Washington Dems Plot to Slow Down GOP Healthcare Vote

President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in front of Air Force One, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wis. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

June 19, 2017

OAN Newsroom

Democrats in Washington D.C. are conspiring to stall the GOP’s effort to hold a vote on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare.

Senate republicans have been working on the House GOP’s healthcare plan after representatives voted for the repeal bill back in May.

Democrats have been complaining because GOP senators will not allow them to be involved in redrafting the bill.

Reports say democrats are planning to slow down the process with extended speeches on the chamber floor leading up to vote.

The republicans self-imposed deadline for the repeal bill vote is set for July 4th.

  • Rodney

    And everything else for that matter. The Democrat Party’s insanity knows no bounds. The Party of old has become nothing more than a caustic group of malcontents hell bent on anarchy and dissent. They no longer even put up a false front of caring about what is good for America.
    It is a shameful time to be a Democrat in America, and that is truly a shame. Many Democrats are realizing ever day just how bad their party become.
    Right now the two party system in this country is a bigger threat to America’s future than Russian, China, or North Korea. EVERTHING has to be partisan. EVERYTHING has to be about party positions. What about what is good for America and Americans.
    The American voters have the power to fix this problem. We don’t need term limits. We already have them…they are called elections. The problem is the American people, in overwhelming numbers, do not even take the time to exercise their right to vote. Lets put the blame squarely where it lies…Americans have allowed the Nation to fall into this state. The politicians just do whatever they can get away with that benefits them…and the Americans allow it to happen…election after election after election.

  • Rick Martinez

    Well, if we all recall–the liberal democrats publicly proclaimed themselves THE OPPOSITION. And that’s exactly what they have been and that’s what they are. Since the moment that President Trump took office, the liberal democrats have protested, detracted and obstructed everything and anything in Congress–except the “Russians are Coming” investigations. They have contributed nothing: They have offered NO help, NO support, NO cooperation, and NO semblance of friendship to President Trump–but in spite of all the negativity President Trump has SERVED America and Americans FIRST and accomplished much in his first 180 days in office. So “what difference does it make” if the liberal democrats see the new healthcare bill–they will reject it no matter what. They are THE OPPOSITION …remember?

    • come and take it

      dr. m!!! where ya been?

      • Rick Martinez

        Hey, Come and Take it–good to hear from you–and thanks for remembering me. Even though retired, I’ve been busy doing a lot of volunteer pro bono work on stuff that I love. I missed dropping in and commenting my two cents. How about yourself. How are you? Thank you.

        • come and take it

          doing well, sir.

        • come and take it

          doing well, sir.

  • Edman

    Unfortunately the two side have become so polarized that nothing can be agreed upon, unless it benefits them as a government body. The Democrat party used to have what was known as “blue dog democrats,” not anymore, unless you look at Senator Joe Manchin of WV.

  • Sonny Thomas

    Typical response from the socialist party known as the Democrats.

  • Matt

    These are the professional Politicians you all are voting into office
    Instead of trying to work and improve our nation
    thru discussion and debating the issues

    they would rather destroy, tear it down, all for thier benefit
    Screw the Voters and their families, they already bought our votes
    and no longer need us
    Seems everything this New Progressive democrat Party cares about is
    their jobs and power and all the money they can grab up
    The People don’t even come into their equation
    Notice the they are now sending their career politicians into areas and telling the people that this is
    person they have to vote for?
    They don’t even live in those areas, how the F do they know what these people want?
    DNC doesn’t care about the residents just the votes

  • pastoredsmith

    The Dems are trying to stall the healthcare repeal vote in the House. But, no one can read the bill until it’s passed.

    • andrew moore

      All of a sudden passing it to be able to read what is in it isn’t so important to the libtard snowflake anymore now is it…

  • notwar

    Why is healthcare a “right”? Most Americans are overweight, sedentary and don’t take care of their own health, but then demand that someone else be responsible for their own irresponsibility.

    • andrew moore

      Health care is NOT a right…..Nowhere in the Constitution does it guarantee you the right to free health care.

      • notwar

        Liberals demand it as a “right”.

        • andrew moore

          Libtard snowflakes have been demanding a lot….free education, free health care, free homes, free money, free this, free that…..but when you get down to it what they are demanding is socialism.

          • FreedomFighter

            We have to be very careful though!! The SCOTUS ruled that quears have a “right” to get married when we all know that marriage isn’t a right under the Constitution.

