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  • Jun 24, 2017 08:18 AM
    Last: 2mo
    That's a good question. I would recommend getting in touch with someone at the Social Security Administration and I'm sure they will be able to help.
  • Mar 07, 2017 01:57 PM
    Last: 23d

    Senate Republicans finally released their long awaited bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, capping off months of secret negotiations between a group of Republican Senators. Leader McConnell vows to have a vote on the bill before the July 4th recess.

    Four Republican Senators have already voiced some disapproval of the bill, which is more than enough to sink the bill entirely. But those Senators may eventually be swayed if Republican leadership makes some minor modifications to the bill.

    If the Senate is able to pass the bill then it will go back to the House. If the House then is able to pass it without modifications then it will go to the President for his signature.

    Anything can happen between now and final passage, but this is the closest the Republicans have come to repealing Obamacare.

  • Mar 07, 2017 01:57 PM
    Last: 23d
    Max Wrote: It appears that Senate Republicans are a lot closer to an agreement than a lot of people thought. It's shocking how low on the radar this is in the media considering it is something that will directly affect tens of millions of peoples healthcare.

    I've been following it very closely and it looks like this week or next are going to be critical.

    It's anyone's guess whether the Republicans will be able to muster 51 votes (or 50 with VP Pence casting the tie breaker), but it is surely going to be close either way.

  • May 18, 2017 04:11 PM
    Last: 1mo
    I would also recommend contacting the Social Security Administration and asking them what your best options are.
  • Jun 11, 2017 10:47 AM
    Last: 2mo
    That's a great video explaining a pretty confusing topic.
  • May 31, 2017 06:01 PM
    Last: 20hr

    I honestly can't believe the Administration even put this out. There is little to zero chance of this being enacted and it seems to go against everything he promised on the campaign trail to help the most downtrodden among us.

  • Mar 07, 2017 01:57 PM
    Last: 23d

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the Senate will be voting on their version of the bill in the coming weeks, but he has not set a definitive date.

    There will be two main questions when McConnell brings it to the floor: 1) Will he get the 50 votes needed to pass it (and then have VP Pence as the tie breaker) and 2) Will the House be able to pass the Senate version?

    I have a feeling that it's going to be extremely difficult for the Senate Republicans to actually get 50 votes because there are more than three moderates who have already come out against many of the things being discussed in their version of the bill. If three Republican Senators vote "no" then it's over, at least for now.

    So it'll be interesting to see what happens in these coming weeks. It will likely be a make or break moment for this young Administration.

  • Mar 14, 2017 02:59 PM
    Last: 2mo
    Many states allow nurse practitioners to conduct physicals and prescribe various medications without approval by a physician. It just depends on what state you live in because each state is different.
  • May 15, 2017 02:24 PM
    Last: 3mo

    Donald Trump's proposal to dramatically rewrite the tax code is hitting major roadblocks in Congress due to its lack of specific details and explanations of how the Administration expects to pay for it. Trump's proposal was meant to "streamline" the tax process by dramatically lowering tax rates and doing away with many write-offs and credits meant Americans use to alleviate their tax burden, but the lack of specifics has led to mass confusion on capitol hill and within the general tax community.

    What Trump might be beginning to find out is that overhauling the tax code is a lot easier said than done. In theory, his proposal makes sense because people won't need as many deductions if their tax rate is lower, but the problem is picking and choosing what deductions and credits to keep and which ones to get rid of.

    I have a feeling that Congress will have a much harder time actually overhauling the tax code than they promised and that what we will more likely see is a general tax cut without doing much to the tax code in general.

    Do you agree or am I missing something here?

  • Mar 07, 2017 01:57 PM
    Last: 23d

    The Congressional Budget Office just released their score on the revised AHCA and it wasn't pretty. They project that 23 million Americans would lose health coverage if this bill were to become law. That makes it even more unlikely that the Senate will pass the House bill without major revisions.