Paul Ryan Where Is Your ACA Replacement Plan?

Paul Ryan you keep telling us to  go to your website and take a look at your plan to replace the ACA aka Obamacare. We go to your websites and we can’t find it. As best we can tell you only have two websites  http://www.speaker.gov/ and https://paulryan.house.gov/. Yes the sites tell us about repealing the ACA aka Obamacare, but we can’t find a detailed plan.

“I would encourage you to go to our website and take a look at our plan.” Do you remember telling Jeff Jeans that Thursday, January 12, 2017? We do. See the video below.

 

 

 

 

Jeff Jeans: Thank You President Barack Obama

CNN’s Jake Tapper hosted CNN a town hall with House Speaker Paul Ryan last night and a fellow by the name of Jeff Jeans asked Paul Ryan “Why would you repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement?”

Jeff Jeans went on to say “I want to thank President Barack Obama from the bottom of my heart because I would be dead if it weren’t for him.” See the video below.

Paul Ryan tells Jeff Jeans “I would encourage you to go to our web site and take a look at our plan.” Paul Ryan was was speaking of his Obamacare replacement healthcare plan. So we went to both of Paul Ryan’s web sites http://www.speaker.gov/ and https://paulryan.house.gov/ and we couldn’t find his plan. Let us know if you find his plan. See the video below.

Donald Trump To Tax Mexico For Wall?

Maybe “The Donald” thinks he’s also the President of Mexico.

Donald Trump’s 01.11.2017 Press Conference.

Donald Trump: “Mexico in some form, and there are many different forms, will reimburse us and they will reimburse us for the cost of the wall. That will happen, whether it’s a tax or whether it’s a payment — probably less likely that it’s a payment. But it will happen.”

Senate Passes Republican Budget 51-48

Politico
After a marathon session of votes that lasted into the early hours of Thursday morning, the Senate passed a Republican budget that sets in motion repeal of Obamacare. Read more.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul voted against the budget and Senator Mitch McConnell voted for it.

The Hill
Rand Paul said in a statement after the vote that while he supports nixing ObamaCare “putting nearly $10 trillion more in debt on the American people’s backs through a budget that never balances is not the way to get there.” Read more.

Senate Budget Roll Call

January 12, 2017 Senate Budget Vote Passed 51-48

 

Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) amendment allowing folks to purchase prescription drugs from Canada failed 46-52. 12 Republican Senators including Kentucky Senator Rand Paul voted for it and 13 Democratic Senators voted against it.

Opinion: It looks like the U.S. Senate doesn’t really want a free market when it comes to prescription drugs.

Roll call vote on the Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) amendment. To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to lower prescription drug prices for Americans by importing drugs from Canada.”

Roll call vote to allow Americans to purchase prescription drugs from Canada. Failed 46-52.

 

Help for Drug Cost May Be On The Way

Vox
“There’s very little bidding on drugs,” Trump said in his opening remarks. “We’re the largest buyer of drugs in the world. And yet we don’t bid properly. We’re going to start bidding.”

What Trump seems to be talking about there is a policy he’s spoken in support of before: allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, which federal law currently prohibits. This means that Medicare has to pay whatever prices pharmaceutical companies set. Read more.

Business North
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John McCain (R-AZ) today introduced the Safe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act, bipartisan legislation that would allow individuals to safely import prescription drugs from Canada, creating major savings for consumers and bringing greater competition into the pharmaceutical market. In 2013, average prescription drug prices were twice as expensive in the United States as they were in Canada, with high costs leading some Americans to skip doses or forgo filling prescriptions altogether. Read more.

FORTUNE
Big Pharma Lost $24.6 Billion in 20 Minutes During Donald Trump’s Press Conference.
After Trump mentioned drug prices and pharmaceutical companies’ tax inversions, the nine biggest pharmaceutical companies by market cap on the S&P 500 shed roughly $24.6 billion in 20 minutes. That includes the market caps of Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer, Merck, Amgen, AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead, Celgene, and Eli Lilly. Read more.