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  • Mar 07, 2017 01:57 PM
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    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
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    I would also recommend contacting the Social Security Administration and asking them what your best options are.
  • Jun 11, 2017 10:47 AM
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    That's a great video explaining a pretty confusing topic.
  • May 31, 2017 06:01 PM
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

  • Feb 28, 2017 02:01 PM
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    J.K.Logic Wrote:

    News on this front, and it's not good:

    Trump budget: $800 billion in Medicaid cuts

    Boils down to a proposal of slowly cutting federal funding until it's down by 25% by 2026.

    The silver lining is that this proposal is almost certainly not going to become law, but it does show where the Administrations priorities are when it comes to funding Medicaid.
  • Mar 07, 2017 01:57 PM
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    To my surprise, the Republicans were able to squeak out passage of an amended version of the AHCA, but that was the easy part. The Senate will very likely write a dramatically different bill that may be hard for hard line conservatives in the House to vote for.

    I have been wrong before, but I wouldn't be surprised if this winds up being a lot more difficult than our Representatives and Senators thought.