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President Obama: Address to Congress on Health Insurance Reform
 
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The President delivers an address to a joint session of Congress, explaining just how he wants to bring peace of mind to Americans who have insurance, and affordable coverage to those who don't. September 9, 2009. (Public Domain)
Views: 193278 The Obama White House
Congressional Budget Office releases report on GOP health care plan
 
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The Congressional Budget Office's analysis of the American Health Care Act was released Wednesday. Washington Post congressional reporter and CBS News political contributor Ed O'Keefe explains what the impact will be. Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgS Watch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7 Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkx Like "CBSN" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4 Follow "CBSN" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T 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 --- CBSN is the first digital streaming news network that will allow Internet-connected consumers to watch live, anchored news coverage on their connected TV and other devices. At launch, the network is available 24/7 and makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday. CBSN. Always On.
Views: 1938 CBS News
The GOP health care plan: The more you need, the less you get
 
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Paul Ryan’s bill will make more people uninsured than live in New York state. Subscribe to our channel! https://goo.gl/0bsAjO The Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of President Trump's American Health Care Act on Monday, March 13. Ezra Klein explains why this document is one of the most devastating documents he's seen in American politics. Read more here: http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/3/13/14914802/republican-health-care-bill-perverse-cbo-ahca 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: https://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: https://goo.gl/U2g06o
Views: 417713 Vox
Dr. Regina Herzlinger on the Current Congressional Health Care Plans, the Costs, and the UK System
 
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Dr. Regina Herzlinger of Harvard Business School at the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota's Health Care Event on July 28, 2009. In these speech highlights, she discusses the current health care proposals in Congress, how much they will cost, and data and statistics from the NHS in the UK. Be sure to check out our website to read our latest report "The Prognosis for National Health Insurance: A Minnesota Perspective" by Arduin, Laffer & Moore Econometrics: www.freedomfoundationofminnesota.com
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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
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Republican Plans for The Affordable Care Act
 
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After campaigning for years on a plan of "repeal and replace Obamacare," Republicans finally have the means within their grasp to make much of that possible. They control the presidency, the House, and the Senate. The filibuster still poses some potential threats to their plans, but it's also within their means to abolish its widespread use in such a way that they could both repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with something of their own design. What would that be? In contrast to what many say, there are Republican plans out there to consider. They're the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. This episode was adapted from a post I wrote for the JAMA Forum. Links to further reading and sources can be found there: https://newsatjama.jama.com/2016/12/06/jama-forum-a-look-at-republican-plans-for-replacing-obamacare/ John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen -- Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/johngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo 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
Views: 72715 Healthcare Triage
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
Views: 979587 Vox
Lib Actress Thinks She’s Above The Law, Sends Threatening Letter To Trump
 
