It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Our Callous Congress Forgot To Renew CHIP - 9 Million Children Could Lose Healthcare.

page: 6
14
<< 3  4  5   >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 11:44 AM
link   
a reply to: enlightenedservant

That's all true. Do you think that talking point won't be used in 2020 when the debt has increased 2 to 5 trillion?




posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 11:50 AM
link   

originally posted by: enlightenedservant

When Democrats screw up, it's 100% the fault of Democrats. When Republicans screw up, it's "both sides are at fault". Like the OP mentioned, Republicans currently control approximated 82% of elected positions in this country, including all 3 branches of the federal government. In short, they are the government for the vast majority of Americans. If they won't take responsibility now, then why would you expect them to later?


There are no moderates anymore and we have ourselves to blame. There was a time when both parties would vote for a bill. Today no one is in control with votes. You have the dems who will by party vote no on everything and you have the reps with a split party, not wanting to come to a middle ground.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 12:06 PM
link   
a reply to: MOMof3

That depends on who's in power after the 2018 midterm elections.

If Democrats retake control of Congress in 2018, then yeah the Republicans will harp about the deficit & a lot of other stuff. But if Republicans can stay in control of Congress after 2018, then nope.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 01:01 PM
link   
a reply to: enlightenedservant

And that is why I don't think the democrats should take the Congress in 2018. The repubs will harp about the increasing debt again.
The democrats need to start winning counties again and work toward 2020.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:30 PM
link   

originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: carewemust

Won't this save taxpayers billions of dollars?

Money that can be used on whatever families need most...like food, clothes or even healthcare.
Or even better...tax breaks for those who don't need them!



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 03:41 PM
link   

originally posted by: JohnnyCanuck

originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: carewemust

Won't this save taxpayers billions of dollars?

Money that can be used on whatever families need most...like food, clothes or even healthcare.
Or even better...tax breaks for those who don't need them!


Everyone needs tax breaks. Figure out how to cut spending.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 06:52 PM
link   
Republicans only care about children before they're born.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 06:53 PM
link   

originally posted by: LordAhriman
Republicans only care about children before they're born.


After they're born is where us Reptilians come into play.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 06:59 PM
link   

originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: MOMof3

That depends on who's in power after the 2018 midterm elections.

If Democrats retake control of Congress in 2018, then yeah the Republicans will harp about the deficit & a lot of other stuff. But if Republicans can stay in control of Congress after 2018, then nope.


Republicans were a majority in Congress during 6 of Obama's 8 years, yet they still voted to increase the debt ceiling every time a vote was needed, didn't they? Republican concern over debt is all hogwash, IMO. But some of the more selfish members might use the "deficit excuse" to hurt the middle class, when tax-cuts are negotiated.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 07:08 PM
link   
Thread-related UPDATED INFO:

Ten states project they will run out of CHIP funds before the end of 2017 according to a new brief released by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), based on responses from 42 states during the KFF’s annual Medicaid budget survey.

The ten states are: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Utah. Importantly, this is more the double the number of states projected to exhaust their carryover funds by MACPAC before the end of the year.

This is significant because some policymakers feel there is no need to rush to extend funding for CHIP because all states have some carryover funds.
Source: ccf.georgetown.edu...

Why would Congress even CONSIDER not keeping CHIP funded? Apparently, this lack of an extension was NOT an oversight on Congress's part.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 09:54 PM
link   
a reply to: carewemust

Remember this thread of yours from a week ago?

President Trump is Hastening ObamaCare Demise - Wants a Better HealthCare System ASAP.

Has it occurred to you that they're trying to "hasten the demise" of more government healthcare-related programs than just the ones related to the ACA? One of my earlier posts (this one) says that Democratic and Republican leaders had already worked out an extension for CHIP around Sept 13. And that negotiated extension had even included an anti-ACA concession:

In a concession to Republicans, the agreement would phase out extra federal funds that have gone to states for the program since the additional money was mandated as part of President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law.

www.cbsnews.com...

So they weren't planning on extending CHIP in its entirety anyway.



new topics

top topics



 
14
<< 3  4  5   >>

log in

join