**PRESIDENT TRUMP TO LAY OUT THE AGENDA FOR HEALTHCARE TONIGHT
**MADDOW’S MOMENT TURNS INTO COMPLETE FAILURE - DESPERATE FOR RATINGS
**PRESIDENT ADDRESSES PATHETIC RAPPER WHO PRETENDED TO ASSASSINATE HIM IN VIDEO
**SHARE THE WEALTH BERNIE DID NOT SHARE AFTER ALL - PAID LESS THAN TRUMP IN TAXES
**PAUL RYAN SAYS THE TAPE OF HIM BASHING THE PRESIDENT IS “ANCIENT HISTORY”
**WHERE IS THE COVERAGE OF THE INTERNAL HACKING HAPPENING INSIDE CONGRESS?
4:05PM ET - Daniel Horowitz, Senior Editor of Conservative Review & Chris Jacobs, is a Senior Healthcare Policy Analyst at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and founder of the Juniper Research Group. He's also a former healthcare advisor to then-Congressman Mike Pence; they will address the ongoing problems with the AHCA. A quote from a recent article by Daniel after the CBO markup:
Just as we predicted, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released a report demonstrating that the “too-clever-by-half” approach of RINOcare will result in the worst possible outcome for insurance prices and coverage numbers. Worse, if CBO would factor in the nature of the pre-2020 and post-2020 components of the bill, the inevitable political cliff will ensure that all of the liabilities are incurred immediately but none of its supposed benefits are ever actualized three years from now.
It’s clear that by exacerbating the death spiral of the existing failed market before 2020, the political reality will ensure that even the minor reforms implemented to Medicaid and the exchange subsidies in 2020 will never occur. And the disaster will all be blamed on a wrongly-perceived Obamacare repeal bill instead of Obamacare itself. Full repeal is the only solvent way forward.
And a quote from Chris in the Federalist:
While some may tout eventual premium savings under the bill (about which more below), the most immediate headline involves the estimated 15-20 percent premium increases that will hit in both 2018 and 2019, because CBO believes fewer healthy individuals will sign up for coverage.
As with Obamacare’s exchanges over the past few years, that projected national average may mask significant regional differences. Some areas could see premium increases well in excess of 20 percent. These premium increases (possibly coupled with insurer exits) would be the first tangible impact of Obamacare repeal many constituents face heading into the 2018 elections—not a welcome sign for conservatives who ran for years on the promise of Obamacare repeal yielding lower premiums.
4:30PM ET - Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi drops by the show to discuss the AHCA and how Republican Governors across the nation feel about the proposed new plan. Bryant is one of the few people to take the initiative and call Dr. Josh Umbehr to discuss his innovative approach to medicine with a cooperative that gives real healthcare solutions.
Even Vice President Mike Pence’s former lieutenant governor Eric Holcomb, who became Indiana’s governor when Pence was sworn in as VP, wants the state’s Medicaid expansion protected.Others governors, such as Matt Bevin of Kentucky, Paul LePage of Maine and Phil Bryant of Mississippi, are echoing sentiments from conservative members of Congress and conservative organizations that do not believe the bill is conservative enough."Republican voters who gave majorities to both chambers and delivered the White House do not want Obamacare Lite," Bryant wrote on Facebook on March 8. "I know it takes tremendous courage to turn back an entitlement once it is in place. But with $20 trillion in national debt, we best start making some tough decisions."
5:05PM ET - Joe Concha, of the Hill, has a lot to say about his colleagues in the “news.” The mainstream media is no longer trying to hide their bias. They are doing everything they can to convince the American people that it is the real story; the truth. Everything from the narrative on Russia, downplaying the jobs numbers, misinforming the public on the executive order, and saying nothing about a Congressman who made a derogatory comment about Kellyanne Conway and a rapper who pretends to assassinate the President in a music video. Now we have the Maddow moment and more on her sad display regarding President’s Trump’s tax returns last night. A quote from a recent article by Concha:
Presenting the bad and the good instead of a reflex to the negative is Journalism 101 stuff.
The Trump administration doesn't think that's happening due to so many in the press acting like the opposition party, as the White House has pointed out. And in looking at recent events, it seems like the White House is making a very valid point.
The latest example:
Tuesday night’s release by MSNBC Anchor Rachel Maddow of President Donald Trump’s tax returns felt like a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out … in mockery.
Maddow’s “historically unprecedented” and “potentially historic” release of the top two pages of the 2005 Trump taxes revealed that Trump paid $38 million in taxes that year. The event was a disaster not seen on TV since the last “Star Wars” rerun showing the Death Star blowing up Alderaan.
Maddow unwittingly disproved Hillary Clinton’s 2016 claim that Trump might have paid no taxes. Trump’s $38 million tax hit was more tax than 672 households earned in the entire 2016. Drudge summed up the math: “TRUMP PAID HIGHER TAX RATE [25%] THAN MSNBC COMCAST [24%]... MUCH HIGHER THAN OBAMA [19%]... AND BERNIE [13%]!” (H/T FOX NEWS)