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Out of touch, Hollywood elitest actresses turned far-left activists, seem content to use the platform afforded to them by virtue of their profession to spew politics at the rest of America that they clearly have no understanding of while telling the rest of us what we can and what we must believe. Rather than entertaining, Alyssa Milano now appears to spend a significant portion of her time on Twitter, pushing the far left, extremist agenda. She recently wrote in an open letter to President Donald Trump that was published on Monday in Bustle magazine in which she claimed that she and millions of healthcare advocates will “vote Republicans out of office in November.” And just how pray tell is President Trump threatening American families? You remember that entire Obamacare debacle… the one that is “a fine, not a tax” and “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor?” Well, apparently that is all somehow the fault of President Trump and his administration. She states: “Ever since becoming president, you and the Republican Party have made it your priority to raise the costs of Americans’ health care by any means necessary — but the American people are not backing down. “A few months into office, you tried to destroy our entire healthcare system in Congress. Your plan would have padded the pockets of the wealthiest 1 percent by slashing over $800 billion from Medicaid and the health care that millions of working families rely upon. It would have raised health care costs up to 850 percent.” Apparently, attempting to correct this giant financial mess equates to President Trump “threatening” the American people because he dared to try to correct the disaster that Obama left. Milano continues her nonsensical tirade, adding: “Your plan would have cost American jobs and American lives, and you tried to convince us that we deserved it. “Thanks to the voices of millions of health care advocates across the country, you and the Republican Party were stopped, but your attack on our access to health care has only continued. “In December, you and congressional Republicans pushed the GOP tax bill through Congress, giving even more tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations by forcing working families to foot the bill. “And in just the last few months, you finalized junk insurance (the same scheme that nearly killed my friend Laura Packard) and nominated a man to the Supreme Court who has refused to defend the 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions and the right to safe abortions that all women deserve.” Never mind the fact that Obamacare actually raised costs and conservatives and Republicans have called repeatedly for ways to reduce the costs for everyday Americans… With nary a fact to be found in the entire ridiculous piece, she recites ridiculous and easily disproven leftist talking points verbatim over and over and over again. Milano’s letter continues with its farcical estimation of the current situation and its roots: “The American people overwhelmingly disagree with your attacks, but time and time again, you refuse to listen to our voices. “This is the reality that you have forced on the people you were elected to serve. For the past year and a half, you and the Republican Party have tried to get your way and raised health care costs for millions of Americans by using fear, intimidation, and false statements. “But no more. “The American people are stronger than you, and we won’t let you get away with threatening our families, our neighbors, and our communities any longer.” The lack of self-awareness displayed by Milano throughout her childish tantrum demanding eugenics on demand and socialism is truly astounding and it is clear that reality simply lives nowhere near Milano. She adds: “There are two months until the midterm elections, and health care voters are not backing down. Across the country, we are are speaking out, sharing our stories, and mobilizing our fellow Americans to vote. Today, there are thousands of healthcare advocates literally taking to the streets in rallies and events across the country to stand up for our access to affordable health care. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ◆ Latest news videos: http://bit.ly/2Kn8KeN ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ★ CONNECT WITH US ★ ◆ Google+: http://bit.ly/2LPVNjq ◆ Email: info.khung@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Videos can use content-based copyright law contains reasonable use Fair Use (https://www.youtube.com/yt/copyright/)
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Trump, Congress, and the Plan for Block Grants and Medicaid
 
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How Would Republican Plans for Medicaid Block Grants Actually Work? That's the topic of this week's Healthcare Triage. This episode was adapted from an Upshot column I wrote. Links to sources and further reading can be found there: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/upshot/how-would-republican-plans-for-medicaid-block-grants-actually-work.html?_r=0 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 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
Views: 26536 Healthcare Triage
Members of Congress opted out of public option
 
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http://fixhealthcarepolicy.com/reality/ Congressmen opted out of public option Contrary to the White House's video, member of Congress in the House Ways and Means Committee already have exempted themselves from a government-run health plan with the defeat of an amendment by Rep. Dean Heller (R-NV). The amendment, which would have required members of Congress to enroll in the newly created public health insurance plan, failed with 21 Democrats voting no. Here's the truth behind the entirely private coverage options offered to Congress and government employees through the successful Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
Views: 4315 FixHealthPolicy
Canadian Doctor SAVAGES Senator On Healthcare
 
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Watch Entire Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYOf6hXGx6M&list=UUD_DaKNac0Ta-2PeHuoQ1uA Study On U.S. Healthcare Deaths: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2009/09/new-study-finds-45000-deaths-annually-linked-to-lack-of-health-coverage/ Clip from the Friday, March 28th 2014 edition of The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio monday - friday 4-6pm Eastern. Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kylekulinski Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SecularTalk Friends Of SecularTalk: http://www.facebook.com/beastofreason AMAZON LINK: (Bookmark this link to support the show for free!!!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=seculacom-20
Views: 536848 Secular Talk
Congressional Budget Office Releases Analysis Of Republican Health Care Plan
 
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CBS Miami’s Vanessa Borge reports.
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Why Does Congress Take Benefits They Don't Want All Americans To Have?
 