          • andrew moore

            SCOTUS has been wrong in the past….This is the problem when the court that is supposed to rule based on rule of law instead rules based on liberal agenda

    • andrew moore

      corporate America is just as much at fault for obesity as anyone…with all their processed bull shiot they pump out onto the shelves….and all the shiot that is bought from china….heard of the fake eggs we have to worry about now? First it was dry wall, then it was plastic rice….now we have to worry about fake eggs…..but our government and our corporate America keeps running to this country for our needs.

      • notwar

        Too bad people can’t buy things like broccoli, apples, other fresh vegetables and fruit……Oh, wait! The big bad corporations FORCEFULLY prevent people from buying and eating that stuff, right?

        • andrew moore

          Yes, yes they do because they sell the cheaper food products which contain corn syrup or are grown south of the border where no regulations exist to protect the consumer. Why do you think corporate America is flocking to mexico to grow their produce? Because it increases their profit margin and reduces your safety which they are not held accountable for.

        • andrew moore

          and in the mean time if you want to start growing anything in the USA you will have to go to your local corporate America giant that has bought and holds the water rights to the area you wish to grow in and you will find that they want an exceptionally large amount of money from you so you can water your crops….Gone are the days when you could just dig a pond and irrigate your crops out of it. Rain water runoff is even controlled by the federal government to a point where you cannot even legally capture the rain water that falls on your roof….apparently it would cut into the ability of the appointed corporate American giant to sustain it’s profit.

    • DeplorableMe

      It’s not a right but lefties are fond of ignorant memes… it rates right up there with them saying illegal alien invaders are protected by all constitutional rights.

  • notwar

    What vote hasn’t the Democrats “plotted to slow down”?

    • FreedomFighter

      The illegals voting. They want to speed that up.

  • cdtalaski

    Obamacare was a disaster. We do need healthcare but a reasonable, common sense, version. All Americans should consider supporting our President. Being negative and insulting will not accomplish anything. We need jobs for our people, a tax reform bill would get our economy moving, infrastructure re-building/repair is so needed. Come on people use your head and common sense. Pride is not a good attribute

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  • come and take it

    i don’t get it…democrats should love trumpcare; it’s the same thing as obamacare, just without 21 of the 22 mandates, and they aren’t forced to purchase it. i

    t still leads to single payer, but saves some money. it will “only” costs taxpayers $1.6 TRILLION over the next 10 years instead of the $1.7 T obammycare would have cost. what a bargain!!!

    if trump was a conservative and not the big-gov’t liberal he is he’d get the gov’t out of healthcare altogether and let the market work.

  • Dan O

    This isn’t news. They been obstructive since January 20th of any progress towards improving anything.

  • andrew moore

    So what the article is really saying is McCain was up working overtime…..

  • Donald York

    Hey Dems., how does it feel to be shut out? Remember 2010?

    • tedlv

      What goes around comes around.

  • Cold War Veteran

    Arresting and convicting George Soros for sedition would go a long way in curbing this disease. His money is what funds all of this dissent.

    • CASSY IS SASSY

      The bad part of that is….Even if we get rid of him…..He has two sons who are just as EVIL…if not worse!

  • Trumpkin

    Mr. Shuma Deomonicrate from New York, wants at least ten hours to read it to make sure they can approve it. What happen to your buddy Pelosi’s idea of you have to pass it before you read it. I meant what I said; these people are true “demonic”rates! They don’t care about anything except making sure we are no longer one nation under God. Divide an conquer, if they don’t get their way. They’re nothing more than political ISIS. Oh sorry I should say ISSAL.

  • mkdavis

    Our U.S. Congress needs to be put on Obamacare and they need to put on social security and I’ll bet this would get fixed in short order.

  • Javanne

    In another example of Washington stupidity, both parties are proving the old saw: that two wrongs don’t make a right. The GOP was wrong in not publically asking for the Democrats’ help in crafting the new bill. Then, if the Democrats refused, or proved they would simply say no to anything and everything proposed, the Republicans could write their own bill. The Democrats are wrong to do all they can to delay things because that will give time for Obamacare’s failure to be complete, leaving people unable to buy insurance if they have zero options, yet having to pay the tax penalty for not having insurance. It will leave people who have one or more options in a situation of having to buy ‘insurance’ they cannot afford AND cannot use (because of the ultra-high deductibles). A pox on both parties. Their macinations on this leave the the American people holding a very vile bag.

  • bucketnutz

    While the Dems are playing their games, President Trump should get his pen and his experts, to make a list of everything dear to the Dems, that he can legally destroy by deleting it. Until they start acting like adults,, we can get rid of regulations and even Jobs that are not protected by civil service. Rip out all the weeds Planted by the Dems until they stop the Dumfukery.

