'Tick tock, motherf------': John Oliver rails against Republican Obamacare replacement plan
- Author: Larry Hoffman Feb 28, 2017,
Feb 28, 2017, 22:55
With Republican opposition from the conservative wing of the party growing to the leadership's plan for Obamacare repeal, united Congressional Democrats are getting closer to a huge win if they can save the health care law.
The lawmakers say that they were elected to Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare, and that they should follow through on that mandate from their constituents.
"If he says things like, 'I'm going to make sure everybody has health insurance, and it's going to be great and it's going to be what you need, ' then I hope to be one of the people who holds him to that", Siegel said. "It's an unbelievably complex subject, nobody knew that health care could be so complicated".
One governor who does understand the complexity is Ohio GOP Gov. John Kasich, who is lobbying Trump to keep the Medicaid expansion in place.
But Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada, where more than 300,000 people joined the Medicaid rolls after expansion, said changes to the federal funding formula could be detrimental to his state.
Yet Trump underscored what many congressional Republicans are anxious about as they begin looking at repealing the health care plan that has extended health care coverage to 20 million Americans.
"It's amusing", Oliver said, pretending to laugh along with the audience, "because the president lies to us all the time with no repercussions".
During Rep. Tom Price's confirmation hearing for Health and Human Services Secretary, he was asked about Trump saying that they are in the final stages of formulating a replacement healthcare plan. But the White House also arranged for seven Republican governors to address reporters in a gathering that the rest of the governors weren't invited to. He also urged Michigan residents in his State of the State speech last month to speak out on behalf of Healthy Michigan, which requires beneficiaries to contribute based on their income, with payments reduced for healthy behavior.
The federal government now pays for at least 90 percent of the costs for the Hoosiers newly eligible for Medicaid. His administration has already begun chipping away at the law, and Trump said Republicans could have done "politically something good" by waiting for the law to collapse. Sadly, while Congress began the first step of repeal in early January, Republicans blew past their Jan. 27 self-imposed deadline to write a repeal bill, and the timeline is starting to slip. "It's going to be a very competitive plan". "We were elected to fully repeal and replace Obamacare, and that's the only thing I will vote for". Price was confirmed on February 10, and critics are accusing Trump of lying to the American people once again.