more on the plan. Subscribe to the "CBS Evening News" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1S7Dhik Watch Full Episodes of the "CBS Evening News" HERE: http://cbsn.ws/23XekKA Watch the latest installment of "On the Road," only on the "CBS Evening News," HERE: http://cbsn.ws/23XwqMH Follow "CBS Evening News" on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1T8icTO Like "CBS Evening News" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1KxYobb Follow the "CBS Evening News" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1O3dTTe Follow the "CBS Evening News" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1Qs0aam Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B --- The "CBS Evening News" premiered as a half-hour broadcast on Sept. 2, 1963. Check local listings for CBS Evening News broadcast times.
Views: 1943 CBS Evening News
Will the GOP healthcare plan delay tax cuts?
 
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Former Reagan Economic Advisor Diana Furchtgott-Roth, former Bush 41 Campaign Advisor Mark Serrano and Democratic strategist Marjorie Clifton weigh in on the fallout from the GOP healthcare reform proposal.
Views: 264 Fox Business
What GOP Promised vs. Proposed for ACA Healthcare Reform
 
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After much anticipation, the GOP has finally revealed their proposed bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. The proposed bill will, essentially, cut coverage for millions of Americans while giving a massive tax break to rich Americans. Guest host Ben Wikler of Move On discusses the details of the bill with Ron Pollack of Families USA. Leave your thoughts about the bill in the comments below. CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE VIDEOS! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQuX4jRgybTdKu5YvVKfVSw?sub_confirmation=1 FOLLOW US: http://www.twitter.com/bpshow http://www.facebook.com/billpressshow http://www.instagram.com/billpressshow ABOUT THE SHOW: The Bill Press Show broadcasts LIVE from Capitol Hill every Monday - Friday from 6-9am EST, bringing you a fresh, daily take on state and national politics, culture, and more. We examine the latest news with leading journalists, political thought leaders, Congressmen and women, and Senators. Tune in daily for the full show, and for a short take on the day's issues, be sure to catch The Parting Shot with Bill Press! The Bill Press Show joined The Young Turks Network in November 2016.
Views: 328 Bill Press Video
Will Congress pass the GOP’s new health care plan?
 
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Fox News Medical A-Team member Dr. Marc Siegel on whether the Congress will pass the GOP’s new health care plan.
Views: 619 Fox Business
The Senate GOP health care bill explained
 
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Senate Republicans have finally revealed their replacement plan for Obamacare. CNNMoney's Tami Luhby takes a look at the most consequential changes in the bill.
Views: 7125 CNNMoney
Repeal, But Don't Replace Healthcare Reform - GOP
 
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"Congressional Republicans intend to seek quick repeal of any parts of the health care law that survive a widely anticipated Supreme Court ruling, but don't plan to push replacement measures until after the fall elections or perhaps 2013. Instead, GOP lawmakers cite recent announcements that some insurance companies will retain a few of the law's higher-profile provisions as evidence that quick legislative action is not essential. Those are steps that officials say Republicans quietly urged in private conversations with the industry...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down on The Young Turks. *Read more here from the AP/Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/republicans-have-no-plans-to-seek-quick-replacement-of-health-care-law-after-court-ruling/2012/06/18/gJQAvZGekV_story.html Support The Young Turks by Subscribing http://bit.ly/TYTonYouTube Like Us on Facebook: Follow Us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/theyoungturks
Views: 17327 The Young Turks
The American Health Care Act: A Republican Response to The Affordable Care Act
 
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The Republican plan to replace Obamacare is here, and we've got the details! John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen – Graphics Meredith Danko – Social Media http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo http://twitter.com/br8ybrunch And the housekeeping: 1) You can support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr Every little bit helps make the show better! 2) Check out our Facebook page: http://goo.gl/LnOq5z 3) We still have merchandise available at http://www.hctmerch.com You can directly support Healthcare Triage on Patreon: http://vid.io/xqXr If you can afford to pay a little every month, it really helps us to continue producing great content.
Views: 67999 Healthcare Triage
GOP hurt by lack of direction on health care reform?
 
