Obamacare

GOP plotting massive taxpayer bailout to save Obamacare

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Photo: Speaker.gov (Public Domain)

Photo: Speaker.gov (Public Domain)

You just got sold out.

As Obamacare sputters into its eighth year, the Republican leaders elected on a promise to repeal the boondoggle are instead planning a massive taxpayer-funded bailout of Obamacare insurance policies.

“Republican congressional staffers are in talks with insurers about policies they could implement to help improve their financial situation in that interim period and prevent a breakdown in the market, according to three Republican lobbyists,” Capitol Hill insider newspaper “The Hill” reports.

“Any policies favorable to insurers could be politically treacherous for Republicans, given that they have railed for years against ObamaCare “bailouts” of insurance companies. It is also unclear if any policy changes would be enough to convince insurers to stay,” The Hill reports.

“They (Republicans) want to pump money back in to the insurers without appearing like they’re giving them a handout or bailing them out,” an anonymous lobbyist tells The Hill.

Republican also say they’re planning a “repeal” strategy that would take several years, instead of happening all at once.

With Democrats just three seats away from a Senate majority, and the party not in control of the White House traditionally gaining seats in the next election, that means Democrats will almost certainly at some point retake the Senate before Obamacare can be repealed — saving the program.

Instead of Obamacare being repealed as promised, under Republican leadership the most likely scenario is insurance companies will receive billions of tax dollars in bailout funds for a repeal the GOP knows will never be completed.

  • Name

    If they bail out obamacare the Repubs will lose a lot of voters.

    • RLTMLT

      I’m surprised it even passed after some groups rightfully compared it to Hitler’s T2 Healthcare system that proposed massive cost savings by denying any and all healthcare to seniors in their final stage of life, the physically and mentally impaired, and Jews ! These issues were actually discussed by the appointed members of Obama’s healthcare council who were writing the ACA !

      • Name

        It was passed by the Democrats and only by Democrats who have been following Hitler’s protocol and policies for years.

  • 67N20 Army

    demoCRIPS and reBLOODlicans ,, all working for the same Boss, the global banking cartel also known as the Satan worshipping, child sacrificing, “ILLUMINATI” !!!!

  • yellowjacket2

    If this is a valid report, it should spell the end of Paul Ryan’s political career. At least as a Republican. I’m very interested in hearing what Donald Trump has to say about this in your face move by Ryan and his gang of RINO’s in the congress.
    Question: Is Ryan so stupid that he failed to get the message that we sent by overwhelmingly electing Trump and kicking Hillary and the Democrats to the side of the road?

    • Robert

      yellowjacket2
      According to the Constitution the Congress is suppose to do what the Majority of Americans want, not what just a few vocal person want, Trump said he was not going to close down Obama Care, that the was just going to modify it, of course trump can only su8ggest, Congress does the calling..
      Just Think Obama Care has brought the USA up from 39 in quality health care,t5o #37 in world health care, we pay the most and get the least, the only people who make money in US health care system is the insurance companies.
      HAVE A GOOD DAY

      • Dk

        Bull!!! The providers or equipment and services along with the drug companies are the ones making the money snowflake. The health insurance companies operate on a slim profit margin. The only option is to repeal obamacare and let it go back the way it was. Go after drug prices, tort reform, and exhorbitant cost of medical school.
        HAVE A GOOD DAY

        • Robert

          If the health insurance companies are operating on a thin profit I would like to have that profit, none of them made less than $20 billion and the one insurance company made 60 Billion in one quarter, slim profit I call that enormous, the companies that bailed out were not loosing money over all they were just not making any money, on Obama Care but they were still reaping huge profits.https://www.healthinsurance.org/blog/2016/03/01/no-obamacare-isnt-killing-the-insurance-industry/
          HAVE A GOOD DAY

          • Dk

            Good grief. A blog is where you get your info? Check out the financial data at Yahoo Finance. Aetna profit margin is 4% and Humana is 2%. Not sure what your IQ is but if health insurers actually made the kind of money you think they do, then everyone would want to be one. Get educated snowflake.