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Thom speaks with caller Carl, who asks why members of Congress take health care and other benefits that they refuse to provide to all Americans. ****** ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Thom Hartmann Program is the leading progressive political talk radio show. Join Thom for political news and comment about Government politics, be it Liberal or Conservative, plus special guests and callers to the program. ****** AUDIO PODCASTS Audio podcasts of the program are available on subscription at http://www.thomhartmann.com/podcast ****** THOM AS AN AUTHOR Thom has written and co-written a wide range of books. Explore his books here: http://amzn.to/2hS4UwY ****** MORE ABOUT THOM: Website: http://www.thomhartmann.com Thom on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2hS4UwY Daily Blog: http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ThomHartmannProgram/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thom_hartmann Instagram : http://www.instagram.com/Thom_Hartmann Subscribe to Thom's You Tube Channel : http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thomhartmann ****** Amazon links are affiliate links
Views: 1298 Thom Hartmann Program
White House Health Care Summit Part I
 
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Congressional Democrats and Republicans gathered at Blair House for a discussion on health care legislation with President Obama. He first announced the idea for this event during a Super Bowl Sunday interview with CBS news Anchor Katie Couric. Since then, the President has released a health care plan drawing largely from two bills passed by House and Senate Democrats. We heard opening comments from the President and congressional leaders followed by discussions on health care costs, insurance reforms, deficit reduction and expanding coverage.
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David Schweikert discusses health care plan
 
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The Arizona congressman says bringing down premiums could be the answer.
Views: 84 ABC15 Arizona
With No Congressional Decision On CHIP, 2 Million Kids Could Lose Insurance
 
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While Congress remains divided on how to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program, millions of American children are at risk of losing their health insurance coverage. As early as January, dozens of states are at risk of running out of funding, however Congress has still been unable to agree on a longterm funding extension or stopgap measure to keep CHIP operating. According to a report published Wednesday from Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families, an estimated 1.9 million children could lose coverage next month if no longterm funding plan is reached. The study went on to warn that an additional 1 million children also risk losing coverage by the end of February. http://www.businessinsider.com/millions-of-children-could-lose-chip-health-insurance-2017-12 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Vote It using http://wochit.com
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Reaction on Capitol Hill to new estimates on GOP health care plan
 
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The Congressional Budget Office analysis of the GOP health bill finds 24 million Americans would lose insurance by 2026, but the government would save $337 billion. The Washington Post's Gabe Debenedetti discusses the reaction out of Capitol Hill and the White House.
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CBO: New GOP Plan Would Leave 24 Million More Without Health Insurance | NBC Nightly News
 
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An analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office gave estimates for impacts of the new GOP health care plan. The White House, GOP and Democratic leaders had widely varying reactions. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and original digital videos. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Google+: http://nbcnews.to/PlusNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC Follow NBC News on Pinterest: http://nbcnews.to/PinNBC CBO: New GOP Plan Would Leave 24 Million More Without Health Insurance | NBC Nightly News
Views: 1723 NBC News
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
Views: 7893350 LastWeekTonight
The pros and cons of the GOP health care plan
 
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Political analyst Ford O’ Connell, American Action Forum fiscal policy director Gordon Gray, Washington Times columnist Madison Gesiotto and GOP communications strategist Adam Goodman on the Congressional Budget Office’s projections for the GOP health care plan.
Views: 1393 Fox Business
Daniel Jimenez talks about his petition to 'remove healthcare subsidies' for Congress
 
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Daniel Jimenez, who recently moved from Portland to New Mexico, talks about his petition "remove health-care subsidies for members of Congress and their families,” which has so far garnered over 400,000 signatures on Change.org.
Views: 1886 The Oregonian
Phillip Price for Congress 90 sec
 
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Phillip Price is a working man for working people. Visit: www.Price4WNC.org and VOTE November 6th, 2018! My name is Phillip Price and I am a hunter and fisher in Western North Carolina. I support the 2nd Amendment, but I also support common sense measures to prevent gun violence and mass shootings. Mark Meadows and his billionaire backers might want you to think that Democrats are coming for your guns. Nobody's coming for my guns, and I'm not coming for yours. But Meadows and the Republicans are coming for your healthcare. Their plan will kick millions of people off of health insurance, prevent those with pre-existing conditions from accessing affordable healthcare, and raise the cost of drugs and insurance for working people. We can do better, and we can do better than Obamacare. Obamacare was not perfect, because it didn't lower costs for everyone, and others who didn't earn enough still fell through the cracks. That's why I support a Medicare for all system that would cost less and make sure everyone is covered. I believe we can keep our guns and our healthcare HOW TO VOTE in North Carolina: Download Registration Application: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Portals/0/Forms/NCVoterRegForm06W.pdf Mail to your County Board of Elections, find address here: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/BOEInfo. Find where your polling place will be: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/pplkup/ Check your registration and find out exactly what will be on the ballot: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/ Or better yet VOTE EARLY! Find your location here: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/ossite/
WCCO Reality Check: Congressional Health Care
 
