Friday, September 22, 2017

TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER ARGUES AGAINST TRUMPCARE AND RIPS GRAHAM-CASSIDY OBAMACARE REPEAL!!!



Other than Sen. John McCain dooming the bill . . . Here's the the latest local installment of the healthcare debate features some harsh criticism along with a call for a bipartisan solution. Here's what our local Representative thinks . . .

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Congressman Cleaver Highlights New Report: Last-Ditch Trumpcare Bill Slashes $3.4 Billion from Missouri’s Health Car

(Washington D.C.) – Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II highlighted a new report which shows how the latest Trumpcare legislation, which the Senate GOP hopes to rush to a vote next week, would rob insurance coverage from 534,000 Missourians in 2027.

“Republicans are trying to force the devastation of Trumpcare on Americans once more, stealing billions of dollars from funds that keep health care affordable for Missouri’s families,” said Congressman Cleaver.

“Trumpcare will devastate some of our most vulnerable citizens; veterans, seniors, women, working families, people with pre-existing conditions and rural communities,” he continued.

The extreme version of Trumpcare, now the proposed Graham-Cassidy bill, introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), would rip away the promise of affordable quality health care in America. The bill:


Slashes Medicaid funding – Graham-Cassidy guts Medicaid by $236 billion between 2020-2026 by limiting the amount of funding states receive.

Requires States to Start Over & Build State Health Systems from the bottom up – States will have to decide and develop plans on how they will use block grants by 2020 before they can receive the money. If they don’t make that deadline, it could throw the marketplace and consumers into chaos.

Provides Higher Costs, Less Coverage – This new Trumpcare bill forces families to pay much higher out-of-pocket health care costs, including deductibles. Trumpcare will take away some or all health care from tens of millions of hard-working Americans.

Guts Key Protections –The bill guts key protections for people with pre-existing conditions and essential health benefits, and reinstates lifetime and annual limits on care.

Allows Crushing Age Tax – Graham-Cassidy exposes older Americans to higher premiums than what others pay for health coverage, no matter how healthy they are.

Virtually the entire health care industry has expressed opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill, including: the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians, the American Hospital Association, the Children’s Hospital Association, the Catholic Health Association of the United States, America’s Health Insurance Plans, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

The AARP found that older people could pay as much as $16,174 more per year for health coverage under this bill. A 60-year-old making $25,000 per year would have to pay as much as $16,174 due to the elimination of the current subsidies which help people afford their premiums and out of pocket costs.

The Graham-Cassidy bill has not been fully evaluated by the Congressional Budget Office and has not been subject to hearings in the House or Senate.

“I will fight against the staggering costs and devastating effects of this bill just as I did before. There’s an old saying that applies here pertaining to the true definition of insanity, we can’t repeat the same actions and expect a new result. What would that make us?” said Congressman Cleaver.

“Rather than attempting to pass another version of Trumpcare, Congress should continue the bipartisan work to come up with improvements to the Affordable Care Act.”
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22 Comments:

Anonymous said...

The repeal is dead. McCain has ended the charade. There will be no repeal & replace. This is what happens when morons elect morons to represent them. Repubtards cannot govern. 7 years and nothing. They campaigned on a lie and everyone but them knew it. There was never any real plan to replace it. Keep feeding the rubes bullshit. They love it!

PJ O'Rourke said...

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.

Anonymous said...

please cleaver , go away & take your racist black cockus with you

Anonymous said...

Well, Carwash, just poke your finger in the air, hop around, and shout out several times: "Y'all gonna STAY THROWED! Ain't gonna be no Graham-Crackery Plan. Y'all like your Barry Plan, so ya get to keep your Unaffordable Clown, er, Care Act!"

Anonymous said...

Might as well let Obamacare collapse and then let them figure it out.

Anonymous said...

O.K. this is funny. Has Cleaver even seen the bill??

Remember Nancy Pelosi who said pass the bill so you can see what's in it.

How about the lie of Obama saying if you like your doctor you can keep them.

How about Obama when he gave most of the federal money to four blue states which negatively impacted the remaining U.S. states.

Remember John Gruver when he said the American people are stupid, insinuating we would never no how bad Obamacare was?

Trump is working against not only IDIOTS like 1:52 but also RINO's.

Anonymous said...

They don't show the back-benchers like cleaver the bills. He's not impotent enough.

Anonymous said...

^^^Better question, did any of the repubtards even bother to read this bill while they were pushing it through? That answer is no, but you already knew that didn't you 2:31PM? But I mean go all the way back to 7 years while ignoring the hypocrisy today. That's just like a shit-flake.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ if I only had a brain

Anonymous said...

^^^+1000 @ 2:55PM.

Anonymous said...

100% predictable.

news is something not expected or known.

Anonymous said...

Democrats infect the American nation's economy with a Health care Cancer that kills the middle class, then like Captain Hazelwood complaining about how long it is taking to clean up the oil spill from the Exxon Valdez, the Democrats whine and bitch about any effort to fix the cancer.

God Progressives are fucked up pieces of shit who just love spending YOUR money on their fucked up, welfare electorate.

Anonymous said...

Just a couple of anti trumpers in the GOP can upset the whole plan. They would rather see trump fail at anything, whether a decent proposal or not that to do what is right for taxpayers. Selfish self centered and self indulgent.

Anonymous said...

Yea sure. Umm...it's always the Progressive boogeyman isn't it? Democrats, Progressives, Libs all make a convenient straw man for all of the GOP's failures. Remember this...you are in the minority. The country, thankfully does not share your views. It's why the fools on this blog always resort to name calling and morons like you always trying to shout others down, because you are always wrong about everything.

Anonymous said...

Calm down congressman, we know you haven't fought anything but the supernatural

Super Dave said...

Our President could walk the streets handing out 1oz gold Krugerrands to the poor people and Cleaver would run to the press bitching about how Trump is making something look bad for something somewhere on down the line.

If Cleaver put as much effort in to being a real Senator as he did bitching about anything everything, he might actually do something for humanity.

Anonymous said...

Although he's a piss poor excuse for one, he's a Congressman. Not a Senator.

Only congressional member that is having his wages garnished!!! HAHAHAHAHAH

Anonymous said...

30% of this country actually understand the concept of adverse selection in health care, yet 90% have an opinion they will die for on the ACA.

Damn simple reality is, the GOP hate people who take the time to understand policy, and love the dumb crackers that will shovel out their last buck for a MAGA cap made in China.

Half the cabinet is burning tax dollars for private plane travel and yet, they can get dumb asses in Alabama to cheer for Aripio.

Anonymous said...


I know he "be knowin" where a guy can get a good car wash..he be knowin the longest,,,

Anonymous said...

CLEAVER SPEAKS OUT! And the rest of Congress chuckles... those who even noticed.

Anonymous said...

What's up about the carwash

Anonymous said...

Other than fixing entitlements for his boon buddies, can ANYONE name a single piece of legislation this cock sucker has authored to do anything positive for all these people he keeps crying over? This guy is a fucking bullshit artist. If you don't like healthcare by whoever then get off your black ass and show us what you've got mother fucker. Don't just flap your fat lips.