Aldus de MSM die voorspelde dat Clinton ab-so-luut niet kon verliezen.quote:Op dinsdag 9 oktober 2018 15:28 schreef klappernootopreis het volgende:
De plaatsvervangende schaamte bij vrouwelijke kiezers zal zich blijkbaar vertalen in een resultaat die de GOP rauw op het dak zal vallen.
Volgens CNN waren Pompeo en Bolton ‘blindsided’, evenals de medewerkers van Haley.quote:
Ja, Haley kapt. Dat weet iedereen al.quote:
Het ging me meer om de woorden 'my friend' in zijn tweet wat duidt op een wederzijdse instemmingquote:
Ja, die arme jongen.quote:Op dinsdag 9 oktober 2018 17:35 schreef Monolith het volgende:
Ik weet niet of deze al voorbij was gekomen, maar ik kon er wel om lachen:
Ik had het over Trump die aan komt kakken met een "Straks heb ik wat bijzonders! Stay tuned!" tweet nadat iedereen het al wist.quote:
Het zal wel wel gewoon swamp zijn, ze heeft genoeg kunnen roven.quote:
Ah ok verkeerd begrepen.. En dat viel wel mee toch? Zijn tweet kwam vrij snel en niet iedereen zit aan de tv gekluisterd he.quote:
quote:Numerous Republicans who are supporting attempts to dismantle Obamacare are simultaneously campaigning for election on their support for a core provision of the law.
The GOP spent the eight years since the Affordable Care Act was passed attempting to derail it in Congress, the White House and the courts. But those efforts have struck a nerve when it comes to a central element of the law -- rules protecting insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions.
It’s put Republican candidates from conservative states and swing House districts on the defensive, and given an opening for vulnerable Democrats such as Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill and Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly to highlight a favorable contrast with their opponents. For McCaskill, Donnelly and other Democrats running in Republican-dominated states, the debate also is a chance to talk about something other than their votes against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, which energized GOP voters.
The issue illustrates the shift in health-care politics since Republicans exploited antipathy to the 2010 law to win subsequent elections. This year is different, as numerous polls show health-care as the No. 1 issue for voters in the 2018 midterm elections and that protecting those with pre-existing conditions is overwhelmingly popular across party lines.SPOILEROm spoilers te kunnen lezen moet je zijn ingelogd. Je moet je daarvoor eerst gratis Registreren. Ook kun je spoilers niet lezen als je een ban hebt.The backdrop for the debate is the unsuccessful attempt by President Donald Trump and a Republican-led Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act with legislation that would’ve weakened the consumer regulations and, experts said, driven up costs for insurance for sick people while lowering them for healthy people.
After those efforts failed, the Justice Department backed the Texas lawsuit, which seeks to overturn the health-care law on constitutional grounds. The Trump administration, meanwhile, has taken regulatory action to expand the use of short-term insurance plans that don’t have to comply with pre-existing condition rules.
Hawley campaign spokeswoman Kelli Ford said he’s supporting the lawsuit because he views the ACA’s requirement that all individuals have health insurance as unconstitutional. She said Hawley "wants Congress to mandate that insurance companies cover everyone with pre-existing conditions" but didn’t say if he supports requiring a set of benefits to be included in policies.
In his own op-ed published last week, Hawley suggested requiring insurers to offer plans at the same prices regardless of whether the consumer has or had an illness, and have the federal government step in to help pay for costs above a threshold.
GOP Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey, West Virginia’s attorney general, has signed onto the Texas lawsuit. Joe Manchin, the only Democrat to vote for Kavanaugh, has made that a centerpiece of his campaign. He’s run a TV ad in which he fires a shotgun at a copy of the lawsuit, saying Morrisey would "take away health care from people with pre-existing conditions; he is just dead wrong."
Donnelly and Montana’s Jon Tester, another Democrat running in a state where Trump won, are also trying to capitalize on the issue.
Representative Dana Rohrabacher, a 15-term Republican who represents Orange County in California and faces perhaps his toughest re-election battle, released an ad last week saying that he’s "taking on both parties and fighting for those with pre-existing conditions." Rohrabacher voted for his party’s Obamacare replacement bill that included state waivers from rules that prohibit charging higher prices to people with pre-existing conditions.Trump has tried to counter by depicting himself as a champion for covering pre-existing conditions at recent rallies with Republican candidates, including Morrisey.twitter:
"I will always fight for and always protect patients with pre-existing conditions," he said on Sept. 29 in West Virginia.
Republican Senate candidates who have faced attacks from Democratic opponents on the issue include Senator Dean Heller of Nevada, Governor Rick Scott of Florida, Representative Jim Renacci of Ohio and Representative Kevin Cramer of North Dakota. All of them have supported their party’s efforts to unwind Obamacare.
Levitt and other health-care policy experts say that pre-existing condition rules are unsustainable without mechanisms to expand participation and provide financial assistance.