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7.23.09: Right now, 50 million Americans are uninsured, or do not have enough insurance. However, members of Congress and their families receive some of the best health care benefits in the country. Americans want to know how good this insurance is. http://wcco.com/realitycheck/obama.health.care.2.1098739.html
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Congressional Budget Office releases report on Senate health care bill
 
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The Congressional Budget Office says the Senate GOP health care bill would increase the number of people who are uninsured by 22 million by the year 2026. CBS Radio News correspondent Bill Rehkopf joins CBSN with the latest. Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgS Watch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7 Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkx Like "CBSN" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4 Follow "CBSN" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T 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 --- CBSN is the first digital streaming news network that will allow Internet-connected consumers to watch live, anchored news coverage on their connected TV and other devices. At launch, the network is available 24/7 and makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday. CBSN. Always On.
Views: 7130 CBS News
One Year Ago
 
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One year ago, Republicans were coming for your health care. "Senate Republicans with their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare." "According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, the Senate bill could leave 22 million more Americans uninsured over the next decade." "The Senate bill also proposes major cuts to Medicaid." "This is going to be worse because you're going to have rural hospitals closing when you have Medicaid cut over time." "Critics say hardest hit low income families and seniors. On the other hand, wealthier Americans win big. Many get sizable tax cuts." But, President Trump and Republicans in Congress keep coming back. Discriminating against millions of people with pre-existing conditions. Driving up premiums by double digits for millions more. And sabotaging our health care. Higher Costs. Less coverage. More pain. Your health care at risk. Tell President Trump and Republicans in Congress: We won’t forget.
Views: 133 Protect Our Care
Healthcare or Wealthcare? 24 Million to Lose Insurance Under GOP Plan While Rich Get Big Tax Breaks
 
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http://democracynow.org - A startling new report from the Congressional Budget Office is projecting 24 million people will lose health insurance coverage by 2026 under the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Fourteen million people would lose health insurance in the next year alone. While the White House rejected the CBO findings, Politico is reporting the White House’s own analysis predicts 26 million people will lose coverage under the bill over the next decade. According to the CBO, the bill would reduce the deficit by $337 billion, but one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Republican bill will be millionaires. A new study by the Tax Policy Center shows people in the top 0.1 percent would get a tax cut of about $207,000 under the plan. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi accused Republicans of attempting to push through the biggest transfer of wealth in the nation’s history. We speak to Elisabeth Benjamin, vice president of Health Initiatives at the Community Service Society of New York and co-founder of the Health Care for All New York campaign. Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: http://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: http://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email: http://democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow Tumblr: http://democracynow.tumblr.com Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/democracynow iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/democracy-now!-audio/id73802554 TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Democracy-Now-p90/ Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/democracy-now
Views: 13425 Democracy Now!
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: 14353 PBS NewsHour
Single Payer Health Care Congressional Hearing
 
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Single payer health care gets a short hearing in Congress.
Views: 2352 Michael McIntee
Congress Killing YOUR Obamacare, Keeping Theirs
 
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Congress has exempted themselves from any of the negative consequences that may arise as a result of their disastrous healthcare plan. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go "Republican legislators liked this policy well enough to offer it in a new amendment. They do not, however, seem to like it enough to have it apply to themselves and their staff. A spokesperson for Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), who authored this amendment, confirmed this was the case: Members of Congress and their staff would get the guarantee of keeping these Obamacare regulations. Health law expert Tim Jost flagged this particular issue to me. A bit of background is helpful here. Obamacare requires all members of Congress and their staff to purchase coverage through the health law’s marketplace, just like Obamacare enrollees. The politics of that plank were simple enough, meant to demonstrate that if the coverage in this law were good enough for Americans, it should be good enough for their representatives in Washington.”* Read more here: http://www.vox.com/2017/4/25/15429982/gop-exemption-ahca-amendment Hosts: Cenk Uygur, John IadarolaCast: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola *** The Largest Online News Show in the World. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE STREAMING weekdays 6-8pm ET. http://www.tytnetwork.com/live Subscribe to The Young Turks on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=theyoungturks Like The Young Turks on Facebook: http://facebook.com/theyoungturks Follow The Young Turks on Twitter: http://twitter.com/theyoungturks Buy TYT Merch: http://www.shoptyt.com Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at http://www.tytnetwork.com/join/. Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. A young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations.(American Heritage Dictionary)
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What happens when you treat health care like a soap opera
 