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Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) on Republican efforts to reform health care.
Views: 1106 Fox Business
Republican health care plan unveiled
 
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Several Obamacare elements could remain under a version of a bill released by House Republicans Monday.
Ted Cruz Has A Plan To Pass Healthcare Reform, Experts Say It’ll Cripple The Insurance Market
 
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Republican Senator Ted Cruz believes that he has found a way to break the current gridlock over the Republican healthcare legislation.  His plan would break the insurance risk pool into two different categories – the sick and the healthy.  Republicans think this is a great idea while healthcare experts are warning that this would absolutely destroy the health insurance market for everyone in America.  Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.    Link – http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/06/news/economy/ted-cruz-obamacare-repeal/index.html Republican Senator Ted Cruz has a plan to undo the gridlock, break through the gridlock, that has basically stalled the Republican healthcare plan in the Senate. According to reports, Ted Cruz's plan is to change the legislation a little bit so that it basically creates two pools of people in the United States: the sick and the healthy. The healthy will have the option to buy into health insurance plans that don't cover very much, but they also don't cost very much. After all, these people are healthy, so they don't have as much to worry about, they can go on with their lives. Sick people, however, according to Ted Cruz's brilliant plan, they're all going to be lumped together. They're going to have to buy high deductible, high premium plans that cover more because, you know, they're sick people, people with preexisting conditions, like pregnancies. So, they're going to pay a ton more for health insurance, and everybody else gets to have their cheap stuff and walk away. That's Cruz's plan to fix the log jam that's taking place with the Republican healthcare plan. There's just one glaringly obvious problem with that, and this is something that healthcare market specialists are pointing out to Ted Cruz. Your plan would absolutely destroy healthcare markets around the country. You see, the way they explain it, the people who actually understand what they're talking about, if you only have two pools, one incredibly high risk and one low risk, the low risk people pay less money, that's fine. Insurance companies get less money from that. The high risk people have to pay even more money that they can't afford because Cruz still wants to strip them of Medicaid and all other forms of subsidies, so they drop out completely. Suddenly, you have health insurance companies that are not making enough money to survive because the high risk pool can't afford to pay premiums, and the people over here are paying nothing for premiums. Markets absolutely collapse. At that point, healthy people would then have to pay premiums for plans that cover less, or buy into the sick pool, which the premiums are going to be even higher over there. Essentially, according to the experts, there is no feasible way for Ted Cruz's plan to actually work if put into practice, but facts have never stood in the way of Ted Cruz. He is still pushing to get the legislation in the Senate changed to create these two separate insurance pools. Now, the reason we even have insurance pools to begin with is to share the risk. Healthy people and sick people get mixed in together so that everybody kind of pays an average. Yeah, it's slightly more for the healthier people, but it's slightly less for the sicker people. We all pay that difference to keep everybody healthy, and that's the point of healthcare for the United States. It's not just about one person or one small group of people; it's what works for everyone. The whole thing, basically, has to be a compromise or, as the experts say, it's going to fall apart and destroy the entire health insurance market for the United States. Is it worth it? Maybe. Maybe that's what Republicans want. Maybe they'll be happy if nobody can have health insurance. Then the whole issue just stops. People die because they can't go to the doctor, that's one less voter they have to pander to. But that's not how it should work in this country. We should care what happens to the sick. We should care what happens to the less fortunate. Nobody in this country should be written off just because they have some kind of preexisting condition or because they don't make as much as other people, and struggle to afford health insurance. That's not fair, and that's not what this country is all about. We take care of one another, or at least we should, because if not, according to the experts, the whole damn system comes crashing down. Ring of Fire needs your help! Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire
Views: 16159 The Ring of Fire
Is the GOP’s health care bill a win for small businesses?
 
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Former SBA Administrator Hector Barreto on President Trump’s tax reform plan and how the GOP’s health care bill will impact small businesses.
Views: 596 Fox Business
Republicans getting failing grade on health care reform messaging?
 
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Pollster Lee Carter, Recon Capital CIO Kevin Kelly and CFRA Investment Strategist Lindsey Bell on Republican efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
Views: 383 Fox Business
Can Paul Ryan rally support for GOP health care plan?
 
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