McConnell Abandons 'Replace' Plan, Calls For ObamaCare 'Repeal & Delay' Vote; Trump Tweets "We Will Return!"

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President Trump just tweeted who he sees as responsible for the failure...

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As we detailed earlier, with the tweeted support of President Trump - "Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now" - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called for a vote to repeal Obamacare with a two-year delay.

After two more Republican senators announced their opposition to the Republican health care bill on Monday night, leaving the party leadership short of the required votes to move the legislation forward, President Trump expressed his view clearly...

Despite having said before this was not his preferred path.And as ABC reports, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called for a vote to repeal Obamacare with a two-year delay.

"Regretfully, it is now apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful," McConnell said in a statement.


McConnell said that "in the coming days," the Senate would vote on "a repeal of Obamacare with a two-year delay to provide for a stable transition period to a patient-centered health care system that gives Americans access to quality, affordable care."

The lack of support from within his own party left the majority leader with few options to make good on what has been a top Republican priority since the law was passed in 2010.

Conservatives, obviously, are in support of this move, as The Hill reports...

“Clean repeal now!” tweeted Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)


“Time for full repeal of #Obamacare--let's put the same thing on President Trump's desk that we put on President Obama's desk,” added Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

In contrast, other Republicans called for working with Democrats on a new plan.

“The Congress must now return to regular order, hold hearings, receive input from members of both parties, and heed the recommendations of our nation's governors so that we can produce a bill that finally provides Americans with access to quality and affordable health care,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said in a statement... from his hospital bed?

Some Republicans have raised the idea of a bipartisan bill to stabilize ObamaCare markets, which could include funding for key payments to insurers known as cost-sharing reductions, as well as possibly funding to bring down premiums for high-cost enrollees, known as “reinsurance.”

But conservative Republicans, including No. 2 Senate Republican John Cornyn (Texas), have objected to the idea of a stabilization bill as simply throwing more money at the health law.

Meanwhile, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) put forward a third approach on Monday night, touting a bill he recently proposed with Cassidy to give states a chunk of money and let them decide whether to keep much of ObamaCare or try something new.

That approach has been attacked from both the left and right.

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TahoeBilly2012's picture

Get um Rand! Donated to his first Senate bid all the way from Kalifornia, so proud of him.

VinceFostersGhost's picture





Poor MSM....they didn't even think that was a real word.

FrozenGoodz's picture

Poor America. ... 8 years later this is the plan?


Who knew healthcare involved so much failing

Arnold's picture

And a good morning to you, topknot.

FrozenGoodz's picture



Tired of all this winning?

VinceFostersGhost's picture



No.....I'll take somemore.


You didn't think we were done did you?

FrozenGoodz's picture

8 years of running on repeal & replace ... I'd certainly hope the show's not over

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

Show is over.  Republicans just laid the path to Nationalized healthcare.  A Single Payer System if you will.   The current system will become so horrible that the masses will demand it.  Oh well.  Looking for a business opportunity?  Medical Facilities just south of the border.  Think I am kidding , look into the dental industry.  50 to 60% cheaper with same quality.

j0nx's picture

HAHA same quality? Yeah doubt it. There's the old saying you get what you pay for.

overbet's picture

Get the fuck out of our lives especially healthcare you thieving scumbags. 

Max Cynical's picture

Anyone want to bet they can't even get the votes for a repeal?

These scumbags show voted for repeal more than 50 times under Obama.

I'm with Rand...all you need to do is allow individuals to join associations.

bamawatson's picture

 McConnell’s trickery, the 2015 bill was a defunding bill, not a repeal. McConnell is just tricking people into thinking this was going in the direction of a repeal. It’s not.

garcam123's picture

That's just clever as fuck! Now they can fuck you by associations instead of employers!  How fucking stupid can you be?

That's it just scramble the egg a little differently and the goobers will never know that it's the same fucking EGG.........HAR HAR HAR!

Here Goobers........some more new DICK!   HAR HAR HAR


Box a rocks and alll..........................

bigkahuna's picture

You get the insurance you pay for. Paying for medical care can be somewhat difficult. Though there are dentists that will work with you.

