“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 …
He’s right, to a point. The Republican ship has been sailing the seas of health-care reform without a captain thanks …
“Other insurers are also expected to downsize their involvement or to hike rates in coming weeks.”
“Aetna…benefited from exiting most of its Obamacare individual insurance markets this year.”
“In our remaining Marketplace plans, we are increasing 2018 premiums by 55%.”
Break it down.
“Trump has only guaranteed the payments through July…”
Huckabee: Repeal the 17th Amendment, too.
“We need new leadership in the Senate if they can’t get the job done.”
Get ready for the “waste, fraud, and abuse” excuses.
“This is the U.S. government, not the Corleone family.”
Pearls are being clutched online over this clip because Carter was asked specifically about a woman, Lisa Murkowski, but clearly …
“Some of our critical decisions will have to occur in a relatively short period of time.”
Durbin to McConnell: We’ll stop holding nominations hostage — if you drop ObamaCare repeal.
Here’s the skinny …
“Let’s do a random selection.”
An end to leaks?
Lost at sea
“…nearly three-fourths of the CBO’s estimate of the coverage difference between the GOP bills and Obamacare in 2026.”
“Don’t take away my health care or you die.”
“We should repeal it and replace, and we shouldn’t leave town until this is complete.”
“The number of people who are uninsured would increase by 17 million in 2018, compared with the number under current law.”