Mitch McConnell is confident the Senate will pass tax reform either late tonight or early tomorrow

ㅤ”‘We are on the cusp of a great victory for the country and particularly small business,’ Mitch McConnell said at an event featuring small business owners praising the GOP tax plan.”

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McConnell: Senate tax bill will include repeal of ObamaCare mandate


ㅤPictured: Tom Cotton (Ark.)

ㅤ”It will raise an estimated $300 billion to $400 billion over the next year that could be used to pay for lowering individual and business tax rates even further.”

ㅤô¿ô …No…Cotton is not Nancy Pelosi’s grandson.

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Susan Collins points to elections as evidence of need to fix Obamacare

ㅤô¿ô …Collins has been right all along. Hopefully the President and the GOP are admitting their mistake. As the saying goes, once an entitlement is in place, it can’t be terminated.

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CBO says repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate penalties would save $338 billion

ㅤ”Obamacare’s individual mandate obligates that people purchase health insurance or pay a fine. Proponents say that it is needed to help bring healthier customers into Obamacare’s exchanges to help keep costs down for the pool. Opponents say it has not been effective in achieving this outcome.”

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Trump readies executive order to unravel Obamacare’s individual mandate

ㅤ”An executive order is sitting with the Office of Management and Budget waiting for approval. President Trump decided to delay the executive order after Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., pushed for the inclusion of the individual mandate repeal in the tax bill.”

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Lara Trump Promises to Save Americans From the Skyrocketing Premiums That Trump Caused

Pictured: Trump daughter-in-law Lara Trump

ㅤô¿ô …Gary Legum is either a scumbag or a complete moron. By the the tone of this op-ed, he is also suffering a hangover from the previous night’s binge.
ㅤInsurance company losses and obamacare premiums have been “skyrocketing” for the last three years.

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Losses continue for Aetna in Obamacare business

ㅤ”Aetna will not be selling Obamacare plans during this year’s Obamacare open enrollment, which begins Wednesday for plans that will go into effect in 2018.
ㅤThe company has been gradually withdrawing from the Obamacare exchanges. It had decided to pull out of the exchanges in other states because it lost $700 million between 2014 and 2016 and was projected to lose $200 million in 2017 despite having already significantly reduced its participation in the exchanges from 15 to four states.”

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