TheObsoleteMan's picture

"You get what you pay for"; No not really. You are not paying for healthcare, you are paying for all the graft and largess. Once we have our own version of NHS, going outside the US for healthcare services will become illegal for the masses {but not the connected}.

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

Perhaps you should do a little research on the issue.  Also I know many people that have crossed the border at Yuma AZ for dental implants and crowns that are 50 to 65% percent cheaper.  Not one problem.  Hell I would do it.

spanish inquisition's picture

Many are US dentists that have offices in Mexico. Theyl make money by eliminating the onerous regulations and paperwork.

MalteseFalcon's picture

You don't think medical care can be "outsourced"?

Americans pay 40% more for their "healthcare" and are not getting what they are paying for.

All Risk No Reward's picture

1. It is BanksterCare, NOT ObamaCare (question your mental masters, people!).
2. The Republican House was in power when BanksterCare was passed.
3. A Republican appointed Supreme Court judge bastardized all logic when he "legalized" this criminal operation against ordinary Americans.
4. Rand Paul is acting like a Debt-Money Monopolist quisling when it comes to health care. Instead of lobbying to throw Big Insurance and Big Medicine criminals into prison for their criminal anti-trust crimes that jack priced up 5-fold, 100-fold, or even more, HE'S TRYING TO LEGALIZE THOSE CRIMES AFTER THE FACT!

"We have a sitting Senator, Rand Paul, who has propounded that medical providers should be explicitly exempt from said law, which is a blatant and outrageous admission that today they are not and should all be in prison! Never mind that there is not one but two Supreme Court decisions which confirmed that medical-related firms are not exempt from anti-trust law. This is what Rand wants and has expressed in his legislative blueprint:"

The Fundamental Reality Of 'Business Today'

More Ignorance from Rand Paul

Rand Paul won't tell you about the Debt-Money Monopolist fascist control of BOTH government and the Mega-Corporate Complex.

new game's picture

moving to montana soon, opps i mean mexico, and gonna be a dental floss tycoon...

Crash Overide's picture

They just wanted to free up their schedule for their August vacation, if they work more than 100 days in a year they get cranky.

garcam123's picture

Los Algadonas, Mexico, As I recall, about a mile or so south of the 8 and 186!

US quality work by professionals, clean and sanitary, great people, wonderful food, even the soup! Half the price of the overpriced thieves in the USSA!

Wanna know who the Healthcare CON FEEDS????

Your doctor, pharmacist and insurance agents and all the scum that lives off of the Healthcare Con.

Do you think they deserve to make 3 times what you earn for very little work?  I didn't think so.  They are ALL scared shitless that their unicorn skittles shitting lifestyles are getting ready to go over the cliff!

I hear Uber is can drive your ass off all week and STILL not make SHIT! Welcome to the world Mr. CPA/Lawyer/Pill counters.....It's over for you fucks......Amazon promises you!

Arnold's picture

It's early, but it still is a good time for a nap.

ipso_facto's picture

'Tired of all this winning?'

Well RINOS were prevented from spending even more money on Hillary's voters.

Bill of Rights's picture

Stupid dumb fuck post...Only post in Trump threads...Deranged retard.

froze25's picture

GGood now repeal it so that we can see if the sky falls or not. My guess is it will not and may even improve. First thing is to ease regulations and make it easier for more competition in the health insurance industry as well as the health care industry.  Surely dispensing a aspirin doesn't really cost 200 dollars like a hospital will charge you.

tmosley's picture

Anyone who understood and understands economics.

When the US had a free market in health care, even the poorest people could afford house calls from real doctors when little Timmy got sick.

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Back then the doctor didn't start with $400,000 in school loans

curbjob's picture

Indeed ... because the person showing up with a jar of leeches and a amputation saw never went to school.

tmosley's picture

You are confusing your eras. And besides, school doesn't cost that much, except when you meddle in THAT market as well with unlimited student indenturement.

bigkahuna's picture

some people, you just cant reach...

MalteseFalcon's picture

Nixon allowed for-profit healthcare long ago.

Impeachable offense number 101.

Then Congress went about obtaining bribes by constructing a Rube Goldberg contraption filled with bottlenecks and fiefdoms.