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Cable news treated a major health care vote like an episode of House of Cards. That kind of coverage might make for entertaining television, but it badly warps the way viewers at home understand what's at stake in the fight over health care. Follow Strikethrough on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/CarlosMazaVox/ In the coverage of the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, cable news networks have largely fixated on the drama of trying to get the Republican’s bill through Congress: the vote whipping, the partisan infighting, and Trump’s efforts to make a “deal” with the more conservative members of his party. Treating the debate over health care like an episode of House of Cards might make for good television, but it fails to accomplish the basic goal of good political journalism: to explain why this stuff matters to people outside of DC. And if the angry town halls across the country reveal anything, it’s that you don’t need the drama of congressional politics to make people care about what’s happening to their health care. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO 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
Views: 706595 Vox
What will a Republican Congress do on health care?
 
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The November midterm election outcomes mean Republicans have a chance to set the health care agenda for the next two years. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) are committed to repealing Obamacare, but their legislative strategy has yet to be determined. Will Republicans push for full repeal, repeal and replace, or more targeted proposals to undercut the most damaging aspects of the Affordable Care Act? Please join us at AEI as a panel of experts discuss the Republican strategy and likely impact of the 114th Congress on health care in America. Subscribe to AEI's YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/AEIVideos?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AEIonline Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AEI For more Information http://www.aei.org What will a Republican Congress do on health care?
Congressional Budget Office releases analysis of GOP health bill
 
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The Congressional Budget Office has released its analysis of the GOP's proposed American Health Care Act, and said up to 14 million would lose coverage under the new bill. CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes joins CBSN with the breaking details. Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgS Watch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7 Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkx Like "CBSN" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4 Follow "CBSN" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T 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 --- CBSN is the first digital streaming news network that will allow Internet-connected consumers to watch live, anchored news coverage on their connected TV and other devices. At launch, the network is available 24/7 and makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday. CBSN. Always On.
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HD Stock Footage Obama Health Care Speech to Congress
 
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http://www.buyoutfootage.com/pages/titles/sf_pf_0115.php Clean HD Feed President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress on Health Care. In his speech, President Obama touches on the following: briefly on the state of the economy and the future, then delves right into Health Care concerning his goals, examples of past bi-partisanship efforts, responds to specific points and statements by opponents to the plan, with one incident when talking about the plan not covering ilegal immigrants, Republican Representative Joe Wilson breaks decorum and tradition by yelling out "You lie!" to a sitting U.S. President in the Congressional chambers. President Obama finishes his speech by encouraging both parties to come together and create a bi-partisan Health Care Bill. Please visit our website for additional U.S. Presidents film titles. http://www.buyoutfootage.com/pages/subtops/col_uspresidents.html Buyout Footage is a leading supplier of public domain and royalty free stock footage for filmmakers, broadcasters, advertising agencies, multi-media and production companies worldwide. Historical Footage in True HD.
Sen. Rand Paul says new GOP health care bill could be worse than Obamacare
 
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The House GOP unveiled "The American Health Care Act" earlier this week, but not all Republicans are on board. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul spoke with CBS News Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes about why he thinks this new bill still goes too far. Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgS Watch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7 Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkx Like "CBSN" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4 Follow "CBSN" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T 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 --- CBSN is the first digital streaming news network that will allow Internet-connected consumers to watch live, anchored news coverage on their connected TV and other devices. At launch, the network is available 24/7 and makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday. CBSN. Always On.
Views: 10491 CBS News
CBO offers grim predictions under GOP health care bill
 