    • FreedomFighter

      A dimocRat will NEVER stop with their dumfukery. That is all they know.

      • bucketnutz

        And we should rip every Democrat initiated weed that we can until Trump is out of Office.

      • come and take it

        agreed. that is why trump is carrying on with their tradition of gov’t-run healthcare.

        afterall, he was a democrat for ~40 years.

        • FreedomFighter

          You will never stop with your liberal stupidity will you??? You fools with TDS are a riot! LOLOL!!! Pure entertainment!

          • come and take it

            even if i was a liberal and stupid that doesn’t change the fact that you trumpanzees elected a guy who was a democrat for 40 years, right up until the election. and your name is all over that.

            who’s the stupid one?

          • FreedomFighter

            You are. I rest my case.
            Now you can continue with your liberal stupidity if you wish but you are only fooling yourself with that diarrhea you keep spewing.

          • Scotty

            Like all libtards, he’s got his head stuck so far up his ass it would take a skilled surgeon to attempt to remove it. Most doctors won’t even try. Apparently, their standard procedure for this affliction is to simply amputate the head and just leave it where it is.

          • FreedomFighter

            I don’t think a skilled surgeon could even remove it.

          • Scotty

            Correct. More and more skilled surgeons are moving to the amputation method.

          • FreedomFighter

            lol

          • come and take it

            oh, okay.

            since i’m the “stupid liberal”, surely you can explain to erbody the difference between obammy’s gov’t-run healthcare and trump’s gov’t-run healthcare.

            c’mon genius, show us how smart you are.

          • FreedomFighter

            Smarter than your stupid ass could ever be. Obammy’s POS law is failing and Trump will let it fail. Trump has no govt run healthcare you dumb ass.

          • Edman

            Ronald Reagan was a Democrat for many years, what’s your point?

          • come and take it

            when reagan was a democrat the democrats were actually pretty conservative… they weren’t the leftist statist party they have been for the last 40 years.

            that was my point.

  • j jones

    A plan that only13 Republican Senators know about is just what we need good luck on screwing the American public again , the rich get richer, and 23million American will loose health insurance ,what a plan

    • FreedomFighter

      DAMN you are one stupid SOB!!!

      • come and take it

        what was “stupid” about what he said? explain to us how this trumpcare is going to be any good, and do it without saying it’s better than obamacare because it’s basically the same thing.

        while i generally don’t agree with leftists, he’s almost spot on… the only way people lose their health insurance is if they stop paying for a policy.

        • FreedomFighter

          The stupid keeps coming out. LOL!!!

          In this case it’s when WE stop paying for THEIR (YOUR) policy which WE should have never been paying for in the first place.

  • no4morefoObama

    The ELECTORATE’s job in 2018 and 2020 is to finally put the democraptic party out of business and eliminate the RINO’s as well!

    • come and take it

      uh, that was their job in 2016 and they elected a guy who was a democrat for ~40 years.

      i wouldn’t hold your breath, the electorate is not smart enough to do that.

  • Carolann313

    Patriots … remember this in 2018 when you go to the polls!!! VOTE THE DIMS OUT …
    MAGA…

  • grandmother5

    I would like to see what Healthcare benefits the politicians have. I bet it’s not like the taxpayer Healthcare.

    • Carolann313

      You are 100% correct … they eliminated themselves and their aids from this bill.

    • CASSY IS SASSY

      That’s for sure….And just watching and listening to them (especially that DING-BAT Pelosi) as of late…..I am guessing what they have, doesn’t cover MENTAL ILLNESS.

      • FreedomFighter

        Lol!!! But Cassy, Piglosi doesn’t think she’s a mental midget.

        • CASSY IS SASSY

          That’s my point….She doesn’t THINK!!
          I have a Box of Rocks that is smarter than her……and a few others of that DEMON-RAT group.

  • grandmother5

    Didn’t the democrats rule the house under Obama? Wasn’t it Nancy Pelosi that said “we must pass Obamacare to see what’s in it?” Seems like nobody read it. Improve healthcare? I don’t think so. It was a flop from the get go.

  • Hummer

    What democrats want is what they lost-control. Pelosi was just a shill for the ACA which is just one part of the Cloward-Piven strategy plus open borders, overloading our welfare system, ect. which got stopped with the election of President Trump. They need a diversion as it looks like Rice getting the data on who she outed to Obama’s library to lock it up for five years- depending on when this was done if we can get it for investigation purposes-tells me we have a true shadow government operating. It needs to see the light of day and those responsible clear to the top charged with obstruction.