          • Robert

            DK
            Since you mentioned Etna which I am a considerable stock holder in the company.
            Here is a copy of their annual stock report, their growth was over 4% not their profit margin no company can stay in business with a profit of 4%.
            HAVE A GOOD DAY

          • RLTMLT

            “Check out the financial data at Yahoo Finance ?”
            Another Liberal organization carrying water for the Democrats that concocted this monstrosity. Ask Denis Kucinich, former Democrat Congressman from Ohio, about his battle with Obama to support a real single payer program, it cost him his voting district in Ohio and his seat in Congress. This clearly established the Obama Administration as a shill for special interests in the Insurance industry !

          • Dk

            I was replying to Robert skippy. He gets his authoritative info from a blog. Read the posts. And please don’t assume I’m a liberal snowflake.

          • RLTMLT

            Point taken, I shouldn’t jump in the middle of other people’s discussions !

          • Dk

            $20b? That’s most likely the revenue. Big difference from profit. And yes Virginia, a company can survive on a 4% profit margin.

          • Robert

            DK
            I can see you have lots of experience with running a business. A mom and Pop business can survive not go forward on 4% but a Large Corporation has to have a lot more than that to survive, an Investor would be a fool to buy stock in a long standing company with only 4% profit margin and without us stock holders there would be no business, it is our money and we want a good return, so dividends are higher.
            Why would anyone invest half a million in a company, that i not making huge profits. You see what happened to Boeing after Trump said he was not paying $3 billion for one Air Force One the stock dropped like a rock.
            You need to go back to school if you did not learn anything the first time.
            Leave the financial to us investors who are the Companies.
            HAVE A GOOD DAY

      • R1050

        That is a lot of regulations, extra taxes, and restriction of our freedoms to just move us up 2 places. I say, we need to repeal it on January 20th, 2016 and if Paul Ryan and other RINOs object, then they need to be forced to retire.

        • Robert

          R1050
          The only problem with what you call Obama Care is the insurance companies control it, that is the only way they could even get what we have passed. The only health programs that work are single payer like Medicare, and they do work, look at every other country that has the single payer is far ahead of the USA in health care, health care like education should be a right not a privilege you have to pay enormous amounts of money for. The average person in the USA can not afford to get sick because of all the high co-pays which make ll the medical from doctors, prescriptions and appliances rich but leave the sick person deeply in debt.
          The World Health Organization, the worlds most respected report.
          http://thepatientfactor.com/canadian-health-care-information/world-health-organizations-ranking-of-the-worlds-health-systems/

          HAVE A GOOD DAY

          • R1050

            Robert, you sound like a “globalist” and the election of Donald Trump should be a message to you that we in the United States do not want this for our country. The Obama era is over and thank god for small matters. His healthcare legislature has set our country back at least 8 years. We do not need the government to get involved in our healthcare or any other aspect of our private lives. We need the government to do what the constitution authorizes them to do – provide for the security of our country by closing the borders. I suspect you are benefiting from ACA and other “one world order” crap that Obama has entered into for the past 8 years. Obama told us a lot of lies about his signature health care plan and not only has it killed our economy, but it has destroyed what was once the best health care system in the world. Under his health care system, everyone’s cost for health care has skyrocketed except for illegals, Muslims, and Refugees; who all get their free courtesy of us taxpayers. A new era will begin in the United States on January 20th, 2017 and I am looking forward to it. ObamaCare must be repealed on day one.

          • Robert

            R1050
            I do hate telling you this but Congress is bound by the Constitution to do what the Majority of the Population want. Do not believe access it your self. It is rule through majority. The majority already know we are global and have nationally been since 1948, before that we still shipped things around the world on agreements between countries,and imported things from all over the world. After 1948 when the 5 world leaders sate down and decided they were going to run the world, and call it the United Nations like the United States, 5 countries control what is going on in the world of commerce, and each is bound be a binding contract that they all signed.
            United States, Russia, France , Britain, China.
            73% of the population approve of Obama Care, and do not want it done away with, they just want the Medical insurance companies to be better controlled,65% want teh Illegals to stay for a 5 year path to citizenship that includes 42% republicans want the same thing, 73% said they want the refugees to be made welcome here, the same said it did not matter if they were Muslim.
            The quality of health care has been very low for over 40 years, and before that it was dismal.
            Obama Care brought the US up from #39 to #37, every Democratic Socialist country in the world has better health care than the USA and has had si9nce about 1957.
            http://thepatientfactor.com/canadian-health-care-information/world-health-organizations-ranking-of-the-worlds-health-systems/
            Just in case you are not following what Trump is saying he has already said he is not getting, rid of Obama Care, he is just going to make some minor changes.
            You are in a very small minority about the things you want for this country.
            HAVE A GOOD DAY

