GOP leaders unveil new health law outline, divisions remain

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  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 18, 2017 1:11 a.m.

    Please correct me if I am wrong but was not one of our current President's campaign promises to do away with Obama care on day one?

    Let's have a contest to list how many things he promised the GOP that he is going to delay (Not deliver)

    When the article said the leaders were concerned about open town hall meetings, they have nothing to worry about here in Utah. There will be no more open town hall meetings.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    Feb. 17, 2017 11:06 a.m.

    This is all they got after voting innumerable times to abolish "Obamacare" and promises to replace the current system with something better? A few vacuous ideas of questionable viability?

    And I thought Speaker Ryan was supposed to be so smart and a policy wonk?

    Liberals, progressives and anyone with a brain, hold your fire until you see what the Tea Party Republicans actually put into legislation to "repeal and replace". This is a dog and pony show to see what their base will tolerate. I wonder just how much pain the middle class will endure to give Speaker Ryan his fondest wishes....abolish the safety net and put into place some weird Ayn Rand fantasy land.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    Feb. 17, 2017 9:13 a.m.

    Taxing health insurance hits the middle class and the poor the most.

    Of course republicans were eager to eliminate taxes of wealthy individuals that helped pay for healthcare.

    I wish politicians would just out come out and say they hate the middle class and poor. At least be upfront and honest about it.

  • liberal larry Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 17, 2017 8:26 a.m.

    A new healthcare plan? Maybe they'll adopt the plan designed by the conservative Heritage Foundation, and then used by that severely conservative Massachusetts guy to create the state with the countrie's lowest rate of uninsured citizens.

    Yea, I think it might work, maybe they should look into it!

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Feb. 17, 2017 7:27 a.m.

    Not a lot of meat on those bones. Wait until the initial analysis is done and the talking points get pushed to the fields. The GOP is in for a public revolt like they haven't even seen yet and it's not like they have a popular President to shield them from the forthcoming ridicule.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Feb. 16, 2017 10:29 p.m.

    So...after 8 years of anguished cries, the Republicans propose to replace ACA with:
    --Taxing your insurance policy
    --Cutting millions of people off of Medicaid and subsidized insurance (the only way they can possibly afford it)
    --Setting up high-risk pools (already a feature of ACA which the Republicans refused to fund, but now they will fund them because now it's THEIR idea . . . now)

    Sounds great! Wahoo.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Feb. 16, 2017 9:33 p.m.

    Really? They've been trying to destroy the ACA for over half a decade and we're now at the 'what we drew on a diner napkin' stage?
    Republicans so eager to move their agenda that they are willing to sell out everything and support trump in aid of that effort are going to be in for a real eye opener.
    We're not, democrats or republicans, going to let him tank this country just because you hate gays or got a few bucks from someone who wants to strip mine beside Mount Rushmore. Those people at the town hall meetings with the pitchforks and torches, they're not paid protesters. They're Americans. And they're pretty mad.
    You owe us nothing short of good governance. This, up to this point, isn't it. Your agenda isn't worth the damage trump is doing.

  • There You Go Again St George, UT
    Feb. 16, 2017 8:13 p.m.

    From the gop...

    We're in only 27 days...

    My comment...

    Make that 6 YEARS and 27 days,

    The gop has had 6 years + to come up with a replacement plan.

    The gop is 27 days into the 7th YEAR of developing a plan to replace the ACA.

    When are they going to stop making excuses?