So here we are, and no cure for cancer.

Don't expect Congress to dismantle the contraption they spent over 50 years erecting.

slightlyskeptical's picture

Nixon pushed hard for universal healthcare.

918pigpen's picture


The escalation of health care costs can be traced back to LBJ's War on Poverty and the beginning of state funded healthcare

AKA - Medicare

Get the fucking .GOV out of it and Insurance is simply not needed!!! PERIOD!!!


Even today it does not pay to have Insurance!!

The American people have been Enslaved from Within!!!

roddy6667's picture

Doctors didn't make over $200,000 a year.

j0nx's picture

Neither did plumbers or handymen. Priced out any home repairs lately? These fucking guys are commanding more money than lawyers now. $150 for 10 minutes of work?? My damn family attorney doesn't even make close to that. A smart kid would go straight into the trades after high school if they want to earn 6 figures. Screw going to college.

tmosley's picture

Hahaha, yeah, I had three fucking A/C guys quote me over $1000 to install a mini-split (labor ONLY!). For that price, I was able to buy all the tools I needed online and was incentivized to learn how to do it myself.  Will be installing two more in the next few years, and now I know how. If I didn't have to get a stupid government license, I'd think about offering my services for $500. Not bad pay for a day's work. Probably not even a full day.

blown income's picture



I did minl splits , 5 of them , 1 24k and 4 9k .


Cost me 2k to have installed. I agree with you that doing yourself is the way to go. Drill hole , run lines and communication wire and mount.


Did take better part to do all 5 and I helped. 4 were hung off second story wall which wasn't easy.



blown income's picture

If they are legit (money on table) then factor in all the cost of being in business and they aren't making 40% of that


THe cash people negotiating

tmosley's picture

Correct. Doctors were lower middle class. Low barriers to entry, so there were plenty of them, and by charging cash, they had to compete on price.

Probably the easiest way to get REAL healthcare reform passed would be to attack it from a direction no-one anticipates. End the practice of government medical licensing, instead only requiring practitioners to carry a million dollars of malpractice insurance. Let the UNDERWRITERS decide who is and isn't a good risk when it comes to practicing medicine.

The same could be done for all forms of government licensing.

new game's picture

recently(2014) negotiated hernia surgery, all cash payments. ended up at 6500 with pre op exam(mandatory) vs all reciepts that showed insurance billing of aprox 12,000.

do the math. 5500/12000=46 percent insurance premium! no shit mayanrd.

hospital was by far the most outrageous, with uuuuge cash discount, paid up front.

doctor and putting me under were non-negotiable...

slightlyskeptical's picture

Yeah thats the answer. Think they will write insurance for anyone who wa snot previously licensed? Think again? And I also thought your crew was against malpractice awards at all?

tmosley's picture

I don't have a "crew". Those who are against malpractice awards are generally much moreso against EXCESSIVE malpractice awards.

And of course they will. Insurance companies will insrure anyone for anything, for the right price. Just like driver's insurance, you will be able to get numerous discounts for various factors like having up-to-date facilities, participating in continuing education, etc. They won't neccessarily have to have education. Remember, there are many types of practices that have all been foolishly lumped together under "practicing medicine". Do you really need  25+ years of schooling to set and cast a broken bone, or do some stitches? NO! Three weeks of medic training is enough for that! Just like an undergrad degree should be enough for a diagnostician, given the advent of AI-based differential diagnosis. Etc etc.

garcam123's picture

a possible solution to the Law Enforcement CON........have liability insurance you fat fucking pig! Nahhhh you'll be poundin opiods with the rest of the worthless trash out there!

drendebe10's picture

Do nothing republicant turds. Fukemall

how_this_stuff_works's picture

"Who knew healthcare involved so much failing"

If you think this is failing, you're gonna LOVE when Obamacare flushes down the toilet once the new premiums for 2018 are announced.

MarineDad1957's picture

22 months and 0 Republican votes and Ocare is imploding. Success?

SubjectivObject's picture

Rand's bill wants to protect medindustry operators from monopoly prosecution; but it's not like there's been any action to prosecute thus far; his thing would just make it black letter law official.  Then just try to turn that back, proles.