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A Republican bill to replace Obamacare would lead to 14 million fewer Americans with health insurance by 2018 and 24 million fewer by 2026, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday in an analysis that could make the controversial legislation even tougher for GOP leaders to push through Congress. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said the projections of uninsured were too high and called them "just not believable." Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story at http://usat.ly/2n2KkQ0 *************************************************************************** Want even more? Subscribe to USA TODAY's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/USATODAY?sub_confirmation=1 Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday Follow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAY Follow USA TODAY on Instagram: https://instagram.com/usatoday/
Views: 1076 USA TODAY
What the CBO sees ahead for the GOP health care bill
 
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An analysis of the Republican health care bill was released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office, offering best estimates on cost, coverage and other issues. Among the takeaways are that 24 million fewer people would be insured after a decade, and it would reduce the deficit by more than $300 billion. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to take a look at the numbers.
Views: 2202 PBS NewsHour
McCaskill Signs up for 'Obamacare' on healthcare.gov
 
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U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill this week took advantage of the affordable health care plans offered to Missourians under the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"), comparing plans available on healthcare.gov, and purchasing a policy that matches her needs. Members of Congress and their staff are the only people in the country required by the Affordable Care Act to drop their employer health plan and purchase their health insurance on the new health insurance marketplaces set up by the law. Instead of using the Washington, D.C. marketplace, to which Congressional Members and staff were directed, McCaskill opted to use healthcare.gov, saying she wanted to have the same experience as her Missouri constituents. In doing so, McCaskill forfeited her federal employer contribution to her health plan and will be paying the entire cost of her new plan.
Congressman Mike Rogers' opening statement on Health Care reform in Washington D.C.
 
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Congressman Rogers' makes his opening statement on Health Care reform legislation that is under debate in Congress.
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What Is Budget Reconciliation?
 
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After capturing the White House, Republicans put repealing the health law at the top of their to-do list. But since they can’t get around a Democratic filibuster in the Senate, they are forced to use an arcane legislative tool called budget reconciliation to disassemble parts of the law. KHN’s Julie Rovner and Francis Ying explain the process. For more information see: http://khn.org/news/gops-timetable-for-getting-repeal-to-trump-may-be-ambitious/ http://www.cbpp.org/research/federal-budget/introduction-to-budget-reconciliation Video Transcript: Led by President Donald Trump, Republicans have promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They have control of both houses of Congress and the White House, but they still have one big obstacle in that effort. In the Senate, opponents could stage a filibuster — the right of the minority to try to talk a bill to death and keep senators from voting. It takes 60 votes to stop a filibuster. Republicans have a majority but only 52 seats. And Democrats say they won’t help take apart the health law they voted to pass seven years ago. Instead, Republicans are vowing to use a budget procedure called “reconciliation.” It comes from a 1974 law called the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act. Lots of major health laws have been passed using reconciliation, including those guaranteeing the right to emergency room care, creating the Children’s Health Insurance Plan, and allowing private plans as an alternative to traditional Medicare coverage. Here’s how reconciliation would work. First, Congress has to pass a budget resolution. That budget document has to be agreed on by the House and Senate, but it doesn’t go to the president for his signature. The budget resolution does two main things. First, it sets spending targets for federal programs Congress funds every year. Those are known as appropriations. But there are also programs funded by the federal government that don’t need annual approvals from Congress. These include tax cuts or increases and so-called entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid. So the budget resolution also instructs the congressional committees in charge of those programs to propose changes in the law that would “reconcile” how much those programs cost with the targets set by the budget. This is what Republicans would use to order changes to the Affordable Care Act. When the committees report back their proposed changes, they are assembled into a budget reconciliation bill. In the Senate, budget reconciliation has its own special rules that make it easier to pass. Debate is strictly limited, and the bill only needs a simple majority to pass. But there are limits, too. Budget reconciliation bills can only change things that directly impact the federal budget — either adding to or reducing federal spending. For the Affordable Care Act, that means Congress could use budget reconciliation to eliminate spending, like the help people get to pay their premiums or funding to states to expand the Medicaid program for the poor. It can also repeal the taxes that help pay for those benefits, including the tax penalties for individuals who fail to have insurance. But Congress can’t use reconciliation to change parts of the health law like provisions requiring insurance companies to provide certain benefits or sell coverage to people with preexisting conditions. Those don’t directly affect federal spending. That has led insurance companies to complain that they will go broke if they still have to sell to sick people, but healthy people won’t have any incentive to get covered. In that case, they say, only sick people will buy insurance, and premiums will skyrocket. And the new Republican Congress seems set on using the technique to take apart the health law. Whether that’s a good idea may depend on whether you favor or oppose the Affordable Care Act.
Views: 3522 Kaiser Health News
What is Health Insurance, and Why Do You Need It?: Health Care Triage #2
 