  • Quaduc San Nicholas

    Well as a veteran I am sick of the obstruction and disrespect of our American values and Patriotic traditions. If people cant see by now who is a real threat to this nation then they got issues. People get out and vote these Liberals out of our government and let us ban together as Patriots and vote these Socialist Leftist out of office and take our nation back and close this Liberal Pandora’s Box.

    • antiliberal00

      I am afraid we are well past the point where votes will right the ship. There are too many liberals and too many people in government who only care about themselves.

      • Ray

        We’ll have to enforce our own version of term limits – vote out all incumbents!

        • Edman

          Convention of States is the only way to pass term limits. So far, I think, only 12 state legislatures have called for a convention to amend the constitution on term limits, balanced budget, etc.

          • Ray

            Edman – I realize that. But since that WILL NEVER happen, as voters, we need to ban together and just vote out all incumbents.

  • catluvr

    I say let the damn thing fail miserably and pin it on the dems where it belongs.

  • FreedomFighter

    You mean when Obama was ruining healthcare. That maggot didn’t improve anything. He only fukked stuff up.

    • antiliberal00

      Ovomit had no intentions of improving healthcare. He wanted the government to control it so the government could control the citizens.

      • FreedomFighter

        Correct. Jonathan Gruber is still laughing at how stupid the libtard sheep are.

        • Scotty

          Gruber thinks all Americans are stupid. He recently went on TV and said it again.

  • AmericanMorning

    I’m guessing Dems will get to read the bill before voting on it. This alone is more honorable than the Democrats..

  • FEDUP

    Let them slow it down and stop it as far as I’m concerned. They created the disaster that is dying a fast death

    nationwide. Let them take the heat for stopping a fix. Let the people that lose their insurance because they can’t afford the premium let alone the deductible come after the democrats in 2018. They will ultimately destroy themselves.

  • Hal Slusher

    Let it die and go back to the old days when people could afford insurance

  • limapie

    It isn’t a ‘repeal’ bill. It is a replace bill. O-Care is being tweeked….and I for one was ALWAYS opposed to O-Care! So I’m not pleased with this new version either!

    • limapie

      Why is the government messing with insurance?

      The problem is $1,500 stress tests! I ran on a machine and a monitor recorded my heartbeat, and for that I had to pay $1,500 OUT OF MY POCKET PLUS pay insurance premiums to a company that NEVER gives benefits! My benefit is the ability to walk into a med facility!

      Ridiculous! Let the whole market sector health care FALL INTO THE OCEAN and FAIL!
      People can’t go to a doctor WITH insurance and they can’t go to a doctor without insurance because this whole bunch of crap is just a Freaking GAME of SUCK from everything ALIVE until they are dirt poor and dead!

      • limapie

        When are the government officials going to open up their eyeballs? The med market sector is over priced for the customer base! ANY other business wouldn’t be standing if it were that way with them!

        No more making sure these gougers can rape people of their whole life’s work! Let them FAIL. THIS should be a capitalistic society. LET THEM FAIL!

        • Gasman

          While I agree that the mere existence of 3rd party payers ( whether insurance or govt) completely distorts supply-demand capitalism, your example can be debated. If your stress test was negative ( as most are), I can understand the frustration at its cost. If your stress test was positive, and led to a catheterization and stents or bypass surgery that was mostly covered because you met deductible, and which gave you 20 more years of healthy living, that $1500 stress test wouldn’t seem so expensive, right? And no one forced you to get a stress test, did they?

      • antiliberal00

        Government refuses to address the real issue, over priced healthcare. They instead seek to reward the insurance industry, who heavily finance their election campaigns.
        The fact that health insurance of ANY kind exists, ensures they will keep raising the cost of healthcare. Look what the governments involvement in student loans did to the cost of education.
        There should be a single pay healthcare system. The person that gets the treatment pays and no one else. If people can’t afford over priced healthcare out of pocket, the cost would have to drop or the medical community would starve to death.

  • Scotty

    That’s what Dems do; slow things down, deflect, obstruct.

    • Ray

      … and whine.

      • FreedomFighter

        ….. and cry.

        • CASSY IS SASSY

          And LIE their (_*_)’S off!!

          • FreedomFighter

            Oh yeah!!! That’s what they do best!!

        • Ray

          Thanks, I forgot Chuckie’s cry.