Legislation has been offered by Senator Thom Tillis, a North Carolina Republican, as a contingency for pre-existing conditions in the event the Texas lawsuit succeeds. Levitt said the protections are "something of a mirage" as they’d allow insurers to exclude benefits under some circumstances and charge higher premiums.
Another bill by House Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden, an Oregon Republican. doesn’t accomplish its stated goal of preventing higher premiums for pre-existing conditions, Levitt said.
"The details matter enormously in insurance regulation," he said.
Texas Representative Pete Sessions, locked in a competitive re-election race, helped shepherd the bill through the House as Rules Committee chairman that would open the door for insurers to raise costs for covering pre-existing conditions. He’s backed away from that by offering a separate bill with some protections as well as proposing a nonbinding resolution that calls for lower premiums, out-of-pocket costs, and more provider choices to people with pre-existing conditions.
The Sessions resolution was co-signed by Renacci and Cramer. Other signatories include GOP candidates facing difficult re-election challenges, including New York’s Claudia Tenney, Michigan’s Mike Bishop and New York’s John Faso, all of whom have taken heat for supporting the Republican-backed American Health Care Act, which passed the House and stalled in the Senate.
Some Republicans are counter-attacking by claiming Democrats are pushing to replace private insurance with a government-run health system, something most of the party hasn’t embraced. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday said the debate is presenting a “false choice” because everyone supports protections for pre-existing conditions.
Health-care premiums have been on the rise in recent decades, before and after the ACA, squeezing middle-class families. Many obtained coverage for the first time after the law passed, including those with pre-existing conditions who had been shut out of the market. The uninsured rate among non-elderly adults fell from 18.2 percent to 10.3 percent since 2010, according to an August estimate by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Even Republicans who voted against the House GOP bill are facing attacks because of the actions of their party leaders. An ad from Democrat Jennifer Wexton derisively labeled Virginia Republican Representative Barbara Comstock "Barbara Trumpstock" and depicted her as being "against protections for pre-existing conditions. She voted against her party’s House legislation.
Trump over Ivanka als UN ambtwitter:CNN twitterde op dinsdag 09-10-2018 om 22:25:05 "I've heard a lot of names. I've heard Ivanka. ... There's nothing to do with nepotism, but I want to tell you, the people that know, know that Ivanka would be dynamite." -Trump on speculation about who would replace Nikki Haley as US Ambassador to the UN https://t.co/7r2AuzgSLo https://t.co/c0IS2V4D39 reageer retweet
Trump officials plan maintenance downtime for healthcare.gov during ObamaCare sign-upstwitter:
quote:The Trump administration is planning hours-long downtimes for maintenance on healthcare.gov during the coming ObamaCare sign-up period.
The administration drew criticism for a similar move last year from advocates who said the downtime would hinder efforts to sign people up for coverage, but the administration counters that maintenance downtime happens every year and is designed to occur during the slowest periods on the site.
The maintenance schedule is the same as last year, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Tuesday, meaning healthcare.gov is scheduled to be offline for maintenance from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. each Sunday during the sign-up period, except for the final Sunday, for a total of 60 hours of downtime.
Officials said that is the maximum possible downtime, and said last year the actual downtime was significantly less than what was scheduled, at 21.5 hours out of a scheduled 60.
“Maintenance windows are regularly scheduled on healthcare.gov every year during Open Enrollment,” a CMS spokesperson said.
“Regular scheduled maintenance will continue to be planned for the lowest-traffic time periods on healthcare.gov, including Sunday mornings,” the spokesperson added. “Last year, healthcare.gov was down for significantly less than the full amount of time initially authorized.”
CMS said there were 53.5 hours of maintenance downtime on Sunday mornings at the end of 2016, under the Obama administration.
The coming sign-up period, for 2019 coverage, runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15.
"CMS is clearly at pains to provide assurances of its benign intent in this maintenance schedule," said Eliot Fishman, senior director of health policy at the liberal health-care advocacy group Families USA. "But with the President continuing to regularly brag about gutting the ACA and with the Administration refusing to defend the law in court, there is reason to be concerned about a schedule that takes the federal marketplace down for long stretches over weekends during holiday season. We’ll be watching this closely."
Any announcement on the Trump administration’s plans for ObamaCare sign-ups draws scrutiny. Democrats have long accused the administration of “sabotaging” the law.
For example, the Trump administration last year cut the advertising budget to encourage people to sign up by 90 percent, a move that Democrats quickly criticized saying it would significantly hinder the number of people enrolling.
leuk geprobeerd, maar het verschil met Clinton is dat zij moesten kiezen voor een persoon, en dit keer kiezen ze voor een regering. Die er nu zit functioneert niet.quote:
Dat zou geweldig zijn, dan kan er in elk geval weer geregeerd worden.quote:Op dinsdag 9 oktober 2018 22:37 schreef Monolith het volgende:
Nog wel een aardig stukje over hoe de uitslag zou zijn bij de uitersten in de electorale scenario's: