“Democrats want to run your healthcare, but they can’t even run a caucus in Iowa.” – President Donald Trump, Manchester, NH, Feb 10, 2020
Trump Skewers Dems On Healthcare, Iowa
The Sun – President Donald Trump mocked “mumbling” Nancy Pelosi at his New Hampshire rally, saying Democrats are “losing their minds” ahead of tomorrow’s primary.
During the Manchester rally, the president derided “radical socialist Democrats” and impersonated Pelosi’s response to his State of the Union speech last week.
Trump claimed the rival party have “never been more extreme taking their cues from Crazy Bernie.”
“Democrats want to run your healthcare but they can’t even run a caucus in Iowa,” Trump added. “Does anybody know who won? … Nobody knows. Flip a coin.”
His thinly veiled dig came after Democratic candidates Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders both declared victory in Iowa.
The margin between Buttigieg’s win was extremely slim at 0.1 percent and he essentially tied with Sanders at 564 votes to 562 … Read more.
Healthcare notes from the campaign trail
“Democrats in disarray in New Hampshire”
The early strength of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the liberal stalwart who has vowed to upend American healthcare and go after corporations and the wealthy, has some voters worried that Democrats will blow their chance to unseat an unpopular president if the party veers too far to the left. – Reuters, Feb 10, 2020
“As Democrats push radical healthcare, Trump team actually makes it better”
While the Democratic candidates caterwaul about how rough it supposedly is to gain access to healthcare in this country, President Trump’s policies are actually making the health coverage system better in numerous ways. Most of what Trump’s team has done involves administrative rules changes or executive orders. They have eased administrative burdens, cut health-related taxes, expanded choices, and improved transparency.
Trump even is effectively overturning a ruling by his own Supreme Court nominee, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, to allow people to keep private plans rather than bill taxpayers for Medicare coverage. The result has been exactly what conservatives long have predicted: Healthcare inflation in the United States is below the worldwide average, and some costs are actually falling. – Washington Examiner, Feb 10, 2020
“Democrats tussle on guns, race and healthcare days before NH primary”
I keep listening to the same debate, and it is not real,” Sen Amy Klobuchar said, after Sen. Bernie Sanders on stage touted Medicare for All, which would create a government-run health care plan and essentially eliminate the private insurance industry.
“It is not real, Bernie,” Klobuchar continued, “because two-thirds of the Democrats in the Senate are not on your bill, and because it would kick 149 million Americans off their current health insurance in four years. Elizabeth (Warren) wants to do it in two years, and Pete (Buttigieg), while you have a different plan now, you sent out a tweet just a few years ago that said henceforth, forthwith, indubitably, affirmatively, you are for Medicare for All for the ages. And so, I would like to point out that what leadership is about is taking a position, looking at things and sticking with them. KCRA, Feb 7, 2020
“Unlike Rivals, Buttigieg Health Plan Reduces Deficit And Covers 30M.”
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s health plan would reduce the federal deficit by $450 billion while still covering tens of millions more Americans, according to a new analysis ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, which includes a high-profile bipartisan list of former Congressional deficit hawks, says all of the four leading Democratic presidential candidates have plans that would provide coverage to tens of millions more Americans and cost trillions of dollars with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders single payer ‘Medicare for All’ proposal the most costly, adding more than $13 trillion to the deficit.
But the South Bend, Ind. mayor, who is neck and neck with Sanders for the lead in polls of New Hampshire voters after the two were the top finishers at the Iowa caucuses, is contrasting his “Medicare-for-All Who Want It” plan to cover more Americans with rivals as more fiscally responsible. Forbes, Feb 9, 2020
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