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Rep. Massie’s tweet perfectly captures how Americans feel right now about GOP Obamacare replacement bill

Freedom Caucus member Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) Wednesday tweeted he is “changing” his vote on the proposed GOP Obamacare-replacement bill being negotiated between members of Congress and the Trump administration. But don’t worry – we think you’ll like what he did… NBC News Capitol Hill Producer Alex Moe this afternoon tweeted she was informed by a senior GOP aide that there will be no vote today on the GOP bill as originally planned. Both parties appear to be standing their ground — including members of the Freedom Caucus like Rep. Massie and Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), who insist on a bill that fully repeals Obamacare, as promis...

House Freedom Caucus chairman: ‘We still have major concerns’ with Obamacare replacement bill

While House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows announced earlier this week that members of the caucus will not be bound to vote against the GOP Obamacare replacement legislation, he says a number of the members, himself included, have serious reservations about the bill. USA Today has the details: But just because they were given the OK to vote however they chose didn’t mean everyone was ready to vote yes. Several Freedom Caucus members, including Meadows, said late Monday they still expect most of the group will vote "no." "I think we still have major concerns with this bill," Meadows said after the Freedom Caucus met for their weekly ...

Sen. Ted Cruz: ‘We must honor our promise and repeal Obamacare’

Sen. Ted Cruz during a speech given during our “Day of Action” event with FreedomWorks on Capitol Hill Wednesday said members of Congress must do what the American people elected them to do and that is repeal Obamacare as promised. The Washington Examiner has the details: "We must honor our promise and repeal Obamacare. For six years, Republicans have campaigned over and over and over again saying if only you'd give us the House, we'll repeal Obamacare. If you only you give us the Senate, we'll repeal Obamacare. If only you give us the White House, we'll repeal Obamacare. You know what? We're out of excuses." The Texas Republican criticized ...

This tweet brilliantly illustrates a major problem with Obamacare

Washington Examiner reporter Sarah Westwood Wednesday captured and tweeted an image during Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s daily briefing in which he compared the Obamacare legislation passed into law in 2009 to the so-called Obamacare repeal bill being negotiated. “Side by side healthcare bills (GOP versus Obamacare) on the props table in the briefing room today,” writes Westwood. President Obama’s signature health-insurance law and the regulations that come with it are nearly 23,000 pages long, the Daily Caller reported. Journalist Penny Starr, formerly of CNS News, reported that – for every word contained in the Obamacare law – ...

President Trump: ‘Real and positive immigration reform is possible’

President Donald J. Trump Tuesday during his first joint address to Congress said his goals for immigration reform “will have many benefits” and that it’s possible to achieve his goals for immigration reform if members of Congress come together. The Hill has the details: Switching away from this current system of lower-skilled immigration, and instead adopting a merit-based system, will have many benefits:  it will save countless dollars, raise workers' wages, and help struggling families –- including immigrant families –- enter the middle class. I believe that real and positive immigration reform is possible, as long as we focus on ...

Rep. Mark Meadows: ‘Every tax, every mandate, every regulation of #Obamacare needs to go’

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) says nothing short of a full repeal of former President Obama’s signature health-insurance law is acceptable, rallying around similar statements made by colleagues in the Senate. “I support my friends @RandPaul, @SenMikeLee, and @tedcruz. Every tax, every mandate, every regulation of #Obamacare needs to go,” Rep. Meadows tweeted Monday night. Rep. Meadows has been an outspoken opponent of Obamacare, asking members of Congress to – at the very least – take to the floor repeal legislation President Obama vetoed in 2016. “Health care will be better and more affordable once Obamacare ...

President Trump says Americans will be ‘impressed by’ forthcoming healthcare-reform plan

President Donald J. Trump during a budget meeting at the White House earlier this week said his staff is preparing to release its healthcare-reform plan in the coming weeks and that Americans won’t be disappointed with what his team has in the works. The Washington Examiner has the details: Trump told reporters before the closed-door budget discussions that the White House would release its highly-anticipated healthcare reform plan by "maybe mid to early March." "We'll be submitting something that I think people will be very impressed by," Trump said. The president promised to cut spending across the federal government, referring to ...

Sen. Rand Paul, Rep. Mark Sanford introduce Obamacare repeal

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Republican Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina this week introduced an Obamacare-repeal bill that has the backing of the 40-member House Freedom Caucus – the support it potentially needs to get the ball moving on getting rid of the disastrous health-insurance laws weighing heavily on American business and families. The Daily Signal has the details: “We’re excited about the fact that it will finally be able to address many of the concerns that we’re hearing, whether it’s at town halls or personal calls from our constituents about pre-existing conditions, about how to empower the consumer in terms ...

Twitter: Congratulations, HHS Secretary Tom Price. Now get rid of Obamacare!

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) by a vote of 52-47 was confirmed Friday to serve as the next secretary of Health and Human Services, reports The Daily Signal. Here’s what is being said on Twitter about the physician’s appointment and swearing-in ceremony this morning. Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway Press Secretary Sean Spicer The Daily Signal Vice President Mike Pence And the new secretary himself! Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) WATCH the swearing-in ceremony: Obamacare is crushing American small-businessmen and women ...

Senate Finance Committee Chairman: ‘All of the Obamacare taxes need to go’

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is putting his foot down: The taxes that come with Obamacare are on the chopping block and must be included in the repeal of the law – something that is not negotiable. The Hill has the details: “We need to definitively answer the question about what to do with the ObamaCare taxes,” Hatch said in a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. “Some have argued that we should keep all or some of them in place and use them to pay for our eventual replacement package.” But Hatch rejected that idea. “My view is this: After spending seven years talking about the harm being ...