  • Deplorable сидящий Утка

    Just let the Dems obstruct everything
    Then let Obamacare just collapse and Die.
    End of Problems

  • Patrick J

    Not much on the boards this evening. Guess people are just getting tired of all the arguments. Can’t say I blame them.

  • Patrick J

    No one in our government believes anymore that things will get done. That anything will get accomplished. If these are the people who are actually in control, and they believe like this, what is left for the rest of us?

    • Chris m

      As always, I and many on board here, appreciate the comments you place here in this forum. You are correct, it does seem like childish street fighting, embarrassing it should be to the actors and the folks that vote these types in office.

  • Patrick J

    We don’t really have a government anymore. All we have is a streetfight.

  • global citizen

    Washington Dems plot to block all and everything. Just because. That’s what sore loser’s do. That’s what anti Americans do. Democrat’s need to feel the power of the Deplorables. Boycott them, leave them, shut them down. Democrat Supporters and Voters should feel bad and guilty. It is their fault, together with the liberal MSM that our beautiful Country is in deadlock and time and money is being wasted for nothing.

  • Don

    they do not have the votes to stop anything. It will be the rinos that allow them to stop/slow it. Grow a pair.

    • andrew moore

      You mean like McCain?

  • sanman99

    Why do the democrats continue to obstruct any improvements in America?

    • Lori2017

      Dem’s want single pay; they just passed it in CA. So glad I have group through work.
      We are SO screwed here.

      • catluvr

        Can’t wait to see how they pay for it since they are broke.

        • tedlv

          Raise taxes on Hollywood! LOL!

    • Scotty

      They believe in a one world order. Like a team of horses under one whip.

    • Dan Taylor

      Because liberalism is a mental disease!

    • antiliberal00

      They HATE America and everything it represents so they want to destroy America, its constitution and humanity’s freedom.

    • andrew moore

      Because they are stupid….

      • FreedomFighter

        That right there pretty much sums it up!!

    • CalebBrewster

      For the same reason that they equate love of America as evil, because the left are strictly anti-American.

  • newsflash

    Oh thank you again democrats – all the insurance companies are pulling out of ObamaCare the totally Unaffordable Health Care Act and as worthless as the paper it’s written on! Guess you just want more blood on your hands, from all the seniors that will die, because you’re holding up the progress towards a GOOD Health Plan!

    • DeplorableMe

      0bamaNONcare is working as planned. It was purposely designed & crafted to fail from the very beginning. So let the DemoncRATS ride the blade to the bloody end – like they intended to all along.

      • catluvr

        Yes, one of its designers said this.

      • Donald York

        Grubers all !

  • John C Raby

    The Sambo Obumbler evil empire is only resting these days. Satanic driven as they are, they will return again and again until planet earth is in pulled into the hell they live in. It is always we veterans that sense the winds of war first because we always pay the price of freedom and Liberty with our bodies and our minds and with our many sorrows. There is no earthly reward for us that is large enough or long enough to repay the hurt and trauma we experience but we soldier on nonetheless.

    Sometimes I go to the local Eagles for a nights dancing and sometimes the band plays a tribute to our many old and lingering veterans and we are invited to join hands with each other and circle around our American Flag singing our veterans songs and as we march and as we sing I look at these old worn out warriors that fought in WWII, and Korea, and Viet Nam and I can see how and why we overcame the enemies and then I hold the next man’s hand a little tighter and I know how proud I am to be there with them … as one of them.
    John C Raby , Korean War Vet.
    (And hater of the New Age Communist Parasites)

    • wildfire1944

      Well said my brother !

    • IWantFacts

      Amen!

    • Chris m

      Thank you for your service, sir. Thank you for the comments, always.

    • SALLY HOOPER

      I ,love what you wrote… may I share it on my facebook page.. oh I see a share there— here I go! thank you.

    • j jones

      A true Republican could not have said it better

      • Donald York

        Here we go with the liberal, socialist hate.

        • andrew moore

          best way I know to piss off a libtard snowflake is to start talking about working for a living, patriotism, morals, ethics, and how much respect you have for the American flag………..That alone is usually enough to send them running for their coloring books and safe spaces.

    • CASSY IS SASSY

      There isn’t enough room for all the words of PRAISE & THANKS that I and many others here on One American News Network want to express to you and your Brothers and Sisters that stand holding hands while singing ♪ ♫ around the American Flag. You have given so much of yourselves for our Freedoms….STANDING AND SALUTING ALL OF YOU. Thank You. : )

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  • DeplorableMe

    Go ahead – let it die on the vine… Or, as Brer Rabbit so eloquently said – “PLEASE don’t throw me in the briar patch”!

    😉