          • R1050

            You obviously got your statistics from the Democrat media because it does not jive with reality. Donald Trump’s election proves how fed up with the “status quo” that has been going on between the two political Parties for ions. I am opportunistic that things are going to change in the next 4 years. However, with Paul Ryan in charge of the House, Trump will have a hard time doing what he really wants to do for the country.
            You obviously are proud of your statistic on health care where you say ObamaCare brought us up 2 points versus the world. This is just another statistic that is not provable. Before Obama messed with our health care system we have the best one in the world. Now it is near the bottom.
            Donald Trump has said he likes two things about ObamaCare that is popular with the majority of the people; they are (1) pre-existing conditions and (2) children can remain on their parents’ insurance until they are 26 years old. The rest of ObamaCare will be changed. Especially, the mandate requirement which is unconstitutional and with a couple conservative justices on the court will be proven so.
            If your other statistics were accurate, then Donald Trump would not have won election because Hillary Clinton would have continued the bad polices of your hero. People want the borders closed. They want jobs, they want to stop the importation of refugees from Syria until a proper vetting system can be devised.
            I am proud to be a part of the “small minority” who were correct on November 8th, 2016 and you can still be a poor loser.

          • Robert

            R1050
            I got my statistics from WHO World Health Organization the most trusted name in medical in the world. The USA has never been the best health care since when records were started, WHO was set up in 1948 as part of the UN, and in 1950 it started compiling records of health care in the world, the United States has never been above 26 since the records were started, The Socialist Countries getting their medical more stream lined just put the US farther away from quality health care. The whole grading system is done on the quality everyone gets not what a few well off with the means to pay, it is what everyone gets regardless of the ability to pay.
            Obama Care brought the US up in the world not down, more people have medical than ever before in the USA.
            A supreme Court Justice is supposed to rule on law not lean one way or the other, they re not there for their opinion they are supposed to show precedent’s for any decision, not make it on how they feel. That is exactly why Justice has a blind fold over her eyes.
            Trump can not change anything, about Obama Care he can only ask Congress to do it
            You are totally wrong about what the Majority of the people in this country want.
            I have never been a loser in any election, and the facts say Trump did not win the election, because of his platform, it is just that everyone voted against Clinton, no one wanted a person with her baggage in the oval office. It is sad when even the Republicans in Trumps party are against him, Congressional statistics say 24% of Republicans in Congress will not support Trump’s platform, that according to the Political fact sheet is the largest amount of party not supporting their President.
            Like everyone else we will have to wait and see. Being the face of a World Government is not like running business, and I think Trump is beginning to realize that.
            A fact you may have overlooked Trump was a die hard Democrat most of his life with large financial support up until 3 years ago when he decide to run for President.
            He is a good used car salesman, told you what yu wanted to her to get elected, and you listened but you did not look.
            HAVE A GOOD DAY

    • RLTMLT

      I thought Ryan had resigned his leadership position after the election but that appears to be yet another false report from our Main Stream Media !

    • jerry1944

      Just look how many put him back as there leader That shows how many up there are not conservative

  • Bud William

    If this is true, that will give a great big boost for a 3d Party and maybe get rid of the stench in DC.

