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Senator urges Trump to back subsidies

By HOPE YEN The Associated Press

This article was originally published October 16, 2017 at 3:04 a.m. Updated October 16, 2017 at 3:04 a.m.

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, smiles during a news conference Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Rockland, Maine, after announcing she will remain in the U.S. Senate and not run for governor.

WASHINGTON -- A key moderate Republican urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his decision to halt federal payments to insurers.

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TimberTopper says... October 16, 2017 at 4:04 a.m.

One of a few Republicans left in the Senate with guts and reason.

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RBear says... October 16, 2017 at 6:47 a.m.

These subsidies are not a "bail out" of the insurance industry, but a means to stabilize prices to a point that is affordable for lower income recipients. Trump continues to throw things back to Congress because a) it helps him gut the ACA and claim he's just doing his job without really fixing things and b) he doesn't have a real solution for the ACA.
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I was looking through several columns and articles yesterday after the administration's chaotic week and the general consensus is that Trump really doesn't have a clue about how to deal with health care coverage or health care for that matter. He mentions the discussions of Sens. Alexander and Murray, but doesn't really know what the key points are. Mostly likely, during the campaign he picked up the "repeal" line and it was getting him votes, not really caring that there was no replacement. As long as he got votes out of the line, he kept using it.
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Now he's in a bind because that's easier said than done. You have to have something substantial to replace the ACA and Republicans don't. All they can do is hack away at what's there and screw the system up more than they claim.

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PopulistMom says... October 16, 2017 at 7:02 a.m.

I love her. If Trump and the other Republicans think that they can blame Obama for everything now and get away with it, they are in for a rude awakening in 2018. With control of Congress and the White House, this is now their problem. Trump promised that he could replace Obamacare with something "better", and, of course, he just lied.

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3WorldState1 says... October 16, 2017 at 8:04 a.m.

They can and will.

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TimberTopper says... October 16, 2017 at 8:54 a.m.

3WS, if you believe that, you need to rest assured that I have trees on my property with a higher IQ than you have.

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carpenterretired says... October 16, 2017 at 9:04 p.m.

By 2018 the Obama boogieman( maybe even Hillary boogieman) for Trump/GOP/Fox news will be a worn out milk cow ,perhaps even milked dry for Fox news viewers .

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... October 16, 2017 at 9:27 p.m.

"Trump promised that he could replace Obamacare with something "better", and, of course, he just lied." Nah you're wrong. Congress failed to deliver.

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ARMNAR says... October 16, 2017 at 9:32 p.m.

Nope, DK. Trump lied.

It's the only thing he does well.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... October 16, 2017 at 10:01 p.m.

Nah you're wrong also. Congress failed to deliver.

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