GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander won't seek reelection

ㅤô¿ô …I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of GOP Senators decide not to run in 2020. In 2018, the Dems defended many more Senate seats than the GOP. That will be reversed in 2020. A 2020 "blue wave" in the Senate is a definite possibility.
ㅤThe only good thing about quitters is that the smart ones know when to quit.

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 12/17/18. See "lamar alexander, senate, gop."

CBO: Obamacare stabilization plan would have little effect on premiums, insurance rates

ㅤ”The bipartisan Senate bill that would help to stabilize Obamacare is estimated to reduce the federal deficit by $3.8 billion from 2018 to 2027 but would not significantly reduce the number of people who are uninsured or affect the price of premiums, according to a report released Wednesday by the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation.”

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Schumer: Bipartisan health care bill ‘has a majority’

ㅤ”This is a good compromise. It took months to work out. It has a majority. It has 60 senators supporting it. We have all 48 Democrats, 12 Republicans,’ Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on ‘Meet the Press’ on NBC. ‘I would urge Senator McConnell to put it on the floor immediately, this week. It will pass and it will pass by a large number of votes.”

ㅤô¿ô …Sure thing Chuck. HAHA !!

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Senate Republicans urge Trump to back bipartisan Obamacare deal


ㅤDemocratic Sen. Patty Murray and Sen. Lamar Alexander

ㅤ”‘I told the President that if Graham-Cassidy became law tomorrow, you’ve got two or three years before this thing gets implemented. You’ve got to do something in the interim period,’ Lindsey Graham said in an interview. ‘You can’t save Obamacare but you can keep the markets from collapsing until we get a replacement, which will be Graham-Cassidy.'”

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Alexander-Murray Healthcare Deal ‘Second Largest Expansion of Federal Abortion Funding’

Senators Lamar Alexander (R) and Patty Murray (D)

ㅤ”Christopher Jacobs, CEO of Juniper Research, explains that, unless Lamar Alexander directly adds the Hyde Amendment – which prohibits federal taxpayer funding for most abortions – to the bill, ‘the cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers will be used to fund plans that cover abortion.'”

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Trump says he would ‘never’ support insurance bailout ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ……

ㅤ”President Donald Trump Wednesday morning said he would ‘never support bailing out’ health insurance companies — an ominous sign for the Obamacare deal crafted by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.).
ㅤ’I am support of Lamar as a person & also of the process, but I can never support bailing out ins co’s who have made a fortune w/ O’care,’ Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.”

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Key senators reach a deal on Obamacare insurer subsidies ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ……

Senator Lamar Alexander (R)

ㅤ”Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of a key committee that has been working on a bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare, said Tuesday that he has arrived at an agreement with Sen. Patty Murray, the committee’s top Democrat.”

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