“Repealing the individual mandate simply restores to people the freedom to choose.”
“one should not assume this is a precondition for my support for the tax bill.”
“We’re optimistic that inserting the individual mandate repeal would be helpful.”
The Governor weighs in
“The task for the blue states…is to mute, or at least counter, President Donald Trump’s messaging”
“These premium increases may allow insurers to remain in the market…”
Kick the can, bipartisan-style.
Ryan: “The Senate should keep its focus on repeal and replace of Obamacare.”
The response from the Left was immediate… an brutal
“Respect our country. Respect our flag.”
Bad when Obama did it. Bad when Trump does it.
“Congress can — and will — be more productive.”
“You have accomplished NOTHING IN DC.”
“Dems should call me to fix!”
“Together, these changes represent a serious threat to Obamacare…”
In case you care.
“It’s a little different now that Republicans have both houses and the administration.”
“While no counties are slated to go without coverage in 2018, almost half will have just one option next year.”
“I will tell you personally, I’m not happy about it.”
“Kimmel and his staff also spoke with other activists and organizations opposing Graham-Cassidy…”
“I don’t get anything out of this, Brian.”
Jumped the single-payer gun?
“Would definitely make some in our conference pretty upset if we took it up.”
Daily Beast: A two-track strategy?
Beat the clock?
“Evil corporations are the only impediment he acknowledges.”
“…we need to have a conversation about how we get there.”
Another lay-up opportunity?
“Optima also said it would be raising premiums by 81 percent…”
“The proposal is 13 percentage points higher than previously was estimated by Medica…”
Constitutional and pragmatic questions.
“the Individual market remains volatile”
Freedom Caucus: Feel the power of our fully operational discharge petition, or something.
If you liked the Medicaid expansion …