Trump's hardball tactic on health care may backfire
Apr 27, 2017, 02:16
In exchange for funding Trump's planned wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, congressional Democrats want any ObamaCare overhaul bill to continue to include subsides for health insurance companies that helped low-income people afford health policies.
Any vote on healthcare legislation would be determined by Republican congressional leaders and when they have enough votes to pass a plan, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters at a daily news briefing after U.S. President Donald Trump last week said he was in no rush for a vote.
On Sunday, the president returned to that theme with a new tweet: "ObamaCare is in serious trouble".
The Kaiser Foundation also said it believes the 23 percent increase could be an "underestimate".
The payments are a critical subsidy and the subject of a lawsuit by House Republicans.
Florida Governor Rick Scott says Republicans should start chipping away at eliminating the Affordable Care Act.
Lawmakers have until Friday night to pass a new spending package or the government will shut down on Saturday.
A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation released Tuesday shows the Republican's threat could cost the government $2.3 billion in 2018 and as much as $31 billion over the next 10 years. Sixty-one percent say that Obamacare needs to be kept and improved. (The cost-sharing subsidies, meanwhile, benefit those making 100-250 percent of the federal poverty line). These make health care more affordable for lower-income Obamacare enrollees by reducing their deductibles and co-pays. But in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Trump stopped short of demanding that money for the project be included in the must-pass spending bill.
The Post-ABC poll is the first that has measured public attitudes toward the possibility of giving states control over insurance rules covering preexisting medical conditions and the benefits that many health plans must offer.
The potential amendment was brokered by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., who heads the conservative House Freedom Caucus and Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., a leader of the moderate House Tuesday Group. In the wake of leadership pulling the American Health Care Act off the floor due to a lack of votes in March, members from the difference factions of the administration - with the help of top administration officials - have renewed their negotiation efforts in an attempt to reach a compromise they can all support.
To compensate, those insurers would have to jack up premiums to cover what they'd spend on helping consumers with deductibles and copayments.
The three envoys also agreed that China has a key role in pressuring North Korea to abandon its missile and nuclear programs. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley at a lunch with ambassadors of countries on the U.N.
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The position of Secret Service director is filled by presidential appointment and does not require confirmation by the Senate. Randolph Alles is expected to be tapped to lead the Secret Service. he has served as the acting deputy commissioner of U.S.
US Vice President Mike Pence has begun quizzing Australian business chiefs on ways to improve trade between the two nations. In January, Trump and Turnbull got into a spat over a refugee resettlement deal that strained ties between the countries.
Since the nuclear deal with world powers, the hard-line Revolutionary Guard has stepped up its encounters with the Americans. This latest incident is among a growing list of Iranian provocations against USA forces, mostly maritime, in the region.
Police targeted men who searched for prostitutes online, but did not arrest men who were seeking sex with an adult. Troung says numerous children involved in the sex trade have a hard time trusting and explaining what they know.
While the company's share price is now trending at $14, Twitter's user base grew by 11 percent last quarter. Twitter's revenue trends also beat investor expectations, though in a slightly negative fashion.
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Air China resumes booking flights to North Korea
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