    • RLTMLT

      Washington, with the support of the AMA, fast tracked putting our healthcare under the control of the private For-Profit Insurance Industry in 1948, the same year that Great Britain created their taxpayer financed National Healthcare System while they were still rebuilding their bombed out infrastructure from WWII. Today we find that the Democrats who once supported such a system have been compelled to join with those on the Right who favor continued private control of our healthcare by private financial interests ! A system that was rejected by all other Western Countries including Castro’s Cuba that has maintained a first class healthcare system that benefits all Cuban Citizens ! The Harvard School of medicine conducted first conducted a survey of healthcare results in this country six years ago, that survey has been repeated every year since and the results have remained the essentially the same, over 50,000 Americans dying prematurely every year due solely to the lack of access to basic healthcare services ! Our pay to play healthcare system has got to be changed !

      • R1050

        Rubbish.

        • RLTMLT

          Obviously your the kind of person that prefers the Comic Book Version !

  • jerry1944

    Trump has said he would keep a lot that is in obambo care .But when running he said he was going to do away with it .So if he is going to just tweek part of it then the Rep will be glad to help him I do expect more of what trump as said to change as time goes along He and his family where dems and still have some dem idea i am afraid

    • RLTMLT

      We’ll see what happens after Trump official takes the office, a lot of this current political sparing is nothing more that a battle of egos ! On Jan 20th the rubber will officially hit the road !

      • jerry1944

        Yes we will but i cant forget trump has been a dem for many yrs and some of his kids sound like real nut libs

        • RLTMLT

          There’s a lot of us who fell for the Liberal Propaganda fed us in public school when we were young and naïve !
          “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.”

          • jerry1944

            But i think trump is to old to use that one hehehe Being from the south i was a dem when a kid . But while in Nam i saw how bad dems fought and not to win Dems just dont fight to win wars But while there i alway though come home with my shield are on it And ask God to make sure i keep my word When i got back 2 yrs later i was a Rep now i am conservative Trump was for killer hillary the first time she ran I dont think he could change that fast BUT i hope his ego will force him to keep his word

          • RLTMLT

            Nam was a turning point for me also ! Watching Liberal marchers spitting on wounded Vets returning from Nam, of course now they are saying that didn’t happen. Don’t give me that BS, I was there to see it in person ! The current DNC has crossed the road and are openly promoting America’s continued involvement in foreign conflicts. If they are supporting war now, why not bring back the Military Draft ! Liberals are running scared, an outsider like Trump has fired up the citizens of this country who long ago grew tired of these Marxist interlopers that for too long have received a Free Ride on the backs of the working class ! The real Americans that we saw yesterday, the survivors of Pearl Harbor, should be an inspiration to all of us who want our former country back !

  • Duane A. Fisher

    “GAYBAMACARE ” will collapse as fewer and fewer join in on the scham. Only the sickest, lower , uneducated classes with indulge in this Socialist wet dream. Time is short as the Global currency Collapse gains speed and the approaching Global Depression becomes Reality. And by their own ignorance the American Sheeple will find themselves blindsided . There will be crying and mashing of teeth. Only those of us who have prepared will have a chance to survive. It is the thinning of the Herd.

    • R1050

      It will only collapse if the stupid Republican do not bail the insurance companies out. I am for repeal on January 20th, 2017.

  • donald540

    Obamacare has NEVER worked like our LIAR-in-CHIEF has always SAID it SHOULD WORK.
    I have always said that a WORKING program that has NO real problems should NOT have to be bailed out and if it did need a bailout, then it needs to be reworked to make it work like it SHOULD and NOT just be BAILED OUT to make it LOOK LIKE IT WORKS..
    That goes for a businesses also because any business that can NOT do what it should be doing and can NOT make money, should NOT be doing business by getting a bailout to stay in business.

  • Irvan

    That DAMN RINO!!!! He needs to be hung by his gonads and left to rot!!!!

  • Myrtle Campbell Delaney-Kipfer

    Double-crossing the taxpayers has been the Republicans mainstay maneuver for quite a while now. It makes me very angry, and wondering why I keep supporting them? It’s also another way of throwing a dagger at Donald Trump. It stinks. The people sent a mandate to the political leaders as well as the president. It looks as though none of them care about the nation or the people of the nation. Good riddance to you all in the future.

  • Thomas Presley

    POP that Bug Eyed moles eyes out with a hangman’s knot

  • I-RIGHT-I

    Trump is the only guy standing between the Democrats and Republicans and the American people most of whom want to hang them all.

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