The House on Thursday passed a narrowly approved revised bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. A level of optimism displayed by some GOP leaders, before the vote, would become evident in their comments to the press. Many stating they would schedule—and win a vote in the House to repeal Obamacare. White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and economic adviser, Gary Cohn, predicted on Monday “The bill would hit the House floor before lawmakers leave town late Thursday for a weeklong recess.” Cohn stated that the GOP had enough support to win the vote.
The goal of the majority Republican House was to recover from earlier setbacks and deliver on redefining American health care void of mandates on insurance coverage. Voting along party lines would secure enough Republican support for what was viewed as the GOP’s most significant legislative priority.
The 217-213 vote set the stage for the Republicans to reverse the legacy of President Barack Obama’s legislative achievements. Despite the success of the health care bill, the House measure faces another hurdle in the Senate, not only will the measure face uncertainty, the legislation’s steep spending cuts in all likelihood will be moderated.
Before the House vote on Thursday, the Senate gave final approval to a $1.1 trillion spending bill slated to finance the government through September. It is important to note that unlike the health care legislation, the spending bill had broad bi-partisan support.
Passage of the health care bill on Thursday could be compared to a form of political resuscitation, which some would consider a notable achievement. Six weeks after House leaders failed to muster the votes to pass an earlier version of their bill— the outcome was a defeat that many in the GOP considered a severe blow, not only to the party but a major blow to President Trump and House Speaker Ryan (R-WI).
The bill, replacing Obamacare subsidies with a system of tax credits, cleared the House on a narrow vote of 217 to 213. No Democrats voted for the measure, notably referred to as the American Health Care Act. Review the text of the bill H.R. 1628
Republicans and President Donald Trump campaigned on replacing Obamacare, and the House’s action brings them a step closer to a chief policy goal. As the House voted, Trump tweeted the plan would be “great health care!”
Passage of the bill follows a failed effort by House Republican leaders in March, when Republicans withdrew the American Health Care Act moments before a scheduled vote due to lack of support from lawmakers. Addressing the House before the vote, Speaker Paul Ryan thanked Trump for his “steadfast leadership” and said lawmakers were ending the “failed experiment” of Obamacare.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA) slammed the health care bill in a news conference on Thursday, referring to the measure “a stupid bill” that is a “deconstruction of government” and not an improvement.
President Donald Trump tweeted Pelosi’s speech that he is “watching Democrats trying to defend the ‘you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan & premiums will go down’ Obamacare lie.”
As the GOP secured a majority of votes, Democrats begin singing “Na, na, na, na, hey, hey, hey, goodbye” across the aisle, in what was likely a taunt at Republicans’ 2018 prospects.
The bill will be a big tax cut, of about $1 trillion over the next decade. It would repeal the 2.3% tax on the sales of medical devices, a 10% tax on indoor tanning services and a 3.8% investment tax on wealthy Americans.
The health care bill faces a huge hurdle and will more than likely undergo several changes in the Senate before a final vote. The GOP, already under pressure to pass the measure can only afford to lose two votes in the Senate. Leaders plan on using a budget process known as reconciliation to avoid a Democratic filibuster.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday “When they send it over here, it’ll be a real big challenge on the Senate side as well,” Trump has pressed Congress to get rid of the filibuster for legislation, which could make passage easier.
Book Author Matt Patterson Releases his New Book “We Got This!”
Author Matt Patterson Releases his New Book “We Got This!” E.Book Download
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We expect people to come to work and be “normal.” Well, what if their circumstances aren’t “normal”?
This book IS NOT LONG. If organizations and leaders need a 250-page book on how to treat people who are battling a personal crisis – then something needs to change. This is a how-to guide that leaders can keep handy in a desk drawer or on the corner of their desk for when that time comes when a team member lightly taps on your door or sends you an email/text and asks – “Can we talk?”
I sincerely hope that you will find some value in this effort. It wasn’t easy.
I appreciate each of you and for your amazing support. And besides – IT’S FREE!
True Story of Hope and Perseverance, Field of Hearts by Marian Klooster
How many times have we seen people with chronic medical conditions persevere as an example to us all?
Having a chronic medical condition will many times lead to depression, anxiety and/or uncertainty about the future.
The story of Marian Klooster is one of hope, strength, perseverance, and success despite her chronic medical condition. Marian is from Willemstad, sunny island Curacao. In 2011, she lost her son a week after his birth due to a pregnancy complication.
She was devastated and depressed, but she didn’t give up! Despite the several challenges she had to overcome in her life, Marian was able to rise above it and succeed. She is an Amazon International Best-Selling Author due to her book, Field of Hearts. She started writing her book to cope with her emotions, and it didn’t take long to finish and get ready for publishing!
Marian received guidance and support from her book coach, Kenny Jones. Kenny is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is an Amazon International Best-Selling Author due to his book, The Comeback Kid.
Marion’s book debuted this year in the Top Best-Selling Books in 4 Different Countries in its category. Most of the Sales were from Curaçao and the Netherlands. She donates 10% from
each sale to Curacao Heart Foundation to support their fight against heart diseases through research, prevention, and care.
Lives were touched by her Book – here I include some Feedbacks she received from her Readers.
“101% worth the time invested to read! This is a story that touches the heart in every aspect of the Word! It takes you back and forth as how life of this young lady has been up until now. Simple said, this is a TRUE Story worth the read and learn from. This Young Lady, Marian, shows that with self-confidence, determination and eagerness to succeed regardless of all the reasons to give up, she never quit! Keep Moving Forward! Thanks for sharing Your Life with us, the readers, not just another Story!” by David C.E.J. Jansen
“Field of Hearts is an incredibly emotional experience. Mari bares her soul into each page of the book. Once I started reading the book, I could not put it down. Such a brave and bold move to share her story. Learning about becoming an Entrepreneur is one thing, but watching Mari’s Journey in this book is a new level! I’m speechless.” By Kenny Jones, Author of the Amazon Bestselling Book Comeback Kid
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Field of Hearts Paper Back Version is Available at this link
‘Overcoming’ Torrential Waters by Cedric Nettles
Torrential Waters was my hard hitting, emotional journey of a ‘gifted’ young man coping with new found fame and a very low opinion of himself. I shared my childhood of having a poor self image and being bullied. I also shared the power of God’s hands on you, and His ability to show favor on your life, even when you don’t think you are ready. I laugh , because
at times I feel I am living Torrential Waters in some respects now. You will relate as well after you finish reading.
I don’t pull punches in Torrential Waters, because life does not. This piece is by Chrystan Johnson and expresses what she felt after reading Torrential Waters. We all have to know we have a purpose to our pain. We have an assignment, something we have to do before we take that last breath. That one thing you think that does not matter serves a higher purpose. I want to encourage everyone to go as hard as you can in this life, to grow, to serve, to be all you are called to be.
I was honored to read this review, this sums it up
Excellent read! Bought the book, but due to some medical/eye problems, could not read it for a few months. Finally got that fixed (!) and finished Nettles’ “Torrential Waters” within a day and a half! One of those books you just don’t want to end! Wonderful insight into faith, family, relationships, forgiveness of others as well as one’s self, hope for the future and the ever-enduring spirit of the human soul. I highly recommend for readers of any age. I hope Mr. Nettles has more (perhaps a series?!), but if not a series about this character, than at least more books planned for the future. The author’s own story itself is book-worthy; I personally would love to see him write an autobiography on how much he’s overcome in his own life. Meanwhile – buy the book! You won’t be disappointed.-Jan Harvin
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