Could The Heath Care Bill Turn The House Blue in “18”…

Resistance to the heartless uncaring imbeciles in the house will likely continue to grow. If it does the outcome could be it flips and goes blue in 2018.


Five Thirty Eight – Republicans in the House of Representatives voted today to approve a version of the American Health Care Act, their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. The biggest effects of the bill will be on the millions of additional Americans who would go without health insurance if a similar bill is passed by the Senate. But it could also endanger the job prospects of the Republican members of Congress who voted for it and make a Democratic takeover of the House substantially more likely in 2018.

The previous version of the AHCA — which died in the House in March before it came to a floor vote — was an exceptionally unpopular bill. Polls in mid-March had opposition outweighing support for the bill by an average of almost 15 percentage points, and the numbers were getting worse; most notoriously in a Quinnipiac poll that showed just 17 percent of Americans supporting the bill and 56 percent opposed.

The various amendments to the AHCA since then — which were mostly made to placate the Freedom Caucus and have pushed the bill further to the right — aren’t likely to make it any more popular. Some of the amendments could even affect people who receive insurance from their employers in addition to those who receive Medicaid or buy insurance on the Obamacare exchanges. Republicans are also playing with political fire to pass such a bill before the Congressional Budget Office has scored the amendments and estimated how many additional people might gain or lose coverage.

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Les Carpenter

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Corrective Exercise Specialist working with those over 50 years of age. Currently work at Prime Fitness located in The Enfield Senior Center, Enfield CT. Semi retired and enjoying life in the semi fast lane with my lovely bride and super grandchildren!

5 thoughts on “Could The Heath Care Bill Turn The House Blue in “18”…”

  1. Mencken’s observation that “democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard” seems uncannily prescient in the case of Trump’s voters. Those poll figures suggest they’re finally getting the picture.

    What I’d most like to see:

    1. Democrats regain the House majority in 2018. As part of that Hillary Clinton runs for and wins a seat.

    2. House Democrats elect Hillary as Speaker.

    3. Congress impeaches Trump and Pence. Hillary becomes President.

    Hey, a guy can dream…..


    1. Yeah, and that is a mighty big dream! I’ll be happy is the house flips in 2018 and Trump loses in a huge landslide to either an independent presidential candidate (with intelligence and character) or a democrat. I actually prefer divided government, for what I consider obvious reasons. At least to me.


  2. Either WordPress or my computer has a problem this morning. I attempted 4 tines to respond to you and each time the screen changed with me losing the comment. I’ll attempt it later.


  3. I’ve never seen a party in such a hurry to get back into the minority again! Working class Joes who voted for Trump are going to be in for some very unpleasant surprises if the GOP has it’s way. It’s up to the Dems now to start courting these folks again. The Dems need to stop focusing so much on civil rights issues – I know it’s extremely important, but politically it’s useless unless they’re already in power – that the courts are going to be adjudicating mostly
    their way anyway, and get back to helping working class folks.



    1. The Dems need to stop focusing so much on civil rights issues –

      Yes Jersey, or find another way to frame them so their opponents are not successful in using it against them.

      Technology and AI is rapidly changing the rules. With this the economic and social realities will change with them.

      Time to start educating folks on this and focusing on the career paths and the needed education and training that will still require humans rather than AI robots or robotic assembly lines.


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