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In this episode of Healthcare Triage, Dr. Aaron Carroll gets some surprised questions from "friend of Obama" John Green who is still waiting for his big government giveaway . Unfortunately, insurance still costs money, and it's still really complicated. Aaron explains how the insurance system we have today came to be, and why most of us get coverage through our jobs. He talks about why we need insurance, which basically boils down to the fact that health care is really, really, really expansive. More importantly, he explains why you need to know what premiums, networks, deductibles, co-pays, and co-insurance are, and how they have to be considered in the true cost of insurance. Also, ground unicorn horn. Make sure you subscribe above so you don't miss any upcoming episodes! Read more on Aaron's blog: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/ John Green -- Executive Producer Stan Muller -- Director, Producer Aaron Carroll -- Writer Mark Olsen - Graphics http://www.twitter.com/aaronecarroll http://www.twitter.com/crashcoursestan http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen http://www.twitter.com/olsenvideo
Views: 128722 Healthcare Triage
Lots of Children Are About to Lose Their Health Coverage
 
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Budget authorization for the Children's Health Insurance Program in the US ran out a couple of months ago, and there's no reauthorization in sight. A LOT of kids are insured through this program. Aaron runs you through what's about to happen. Aaron has a new book out now! It’s called The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully. You can preorder a copy now!!! Amazon - http://amzn.to/2hGvhKw Barnes & Noble - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-bad-food-bible-aaron-carroll/1125338472?ean=9780544952560 Indiebound - http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780544952560?aff=dhoom09 iBooks - http://itunes.apple.com/us/book?isbn=9780544952577&uo=8&at=1010lwmG Google - http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN9780544952577 Kobo - http://www.kobobooks.com/search/search.html?q=9780544952577 Any local bookstore you might frequent. You can ask for the book by name or ISBN 978-0544952560 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 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
Views: 10703 Healthcare Triage
Lawmakers Walk Out on Congressional Contraception Rule Hearing After Female Witness Barred
 
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democracynow.org - In a dramatic scene on Capitol Hill, several Democrats walked out of a congressional hearing on the Obama administration's rule that would require health insurance plans, including those provided by Catholic-affiliated hospitals and universities, to offer free contraceptives for health-related issues and birth control. The lawmakers took action after the committee chair blocked testimony from a female witness who supports the mandate. We're joined by D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who walked out of the hearing; and the witness who was barred from testifying, Georgetown University law student Sandra Flook. Georgetown is a Catholic university whose health plan does not cover contraception. To watch the complete daily, independent news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, and for additional Democracy Now! reports, visit http://www.democracynow.org/ FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Listen on SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/democracy-now Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://www.democracynow.org/donate/YT
Views: 13751 Democracy Now!
Congress is Back, and Healthcare Should Be on the To-do List
 
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Congress is back in session, and it has a full month ahead. They have to deal with hurricanes, raise the debt limit, fund the government, keep us out of war, AND they want to talk about cutting taxes, too. With all this going on, it's going to be hard to get anything done around healthcare, but there's lots that needs to be done. 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 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
Views: 9645 Healthcare Triage
Trump threatens congressional health exemption
 
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Mick Mulvaney, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, says he spoke to President Donald Trump and agrees that the insurance companies and members of Congress should also bear the burden of Obamacare penalties like their constituents. CNN's Jake Tapper has more.
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CBO: 22 Million More Americans Lose Coverage Under GOP Health Care Bill
 
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CBS Miami’s Rick Folbaum reports.
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Health Care Reform Clears US Congress
 
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Health care reform has cleared the U.S. Congress after roughly a year of legislative drama on Capitol Hill. VOA's Paula Wolfson reports the necessary legislation passed the House of Representatives on a tight, party-line vote - handing President Barack Obama a crucial victory.
Views: 697 VOA News
The GOP Still Hasn't Figured Out Health Care: The Daily Show
 
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After years of trying to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Congressional Republicans roll out a contentious health care bill of their own. Watch full episodes of The Daily Show now -- for free: http://www.cc.com/shows/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah/full-episodes The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11/10c on Comedy Central.
Republicans Backpedaling On Congressional Healthcare Exemption
 
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Republicans shielding themselves from the disastrous healthcare plan they're about to unleash upon America isn’t going over so well. Brett Erlich, Ana Kasparian, and Michael Shure, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go "Republican leadership has moved to cut controversial language from its healthcare bill that would exempt Congress and their staff from changes to ObamaCare. An amendment to the House GOP's ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill would have allowed states to seek waivers for certain ObamaCare regulations, but lawmakers and their staff would be exempt from the changes. A new bill authored by Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) would remove the exemption. GOP staff and lawmakers said the exemption was originally added to comply with Senate rules but acknowledged that it was politically problematic. "That'll be fixed. That was written in to comply with some Senate rules to make sure it's just a budget vote," said Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), who authored the amendment.”* Read more here: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/330845-gop-moves-to-kill-language-exempting-congress-from-obamacare-repeal-bill Hosts: Brett Erlich, Ana Kasparian, Michael ShureCast: Brett Erlich, Ana Kasparian, Michael Shure *** The Largest Online News Show in the World. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE STREAMING weekdays 6-8pm ET. http://www.tytnetwork.com/live Subscribe to The Young Turks on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=theyoungturks Like The Young Turks on Facebook: http://facebook.com/theyoungturks Follow The Young Turks on Twitter: http://twitter.com/theyoungturks Buy TYT Merch: http://www.shoptyt.com Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at http://www.tytnetwork.com/join/. Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. A young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations.(American Heritage Dictionary)
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Results Are In! Congressional Budget Office Scores the American Health Care Act
 
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And it's not a hit. Last week we talked about the new American Health Care Act, but ended on the note that it needed a score from the CBO. Well, the CBO has spoken, and it's not great news for the AHCA. Read the CBO report here: https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/americanhealthcareact.pdf 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
Views: 36428 Healthcare Triage
BREAKING: Trump Humiliates Congress With Jaw-Dropping Order
 
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SOURCE : https://goo.gl/H5Nvwz BREAKING: Trump Humiliates Congress With Jaw-Dropping Order It appears that the patience of the president has finally run out. Facing the prospect of a continually stalled Congress, it appears that Trump is taking action for himself. According to Fox News, the White House announced on Thursday that President Trump is taking executive action on healthcare. Having been fed up with our Do-Nothing Congress, he’s taking things into his own hands and fixing healthcare all by himself!The executive order that Trump plans to sign Thursday morning strives to offer “alternatives” to the burgeoning Obamacare plans, as well as increased competition to bring down the cost of premiums. “The time has come to give Americans the freedom to purchase health insurance across state lines, which will create a truly competitive national marketplace that will bring costs way down and provide far better care, said Trump in an official statement. The president will direct the Secretary of Labor to start expanding access to Association Health Plans, allowing employers to form groups across state lines to help negotiate for more competitive plans. “They will be able to buy and cross state lines. They will get great competitive health care and it will cost the United States nothing. Take care of a big percentage of the people we are talking about,” said the President, referring to the people who face rate hikes under Obamacare. It’s a move that small and mid-sized employers will find especially helpful. Dirk Van Dongen, president of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, said that this decision from Trump would be a great boon to these companies. “Small to midsize businesses have very little leverage in the insurance market. Anything that allows them to amalgamate their purchasing power will be helpful,” according to The New York Times. The Trump administration has also said that with insurance premiums skyrocketing in many states, consumers should be given the option of buying less comprehensive, less expensive coverage as an alternative to conventional plans, something that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said “serve an important purpose for consumers” who are in-between jobs. This move from Trump to use an executive order comes after the GOP has repeatedly failed to pass any meaningful legislation or reform on Obamacare. Rand Paul back in July predicted that Trump would have to do this, saying that when he spoke with the president, he was considering to take executive action is Congress didn’t step up, according to Breitbart. “Since Congress can’t get its act together on HealthCare, I will be using the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people – FAST,” tweeted Trump.
Views: 18079 BREAKING NEWS TODAY